Operate Breathing Apparatus

Course Outcomes:

  • Conduct pre-donning checks and tests on breathing apparatus
  • Operate breathing apparatus
  • Conclude operations in accordance with procedures

Course Code

Operate Breathing Apparatus (Nationally Recognised)


8 hrs




Face To Face


Perth, Sydney

Course Description

Nationally recognised Unit of Competency


  • MSMWHS216 Operate breathing apparatus

A nationally recognised Statement of Attainment will be emailed to participants deemed competent at the conclusion of the course.


Course outcomes include


This course provides participants with the skills and knowledge to operate breathing apparatus in accordance with Australian Standard AS/NZS 1715:2009 Selection, use and maintenance of respiratory protective equipment.

  • Perform pre-donning checks and tests
  • Identify hazards from possible atmosphere contaminants
  • Operate and maintain breathing apparatus equipment in an irrespirable atmosphere
  • Concluding operations
As a minimum, entrants to this course must have


      • The Literacy and numeracy skills to read testing equipment and determine the available working time of a breathing apparatus
      • The physical capability to wear and work in breathing apparatus and associated equipment in a range of conditions.

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