TLILIC2005A Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)

Who Should Attend

Persons who are working in, or intend to work in the building and construction industry, scaffolding, warehousing, or are working with elevated work platforms as part of their employment.


Course Overview

The training in High Risk Work involves three distinct stages—formal training (both practical and theory), workplace experience, and assessment. The length of time required for each stage is listed in the table below:



Provided by

Formal Theory and Practical Training

1 day

Total Management and Training

Workplace Experience*

Practice specific tasks until participant feels ready for assessment

Employer – Supervision to be undertaken by person with equivalent certificate.

Theory and Calculations Assessment

Approx 3-4 hours**

Queensland Training Services or Century Training and WHSQ Approved Assessor

Practical Assessment

Up to 2 hours

*The participant must be supervised when they operate the equipment or perform the activities by someone holding an equivalent license. The participant must maintain a record (training log book or similar) of workplace experience. Once the supervisor is confident that the participant has practiced all tasks and is ready for assessment, they must notify us to arrange a date/time for assessment.

**3-4 hours has been allocated for the theory and calculations assessment, however the time required to complete the assessment will depend on the individual student/s and may be reduced or lengthened as required.


What will participants learn?

Participants will be instructed in the safe and efficient use of boom type elevating work platforms. The course will include the following:

  • Plan the work to be completed, taking into consideration prevailing conditions
  • Conduct routine checks of equipment
  • Setting up the elevating work platform
  • Planning the elevation
  • Using the controls and operating systems to manage the operation of the equipment
  • Carrying out the elevation
  • Dismantling the elevating work platform
  • Shut down and secure the elevating work platform

Queensland Licence / Certificate

Elevating Work Platform (WP)


Unit of Competence

TLILIC2005A Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)


Who can undertake this training?

Participants being assessed must be 18 years old or more. Participants must also produce proof of identity before the final assessment can be undertaken. 

Participants are required to have sufficient numeracy and literacy skills to carry out basic mathematical calculations, use a calculator, understand written work instructions and understand tables and figures for job procedures. We can provide support in some areas. Where we cannot we will refer to other agencies who may be able to assist.

Participants must supply and wear PPE including long pants, work boots, hard hat and safety glasses.


How is the course conducted and assessed?

The process will be conducted in three stages — training, workplace experience and finally assessment.

The course is delivered onsite for those wanting dedicated training. For those wishing to attend a public course, please see our separate public course flyer (on side bar). The training component will encompass theoretical and practical training for operating an EWP. At this stage there is no formal assessment conducted, however a formative assessment is undertaken to ensure safety requirements are met before workplace experience.

The participant then practices their skills in the workplace as the next step. This involves completing the required experience record book as provided by Total Management and Training (TMT) in a workplace. This experience record must be submitted to TMT before booking the practical assessment. The practical assessment is then scheduled (providing enough time to allow notification to Workplace Health & Safety Queensland (WHSQ) which is a Government requirement).

The final part of the course is completion of the WHSQ assessment. You must attend one of our theory assessment days where you will complete the theory and calculations assessment. Once you are competent in the theory and calculations you are then required to complete the practical assessment. Please note the public course fee includes one attempt at the practical assessment. Subsequent reassessments due to a not yet satisfactory result will attract additional fees.

Once all of the assessment tasks are completed, you will be eligible to apply for your High Risk Work Licence. Please note this is a separate process to the training and your license application will attract further fees. These fees are set by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland, and TMT has no control over the fee structure.


What will participants receive upon successful completion?

Upon successful completion of the course you will be issued with the relevant High Risk Work application documentation together with a Statement of Attainment for the unit of competency completed.


Venue / Equipment Costs

Public courses are conducted by Century Training at their premises in Portsmith.

Where dedicated courses are conducted on-site, then a suitable venue, equipment and elevating work platform as outlined below is to be provided by the client company. The venue shall have sufficient space for the participants to be seated comfortably for the duration of training. Any catering costs shall be borne by the client company.

Also when conducting assessment on-site, we will require time and an area allocated to allow participants to be assessed without interruption. If you wish to use your own EWP, we will require details on its make and model and sight its maintenance records to ensure it meets the appropriate standards and requirements of the assessment tool.


Essential Equipment Required— Onsite Training 

  • Area to conduct practical training
  • An elevating work platform (EWP) with manufacturer’s manual and logbook
  • Selection of safety harnesses, including a number of ones that are defective if you have them
  • Hazard control measure
  • Fixed channel two way radios
  • Each participant will require a safety helmet, work clothing, safety footwear, gloves and eye protection

Essential Equipment Required— Onsite Assessment

  • A working zone that allows the EWP to reach 25%, 50% and 75% of its maximum reach
  • An EWP that has a boom with a reach of 11 or more metres

Please contact us to discuss alternate arrangements if there is difficulty in providing these facilities and equipment.


Additional Costs and Expenses

Where the training is conducted outside the immediate Cairns area, then additional costs will be applicable. Any airfares, travel, accommodation, meals and materials freight incurred in the provision of this training will be on-charged. Mileage will be charged at 80¢ (plus GST) per kilometre and traveling time will be charged at our standard rates. Please contact us for a formal quotation for courses conducted outside of Cairns.


Scheduling a Dedicated Course

Onsite or dedicated courses may be scheduled for a group.  Standard pricing is available on this flyer, however contact us with the number of students which require training and where the training is to be conducted to enable us to provide you with a quote.



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