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Elevated Work Platform Skill Set

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Gain 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.

The EWP Skill Set is a three day course where you will learn how to operate an EWP safely and efficiently in accordance with all relevant legislative requirements.

Undertaking theory and practical activities, participants will be guided through the operation of an EWP, ensuring:

  • hazards and risk elimination/control strategies
  • conduct routine checks
  • set up an elevating work platform
  • operate an elevating work platform in a safe manner
  • safely shut down and secure the elevating work platform.

The three-day course may also be shortened with prior industry knowledge or machine experience.

Upon successful completion, participants will receive a Statement of Attainment. NR TAFE will submit an Application for High Risk Work Licence (Class WP) on your behalf, providing all requirements are met. For details, please see in a new tab)

The three-day course may also be shortened with prior industry knowledge or machine experience. 

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

You will need to provide the following PPE for the practical assessments:

  • Hi-Vis Long sleeve shirt
  • Long Pants
  • Steel Cap Boots

This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2025 you'll only pay half the tuition fees (plus resource fee) capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. For full details see our Half price courses page.

^ You will pay half price for the course fees on the Lower fees, local skills courses, however other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your training.


This is a targeted skill set related to the Skills Ready program, which is aimed at rebuilding our local businesses and communities with free and reduced-price training. Other skill sets can be found on our Skill sets and short courses (opens in a new tab) page.

Not all units and study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus.

  • You will need one Primary document i.e. Passport / Drivers Licence or 3 Secondary documents i.e. birth certificate / citizenship / Medicare card
  • You must be 18 years old
  • Pre-reading may be required before commencement of this course
  • You must have good general fitness
  • You must have sound verbal and written comprehension of the English language and sound mathematical skills


Tuition fee* Resource fee


Incidental fee Total fee




$86.00 $157.65




$86.00 $123.45

Our estimated fees are based on:

  • Full time study in 2023
  • A selection of elective units designed to meet local industry demand for skills (different unit selections will attract different fees)
  • For more information regarding eligibility and fees, please visit DTWD website 

These fees are estimates only and depend on your eligibility for government funding, concession rates, the units you choose to study or seek to be recognised under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Additional resource, material and/or equipment costs may apply. Visit our Fees and Charges page for more information, including on consumer rights.

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This course is currently undergoing scheduling to meet community demand. Course dates, locations and study modes will be available shortly. Please check back soon, complete the course enquiry form below or contact our Client Services Team for more information.

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