Issue Work Permits


Course Description

This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to issue work permits. It covers an understanding of the permit system and the limitations of each permit, and making decisions regarding the need for and correct use of each permit. This unit includes the issue of any and all permits. Permits are called ‘clearances’ by some organisations.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Who is this course for?

This unit of competency applies to personnel who are required to issue appropriate permits to work to persons conducting a variety of activities in workplace environments in which hazards exist or specific procedures need to be followed and monitored to protect the safety of personnel and the integrity of plant or process.

This unit of competency applies to an individual working alone or as part of a team or group and working in liaison with other shift team members and the control room operator, as appropriate.

How is the course delivered?

Face-to-face, classroom setting. 1 Day.

Are there any prerequisites?

Entry Requirements

There is one Pre-requisite Unit being MSMWHS201 Conduct Hazard Analysis which must be completed or has been completed to enrol into MSMPER300 Issue Work Permits. It is preferred that students:

  • Are 18 years or older
  • Have sound language and literacy skills (at least Year 10 English, or equivalent)

Students are required to:

  • Obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
  • Provide a valid ID with his/her picture and signature

How will I be assessed?

Performance Evidence

Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria and demonstrate the ability to:

  • recognise types of work permits required for different situations
  • undertake and interpret hazard analysis
  • conduct and interpret tests/inspections for gas or other hazards, including one or more of:
    • atmospheric, including explosivity
    • flammability
    • toxicity
    • temperature
    • humidity
    • combustibles, oxygen, enriched or reduced
    • electricity
    • stored pressure/energy
  • ensure correct preparation of worksite is undertaken, including one or more of:
    • mechanical, electrical and other energy sources, and process isolations
    • de-energising all sources of energy/pressure
    • purging of plant
    • ventilation of plant
    • lockout/tag out procedures
    • blinding/blanking lines
    • other hazard controls
  • ensure supervision/monitoring of people working under the permit
  • speak clearly and unambiguously in the language of the worksite.

Knowledge Evidence

Evidence must be provided that demonstrates knowledge of:

  • the organisation’s work control system
  • types of permits and their application
  • hazards of the area for which permit is being issued
  • hazards that may be created by the interactions of the permit, the job, the process and the plant area
  • focus of operation of work systems and equipment.

This course requires you to demonstrate competency by completing both theory and practical assessments.

Course outcomes

This is a nationally accredited course, students who successfully complete this training will be awarded the statement of attainment for MSMPER300.


Course dates and enrolment

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