CPCCLSF2001A Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding

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Scaffolding is a specialised area, for which you need a particular skillset to complete a variety of tasks safely and efficiently. Due to the complex and wide-ranging types of equipment, these courses are divided into three levels:
  • Scaffolding basic (CPCCLSF2001A Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding)
  • Scaffolding intermediate (CPCCLSF3001A Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding)
  • Scaffolding advanced (CPCCLSF4001A Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding)
  Each builds on the knowledge and skills from the previous.  There are no training pre-requisites for Scaffolding basic however, candidates must successfully complete this course in order to move on to the intermediate and advanced course. SMS Training Institute covers all of your scaffolding training needs, with regular courses on offer at our conveniently located, Welshpool Training Centre. Our Perth scaffolding courses are popular with companies who want to train their employees, as well as with individuals looking for new skills to improve their employment chances. Our facilities offer the perfect environment with a yard and high-level areas for excellent practical experience, which complement the theoretical and safety training components. Improve your earning potential, enrol for a scaffolding training course with SMS Training Institute. Contact us for more info.  



This course aims to provide enrolled students with the knowledge and skills to safely undertake the work of a scaffolder at the basic level through the use of real equipment in a safe environment. Students will learn to plan for scaffold work, construct, alter and remove modular and pre-fabricated scaffold, cantilevered materials hoists, gin wheels, safety nets and static lines. It also provides students with an entry level pathway into the construction industry. This course is delivered in accordance with the National Standard for Licencing Persons Performing High Risk Work and provides participants with the skills and knowledge to erect, alter and dismantle modular or prefabricated scaffolds.

There are no training prerequisites for entry to this course however in order to be granted a licence, all participants must:

  • Be 18 years or older
  • Have a good understanding of both written and spoken English
  • Provide photographic identification.

In order to reserve your position on this course, 50% of the course fees are payable by electronic funds transfer, direct deposit, credit card or cash payment at reception. Alternatively, you can mail a cheque payable to SMS Training Institute. The balance is payable on commencement and prior to the issuance of certification.

Companies MUST provide a valid Purchase Order prior to receiving a booking confirmation for personnel attending.

Upon successful completion of this training course participants will need to apply to Worksafe WA for the issue of an SB-Licence to perform high-risk work. An additional fee is payable (see Fees below) directly to Worksafe WA.

  • Full Course / Unit fees only – $800 – 40hrs
  • WorkSafe WA Licence Application fee – $95 (payable directly to WorkSafe)
  • Passport Photos for licence application – $20 Approx. (available from Australia Post offices).

This course is delivered over 40 hours

Upon commencement, students are provided with manuals and any other resources relevant to their work environment, such as company safe work procedures etc.

Training and assessment is delivered face to face utilising a combination of classroom theory and practical activities at our training facility, or at the client’s workplace.

The assessment will include a written theoretical test, calculation assessments and practical demonstrations using a nationally endorsed assessment instrument.

Candidates will be offered two opportunities to successfully meet the requirements of the assessment. If the candidate does not meet the requirements after two attempts, further fees may be payable.

All course participants are required to wear appropriate safety clothing including long pants or jeans and steel capped footwear.

Scaffolding tools, hard hats and other PPE including safety harnesses, lanyards etc. will be supplied as required.

Please also bring with you:

  • Smile and a sense of humour
  • You can bring your own hard hat, tools and other PPE if you prefer, but it is not essential.

If delivered at a client’s workplace, a range of modular and mobile scaffolding, cantilevered materials hoists, gin wheels, safety nets, static lines, tools and safety equipment will be required for use in practical activities.

Please contact SMS Training Institute for a full list of required resources.

This course may lead to employment in a number of industries and workplaces that require personnel to operate/erect scaffolding.

On successful completion, students may undertake further studies like the intermediate and advanced levels, as well as further qualifications like the CPC30413 Certificate III in Scaffolding or a range of other qualifications that include this Unit of Competency. 

RPL is a form of assessment that acknowledges skills and knowledge gained through:

  • Formal training conducted by industry or education
  • Work experience
  • Life experience

The main principle of RPL focuses on the outcomes of learning rather than when or where the learning occurred. Evidence of competency is collected by the student and submitted to the nominated assessor; an assessment is then made based on the required industry standard. If you believe this applies to you for any part of the course, then you should request an application kit during the enrolment process.

Please be aware that successful completion of the National Assessment Instrument for the licence class will also be required prior to WorkSafe issuing a high risk work licence.

SMS Training Institute is responsible for the quality of the training and assessment in compliance with the Standards for RTOs 2015, and for the issuance of the AQF certification documentation.

Once the student has commenced the assessment stage in their chosen unit of competency, we are committed to completing the delivery of the assessment within the agreed duration. We will also negotiate the timing for completion of the assessment if a student is unable to complete the course due to illness or personal circumstances.

We offer a fair and reasonable Refund Policy.

SMS Training Institute will ensure that any complaints and appeals are dealt with in accordance with the principles of natural justice and procedural fairness. Refer to our Complaints & Appeals Policy.

For more information, contact us today or call our friendly staff on 6424 8027.