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Elevated Work Platforms (EWP) Melbourne

Short Courses Australia offer the nationally accredited RIIHAN301E Operate Elevating Work Platform (EWP) at our Port Melbourne Training Centre. Cost: $150.00 Duration: 8 Hours (1 Day)


Elevated Work Platform (EWP) Course Melbourne

RIIHAN301E Operate Elevating Work Platform (EWP) course delivered in Port Melbourne, is designed to give participants the knowledge and skills to operate elevating work platforms which are not classified as requiring a high risk work (HRW) licence.

If you need to operate boom lifts that have a capacity beyond 11m, you will need to complete TLILIC0005 - Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more).

After successfully completing this nationally-recognised course you will be trained and competent to operate:

  • EWP (Boom Lift) under 11m
  • Scissor Lift (up to any height)
  • Vertical Lift*

*The unit RIIHAN301E covers the operation of a range of elevating work platforms under 11m. Our course will provide participants with skills and knowledge to operate elevating work platforms that are transferable to any EWP under 11m. The specific plant used at Short Courses Australia are boom lift (BL) and scissor lift (SL).

All Australian work sites have an obligation to induct new workers on the plant they are required to use. However, we do recommend that workers check with their employer(s) as to the applicability of any training related to on-site plant and equipment, as well as any site-specific training requirements.

Competent students will receive a Statement of Attainment in the unit of competence RIIHAN301E Operate Elevating Work Platform (EWP).

Please be aware that “Yellow Cards” are issued by an industry body outside of the VET system. You do not require a Yellow Card to operate an EWP or scissor lift. This is a common misconception.


EWP Course Melbourne | Training Outline

The elevated work platform training course includes the folloiwng learning outcomes:  

  • Access, interpret and apply elevating work platforms documentation and ensure the work activity is compliant
  • Obtain, read, interpret, clarify and confirm work requirements
  • Select and wear personal protective equipment appropriate for work activities
  • Identify and select any required tools and equipment, check for serviceability and rectify or report, verbally or in writing, any faults prior to commencement
  • Perform pre-start and post-start inspections/checks
  • Coordinate activities with others prior to commencement of, and during, the work activity
  • Identify and address potential risks, hazards and environmental issues, and implement control measures
  • Obtain and interpret emergency procedures, and be prepared for fire/accident/emergency
  • Stabilise elevating work platform
  • Place tools and equipment into bucket/platform
  • Use approved safety devices, ensure safety of personnel and surrounding site
  • Act on or report, verbally or in writing, monitoring systems and alarms
  • Recognise and respond to hazardous and emergency situations
  • Complete work and shut-down in accordance with agreed work plan
  • Carry out work platform inspections and fault finding
  • Carry out routine operational servicing, lubrication and housekeeping tasks in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions and site authorised procedures and practices
  • Carry out minor operator maintenance to manufacturer’s instructions and site requirements
  • Process written records
  • Clear work area and reuse, recycle or dispose of materials
  • Check, clean, maintain and store plant, tools and equipment.


EWP Course | Training Requirements

Course participants will need the following: 

  • Hi-Vis Shirt or Vest;
  • Protective footwear;
  • Have at least a Year 10 level of numeracy, literacy and communication skills;
  • Have the ability to read and write English;
  • Please bring your own lunch;
  • Water, tea & coffee facilities are available on site.


EWP Course Melbourne | Prerequisites

The following pre-requisites apply for participants of the EWP Course in Melbourne:

  • (USI) Number-Unique Student Identification. If you do not have a USI one can be obtained from;
  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age;
  • Photo proof of ID (drivers licence/Passport);
  • Have the necessary levels of health and fitness to safely operate an EWP or Scissor Lift;
  • Have basic numeracy skills;
  • Demonstrate ability to speak and write English to a basic level. 

Note: Please inform us upon registration If you feel you have any literacy or numeracy difficulties. Some reasonable adjustments to the course can be made to assist.


EWP Course Melbourne | Book Now

The cost of RIIHAN301E Operate Elevating Work Platform course is $150.00 and includes a statement of attainment. The course is 8 Hours in durationClick Here for Onsite Course delivery at your workplace.

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