Playground Safety Inspector

Training and Certification

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Recent Training

TRAINING COMPLETE – Bentley WA May 2022
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ONLINE STREAM COMPLETE – May 2022
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TRAINING COMPLETE – Glenelg Pier Hotel May 2022
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TRAINING COMPLETE – Technology Park Brisbane QLD March 2022
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TRAINING COMPLETE – Fraser Coast Regional Council QLD March 2022
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TRAINING COMPLETE – Eurobodalla Shire Council NSW March 2022
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ONLINE STREAM COMPLETE – March 2022
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TRAINING COMPLETE – Novotel Brighton Beach Sydney NSW March 2022
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TRAINING COMPLETE – Taylors Lakes Hotel Melbourne VIC March 2022
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TRAINING COMPLETE – Fraser Coast Regional Council QLD November 2021
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TRAINING COMPLETE – Gold Coast City Council QLD November 2021
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ONLINE STREAM COMPLETE – October 2021
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TRAINING COMPLETE – Perth WA October 2021
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TRAINING COMPLETE – Brisbane QLD September 2021
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TRAINING COMPLETE – Bentley WA June 2021
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TRAINING COMPLETE – Glenelg SA June 2021
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TRAINING COMPLETE – Darwin City Council NT June 2021
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TRAINING COMPLETE – City of Mount Gambier SA May 2021
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TRAINING COMPLETE – Moreton Bay Regional Council QLD May 2021
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TRAINING COMPLETE – Noosa Shire Council QLD May 2021
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Training Courses

Level 1 Routine Visual Playground Safety Inspector Training and Certification

Gain the knowledge and skills, and be deemed competent when undertaking routine visual inspection of playground equipment, surfacing, and surrounding facilities.

Level 1-2 Operational Playground Safety Inspector Training and Certification

Gain the knowledge and skills, and be deemed competent when undertaking routine visual, and operational inspection of playground equipment, surfacing, and surrounding facilities.

Level 1-3 Comprehensive Playground Safety Inspector Training and Certification

Gain the knowledge and skills, and be deemed competent when undertaking routine visual, operational, and comprehensive inspection of playground equipment, surfacing, and surrounding facilities.

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Let's work together.

Playground safety training is a common request from education departments, councils, and playground companies in Australia. PSIA is able to offer CPSIA training courses at your premises and enables you with up to 15% discount on all registrations and additional saved costs on accommodation and travel for your staff if they were to attend an alternate training location.

Purpose

Certified Playground Safety Inspector Australia (CPSIA) courses are intended to provide training for individuals interested in becoming competent in playground operation, design, selection, installation, inspection, maintenance, record keeping, and the management of play environments providing students with the confidence to examine, design, select and maintain play environments to comply with current Standards Our ultimate goal is to contribute to the industry benchmark of having inspectors and those involved with playgrounds deemed competent and therefore protect the user, minimise risk of injury, ensure compliance and maintenance identification and corrections, including the development of comprehensive management programs and documentation and forward planning to comply with current Standards.

The PSIA Difference

Our main point of difference is our trainer, Lynnel Crockart who is a National and International qualified inspector with thousands of playground inspections and surface testing, and 30 years of experience behind her.

Our trainer is a highly experienced professional who is actively providing industry consultation and advice, inspection and testing of playgrounds across Australia.  Students will receive and can discuss current industry issues, practices and actual situations and how to best manage them with one of the most experienced and go to trainers in Australia.

Lynnel is highly passionate about this industry and child safety in both the public and private sector along with the importance and need of risk-taking, safe developmental fun and educational play in the playground and this too adds value to the training.

Playground Safety Inspectors Australia is a small business, when you support us you are supporting a dream. You will not find a trainer more passionate about playground safety.

