MSMWHS217 - Gas Test Atmospheres

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The course aims to give participants the required knowledge and skills to safely conduct testing and interpret readings using a personal gas monitor. Participants will be required to carry out gas testing to determine if it is safe to enter a specific area or workspace.


The course is designed for participants who are required to perform gas testing duties in their workplace.
Participants will gain the required knowledge and skills to use electronic gas testing apparatus to determine if an area is safe for proposed work.


The unit of competency addressed in the course is:

MSMWHS217 – Gas Test Atmospheres

  • Why monitor atmospheres?
  • Different types of gas test equipment.
  • Target gases and gas behaviour.
  • Prepare and plan for monitoring.
  • Operate gas test equipment.
  • Take precautions to safe guard health.
  • Take atmospheric readings.
  • Maintain equipment.

Career Opportunities/Pathways

On completion of this unit students may wish to undertake further studies towards a qualification.
Farstad Shipping Offshore Simulation Centre training staff are available to discuss further training options with course participants.

Course Pre-requisites


Assessment & Competency Achievement

Course assessments include written tests, projects and practical observations.
All participants will be assessed on performance and understanding using assessment tools aligned to the unit of competency MSMWHS217.

On successful completion of this course, participants will be issued with a Statement of Attainment in MSMWHS217 - Gas Test Atmospheres.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy Requirements

  • This unit requires the ability to read and interpret a meter and then communicate the conclusions.
  • Writing is required to the level of completing required workplace reports/forms.
  • Numeracy is required to read the instrument and interpret the results as being safe/not safe and so
    determine the required actions.

Course Duration

1 Day

  • 8:30am to 4:30pm

Number of Participants

Minimum 4 participants

Maximum 6 participants

Course Availability

To check for upcoming course dates, course availability and to enrol on this course, please go
to our Training Management Portal.

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

Course participants are required to agree with the Term and Conditions of enrolment. These terms and conditions are available at or on request from Farstad Shipping Offshore Simulation Centre staff.