Elevated Work Platform (EWP) Above 11m

South Australia & Northern Territory

Are you in a workplace where you will need to operate a boom lift over 11m? Then the law states you must have a High Risk Work Licence

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

Course Overview

For a boom-type EWP, where the boom length exceeds 11 metres, the operator must be licensed. It has been classed as high risk work since 1 September 2010. To undertake this work you need a Licence to Perform High Risk Work.

EWPs are powered mobile plant designed to lift or lower people and equipment to a work location, by means of a telescoping device or articulated device, beyond a base support.

Course Outcomes

On completion of the course you will be able to:

  • Plan work
  • Conduct routine checks
  • Set up elevating work platform
  • Operate elevating work platform
  • Shut down and secure elevating work platform

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Statement of Attainment.


You will also be issued with a tax invoice which you can use to get your High Work Risk Licence within 60 days from an Australian Post Office or Service SA Centre at an additional cost of $79.50*.

* Subject to change and correct at time of printing. Please contact SafeWorkSA to confirm current licence fee.


To receive your High Risk Licence you need to submit your completed application (provided by Civil Train), together with payment (currently $76**) and all supporting documents to the Territory Business Centre.

** Subject to change and correct at time of printing. Please contact WorkSafe NT to confirm current licence fee.

    Course Duration

    This course is two (2) days.

    Entry Requirements

    All learners must be 18 years or older for licensing requirements and will be required to provide photographic identification upon arriving for their course.

    As part of your course enrolment at Civil Train there is a requirement that you complete a short online quiz. This will assist Civil Train to understand your current levels of language, literacy and numeracy (LLN), to ensure you are at the appropriate level to successfully complete your selected training course. This is a one-time quiz and results will be saved to your learner file and referred to for all future enrolments.

    Please note: Civil Train only carries out assessments in English.

    The applicant must be able to use the English language at a level that is appropriate for the safe use and operation of the particular class of equipment.  As an example, the applicant must be able to read and comprehend hazard warning signs, load charts, data plates and any other safe operating requirement.  The applicant must be able to communicate this information to the registered assessor.

    If English is your second language, you may engage a professional (accredited) and independent translator at your cost, for training purposes only.  However, you will be required to undertake the assessment in English without the aid of your translator.

    Delivery & Assessment

    This course is delivered and assessed face to face.

    There are theory and practical training and assessment components to the course.



    Public courses are scheduled frequently in Adelaide.
    Civil Train SA can come to your worksite to deliver – please contact the relevant office for a quote.


    Public courses are scheduled frequently in Alice Springs and Darwin.
    Civil Train also deliver at your worksite if your equipment and facility can meet the WorkSafe NT Assessment requirements – please contact your local office for a quote.

    Fees Breakdown

    Please refer to our Fees Schedule for current fees and subsidies.

    Please refer to our Fees and Refunds Policy for terms and conditions.



    Alice Springs

    Date Time Location Full Fee Cost Enrolling Myself Enrolling Someone Else
    12 & 13 August 2024 08:30 am - 04:00 pm 475 South Stuart Highway (Desert Knowledge Precinct), Alice $780.00
    18 & 19 September 2024 08:30 am - 04:00 pm 475 South Stuart Highway (Desert Knowledge Precinct), Alice $780.00

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