A confined space is any area that is not intended for human occupancy, has limited access or has the potential to contain a toxic or oxygen deficient atmosphere.

Training is necessary for supervisors, stand-by-person, workers entering confined spaces as well as rescue personnel and covers unit standards 17599 and 18426.

When entering a confined space you must be able to operate an atmospheric testing device to determine whether a suitable atmosphere exists to work safely. Our course meets the requirements of unit standard 25510.

The training program will include the following DOP requirements:

  • Hazards of confined spaces
  • Assessment procedures
  • Control measures
  • Emergency procedures
  • Selection, use, fit and maintenance of safety equipment

The employer should record the topics covered in the training and the names of trained employees.   See more details about confined spaces on the WorkSafe website 


  • Be 16 years of age or over
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language must meet IELTS (or equivalent) Level 5.0 (General English). Proof of this will be required.

NZQA Unit Standards Included

AMS Group’s confined space training course meets the requirements of the following unit standards.

Unit Standard Title Credit Value
17599 Plan a Confined Space Entry 5
18426 Demonstrate knowledge of hazards associated with confined space 4
25510 Operate an atmospheric testing device to determine a suitable atmosphere exists to work safely 4


This course is provided through a contracting arrangement between the primary contract holder (AMS Group Limited), and its sub-contractor (Elite Training Services Ltd)


Full Course

17599,  18426 and 25510 Unit Standards – 2 day course (includes practical)

Refresher Course

18426 Unit Standard  – 1 day course. Please refer to the Confined Spaces refresher course information page for more detail.

Attendance Capacity

A minimum of 8 and a maximum of 10 people per training course.


Course Fees: $620.00 +GST per person

Course costs include all learning materials and completion certificate. Costs also include registration of unit standard credits with NZQA. 

Scheduled Course Locations

Please note that courses are available at a number of AMS Group branch locations, these are listed below. If there are no course locations shown below, courses can be arranged to be delivered at your place of work. Contact us to  find out more about our on-site training options available for this course or enquire below.