IRATA Rope Access Training Course Information

General Information

IRATA (Industrial Rope Access Trade Association) is the world’s leading authority on industrial rope access. It is an industrial rope access certification that is recognised worldwide. With IRATA’s proven safety record and aim to promote and develop safe working systems whilst also supporting its member companies and technicians, IRATA certification puts new technicians on the safest path to a career in rope access. Vertical Services can provide you with rope access training you need to gain IRATA certification.

For more details on IRATA check out their website at

New trainees wishing to participate require no prior industry experience. However, they must meet the following criteria;

  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age
  • Possess suitable attitude and respect for working at heights
  • Be physically fit and free from any medical condition or disability that may prevent them from working safely

You will need to do a minimum of 4 days practical rope access training prior to your assessment. It must be understood that completion of the course does not a guarantee a job in the industry and other skills or trades are important to finding regular work. Rope access is the means to access the work location and generally not the work itself.

For those of you revalidating your current IRATA level and hold an in-date certification, you must also complete the full 4 days rope access training, utilising the time, knowledge and facilities available to you.

Individuals wishing to upgrade to the next IRATA level must have a minimum of 12 months and 1000 hours logged and signed off by an IRATA level 3 supervisor at your current level to be eligible. You must bring your valid, signed and up to date logbook on the first day of the rope access training course and make sure it has been completed correctly. Persons seeking to upgrade must undergo a minimum of 4 days practical rope access training prior to assessment. For those looking to upgrade to level 3, it is now your employer’s responsibility to make sure you have a valid senior first aid certificate before you start you level 3 duties on site.

There are new requirements for those operators that have let their competencies lapse. Information can be found on the IRATA web site: Please be aware that there is no longer a ‘grace period’ as was the case previously.

All equipment and course materials will be provided. You will need to wear comfortable clothing and closed shoes.

We keep our course participants to a maximum of 6 people per trainer to ensure one on one attention is always available for individuals experiencing difficulty with a particular component of the course.

Hours of Training

Courses generally run from Tuesday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm for practical based learning and theory sessions with assessments held on Saturday.

IRATA Assessment and Certification

Assessments will take place on the Friday and/or Saturday. As per IRATA guidelines, an independent IRATA Assessor will undertake all assessments. You will be assessed on both practical and theory elements. Further details regarding the assessment process will be provided with course materials at the commencement of training.

Bookings and Payment

Full course and assessment is $1,650.

To book a course, contact us via email at
or call our office on 08 9417 9558.

To guarantee a place on a course, you will need to provide a $350 deposit to Vertical Services no later than 14 days prior to the start date. The final balance must be paid at least 5 business days prior to commencement of the course. A receipt will be provided at the commencement of training. Vertical Services account details are:

BSB: 306 089
Account Number: 3765003
Account Name: Vertical Services Pty Ltd

You must ensure you place your NAME and IRATA’ in the details section on all payments and email confirmation to

Cancellation and Transfer Policy

Course cancellations less than two weeks prior to the commencement of the course will incur a $350 cancellation fee. Course transfers may be possible subject to availability with a transfer fee of $100 payable.

Vertical Services reserves the right to cancel any course date. A full refund of course fees will be made if the trainee does not wish to book on a subsequent course.

For further information or any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Vertical Services via email or by calling our office on 08 9417 9558.

We look forward to your attendance.

Upcoming dates for courses at our Jandakot training facility are as follows:
Upcoming Course:

4 – 8 August 

Upcoming Course:

18 – 22 August 

Upcoming Course:

1 – 5 September 

Upcoming Course:

15 – 19 September 

Upcoming Course:

29 September – 3 October 

Upcoming Course:

13 – 17 October 

Upcoming Course:

27 – 31 October