Level 1 – 2 | Level 1 – 3

The Certified Playground Safety Inspector’s Australia (CPSIA) course is aimed at existing and future playground specialists, supervisors, inspectors and maintenance personnel.

PSIA’s CPSIA course is aligned to national units of competencies and registered TAFE Skill sets and endorsed by Parks and Leisure Australia.  The course will give you the most comprehensive training in playground safety, inspection and compliance.

All individuals can gain the knowledge and specific competencies necessary to design, inspect, install, maintain, operate and manage play environments with our nationally units of competencies and registered TAFE skill sets, which are based on the Australian Standards and Guidelines Knowledge and skills acquired through these courses are accomplished through independent studies, individual field assessments, assignments and open book test, which are designed to develop the experience level necessary to become a Certified Playground Safety Inspector (Routine/Visual, Operational and/or Comprehensive Inspector) in accordance with the requirements of Standards Australia.

AS4685.0:2017 clause 5.1. Competent person.  A person who has acquired through training qualifications or experience or a combination of these, the knowledge and skills enabling that person to perform a specified task.



Why is this course important to attend?


“A playground injury that leaves a child permanently disabled is not acceptable. Playground operators, designers, manufacturers, importers, distributors, retailers, consultants and those involved in the maintenance and certification of play equipment must take every possible care to identify and eliminate unacceptable playground risks and reduce hazards.” foreword of AS4685.1 .


About the Course

  •  The course is accredited against skill sets which results in issuance of national unit of competencies;
  • Level 1-3 Comprehensive Level
- AHCPGD206 Conduct visual inspection of park facilities
- AHCPGD305 Conduct operational inspection of park facilities
- AHCPGD505 Conduct comprehensive inspection of park facilities
  • Level 1-2 Operational Level
- AHCPGD206 Conduct visual inspection of park facilities
- AHCPGD305 Conduct operational inspection of park facilities
  • Level 1 Routine/Visual Level
- AHCPGD206 Conduct visual inspection of park facilities
- AHCPGD305 Conduct operational inspection of park facilities
  • These units of competencies can be credited towards qualifications in the following training packages;
    - Horticulture
    - Parks and Gardens
    - Conservation and Land Management
  • This is the most comprehensive and highest achievable level of training on playground Standards, design, hazard identification, risk management and assessment methods offered and recognised in Australia.
  • Pre-reading and twenty one hours of training from a nationally recognised playground safety expert and trainer, Lynnel (Migas) Crockart, Director, PlayRight Australia will prepare you for the assessment.
  • These 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— giving confidence to examine, design, select and maintain play environments to comply with Standards.
  • The aims and objectives of the training program are to increase the number of certified playground safety inspectors, protect the user, minimise risk of injury, ensure compliance and maintenance identification and corrections, including development of comprehensive management programs, and document and forward planning to comply with current standards.


Who should attend?

Individuals responsible for operational inspection of park, recreational facilities and playgrounds.

This may include playground owners/operators; asset managers; supervisory, technical and maintenance personnel; risk assessors; safety officers; auditors; equipment manufacturers and installers; landscape architects and designers; property developers; teachers and e


Potential Causes of Public Playground Injuries

While it is recognised that children will experience minor injuries as they grow and learn – in playgrounds and elsewhere – the condition or state of repair, including the height of the apparatus and the nature and depth of the playing surface, are major risk factors. Standards exist in relation to general playground safety requirements, installation, inspection, surfacing, maintenance and operation; as well as standards for specific apparatus. However, unless all aspects are addressed simultaneously, the risk of preventable injury remains.


Host a Course within Your Organisation

If you wish to host a course within your organisation and/or on your own premises we are more than happy to assist you with all course requirements. Please note: generally a minimum number of ten (10) participants is required for onsite training. This may vary depending on location. PlayRight will advertise the course to surrounding authorities and organisations. Hosts receive a 15% discount on registrations. The Application for Expression of Interest (EOI) to Host organisations is OPEN for 2018 and 2019 Courses. Please contact us for further information and/or download the Certified Playground Safety Inspector Australia (CPSIA) – Host Opportunity





NSW Bega Valley Town Council, Tamworth Regional Council x2, Campbelltown City Council, Mid-Western Regional Council, Murray Shire Council, Armidale Dumaresq Council, Lithgow City Council, Hunter Councils, Orange City Council, Goulburn Mulwaree City Council, Great Lakes Council (Foster), Griffith City Council, Gosford City Council, Murrumbidgee Shire Council, Great Lakes (Tea Gardens), Shoalhaven City Council (x4) Dubbo City Council, Singleton Council, Bellingen S.C, Kogarah Council, Murrumbidgee, Eurobodalla Shire Council, Coffs Harbour City Council, Maitland City Council, Lake Macquarie City Council, also hosted independently at Novotel Sydney, Brighton Beach.
QLD Noosa Council (x3) Bundaberg Shire Council (x 4), Miriam Vale Shire Council, Mareeba Shire Council, Roma Town Council, Ipswich City Council (x3), Brisbane City Council (x2), Maranoa Regional Council, Gympie Regional Council also hosted independently at Brisbane Technology Park.
VIC Knox City Council, Nillumbik Shire Council, Greater Shepparton City Council, Boroondara City Council (x 2), East Gippsland, Shire Council, Gannawarra Shire Council, Yarriambiack Council, Brimbank City Council (x3), City of Greater Bendigo. Frankston City Council, Wyndham City Council also hosted independently at AIM St Kilda and Mantra Tullamarine Hotel, City of Campbelltown, Glenelg Shire Council
SA  The Copper Coast, City of Burnside, Port Augusta City Council, Whyalla City Council, Town of Gawler, District Council of Mount Remarkable, District Council of Barunga West  and at various other locations
TAS Hobart City Council, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
WA Shire of Esperance, Shire of Wyndham, Shire of East Kimberley, City of Swan, City of Bunbury, Bayswater City Council, City of Melville and predominantly held independently at Bentley Technology Park
NT Alice Springs Town Council (x2), City of Darwin (x2), Palmerston Council (x2), Katherine Town Council