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Statement of Attainment GWO BST Rescue and Emergency Training


This training provides basic safety awareness in the fields of, working at heights, rescue from heights and fire awareness associated with wind turbines and wind power generation.

You will be concurrently enrolled in the Global Wind Organisation (GWO) endorsed Basic Safety Training course to gain required skills and knowledge to work in the Wind Turbine Generator Industry.

GWO training is not Nationally Recognised Training (NRT) under the VET (Vocational Education and Training) Quality Framework, however a Statement of Attainment will be given for the Nationally Accredited units that you will be concurrently undertaking.


Statement of Attainment - GWO BST Rescue and Emergency Training

Next Intake:

Semester 1 2024

Course No:



CIT Bruce 


You will attend workshops at CIT (Canberra Institute of Technology) Bruce Campus or an off-site facility over five continuous days (approximately 8 hours per day).

Cost Info:

Further information about fees is available at Course fees and assistance

Likely Job Outcome:

On successful completion of this program, you will have the skills and knowledge to work safely in the Wind Turbine Generator (WTG) industry.

Application Type:

Register Your Interest

Additional Information

You need to supply your own PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) to attend this course. This includes steel cap work boots, long pants, and high visibility work top. You will be required to bring a calculator and other basic stationary items.

Skills Recognition

Entry Requirements

This course is open to people that currently work in/ or wish to enter the Wind Turbine Generator industry, or people who have had work experience from associated industries.

It is recommended that participants are physically fit and able to work at heights.

You will need to complete a GWO Medical Self-Assessment form.

To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 3 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your course of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this course. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with the lower level course. Please visit Foundation Skills.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at

Subject Information

Complete 4 subjects

Complete all 4

  • PUAFER008   Confine small emergencies in a facility
    • CIT Code: WPHS141
      Description: This unit of competency involves the skills and knowledge required to confine small emergencies in a facility and it applies to occupants who are required to have first attack firefighting skills. It includes preparing for emergency situations, identifying and assessing an emergency, safely confining emergencies, using initial response equipment and reporting on the facility's emergency response. Small emergencies in a facility include incidents such as small fires that can be controlled using a fire extinguisher; chemical spills that can be controlled using facility personal protective clothing and equipment and a spill kit; or a vehicle accident where there is no significant injury or damage. The unit has been developed to cover the facilities as specified in Australian Standard (AS) 3745 and AS4083. For this unit, as covered by AS3745 and/or AS4083, occupants are people attending a facility on a permanent or temporary basis such as an employee, contractor, student or resident, but not a visitor or patient and a facility is a building, structure or workplace that is, or may be, occupied by people (occupants). All aspects of the unit must be undertaken in line with legislative requirements, organisational policies and procedures, and accepted safe work practices. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PUASAR022   Participate in a rescue operation
    • CIT Code: WPHS142
      Description: This unit of competency involves the skills and knowledge required to participate in rescue operations as a member of a rescue team; it underpins specialist rescue operations. This includes a wide range of rescue and environmental situations which may incorporate industrial, rural, bush and extreme environmental conditions. Typically, personnel performing these roles have completed induction or recruitment training and are commencing work as a member of an operational team. They will work under supervision in a team but may be responsible for completing singular tasks relating to a rescue. It is applicable to personnel from the emergency services, volunteer organisations and/or associated industries. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: HLTAID011 Provide first aid
  • UETDRRF004   Perform rescue from a live LV panel
    • CIT Code: WPHS144
      Description: This unit covers the performance of rescue procedures from live low voltage (LV) apparatus, not including overhead lines and underground cables in the workplace. It specifies the mandatory requirements of rescue from a live LV panel and how they apply in the context of transmission, distribution or rail work functions. It encompasses responsibilities for health, safety and risk management processes at all operative levels and adherence to safety practices as part of the normal way of doing work. The application of the skills and knowledge described in this unit may require a licence/registration to practice in the workplace subject to regulations for undertaking of electrical work. Other conditions may apply under state and territory legislative and regulatory licensing requirements which must be confirmed prior to commencing this unit.
      Prerequisites: HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • RIIWHS204E   Work safely at heights
    • CIT Code: WPHS145
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work safely at heights in the resources and infrastructure industries. It applies to those working in operational roles. They generally work under supervision to undertake a prescribed range of functions involving known routines and procedures and take responsibility for the quality of work outcomes. Licensing, legislative and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories and industry sectors. Users must check requirements with relevant body before applying the unit. Note: The terms Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) and Work Health and Safety (WHS) are equivalent and generally either can be used in the workplace. In jurisdictions where the National Model WHS Legislation has not been implemented RTOs are advised to contextualise the unit of competency by referring to the existing State/Territory OHS legislative requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Industry Endorsed Training Global Wind Organisation (Basic Safety Training BST)
Industry Endorsed Training Global Wind Organisation Basic Safety Training Refresher (BSTR)

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email