Elevating Work Platform over 11m Licence (EWP)

Broaden your skills and your job opportunities with an Elevated Work Platform (EWP) licence from Major Training Group.

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




3 days

Course Outcomes

Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment - TLILIC0005 Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)

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Reach new heights in your career with an EWP licence QLD from Major Training. Our EWP (over 11 metres) course enables you to apply for your high-risk work licence with WHS Queensland. With an EWP ticket, you’ll be qualified to safely and legally operate elevated work platforms across various industries. Major Training, located in Queensland, offers courses statewide, including in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast.

Course Details

An elevating work platform (EWP) is a versatile device used to support a platform from which personnel, equipment, or materials can be elevated to perform various tasks. These platforms can be telescoping, hinged, articulated, or a combination of these mechanisms. Major Training Group’s EWP course comprehensively covers the skills required to operate boom-type elevating work platforms with a boom length of 11 metres or more.

An EWP licence is a nationally recognised qualification that equips you with specialist skills for safe operation across multiple trades, including building, construction, mining, forestry, and demolition. By obtaining your EWP licence over 11m, you enhance your qualifications, making you eligible for a broader range of employment opportunities or a new career path. The EWP ticket you earn upon completion signifies your proficiency in handling these high-risk tasks.

During this EWP course, you will receive formal logbook training and undergo assessments that are essential for applying for a High Risk Work Licence. You’ll learn to plan the work, conduct routine equipment checks, and efficiently set up, operate, shut down, and secure the elevating work platform, ensuring both safety and operational efficiency.


Pre-course study guide.

Detailed training schedule.

• Classroom-based EWP training with safety videos, demonstrations, and instructions delivered by our accredited trainers.

Written and practical assessment including all training materials and a hi-vis vest.

Reliable practical training to meet logbook requirements.

Nationally recognised statement of attainment.

ENTRY Requirements

  • Pass a language, literacy, and numeracy assessment (LLN)
  • Provide three forms of identification
  • Wear steel-capped or safety boots on site
  • Sun protection is also recommended (hat, long-sleeved shirt, and pants)
  • Minimum 18 years of age (Workplace Health and Safety requirement) – applicable to the full course only
  • You may not be able to attend this course if you are pregnant or have a medical condition – applicable to the full course only

High-risk work Licences

  • High risk work licences have a 5-year life span. After this period, the licence will need to be renewed. This can be done via the WHS Queensland website.
  • If your high risk work licence has expired, you’re not classified as a licenced operator until it’s renewed.
  • You have up to 12 months to renew your high risk licence. If it’s past the 12-month period, you’ll be required to re-sit the written and practical exam.
  • A VOC cannot be done on an expired licence.

How To Apply For a High Risk Work Licence

  • You have 60 days from successfully completing your practical assessment to apply with WorkSafe QLD for your high risk work licence.
  • There is an application fee to lodge your AS1 Form.
  • Click here for more information.

Elevating Work Platform (over 11m)

Obtaining an Elevated Work Platform (EWP) licence in QLD can pave the way for diverse and dynamic careers focused on performing tasks at elevated heights using specialised equipment and ensuring safety throughout the process. Some of the roles this might include are as follows.

Possible Roles

Construction Worker: Operate an EWP to perform tasks such as window installation, facade maintenance, and roof repairs on construction sites, ensuring safe and efficient access to elevated areas.

Tree Care Specialist: Operate an EWP to reach and prune trees, perform tree removals, or install tree lighting. This role is common in landscaping, arboriculture, and municipal services.

Event Crew Member: Deploy and operate EWPs for setting up stages, lighting, banners, and decorations at events and festivals. This role ensures that event spaces are transformed safely and efficiently.

Maintenance Technician: Use an EWP to access and maintain equipment, machinery, or infrastructure in industrial settings, ensuring that inspections, repairs, and routine maintenance are conducted safely and effectively.

Telecommunications Technician: Utilise an EWP to install, repair, or maintain telecommunication equipment on utility poles or transmission towers. This role is essential for maintaining communication networks.

Film and Television Production Crew: Use an EWP to position cameras, lighting, and equipment for film and TV shoots, allowing for unique and dynamic camera angles in productions.

Potential wages could be in the region of $75,000 to $85,000 per year or around $40 per hour

Delivery Options

Major Training offers flexible, easy-to-access options that let you learn on the job. Choose an EWP ticket program that suits your needs and gain the skills to safely operate elevated work platforms.

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Course Details
Full EWP Training & Assessment Course

Duration: 3 days

Time: 6.30am to 3pm

Suitable for: This course is the perfect choice if you don’t yet have formal experience in EWP and are looking at gaining employment or starting a new career. This course will teach you everything you need to know from start to finish and is delivered in person over 3 days by our knowledgeable team.

  • A competency-based training program delivered by our knowledgeable team over 3 days.
  • Both the formal and informal requirements of the training are completed in a controlled environment at Major Training’s simulated worksites throughout Queensland.
  • Training materials include a logbook, training plan, full assessment, and training manual.

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Formal EWP Assessment & Training Course

Duration: One day of formal training, up to 6 months logbook on the job and one day of assessment

Suitable for: Suitable for existing workers requiring a SOA / EWP Licence to enter the workforce and that can complete the mandatory informal training on the job at their current employment

  • Employer involvement and licenced operator required to supervise
  • All requirements of the training are completed in a controlled environment at Major Training Group’s high quality simulated worksites throughout QLD and your employers workplace
  • Informal training – Up to 40 hours supervised log book training is completed on the job in the workplace
  • Formal training is completed at a Major Training site
  • EWP formal training is on the first day of the course with assessment once the logbook is completed
  • Employers must agree and fill in all relevant areas of the students logbook
  • Students must log hours and detail of relevant tasks performed at their workplace
  • Student log book must be signed off by employer or employer’s representative with the relevant OHS licence
  • A completed log book with an employer’s letter validating the log is required
  • Students have for up to 6 months to complete

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Experienced Operators Course

Duration: 2 days

Suitable for: Operators with demonstrated previous experience. Applicants are required to provide evidence of prior experience for enrolment in this course, which may include an expired licence. This can be a more economical option for already skilled people.

  • For experienced and competent operators on completion of formal training
  • Students must log hours and details of relevant tasks performed at their workplace
  • Student logbook must be signed off by employer with the relevant WHS licence
  • A final skills assessment is conducted when the employer is happy with the skill and knowledge level of the student
  • Assessment includes a closed book theory test and a comprehensive practical test

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Funded Options
CSQ Funding

Amount Funded: $528

Student Gap Fee (what you will pay): $267

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BERT Funding

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At Major Training Group, we aim to ensure that everyone gets the most out of their studies and that is why students have access to a range of support options to help them along the way. They include:

  • Additional practical training sessions
  • Extended learning time
  • Alternative training methods and resources
  • Access to our experienced staff for one-on-one training
  • Recognition of previous learning and experience to speed up the process.

Students with prior industry experience may be eligible for RPL. Students may also qualify for credit transfer if they can demonstrate prior qualifications and/or statements of attainment. You can learn more about credit transfer and RPL here.

We use a variety of assessment methods including;

  • Online
  • Paper
  • Video
  • Q&A
  • Demonstration
  • Short written answers
  • Longer written answers
  • Third-party observation
  • Knowledge skills observation 
  • Employer reports

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