IRATA Rope Access Training in Sydney

IRATA - International Rope Access Trade Association

Our new state of the art training facility, based in Banksmeadow, is set up to recreate real-life rope access scenarios and give you the ultimate hands on experience. You will learn how to ascend and descend the ropes using the appropriate equipment, you will learn safe rigging practices and perform rescue techniques using rescue dummies and live casualties.

Our rope access IRATA training courses will consist of both theory and practical modules to provide you with a thorough understanding of what is required to safely and effectively work on ropes in a number of different trades. Whether it be a beginner’s course you were after or you are interested in a recertification or upgrading your qualifications in the industry, we have the course to suit you.

What we offer

  • Purpose built training facility
  • A free test re-sit
  • Step-to-step guidance and assistance
  • Regular courses for those re-attempting, renewing or eager to reach new heights
  • Affordable package
  • Professional level 3 instructors, with extensive and all-encompassing experience in the industry
  • Assessors and trainers work together to educate you on the best skills and knowledge for the job

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Our courses are $1650 per person and take one week to complete. Courses run from 8am-4pm each day over the allocated period.

Training will take place from Monday through to Thursday, with all tests and assessments on Friday.

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IRATA Rope Access Training Course Level 1,2 & 3 – June 11th to 15th, 2019 $1,650.00 8 Book Now

IRATA Rope Access Training Course Level 1,2 & 3 – June 11th to 15th, 2019

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IRATA Rope Access Training Course Level 1,2 & 3 – July 8th to 12th, 2019 $1,650.00 8 Book Now

IRATA Rope Access Training Course Level 1,2 & 3 – July 8th to 12th, 2019

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IRATA International

We apply the latest Industrial Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA) guidelines to guarantee the safety of all persons. The rope access industry boasts an outstanding safety record.

For 25 years, IRATA has paved the way forward for the rope access industry. It has enthusiastically advocated for growth and consistency with its implementation of strict safety procedures and rigorous training standards. It is the only rope access certification recognised worldwide.

The key safety characteristics which must be adhered to when working at height with ropes:

  • A technician for rope access must always have 2 attachments, each attachment having an independent anchorage point
  • Each of the worker’s ropes will have a failsafe descent mechanism when the worker is supported by ropes
  • All secondary tools and equipment are attached by lanyards to the worker’s harness to avoid danger to people below
  • Each job requires a minimum of two technicians for safety requirements
  • Independent assessments are carried out for all technicians on Levels I to III
  • Rescue procedures are also incorporated as part of their training
  • Inspection and maintenance of all equipment is regularly carried out to meet IRATA standards and regulations


Specialist Height Access allows you to climb the ranks and acquire quality training from level 1 to level 3. The rigorous criterion implemented by IRATA International allows only the best to progress to the highest rank.

Only level 3 technicians are permitted to instruct and take the Assessor Selection, Training and Certification Scheme (ASTACS) to become assessors.

Irata Level 1
No prior experience required. Must be 18 years or over, Physically fit, have an aptitude for working at heights and compete a medical form.

Educate about the preliminary rope access techniques and safety, focusing on:

  • Assessing for Risks
  • Safety rope checks
  • Main operations
  • Assistance/ rescue manoeuvres

Irata Level 2
Minimum 1000 hrs & 12 months logged rope access experience at IRATA lvl 1.

Intermediate and experienced rope access techniques for those with some prior knowledge:

  • Present preliminary skills
  • Exhibiting advance problem-solving abilities for complex operations
  • Demonstrate rescue manoeuvres
  • Awareness and application of hauling systems

Irata Level 3
Minimum 1000 hrs & 12 months logged rope access experience at IRATA lvl 2.

Experienced rope techniques for the most complicated and intricate of situations:

  • Present basic and intermediate skills
  • First aid certificate
  • Awareness of IRATA International guidelines
  • Perfected safety and work techniques
  • Capable of handling high-risk situations

You need to pass level 3 to become a safety supervisor, or to go on to become assessor.


Regardless of the qualification, you must revalidate your qualification every 3 years, 6 month prior to the expiry.

In case of expiration, you will need to log 150 hrs over the next three months and retake the qualification, before upgrading.

IRATA Trainers’ Profiles

Scott Noble, a highly accomplished and well known height access and safety professional with over 20 years industry experience. Scott is IRATA level 3 since 2000, trainer since 2006 and owner of Specialist Height Access Pty Ltd since 2007. Scott is also strongly involved as a consultant to manufacturers of height safety equipment (ie: SAYFA & Roofsafe Industrial Safety) but also large construction companies (ie: Hutchinson Builders, Watpac, Built., Grocon, Probuild) for the Design and Installation of Height Safety Systems.

Mark Smith, with 6 years of experience in rope access, Mark brings valuable experience and expertise to all areas of industrial rope access and height safety. Recognising glazing as his main skill-set, Mark has headed glazing projects across Australia including Sydney Opera House, 1 William Street Brisbane and White Horse Towers Melbourne. Mark has been a Level 3 supervisor since 2014.


Please note that rope access training requires a high degree of physical fitness, and a tolerance for heights.

You must be at least 18 to take the course.

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