Level 1-3 Comprehensive Safety Inspector CPSIA Course



This nationally recognised training course incorporating AHCPGD505 Conduct comprehensive inspection of park facilities, will provide participants with the skills and knowledge required to undertake comprehensive (annual or post installation) compliance audit of park or recreation facilities to identify non-conformities with Australian Standards, legislative and work health and safety requirements, as well as manufacturers’ standards. These include but are not limited to traditional, indoor, natural and nature playgrounds. 


Who should attend?

This course applies to individuals who analyse information and exercise judgement to complete a range of advanced skilled activities and demonstrate deep knowledge in a specific technical area. They have accountability for the work of others and analyse, design and communicate solutions to a range of complex problems. All work is carried out to comply with workplace procedures. It is designed for individuals such as playground operators, supervisory, technical and maintenance personnel, risk assessors, design and safety officers, independent auditors, equipment manufacturers, landscape architects and designers, property developers, equipment installers, managers and owners of playground in public and private parks, schools, and early childhood and other recreation and leisure facilities.


 Recommended Resources (Optional)


  • Current Australian (AS) and New Zealand Standards (ASNZ) – as listed on our FAQ 
  • Playground inspection/testing tools/kit: recommend MI015 EN Testing Equipment from  KOMPAN in your state. Note: allow 5 weeks for delivery
  • Australian playground safety inspectors checklists – can be found at bottom of course registration

Course Duration

The delivery of the unit will be split into a theory component, practical skills sessions and assessment at identified park facilities near the training venue. 

Our comprehensive playground inspector course is combined with our operational playground inspector course and is typically run Tuesday – Thursday on the specified dates which is 2 days of training and 1 day of on-field inspections and assessment. A detailed schedule with content covered each day and assessment times will be provided before the commencement of the course in your training pack and via email.







Assessment 1

Written open book assessment

Third day of training

Assessment 2

In field inspections at different levels and reports for 3 playgrounds

2 weeks after course completion

Assessment 3

Conduct comprehensive playground inspection on two playgrounds and submit in a report format

6 weeks after completion of the course