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Qualify for the High Risk Work licence by completing our EWP course

An Elevated Work Platform (EWP) is an articulated machine with a boom that allows workers to access areas at heights without the use of scaffolding or ladders. In Australia, a High Risk Work licence is required for EWP’s that have a reach capability in excess of 11 metres. Generally, the course only requires 16 hours, spread across two days. When it comes to EWP training in Perth you want to undergo training with a company that has all the necessary equipment, highly competent staff and a proven track record. In order to qualify for the High Risk Work licence, you also need to complete the EWP training course, making it a critical part of your career advancement, especially if you are planning on working at heights.

This course provides enrolled students with an entry level pathway into the Transport and Logistics Industry as well as many other industries that use Elevating Work Platforms.

Under OH&S Laws there are penalties for failing to hold a current ‘Licence to operate a boom type elevating work platform (HRWL-WP) whilst operating an elevating work platform with a boom length 11m or more. Therefore, this Unit of Competency is compulsory for individuals who require a nationally recognised WP Class High Risk Work Licence.

The course provides supervised practical experience in operating elevating work platforms.

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

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Have a good understanding of both written and spoken English
  • Provide photographic identification.

In order to reserve your position on this course 50% of course fees are payable by electronic funds transfer, direct deposit, credit card or cash payment at reception or you could mail a cheque payable to SMS Training Institute.

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

Balance of fees are payable on commencement and prior to the issuance of certification.

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

  • Full Course / Unit fees only $400 – 2-day course (16hrs)
  • RPL $300 – 75% of 2-day course fee.
  • WorkSafe WA Licence Application fee $95 (payable directly to WorkSafe)
  • Passport Photos for licence application. Approx. $20 (available from Australia Post offices)

This course is delivered over two days (16hrs).

Upon enrolment, students are provided with learner manuals and any other resources that may be relevant to their work environment, such as company safe work procedures etc.

Training and Assessment will be delivered face to face at the SMS Training Institute or at the client organisation’s workplace.

The assessment will include a written theoretical test and practical demonstrations. Candidates will be offered 2 opportunities to successfully meet the requirements of the assessment. Where a candidate has not met the requirements after 2 attempts, further fees will be payable.

If delivered at a client organisation work-place a fully serviceable forklift and an area of approx. 400sqm will be required along with a variety of pallets and loads for use in practical activities.

All participants attending this training at SMS Training Institute are required to wear appropriate safety clothing including long pants or jeans and steel capped footwear.

Hard hats and other PPE will be supplied as required.

Please also bring with you;

  • Pen, note book/paper and a calculator
  • Smile and a sense of humour
  • You are welcome to bring your own hard hat and other PPE if you prefer, but it is not essential

If delivered at a client organisation work-place a fully serviceable boom type elevating work platform with a minimum boom length of 11 meters will be required along with a variety of standard workplace equipment including harnesses and lanyards for each attendee.

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 EWP’s.

On successful completion, students may undertake further studies in a Certificate II in Transport & Logistics or higher.

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 and assessment is made based on the required industry standard within the relevant training package unit of competency. If you believe this may apply 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 service in their chosen Unit of competency SMS Training Institute is committed to completing the delivery of the assessment within the agreed duration and will further negotiate the timing for completion of the assessment if a student is unable to complete the course due to illness or extenuating 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.