Creating Leaders In Park & Playground Inspections

Our Courses


AHCPGD212 Conduct Visual Inspection of Park Facilities

( Daily to Weekly Inspection)

Suitable for mower, grounds-keeper, or cleaner of the facility

Operational Inspection

AHCPGD311 Conduct Operational Inspection of Park Facilities

( Monthly, Quarterly, or Term Inspection)

Suitable for team leaders or instructors of the facility

Comprehensive Inspection

AHCPGD510 Conduct Comprehensive Inspection of Park Facilities

( Once-a-year, overview inspection )

Suitable for park supervisor or anyone managing multiple assets for all of a council or organisation

Upcoming Courses

Why do I need to take these courses?

Park or playground, premises, and asset inspection is part of the general requirements of both local government acts and safe work acts in their respective jurisdictions.

To maintain compliance, inspection and maintenance must be undertaken by a competent person at the intervals prescribed in the standards.

These Nationally Recognised courses will provide participants with the skills and knowledge to conduct an inspection of park or recreational facilities to identify hazards, existing and potential risks, and nonconformities with Australian Standards and work health and safety requirements.

What sets us apart


We do not sell, offer, endorse, or market other company products.



We deliver Nationally Recognised courses
(e.g. euivalent to TAFE courses).



We founded the play safety industry over three decades ago, and continue to innovate.


We offer free post-course technical support via phone and email.

Frequently asked Questions

Do you still have a question?

If you are unable to find the answer to your question or you have something more specific, please get in touch with us so we can assist with your enquiry.

Why do I need to refresh my competency?

It is the industry best practice that the attendees refresh their competency every 3 years to stay up-to-date with the regulation changes within this period. Our courses provide the latest information on relevant Australian Standards and revised inspection techniques.

Returning attendees can take advantage of the discounted fee and can undertake a shorter training without having to attend the full course again.

Attendees who wish to refresh their competency must show their previous Nationally Recognised statement of attainment to confirm their eligibility.

What are the training delivery options?


  • Public CBD:

We host a public CBD course in all major cities such as Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Hobart. To find out about the upcoming courses, please click here.

  • In-house:

Our trainer comes to you. Private in-house training only requires a minimum number of 10 attendees, and there is no extra travel charges. If you do not have the required number, our friendly team can assist with getting in touch with the external attendees on your behalf for a smooth process. You provide the training room and we do the rest.



Our online courses are self-paced and easy to navigate. It is a more cost effective option. There is a full trainer support via email or call and also a practical component just as our face-to-face course. Online delivery is available for level 1 (visual inspection) and level 2 (operational inspection).

Why choose a Nationally Recognised training provider?

While there are many training providers in the industry, only an RTO can provide the Nationally Recognised courses. In order to provide these courses, the RTO must meet the ASQA teaching standard and compliance requirement. An RTO also needs to undergo ongoing audit and provide evidence of training improvement. Therefore, your statement of attainment is a testimony of a compliant and up-to-date training with the industry benchmark, which is paramount when it comes to outdoor and playground safety.


Obtaining a Nationally Recognised statement of attainment helps ensure you meet the government training standard as a Competent Person.

What is the difference between a comprehensive inspection and a playground audit/certification?

AHCPGD510 Conduct comprehensive inspection of park facilities

AHCPGD510 Conduct comprehensive inspection of park facilities training course provides competency for the student to undertake a comprehensive inspection of the park and all of its facilities to the Australian Standards, as relevant to the scope of a comprehensive inspection of park facilities. A yearly requirement of all park facilities, it is broad, encompassing all areas of the Park facility, and is a once-a-year review of the entire park.

Critically, due to industry confusion regarding the competency, AHCPGD510 Conduct comprehensive inspection of park facilities is not a certifier or building certification course, regardless of provider.

To undertake a certifier role, with only the AHCPGD510 Conduct comprehensive inspection of park facilities competency breaches the requirements of the NCC and various professional organisational restrictions. It also voids any insurances (due to misleading the insurer), and in the event of an injury leading to a fatality, a charge of industrial manslaughter can be applied to the individual/company.

Annual Playground Audit/Certification

Annual playground audit/certification is an in-depth, standards based assessment, much like a structural/electrical engineering audit/certification of any other built structure. A playground is a Class 10B structure under the general requirements of the National Construction Code – In short, a playground is a type of building.

Annual playground inspectors are personally liable for their review/certification to the fullest extent of the law, and must be insured typically for a minimum of $20 million in both Public Liability and Professional Indemnity. The insurance must state “Playground certification”.

Playground certification ensures that the playground complies with all of the relevant standards at time of inspection, including impact testing of surfaces.

It is an insurance and competence heavy industry; which requires many years of specific training and is conducted independently to satisfy both insurance and also NCC requirements. (Buildings cannot be self-certified)

These inspections can be undertaken by an Engineer, a NATA qualified certifier, or in some cases a building certifier.

These inspections require surface attenuation testing every 3 years by fully trained staff and this testing must then be signed off by an Engineer or NATA Certifier. Failure to have these qualifications/certifications invalidates results.

Annual playground inspectors learn the correct application of standards, use of entrapment tools and the required compliance knowledge (utilising current and historical standards appropriately) during what is typically a 5 year on-the-job training process internal to certification firms.

What are the training delivery options?

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