Site Skills Training in conjunction with Graviteq is offering IRATA Rope Access Training (Level 1). This course is an entry-level course and specifies the outcomes required to carry out Rope Access work as an IRATA Level 1 under the IRATA training and certification scheme. Candidates will be trained in all aspects of rope access work including abseiling, traversing, rigging and vertical rescue.
An IRATA level 1 rope access technician shall be capable of performing a limited range of rope access tasks required by his or her employers, under the supervision of an IRATA level 3 rope access technician.
- responsible for inspections of all his/her own personal rope access equipment;
- able to assist in rigging and non-standard operations, under the guidance of a higher grade;
- able to undertake a rescue involving descent by him/herself and have a knowledge of hauling systems.
NOTE: A level 1 rope access technician is not allowed to supervise
Verification of Competency
Rope Access Training Level 1 Verification of Competencies can be delivered on-site and at our training facility. For more information, please contact the facility, or view our VOC page.
An Independent Assessor will carry out an assessment on the last day of training. Rope Access Training candidates will be assessed on all aspects stated in IRATA’s Training and Certification Scheme (TACS) for Level 1. Candidates will either pass or fail the course depending on outlined criteria.
Upon a successful assessment, candidates will be issued an internationally recognised IRATA Level 1 certification. Once awarded an IRATA certificate is valid for three (3) years.
IRATA Rope Access Training (Level 1) is compatible with most skilled and non-skilled trades i.e. riggers, boilermakers, fitters, NDT, painter/blasters, scaffolders.
Candidates must be over 18 years of age and be physically and mentally prepared to work at heights. A moderate level of fitness is advised due to the physical nature of the training.
A statement of medical condition is required prior to attending training (refer IRATA Form 014R). Should a medical contra-indication be identified a medical clearance certificate is required prior to course attendance.
Full payment for the Rope Access Course up to $1,500 must be made before the commencement of the course. For courses that cost over $1,500, Site Skills Training will hold an initial deposit of $1,500. The balance of fees payable will be charged at a point in the course that is proportionate to the amount of the deposit paid, e.g. a 10-day course costing $3,000, the remaining $1,500 will be charged at the end of day 5 (upon completion of 50% of the course).
Payment for this course can be made via eftpos, cash, cheque or the Payment Plan option above. For billing information including who to write a cheque to, please email email@example.com or call 1300 700 080.
Please refer to our Refund Policy
Are you interested in IRATA Rope Access Training (Level 1)? For more information about the course or how to apply, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 08 6500 0114 or you can Apply Online.
Rope Access Training is carried out at our IRATA approved specialised training facilities by Site Skills Training in conjunction with Graviteq. Courses may be extended for an extra day training to ensure the best possible outcome for trainees.
An IRATA issued photographic licence is issued to people who are assessed as being competent. The certification is valid for 3 years from date of assessment. IRATA tickets are recognised world-wide.
There is no recognition of prior learning for Rope Access Training (Level 1)
Units of Competency
IRATA’s international certification does not fall under the AQF scheme
Rope Access Technicians are used across a range of industries including building and construction, civil and resource industries
Once 1000 rope hours have been recorded and a minimum of 12 months experience has been achieved candidates are eligible to sit an IRATA level 2 'Lead Technician' Course.
Graviteq IRATA Member: 4051 O/T