If you’re considering upping your skill set by obtaining a high-risk work license, great choice! There are so many benefits to obtaining a high-risk work license to round out your qualifications. With numerous classes of high-risk work licenses for roles in industries Australia-wide, there has never been a better time to pursue additional training.

Registered training organisations such as Sheer Workplace Training, are here to help you obtain competency and accreditation through exceptional training courses.

What Is A High-Risk Work License

A high-risk work license is any license linked to work carried out in high-risk environments. Most often, these licenses relating to the operation of machinery such as cranes, pressure equipment, forklifts and elevating work platforms. They also cover the process of safely erecting scaffolding and undertaking dogging or rigging work.

Why Pursue Obtaining Your High-Risk Work License?

Investing in a high-risk work license is beneficial for several reasons including but not limited to:

  • Making you more employable across many industries thanks to a more diverse skill set.
  • Fulfilling the legal obligations required in many states regarding working in high-risk work environments.
  • A better salary. More qualifications can enable you to secure better-paid work.
  • Ensuring your safety and that of those around you as per work health and safety regulations.
  • High-risk work licenses remain valid for five years and can be used nationally, making it easier to work and travel.

Knowing that a short training course can lead to higher wages, better job opportunities and that you are qualified to handle dangerous situations? Priceless, it simply makes sense to add these professional skills to your resume.

If you have obtained your high-risk license in the past and it has now expired, it is recommended to renew your license. Particularly if you were employed while it was current as your ability to adhere to carry out high-risk jobs within workplace health and safety regulations will be compromised.

Choosing A Training Organisation

If you’re ready to undertake training, it is essential that you select only a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). This ensures that you are comprehensively trained through an approved course, achieving the required competency and accreditation to utilise this license in your workplace.

How Long Does Training Take?

The duration of training for your high-risk license will vary depending on the specific course chosen, some courses are run over three days. Our helpful staff can discuss course durations with you at the time you make a booking.

Course Requirements

For the majority of our courses, no prior education or training is necessary. We do require all attendees to be over 18 years of age and possess a good level of understanding in English comprehension, speaking and writing.

As there are some physical aspects of the course, a minimum requirement of physical fitness will need to be demonstrated. Failure to complete the physical components of the training will mean a failure to reach competency.

This physical aspect of training is heavily regulated by the relevant safety authority and as such cannot be overlooked.

What Do Courses Cost?

Course fees also vary due to the differences in course content and course length. All course fee information will be provided in detail before confirming a booking.

Should you require assistance with course costs, there are several options available for course funding, including:

CSQ Funding

Independent, industry-funded and not-for-profit body Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) works to support those seeking further qualifications in the industry. Employers, workers, apprentices, trainees and career seekers in the building and construction industry are welcome to apply.

CSQ works with numerous registered training organisations (RTOs) across Queensland offering to fund certain courses. Helpfully,  75% to 100% of course costs may be covered for eligible applicants.

Jetco Funding

Does your employer make monthly payments to CIRT on your behalf? If so then you may be able to access a subsidy on course costs through the JETCO training fund. Your employer or Jetco will be able to provide further details regarding this.

BERT Funding

The Building Employees Redundancy Trust (BERT) makes provision for reduced fees across several approved courses. To check your eligibility or to apply for a worker grant, click here or speak with our team for further guidance.

The Sheer Workplace Difference

At Sheer Workplace training, we have worked hard to develop a one-of-a-kind, engaging and fully accredited course schedule for all our high-risk licenses.

Having seen first-hand the gaps that exist in many other courses, we combine hands-on experience with professional skills to ensure you are exceptionally trained.

As a proudly inclusive and diverse training organisation in Australia, Sheer Workplace Training acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of this nation. We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which our company is located and where we conduct our business. We pay our respects to ancestors and Elders, past and present.

Sheer Workplace Training is committed to honouring Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas and their rich contribution to society.

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If you’re interested in obtaining a high-risk work license, contact Sheer Workplace Training today. We offer a variety of courses that will help you become certified in no time. Give us a call on 07 3901 0804 or visit our website to learn more.