Training Levels

Level 1 Operator 

 

The level 1 operator is the entry point for workers in the industry. Workers with this qualification may work under the supervision of a level 2 or level 3 ARAA operative depending on the specific site classification.

The level 1 worker shall be able to conduct works on a ‘basic’ site characterised by vertical works.

Course requirements: 

  • No experience required, however candidates are encouraged to provide a nationally accredited working at heights competency based training ticket.

Certification is valid for three (3) years from the date of the assessment.

ARAA would recommend candidates undertake training at one of its approved training centres prior to applying for assessment at any level.

 

Level 2 Operator

 

Following no less than 500 logged rope access hours, an operator may apply for a level 2 operator assessment.

Operators at the completion of a successful level 2 assessment may supervise workers on a ‘basic’ site and may also work under the supervision of a Level 3 Operator on an ‘Advanced’ site.

The level 2 operators skill extends beyond the level one vertical world and into the horizontal dimension. This skill is accompanied by appropriate rescue techniques and administrative controls for this work method.

Course Pre-requisites: 

  • Candidates should provide a current nationally accredited working at heights competency based training ticket. (ARAA strongly recommend this )
  • 500 hours and 6 months of documented industrial rope access experience as a Level I Technician or equivalent.

Certification is valid for three (3) years from the date of the assessment.

ARAA would recommend candidates undertake training at one of its approved training centres prior to applying for assessment at any level.

 

Level 3 Operator 

 

Following no less than 500 Logged rope access hours as a level 2, an operator may apply for a level 3 assessment.

Operatives at the completion of a successful level 3 assessment  may run projects including those on sites classified as ‘Advanced.’

This operative is versed in not only technical skills but additionally in administrative type controls and requirements for health and safety.

The Level 3 is currently the highest level operator assessed  in ARAA and results in opening a worker to higher level skills in the vertical and horizontal planes, rescue and mechanical advantage. 

Course Pre-requisites: 

  • Candidates should provide a current nationally accredited working at heights competency based training ticket. (ARAA strongly recommend this )
  • 500 hours and 6 months of documented industrial rope access experience as a Level 2 Technician or equivalent.

Certification is valid for three (3) years from the date of the assessment.

ARAA would recommend candidates undertake training at one of its approved training centres prior to applying for assessment at any level.

For further information as to the skills and course structure please refer to ARAA skills matrix contained within publications.
ARAA Skills Matrix
(Adobe PDF File)