Operate Breathing Apparatus (MSMWHS216)


 Operate Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus covers the competency that applies to operators who are required to wear breathing apparatus as part of their job – because they are working inside a confined space, with hazardous gases/vapours, in a toxic atmosphere or for any other applications requiring the wearing of breathing apparatus. They may also be required to wear it in an emergency situation, however this is not the primary focus of this unit. Refresher training is recommended every 2 years


  • Conduct pre-donning checks and tests on breathing apparatus
  • Operate Breathing Apparatus
  • Conclude operations


Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to consider the following job roles:

  • Specialist job roles which may require the use of Self-contained breathing apparatus such as fumigation, confined space, chlorine handling etc.

This unit is appropriate for those working in:

  • Construction and general trades
  • Manufacturing
  • Mining, oil and gas
  • Fumigation
  • Water industry


Safety boots, suitable attire, clean shaven in accordance with AS/NZS1715, pen/pencil. Participants must be physically fit and capable of wearing weight on their back.


Duration: 4 hours Time: 8.30am to 12.30pm Operate Breathing Apparatus is open to the public and is conducted upon request. This course can be dleivered on your site or ours. Learners will receive training in both theory and practical activities. Morning tea/coffee is provided when delivered at TTA


RPL is not offered. This competency forms part of the MSA training package Further details can be found at www.mskills.com.au Students who complete this unit of competency may be eligible for entry into furthe


If you require special assistance, including language literacy, and numeracy please notify us and support services can be arranged. Students that require any special dietary requirements should contact the Academy prior to commencement of course so alternative arrangements can be made. A Student Handbook is available from this website and our office which provides students with training guidelines.  All students have the right to lodge an appeal or complaint in regard to the outcome of this unit. For further information please request a copy of our appeals & complaints procedure via administration. For further information visit our website at: www.thurgoonatraining.com.au