High risk work licensing

This page provides information on the High risk work licensing units of competency which are being embedded into Training Packages to meet the requirements of the National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work (April 2006).

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Background

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1 July 2010

Moderation of high risk licensing assessment instruments

Safe Work Australia has brought forward the moderation process for the mandated high risk work licensing assessment instruments from September 2010.

The moderation process will review and address the comments which have been received on the mandated assessment instruments. Most of these are of a technical nature.

Moderation Issue Registers (MIR) have been established for the following five broad groups:

  • dogging
  • rigging and scaffolding
  • forklifts (both classes), vehicle mounted concrete placement boom, hoists (both classes) and elevating work platform
  • vehicle loading, derrick, portal boom, non-slewing mobile, tower, self-erecting tower cranes, and
  • mobile cranes.

A moderation group has been formed and has commenced the final stages of the moderation process. The moderation group will review each MIR individually to allow sufficient time for review and input.

It was originally intended that the moderation process, which began in January 2010, would be completed by 30 June 2010. However, due to the large amount of comments received, it is unlikely that the full moderation and mandating process will be completed in this time. Safe Work Australia will provide expected timeframes as they become available.

For further information email Safe Work Australia at info@safeworkaustralia.gov.au

 

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29 June 2009 Update

The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations has released the following update on the National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work (April 2006) and the implementation of high risk work licensing units of competency.

The National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work (April 2006) requires training and assessment for high risk work licences to occur within the vocational education and training system. The aim is to achieve nationally uniform, competency based training.

The Standard recognises 29 licence classes. Units of competency have now been endorsed for 24 of these classes. These units are contained within the CPC08 Construction, Plumbing and Services Integrated Framework Training Package or the TLI07 Transport and Logistics Training Package. All of the endorsed units are now available on the National Training Information Service.

Two further units are being finalised. These units will be contained in the UEP06 Electricity Supply Industry - Generation Sector Training Package. Once final, the units will move through the endorsement process.

Units to support the boiler licence classes have not been developed. Feedback has indicated the licence class structure needs to be modified before the training change is introduced. The existing training arrangements for these licence classes will continue until that work can occur.

The new high risk licensing units require the use of mandated assessment instruments. The instruments to support the endorsed units are expected to be approved by late May 2009.Access will only be available to registered training organisations with these units on their scope of registration.

Since access to the mandated assessment instruments will be restricted, general information on the assessment requirements for each instrument is being prepared. This information includes the assessor instructions and the equipment lists for the practical assessment.

Most states and territories will start to recognise training against the new units from 1 July 2009. In all cases (excluding NSW)*, a transition period will occur. This period is to allow registered training organisations to become familiar with the new unit requirements and register for scope. During that time, training will be recognised against either the units or the existing system.

Unless otherwise advised within your state or territory, all training for licences must be against the new units by 1 July 2010. Registered training organisations wishing to deliver in this area will be required to apply to their relevant registering body prior to this date to have any of the new units added to their scope of registration.

The table below lists which training package the high risk work licensing units of competency are contained within.

All Industry Skills Councils will be required to import units of competency from these training packages where the occupational outcome from a qualification and/or Statement of Attainment requires a licence to operate in one of these licence classes.

*WorkCover NSW will implement the National Standard on 1 September 2009. There will be no transition period after this date. Therefore, between now and 1 September 2009 WorkCover NSW accredited assessors are required to align with a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), and RTOs are required to add the required units to their scope of registration and apply to WorkCover NSW for licensing purposes i.e. the existing National Certificate of Competency (NCOC) assessment procedure will apply upto 31 August 2009, with the new high risk work training and assessment arrangements to commence on 1 September 2009 with no overlap. For further information, please contact WorkCover NSW on 1800 855 969.

Background

The National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work (April 2006) aims to facilitate the operation of a nationally uniform, competency based licensing system for persons performing certain types of high risk work.

The National Standard recognises the importance of quality training as an underpinning principle in providing skilled workers, and that the most effective form of training is a combination of informal and formal training methods. It requires training and assessment to be undertaken by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) under the Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF).

Transition from the old certification system to the new will occur on a graduated basis. It is expected that all existing certificate holders will be transited to the licensing system by 1 July 2012.

Units of competency are being developed to support the transition of training and assessment into the vocational education and training sector. It is expected that these units of competency will be incorporated into Training Packages in the second half of 2008.

The table below provides information about which Training Package the high risk work licensing units of competency will be allocated to.

All Industry Skills Councils will be required to import units of competency from these Training Packages where the occupational outcome from a qualification and/or Statement of Attainment requires a licence to operate in one of these licence classes.

Licence class

Training Package

Licence class

Training Package

Dogging

CPC08

Vehicle loading crane

TLI07

Rigging - basic

CPC08

Derrick crane

TLI07

Rigging - intermediate

CPC08

Portal boom crane

TLI07

Rigging - advanced

CPC08

Slewing crane up to 20 tonnes

TLI07

Scaffolding - basic

CPC08

Slewing crane up to 60 tonnes

TLI07

Scaffolding - intermediate

CPC08

Slewing crane up to 100 tonnes

TLI07

Scaffolding - advanced

CPC08

Slewing crane over 100 tonnes

TLI07

Tower cranes

CPC08

Bridge and gantry crane

TLI07

Self erecting tower crane (new)

CPC08

Non slewing mobile crane

TLI07

Concrete placing boom

CPC08

Boom type elevated work platform

TLI07

Materials platform hoist

CPC08

Forklift

TLI07

Personnel and materials platform hoist

CPC08

Order -picking forklift

TLI07

Turbine operation

UEP06

Reciprocating steam engine

UEP06

 

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