TLILIC0005 Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)

Gain the skills and knowledge needed to competently operate an elevating work platform (EWP) with a boom length over 11m in length and be eligible to obtain a high-risk work licence.

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Working on EWPs is considered a high-risk occupation and can lead to serious injury if the equipment is improperly used. Therefore thorough, accredited training is required to protect worker safety and the safety of others.

Our training course caters for EWPs under 11m in height and boom-type EWPs over 11m in height. Like our forklift licensing courses, successful completion of EWP training allows students to apply for a nationally recognised work licence from SafeWork NSW.

High risk work licence

A high risk work licence will be issued by SafeWork NSW for boom-type EWPs. At the completion of the course, successful participants will be given an application form for their high-risk work licence. Once filled out, this form can be taken to an Australia Post outlet, along with 100 points of identification and a passport photo.

Once the application has been submitted, SafeWork NSW will issue your licence. Your licence is not given to you immediately after completing your course.

Participants familarising themselves with the controls of a boom-type EWP.

About this course

This course provides participants the skills and knowledge required to safely operate a boom-type Elevating Work Platform (EWP) where the length of the boom is 11 metres or more in accordance with all relevant legislative requirements. Competence in this unit, does not in itself result in a High Risk Work Licence to operate this plant.

Boom-type elevating work platform means a telescoping device, hinged device, or articulated device, or any combination of these, used to support a platform on which personnel, equipment and materials may be elevated.

Duration: 3 days (24 hours - 16 hours training, 8 hours assessment)

Student/trainer ratio: 8:1

Course objectives and content

  • Planning of work

  • Conducting routine checks on an EWP

  • Set up of an EWP

  • Operation of an EWP

  • Safely shutting down and secure EWP

Course participant operating a boom-type EWP.

Qualifications for successful participants

Statement of attainment in:

TLILIC0005 Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)

TLILIC0005 Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more) FAQs

No, you must apply to SafeWork NSW following successful completion of the course for your licence.

Once SafeWork NSW assessment has been successfully completed, you will receive a SafeWork NSW Notice of Satisfactory Assessment (NSA) which is valid for 60 days. A licence application fee is payable to Australia Post for the licence card, which is issued by SafeWork NSW and is nationally recognised. The licence will need to be renewed by SafeWork NSW every five (5) years.


To complete this course, participants must reside in NSW and be able to provide 100 points of identification prior to the assessment commencing.


The EWPA yellow card is only issued for successful completion of training for EWPs under 11m in height.

Any person who in the course of their work may be required to obtain their High-Risk Work Licence for the safe operations of a boom-type elevated work platform greater than 11m in their workplace.

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