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Install Trench Support


Course Overview

This course develops the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to work safely in excavations/trenches and follow procedures to ensure safety for all. This course meets the requirements of State/Territory WHS Regulators and Australian Standard AS 4774.1.

Those who are required to work with equipment, processes and materials associated with excavations/trenches.



  • Problem solving activities
  • Problem solving questions (written)
  • Short answer questions (written)
  • Group participation
  • Work “type” activities
  • Observation of practical skills
  • Recognition of prior learning (if applicable)


What will be covered

  • Compliance documentation
  • Equipment selection
  • Environmental protection
  • Preparation, installation and removal procedures
  • Risk assessment and management


Entry Requirements

  • Ability to read and correctly interpret complex signage; speak clearly and unambiguously in English; and to explain, describe and verify sometimes complex needs and issues.
  • Writing is required to the level of completing workplace forms.
  • Must be at least 16 years of age
  • Photo ID


Course Outcome

Statement of Attainment issued by All States Training for the following units of competency

  • RIICCM210D Install trench support
  • RIIWHS201D Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures
  • RIIRIS201D Conduct local risk control