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MSMWHS217 Gas Test Atmospheres

MSMWHS217 Gas Test Atmospheres

Our half-day Gas Test Atmospheres course covers the testing of a working atmosphere to determine if it is safe for the proposed work. Testing involves the use of electronic test apparatus (gas tester). In a typical scenario an individual may be required to carry out gas testing of an atmosphere prior to entering a specific area or workspace.

General Information

Gas Test Atmospheres MSAPMOHS217A

  • ✔ Cost $165 per person
  • ✔ Duration 4 hours
  • ✔ Face to face training
  • ✔ Nationally recognised
  • ✔ Ideal for those working in confined spaces

Course Content

  • Understanding current legislation and terms.
  • Determining atmosphere to be tested.
  • Work permits.
  • Safe and hazardous atmospheres.
  • Explosive ranges.
  • Selecting and calibration of equipment.
  • Testing and monitoring of equipment.
  • Identifying hazards and implementing controls.
  • Reporting and record keeping.
  • Maintenance procedures and cleaning.
  • Inspection and fault finding.


All candidates that successfully complete the course will be issued with a statement of attainment and wallet card for MSMWHS217 Gas Test Atmospheres (as shown below). This is a nationally recognised unit of competency.

Gas Test Atmospheres MSAPMOHS217A certificate

This unit of competency does not expire, but the industry recommendation is for Gas Test Atmospheres training to be refreshed every 2 years.

Candidate Requirements

  • Must have good verbal and written comprehension of the English language;
  • Must wear long sleeved shirt, long leg pants and steel cap boots;
  • Must hold a USI (unique student identifier) number. Click here for further information:

Language, Literacy and Numeracy

Adjustments to training can be made for participants with language, literacy and numeracy issues so that they are not disadvantaged in completing this course. Please inform our office at the time of booking your course if you experience any language, literacy or numeracy issues.

Training Location

This course is offered in-house at our premises in Rockingham, Western Australia. The course can also be delivered on-site at your location if preferred. Please enquire if you would like a quote or further information regarding on-site training – Phone (08) 9528 8888.

Course Cost

The cost to attend an in-house scheduled course at our premises is $165 per person. The CTF subsidy rate is available to eligible candidates.

BCITF Construction Training FundThe Construction Training Fund provides funding support for training of eligible workers in the construction industry. We acknowledge the support of the Construction Training Fund in reducing the costs of training for eligible workers.


Please request a quote if you would like to arrange this course to be delivered on-site training at your premises – Phone (08) 9528 8888.