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


This course provides students with the skills and knowledge required to safely operate a boom-type elevating work platform where the length of the boom is 11 metres or more.

Boom-type elevating work platform means a telescoping device, hinged device, or articulated device, or any combination of these, used to support a platform on which personnel, equipment and materials may be elevated.

A person performing this work is required to hold a boom-type elevating work platform high risk work (HRW) licence.

This unit requires a person operating a boom-type elevating work platform to plan the work, conduct routine checks, set up elevating work platform, operate elevating work platform, and shut down and secure elevating work platform.  The training is delivered face to face over 2 days and typically takes a maximum of 16 hours to complete depending on group size and experience. Courses can be delivered from one of our locations or on site providing the correct equipment is available.

Once you have completed your face-to-face training and upon successful completion of assessment, you will need to apply for High Risk Work (HRW) Licence through WorkSafe, which must be renewed every 5 years. You will not be able to operate a boom type elevated work platform boom length over 11 metres without a HRW Licence.

Sheer Workplace Training is responsible for the quality of the training and assessment and will be issuing the statement of attainment through RTO number 45597 for this unit.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course; however, participants will need to demonstrate sufficient English language, literacy, numeracy and visual interpretation skills to successfully complete this course. There are no prerequisite, entry, work-placement, licensing or certification for this course.

Personal safety clothing must be provided by the student and worn during training. Sheer Workplace Training will provide additional safety equipment which must be worn throughout the practical aspect of the training.

Students must be over 18 years of age at the commencement of course this course and provide suitable identification.

Physical Requirements

It is important to note that there are physical standards which relate to the level of performance required when undertaking accredited training. There can be no exceptions to these Australian Government requirements that are clearly written into the Training Package.

Therefore, students who are unable to satisfy the physical requirements of the course cannot be deemed competent or issued with a statement of attainment, even if the qualification is a necessary part of their employment conditions.

The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) has developed a fact sheet to allow you to be fully informed about your decision to enrol in a course of study. We recommend reading this information prior to enrolling.

The Boom over 11m course is very practical/physical and requires a certain level of fitness. Persons participating in the course should feel comfortable climbing ladders, hauling ropes and be able to lift approximately 10 kilos of dead weight.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the entry requirements please call 0488422626

This course is suitable for:
  • Civil construction

  • Construction

  • Coal and metalliferous mining

  • Manufacture industries

  • Transport and Logistics

  • Trades

  • Rescue officers

  • Public who require competency to perform a specific role

Pre-course study

There is approximately 6 hours of pre course reading. Students can obtain a training handbook which includes pre training reading via email, post or collection prior to training.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

Completing any vocational education course in Australia, it is a requirement for you to obtain and supply a USI. This is obtainable from if a USI is not supplied and verified with a certificate cannot be issued to you.


You may be eligible for funding such as Jetco and BERT. Please ask for more information about eligibility upon enrolment.

Course fees

The course fee will be paid direct to Sheer Workplace Training. This course is usually arranged by the employer of a workgroup and the employer can be invoiced for the training. If the employer does not arrange the training, or the employer does not agree to fund the training, training fees must be paid by the individual student direct to the trainer.

Course fees will be communicated to you prior to confirmation of enrolment.

Training will cover:

  • Plan work – Identify hazards and implement appropriate control measures

  • Conduct routine checks – Check logbook, EWP structural integrity, safety and communication equipment

  • Set up – Check ground suitability, apply appropriate hazard prevention/control measures

  • Operate EWP – Use relevant plant movements, use best mobile practice and respond to unplanned/unsafe situations, use of riggers and stabilisers

  • Shut down – Correctly stow EWP and safety equipment, conduct routine post-operational checks


The boom lift assessment process is similar in every Australian state and territory. All components of the assessment are mandatory and supplied by Safe Work Australia.

Under Workplace Health and Safety Legislation, Assessors are required to submit details of all upcoming assessments to Workplace Health and Safety Queensland’s head office in advance. Sheer Workplace Training is required to provide at least 3 business days notice before conducting any forklift assessments.

Inspectors from Workplace Health and Safety Queensland in Brisbane have the authority to conduct an unannounced audit of our Assessors, the trainee, the boomlift and the training facility at any time.

Assessment is conducted over one day and is made up of theory, calculations and practical elements.

  • You need to achieve a successful outcome in the theory and calculations component before you can proceed to the practical assessment

  • Your practical assessment will be conducted in English – no interpreters


On successful completion of the theory and practical assessment, students will receive:​

  • a Statement of Attainment for Licence to Operate a Boom Type EWP (boom length 11m or more) nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework

  • an Assessment Summary Form (AS1) for Licence to Operate a Boom Type EWP (boom length 11m or more)

  • Within 60 days of completing the course, participants will need to apply for a High Risk Work Licence through the Queensland Government, and pay a fee of $94.70

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