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EWP Course

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

Training location: Newman

Duration: 2 Full Days

Course Info

Course Summary

EWP work is conducted in mining, construction and other industries where jobs are hard to reach and require machinery to reach it. This course provides you with the necessary skills and knowledge to safely operate a boom-type Elevating Work Platform (EWP) where the length of the boom is 11 metres or more in accordance with all relevant legislative requirements.

Competence in this unit, does not in itself result in a Risk Work Licence (HRWL) to operate this plant.

EWP’s are either a telescoping device, an articulated device, a hinged device, or any combination of these, used to support a platform on which material, equipment and personnel may be uplifted.
By the end of this course students will be able to:

  • Understand relevant OHS Regulations, Australian Standards, legislation and the duty of care requirements.

  • Select the correct EWP for individual jobs

  • Understand hazards associated with the use of an EWP. Safely plan for work involving the use of an EWP. (This includes stability, movement and setting up)

  • Conduct pre-operational checks

  • Use emergency decent equipment provided with the machine.

  • Identify the correct PPE for operating an EWP. 

Candidate requirements

  • Must have good verbal and written comprehension of the English language

  • Must be over 18 years of age

  • Must bring 2 forms of ID (1 x photo ID, 1 x other ID). Photo ID may include drivers licence, passport, proof of age card. Non-photo ID may include credit card, bank card, medicare card

  • Must have good general health and fitness for practicals (eg. physical work)

  • Must have basic mathematical skills and knowledge to work out formulas

  • Must wear long sleeved shirt, long leg pants and steel cap boots

  • Must hold a USI (unique student identifier) number. Click here for further information:

Max Students


Min Students


Due to the cost of running the EWP course, it is essential to meet the min students of 2. If this isn't reached, you will be contacted 5 days prior and rescheduled.


Desert to Coast Training and Assessing is currently in the process of adding the above unit to our scope of practice. These units were previously assessed through a third party agreement with NRTAFE (RTO 52788) but will be unavailable until our scope has been updated.

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