Licence – Elevating Work Platform




Unit of Competency

TLILIC2005 - Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)



Elevating Work Platform

A boom-type elevating work platform is a telescoping device, hinged device, or articulated device or any combination of these used to support a platform on which workers, equipment and materials may be elevated to perform work.

A high-risk work licence is required to operate an EWP with a boom over 11 metres in length. The 11-metre boom length is measured as:

  • The vertical distance from the floor of the platform to the surface supporting the elevating work platform with the platform at its maximum height; or
  • The nominal reach, measured horizontally from the centre point of rotation to the outer edge of the platform in its most extended position.



This course is designed to train drivers to a competent standard, which will enable them to pass the relevant assessment with a theoretical and practical driving test in the category of Elevating Work Platform.


Entry Requirements

Students participating in this course must be a minimum of 19 years of age or above.



ETA offers a course duration of 2 days, with the first day being mostly theory in the classroom. This includes power-point presentations and reading from manuals and other written material. The second day includes practical instruction and practice, a theory exam and a practical assessment.

Successful completion of this unit allows the learner to achieve a high-risk licence from work safe.


Training conditions

Up to 8 students can be in the attending the course.


Special Conditions

  • Applicants on Prescribed Medication or with a Medical Condition may require medical Clearance from WorkSafe WA prior to commencement.
  • Applicants with language difficulties may need a special support, hence why they will need to advice the Trainor prior to commencement.





Paul is a registered instructor with the department of transport for all classes of motorcycles. Motorcycles can be provided as a part of the training or students can use their own motorcycles.


  • MOPED (R-N) - is a motorcycle that is designed so as not to be capable of a speed exceeding 50 km/h and either has an engine capacity not exceeding 50cc; or is not powered by a piston engine.


  • LAMS (R-E) - A Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme (LAMS) approved motorcycle with an engine capacity not exceeding 660 cc and with a power to weight ratio not exceeding 150 kW/t (with foot or hand operated clutch).


  • OPEN CLASS (R) - A motorcycle with an engine capacity exceeding 660 cc or a power to weight ratio exceeding 150 kW/t.