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New High Risk Work licence assessment and application process

11 December 2012

On 1st November 2013, Workplace Health and Safety Queensland have introduced a new application process for High Risk Work licences.

What students and companies need to know about the new application process for High Risk Work (HRW) licences

From 1 January 2013, ALL Workplace Health and Safety Queensland accredited assessors are required to report forthcoming assessments, including:

  • Location
  • Date
  • Time
  • Applicant’s legal names (first and last as shown in their driver’s licence or passport)
  • Date of birth

Assessors are required to provide this information to Workplace Health and Safety Queensland no later than six (6) business days before the proposed assessment date.

In most cases, students like to be assessed for their HRW licence, immediately following completion of their training. Under the new requirements, the date and time that you make your booking will have a significant impact on when we will be able to assess you.

The More Skills Australia team will advise you when the assessment can be undertaken at the time you make the booking. If necessary, our team may need to suggest alternative dates.

To avoid potentially missing out on the assessment immediately following the completion of your training, More Skills Australia proposes introducing a cut off time for High Risk Work licence bookings.

Booking cut off time – 4pm/ seven (7) days before assessment date.

 

What this means

Bookings for High Risk Work licence training must be made by 4pm, SEVEN (7) business days before the desired assessment date.

You must provide the following details when making the booking:

  • Students legal names (first and last) as shown in the student’s driver’s licence or passport
  • Students date of birth.

Applicants cannot be assessed for their HRW licence unless the assessment has been reported to Workplace Health and Safety Queensland as required.

 

To make it easy for you, we have outlined a table at the bottom of this page, showing when you must make the booking if the student is to be assessed after completing the training.

Other important changes to High Risk Work licences

Between 1 November and 4 December 2012 the processing of High Risk Work licence applications was delayed for a MINIMUM of six (6) weeks.

 

To lodge the licence application applicants need:

  • 100 points of identification.
  • AS1 number.
  • Application fee.
  • Passport size photograph.
  • F1 forms (available at participating Australia Post Outlets Queensland).

Applicants are not able to perform the relevant operations until they have lodged the application with Australia Post and

Applicants must keep their assessment summary (AS1) and receipt from the post office as proof that the Licence application has been submitted to Workplace Health and Safety Queensland for consideration. Upon lodgement, enquiries regarding your application should be directed to Workplace Health and Safety on phone 1300 369 915.

For further information please refer to the attached New HRW licence application fact sheet.

 

Table 1

Minimum time frames for High Risk Work licence bookings if the assessments is required following the completion of the training.

 

Type of Training

Time frame required to make the booking

Beginners Forklift Five (5) business days before the training starts
Beginners Elevating Work Platform Five (5) business days before the training starts
Experienced Forklift Six (6) business days before the training starts
Experienced Elevating Work Platform Six (6) business days before the training starts
Dogging Three (3) business days before the training starts
Advanced Scaffolding Three (3) busines days before the training starts
Basic Rigging Two (2) business days before the training starts
Intermediate Rigging Two (2) business days before the training starts
Basic Scaffolding Two (2) business days before the training starts
Intermediate Scaffolding Two (2) business days before the training starts
Mobile Slewing Crane Two (2) business days before the training starts