Elevating Work Platform (EWP)

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



This course is based on the requirements of the National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work. It is aimed at those required to operate a boom-type elevating work platform – EWP (WP) with a boom length of 11 metres or more.

Students will attain the practical application and understanding required to plan the work, conduct routine checks, set up, operate, shut down and secure the elevating work platform – EWP (WP) and will be able to:

  • Carry out hazard identification and risk assessment
  • Understand legislative requirements
  • Conduct routine checks including pre and post operational
  • Set up and operate the elevating work platform – EWP (WP)
  • Shut down and secure the elevating work platform – EWP (WP)


Group bookings/Onsite training available at your site or ours. Please contact our office on 9334 1000 or email onsitetraining@saferight.com.au for pricing and site requirements.

Course cost does not include the WorkSafe High Risk Licence application fee of $95.00. Participants are required to submit their own application to WorkSafe.


  • Participants must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must complete pre-course reading
  • Ability to read, write and understand English
  • Present photo I.D. on arrival
  • Complete a ‘Fitness to Complete Training’ form. The student is required to declare any medical issue that may exclude them from full participation
  • Wear normal work clothing, steel cap shoes/boots and remove all jewellery prior to commencement


2 days


On successful completion of this course students will be issued with a:

  • Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment for TLILIC0005 Licence to Operate a Boom Type Elevating Work Platform (Boom Length 11 metres or more).
  • Interim High Risk Work Licence, valid for 60 days. Which allows you to operate an EWP whilst your submitted application is being processed by WorkSafe.

The Unique Student Identifier (USI) must be supplied and verified prior to issuance.


Your Statement of Attainment does not have an expiry date, however, your High Risk Work Licence expires every 5 years. You must not carry out high risk work until your licence has been renewed.


  • Theory Assessment
  • Practical Assessment


Students will be provided with morning tea and refreshments for all courses run at Saferight.
Saferight has kitchen facilities for people who wish to bring their own lunch or alternatively, there are cafes and lunch bars within close proximity.


On completion of the course, students working in the construction industry may be eligible to apply for a subsidy of up to 80% from the Construction Training Fund. Click here for more information.

What is an EWP Licence?

An EWP Licence is required to operate an Elevated Work Platform (EWP) in Australia. An EWP can be defined as a hinged device, articulated device, telescoping device or combination of these that supports a platform that can elevate materials, equipment or personnel so work can be performed.

Once you have successfully completed our EWP training, you will be entitled to apply for a High-Risk Work Licence endorsed with the ‘WP’ class. Whether this is your first High-Risk Work Licence or you are adding the ‘WP’ class to an existing licence, we can help you through the process.

Once you have passed our EWP training, the licence application process is simple. In most cases you will just need to fill out the application form, provide proof of identification and/or address, provide a photo, and enclose the necessary fee. All new licences will be valid for five years, while classes added to existing licences will be due for renewal on the expiry date of the first class endorsed on the licence.


How do I renew my EWP licence?

It is important to renew your licence before its expiry date as you will not be permitted to work with EWPs if it expires. As with any High Risk Work Licence, your EWP licence will come up for renewal every five years. You will receive renewal notice 90 days before your licence is due to expire, so be sure that all of your contact details are up to date. Also ensure that you include all classes of high risk work you are certified for when filling the form so they will all be renewed at the same time.


Will my EWP licence be recognised in every State/Territory of Australia?

Absolutely. All valid High Risk Work Licences, including EWP, allow you to work in all States and Territories in Australia in the classes you have been found competent for.  It is worth noting, however, that any cancellations or suspensions of your licence will also apply throughout Australia.


Why choose Saferight?

At Saferight, we have been providing high risk work and EWP safety training in Perth for more than 25 years, helping thousands of people to get the licences they need to do the jobs they want to do. As a fully Registered Training Organisation, we have the experience and know how to deliver a variety of training courses trusted by both individuals and employers.

All training can be carried out at one of our training centres or, if necessary, at on-site locations. Our Training Instructors and Assessors are fully qualified, have years of experience and can customise all training courses to your exact needs.

If you need EWP or high risk work training for yourself or your employees, contact us today to find out how we can help you gain full certification with the minimum of fuss.