Licence to Operate Elevating Work Platform (Boom length 11m or more)

TLILIC0005 – Licence to operate a boom-type Elevating Work Platform (Boom length 11 metres or more)

This course prepares learners to operate and conduct work activities from an elevating work platform (EWP) with a boom length over 11m. An EWP can be telescopic, hinged, articulated, or a combination of these, used to support a platform from which people, equipment or materials can be elevated to perform work.

Participants will learn how to set-up, operate, shut-down and secure the EWP.

This is a nationally accredited qualification that is recognised in all states and territories of Australia. The course is based on the requirements of the National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High-Risk Work. Learners who successfully complete the training will become eligible to apply for a High-Risk Work Licence (HRWL).


Learning outcomes

Students who complete this qualification will gain the skills and knowledge to:

  • Assess ground and environmental conditions applying risk assessment and hazard control strategies to confirm that the site is suitable for EWP use
  • Position, stabilise and set-up the EWP including use of outrigger/stabilisers and packing
  • Operate mobile EWP following best practice
  • Operate an EWP including lifting and elevating using hand-eye coordination
  • Retract, lower, stow and secure the EWP boom
  • Coordinate and communicate with others
  • Park, switch off and isolate the EWP appropriately and safely and carry out post-operational checks
  • Identify problems and equipment faults and where practicable demonstrate appropriate response procedures


Participants are required to:

  • Read the learner guide and complete the review. The learner guide will be provided following enrolment
  • Bring photo ID on the day of training
  • Wear appropriate PPE: Safety boots, hi-vis shirt/vest and hard hat.

Prerequisites and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

There are no prerequisites for this course. No RPL can be applied to this course.

Course structure

This course contains both theory and practical components. The location is either at a PICAC campus or at a specified work location which will be confirmed by email.

Course duration

Three days (24 hours)

$595 – full fee

$445 – Industry Association Member (NFIA, AMCA)

$0 – PTEU Member

Cancellation fees may apply, please see Learner Information page for terms and conditions.

A range of assessment methods will be used to assess that the learner can:

  • Accurately record and maintain information relating to EWP operations
  • Assess ground and environmental conditions accurately
  • Enter and exit the EWP correctly
  • Position, stabilise and set-up the EWP including use of outrigger/stabilisers and packing
  • Maintain safe operating speed in relation to the conditions
  • Conduct work activities from an EWP
  • Operate and control an EWP including all functions to their maximum extension within the safe working (rated) capacity
  • Conduct and apply hazard identification and risk elimination or minimisation strategies
  • Carry out operational checks on the EWP

National units of competency covered

TLILIC0005 – Licence to operate a boom-type Elevating Work Platform (Boom length 11 metres or more)


Students who satisfactorily complete all course requirements will be eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment issued by CEPUTEC (RTO 4612), which is recognised nationally under the Australian Qualifications Framework.

Successful completion of this course may result in becoming eligible to apply for a High-Risk Work Licence (HRWL) from the relevant State-based authority.  More information below.

SafeWork NSW


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Start date

26 Jun 2024

End date

28 Jun 2024


PICAC – Glenwood



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