Irata Level 3 Rope Access Training Course

Duration: 30 hrs training over 4 days + one full day of assessment (5 days in total).

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Hours: Monday to Friday, 7:30am – 3:30pm.

Candidate to trainer ratio: six to one

Course cost: Melbourne - $1860 inc GST / Adelaide - $1950 inc GST


This is an experienced rope access Technician who is responsible for understanding and implementing the rope access procedures, method statements and associated risk assessments, and:

  • is able to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required of Levels 1 and 2;
  • understands the elements and principles of IRATA International’s safe system of work;
  • is conversant with relevant work techniques and legislation;
  • has an extensive knowledge of advanced rope access rigging and rescue techniques;
  • holds an appropriate and current first-aid certificate.


Candidates applying to upgrade shall be competent in all practical and theory requirements of their current level prior to attendance of an upgrade course e.g. an existing Level 1 attending a Level 2 course shall be capable of performing all Level 1 techniques and answering Level 1 theory questions prior to the start of a Level 2 course.

Candidates who are not competent at their existing level may require additional training. As little time is available on upgrade courses for refresher training, pre-course evaluation is recommended to verify the candidates’ current level of competence.

Candidates seeking to upgrade shall ensure that:

  • their current certification is still valid on the day of assessment;
  • they have the necessary 1 years’ experience and 1000 working hours recorded and signed off in their logbook.

Rope access Technicians who are upgrading or revalidating shall provide their logbooks to the IRATA International trainer member company at the start of the training course.

NOTE: For the avoidance of confusion, 1 year’s experience means a Technician is eligible for upgrade assessment on the calendar day one year and one day after their previous assessment. E.g. 1st April 2014 Level 1 assessment, 2nd April 2015 earliest possible L2 assessment

Please fill out the Statement of Medical Condition and read the Pre Course Information Pack before your course start date.