Level 1 – Routine Certified Playground Safety Inspector Australia | CPSIA Level 1

The Level 1 – Routine Playground Safety Inspector’s Course offers an entry level into park inspection, and is suited for those undertaking a daily to weekly check of park facilities, as part of their normal duties, for example, mowing, groundskeeping or cleaning of the park facility.”

About the Course

This nationally recognised training course will provide participants with the skills and knowledge to conduct a routine visual inspection of park and recreation facilities to identify visible hazards and existing and potential risks.

AS4685.0:2017 Playground Routine visual inspection

A Routine visual inspection is intended to identify obvious hazards that can result from wear and tear, vandalism or weather conditions.  This inspection is carried out regularly.  Playgrounds subject to heavy use or prone to vandalism, may require daily inspections.

Routine Visual Inspections include identifying and reporting on (but not limited too):

a) Debris in the playground that may be hazardous, such as broken glass, needles or animal fouling.
b) Loose-fill surfacing levels that are at inadequate levels.
c) Damage to unitary surfacing
d) Equipment that is broken or missing as a result of use or vandalism
e) Graffiti
f) Loose-fill surfacing levels that are at inadequate levels.
g) The condition of ancillary items, such as barbecues, tables, rubbish bins, etc.
h) Dead or damaged overhanging branches that may potentially fall onto the playground.

 Who Should Attend?

This course is aimed at those responsible for conducting visual inspections of park and recreation facilities. These individuals work under general supervision and exercise limited autonomy with some accountability for their own work. They undertake defined activities and work in a structured context. This may include those in a routine maintenance role, such as council staff and educational maintenance staff.  

 Entry Requirements

This course has no prerequisites; however, participants are required to be over 18 years of age, be in good health and physically fit; and be responsible for their health and safety during the course.  Participants are required to wear appropriate PPE. 

Course Mode of Delivery and Duration

The course is provided through face to face delivery during a one-day workshop comprising of theory and practical training, followed by a knowledge and skills assessment.


On successful completion (being deemed competent in all aspects of the course) participants will be awarded a Statement of Attainment for AHCPGD206 Conduct visual inspection of park facilities. It is industry best practice that this training be renewed every 3 years.

Career Opportunities and Pathways

Possible job roles after successful completions of the course may include:

  • Park maintenance personnel
  • Park inspector

The following qualifications are suggested study pathways to further broaden skills and knowledge:

  • AHC31016 Certificate III in Parks and Gardens
  • AHC31416 Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management
  • AHC30716 Certificate III in Horticulture


What are the costs?

Standard Registration

Accredited Playground Safety Training Registration Costs (non-Host) per registration levels:

  •  Level 1 – Routine Playground Inspector $990 GST incl (1 day) per participant

- AHCPGD206A Conduct visual inspection of park facilities


Host Registration


  • Level 1 – Routine Playground Inspector $880 GST incl (1 day) per participant

-AHCPGD206A Conduct visual inspection of park facilities

For further information on our CPSIA Course aligned to national unit of competencies and/or Re-accreditation please follow link to contact PlayRight Australia and/or register on-line.