Student Reviews

Allie Burdle
Commercial Manager - Funky Monkey Bars
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The course was interesting, insightful and was at times, fun. It is a difficult thing to fit into a busy working week but the support and confidence from Lynnel helped to relax into it and take the time to absorb information, that to the most part, is made up of common sense.
Tom Clarke
Playsafe
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The best aspect of the course was "ability to cover such depth of content in short time whilst still having open discussions for students to clarify".
Daryl Thow
City of Kwinana
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I found the course content very relevant to my job. It was also a good mix of in-class work and practical inspections. In comparison to another playground safety training course, "PSIA's course is more extensive".
Jessie McIlrath
Imagination Play
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Fantastic! Loved the course and will be recommending my colleagues completing it.
SR
Ararat Council
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Informative, knowledge of trainer was great. In comparison to other playground safety training courses PSIA's was "really good".
Emma B
Goodstart Early Learning
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Lynnel was brilliant - a fount of knowledge, friendly and happy to assist. In comparison to other playground safety courses PSIA's was "better".
Jacob
City of Prospect
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Knowledge learnt from this course is very helpful for keeping our playgrounds safe. Previously attended PlayRight's course and in comparison "same person was running it so very good".
TM
Alexandrina Council
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Presentation and trainer were very professional. The best aspect of the course was "it covered absolutely every aspect".
Rob Keogh
Performance Sport and Play
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I would recommend this course to anyone participating in the playground industry at any level. Highly relevant and informative.
Peter Larkin
Technical Officer Horticulture
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I would recommend this training course to anyone who works in the industry where playground maintenance, installation or construction is involved.

Benefits of Playground Inspector Training and Certification

CPISA Certification

Upon successful completion you will be issued our Certified Playground Safety Inspector Australia certificate demonstrating competency to the applicable CPSIA levels with Playground Safety Inspector Australia. This certification demonstrates your dedication to your profession and provides verification that you are deemed competent and trained to effectively use the tools and skills required in the industry. 

CPISA Register

Your inspector registration number, full name and associated organisation or company (if applicable) will be placed on Playground Safety Inspectors Australia register. Your inclusion on this register and issue of our CPSIA certification requires you to abide by the PSIA Code of Ethics and be personally responsible for the quality of your work.

CPISA Recertification

To support the industry-standard benchmark and yourself up to date with superseded or new Australian Standards released as we have in the past 20 years of our business recommend you return to refresh your training and certification with Playground Safety Inspectors Australia. If you are a returning student or new client to PSIA, upon registration if you provide proof of previous training with us or any other training company or organisation (e.g. certification, inspector register no., units of competency or equivalent) at registration to enroll as recertification and receive our discount.

Join our community

Private Facebook forum

You will be invited to join our private forum after training completion with our trainer and past students to start open discussions and ask questions about current industry issues, practices and possible parks and playgrounds situations and discussion about how to best manage them.

Business directory

If you complete a course on behalf of a registered company or sole-trader, you have the opportunity to upload a listing on our trusted directory and share your products and/or services to our newsletter and webpage visitors.

E-News Community

Our team monitor daily news for all parks and playgrounds articles or reports both Australia and Worldwide, we condense the most important articles each month into one newsletter for your review, contributing to a pro-active community.  You will also be updated on any updates or changes to the Australian Standards for Playground Equipment and Surfacing, and our activity such as completed training, new CPSIA inspectors, and upcoming training.  

Any further questions about playground safety, Australian Standards, training and certification?

Our team would love to hear from you! Contact us here

FAQ

Can I register under CPSIA Re-Certification after the expiration date?

CPSIA re-certification price is only applied if a student registers for a course that commences before the advised expiration date or as advised by PSIA. If your attempt to register for a course is impacted (e.g. Covid-19 or we have not made a course available) we will extend this discount. Please contact our team if you wish to discuss this further.

I am unsure if I want to enroll as Level 1-2 or Level 1-3, how do I proceed?

If you are unsure what course may be best for you, please do not hesitate to contact our team for guidance.  

Do your courses cover the installation process?

As installation can vary from manufacturers and designers, the industry generally relies on the manufacturer to supply the installation instructions, for example, in the state of QLD and some organisations from state to state may require the playground installer to hold a landscape construction certificate at minimum. Our training focuses on compliance of installation to Australian Standards, and on inspection to ensure playgrounds after installation is signed off by an auditor.

Do you (or PlayRight) still supply inspection kits?

PlayRight and Playground Safety Inspectors Pty Ltd no longer supply safety inspection/testing tools/kits – however we recommend you purchase from KOMPAN in your state. Note: allow 5 weeks for delivery