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Elevating Work Platform (EWP) Over 11m

Nationally recognised units of competency

Face to Face

Provides participants with the knowledge and skills to operate an elevating work platform (EWP) with a boom length over 11m, and undertake the assessment required to receive their high-risk work licence.

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If eligible, NSW employers may be able to part-fund or fully-fund the cost of this course for their staff through the Smart and Skilled initiative

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Course Details


Participants who are deemed competent will receive a Statement of Attainment recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework. This certification is nationally recognised. The Statement is issued by Pinnacle Safety and Training (RTO 40496).

National unit of competency:

  • TLILIC0005 - Licence to Operate a Boom-Type Elevating Work Platform (Boom Length 11 Metres or More)

Course Duration

Three days. The course is composed of two days theory and practical training, with all assessment taking place on the third day.


  • $645.00 pp for public courses. Book online and save $10.00! (scroll up, find your date, and click Book Now).
  • Book Work at Height at the same time and save $40.00 (call us to take advantage of this deal).


In accordance with the current NSW Government roadmap guidance, all students (16 years and over) attending our courses at our Sydney training centre from 11 October 2021 must be double vaccinated against COVID-19.

If you are double vaccinated, please bring your COVID-19 vaccination certificate to your course. Instructions on how to access this certificate are available here.

If you are booking on behalf of other participants, please ensure they are double vaccinated and will have their certificate available on the day of their course.

Course Overview

An elevating work platform (EWP) is either a telescoping device, hinged device, articulated device, or a combination of these used to support a platform from which personnel, equipment or materials can be elevated to perform work. Pinnacle Safety and Training’s EWP course covers the functions required to operate boom-type elevating work platforms with a boom length of 11 metres or more. Upon successfully completing this course, participants will have the required formal logbook training and assessment results to be eligible to apply for a High Risk Work (HRW) Licence. [NSW link] [VIC link] [QLD link] [WA link]

Course Outline

  • Assessing hazards and planning the work
  • Conducting routine checks of equipment
  • Setting up the elevating work platform
  • Operating the elevating work platform
  • Shutting down and securing the elevating work platform

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I live in a different State. Can I travel to NSW to do my course?
A person should be trained and assessed for a high risk work licence in the state where they normally reside, however if circumstances exist to warrant it, SafeWork NSW can approve an application from an interstate resident. An example may be where a person has long term employment in NSW but their normal residential address is interstate (fly in, fly out workers). In this case, you must contact SafeWork licensing unit directly (via 13 10 50) and you will be asked to email in some details. You will then get a written response from SafeWork NSW. Approval is not guaranteed.

Q: What is the assessment process?
Our NSW EWP course is made up of two days training and one day of assessment. Participants will be required to successfully complete a series of SafeWork NSW mandated assessment items. On day three you will undergo written knowledge and calculations assessment and (if eligible) you will undergo practical skills assessments. All assessments will be “closed book” and conducted by a SafeWork NSW Accredited Assessor (who is independent of Pinnacle Safety and Training). This mandated assessment is required to be administered by all RTOs offering this High Risk training.

Q: What do I need to bring to my training?
A: 100 points of identification. To participate in the formal assessment you must provide 100 points of identification to your Trainer. This identification is to be presented to your Trainer on day one of your training. If you do not present your 100 points of identification you can not participate in the formal assessment. To help you determine how you can collate your 100 points refer to the SafeWork NSW website:

Q: I failed one or more of the assessments. What does this mean for me? Can I come back and re-sit them?
A: Not everyone passes the first go – don’t be embarrassed if this happens. Even knowledgeable people may struggle to answer the technically specific exam, as the answers need to be provided precisely in accordance with SafeWork NSW standards. If this occurs, you may study the material in your own time, and return within 60 days to re-sit the assessment, at a cost of $198.

Q: I attended part of the training, and I now no longer wish to proceed with any more training or assessment. Can I have a refund?
A: No. The course fee you paid relates to the formal training you have already received. If you choose not to proceed with this for any reason, no refund or partial-refund will be provided. This is in accordance with our standard Terms and Conditions you accept upon enrolment.

Course Inclusions

  • Training conducted by an experienced mobile elevating plant operator
  • Assessment conducted by an independent Accredited Assessor
  • Knowledge on relevant legislation and Australian Standards for elevating work platforms and working at height
  • Advice on risk control methods for the type of work at height to be undertaken
  • Practical hands-on EWP training to ensure participants can safely and competently operate EWPs
  • On assessment day, we limit numbers to seven participants to optimise amount of 1:1 time and practical training.

Each Trainee Must Provide

To successfully complete this certification, participants must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have at least a Year 10 level of numeracy, literacy and communication skills
  • Have the ability to read, write, speak and understand English
  • Provide 100 points of identification (see this link and read the “What do I need to bring to my training?” section above for details). Please note that arriving without this ID will result in you being turned away from the course
  • Arrive in suitable attire: Safety boots, long pants and high-vis shirt
  • Be ready and willing to study, memorise and complete review questions at night in order to have the best chance of successfully completing the written assessment.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN)

  • If English is your second language, you must advise us at time of booking. Contact our Sales and Service Team on 1300 990 810 to determine your eligibility to undertake this training. We will assist you in any way we can, but due to the demands of the SafeWork NSW assessment process, do not guarantee that every applicant will possess the level of LLN required for the assessment.
  • You will require at least a Year 10 level of numeracy, literacy and communication skills. If you have any doubts, please let us know so we can assist you.
  • The Regulator does not allow an interpreter to be used during the mandated formal assessment.

Before enrolling in this course SafeWork NSW state that:

  • You must not have had a WHS authorisation suspended or cancelled (expired authorisations are excluded) by any Australian certifying authority within the last five years. TRUE/FALSE
  • You must not have previously been convicted or entered into an enforceable undertaking under the WHS Act or WHS Regulation in NSW or a WHS law in another Australian jurisdiction. TRUE/FALSE
  • You must have a residential address within NSW. TRUE/FALSE
  • You are not hearing impaired and require an Auslan interpreter for a HRWL Assessment. TRUE/FALSE
  • You are not an accredited HRWL Assessor. TRUE/FALSE

You must be able to answer TRUE to the five statements above. If any of the above are FALSE, please contact Pinnacle Safety and Training on 1300 990 810. We are then required to seek an exemption approval from the Regulator to enrol you. Exemption requests must be submitted AND approved by SafeWork NSW before the commencement of training.


If you have any questions about the requirements of this course, please call us on 1300 990 810

Thanks to your team. Also good to see a real course where you do learn and have to earn the qualification rather than just get approved because you “turned up”. Hopefully this will keep the level of the people in the industry at a high quality and will actually mean the qualifications hold some value in the workplace.

Gordon J. - Brisbane

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I have undertaken Forklift and Boom tickets with Pinnacle. Both times I was lucky enough to have Brad as the trainer. He is very knowledgeable, professional, detailed and clear in his training. Thanks again Brad and the Pinnacle team. We will be sending more staff to your courses.

Josh M. - Gold Coast, QLD

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Great facilities, great staff, modern equipment, very well run organisation. Trainer Brad was first class, best course I’ve ever attended. Thank you!

Bradley R. - Brisbane, QLD