This Boom Lift Licence Course is suitable for anyone who needs to operate a boom lift that can reach above 11 meters.

Why complete this Boom Lift Licence Course?

Section 21 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic.) requires that employers provide an adequate level of information, instruction, training and supervision to employees to enable them to work safely. Furthermore, Part 3.6 and Schedule 3 of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 (Vic.)  outlines the requirement to hold a High Risk Work Licence if operating boom lifts with a capacity of greater than 11 metres.

  • Planning work and keeping safe
  • Boom Lift safety checks
  • Safe use of boom lifts
  • Victorian residents only
  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Experience working around machinery is preferred

Available Dates

Upcoming Workshops

Course Dates Time Available Spaces Cost Individual Bookings Business Bookings
29 & 30 May 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 1 $650.00
30 & 31 May 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 3 $650.00
13 & 14 June 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 2 $650.00
19 & 20 June 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 5 $650.00
24 & 25 June 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 5 $650.00
27 & 28 June 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 5 $650.00
3 & 4 July 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 5 $650.00
8 & 9 July 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 5 $650.00
11 & 12 July 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 5 $650.00
17 & 18 July 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 5 $650.00
22 & 23 July 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 5 $650.00
25 & 26 July 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 5 $650.00
31 July - 1 August 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 5 $650.00
5 & 6 August 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 4 $650.00
8 & 9 August 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 5 $650.00
14 & 15 August 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 5 $650.00
19 & 20 August 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 5 $650.00
22 & 23 August 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 5 $650.00
28 & 29 August 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 5 $650.00

Course Details

For the boom Lift Licence Course, trainees must have adequate English language skills to safely complete tasks relating to boom lift operation, such as being able to:

  • Read and correctly interpret safe work method statements, boom lift operation manuals and compliance plates
  • Complete paperwork such as risk assessments and logbook entries
  • Find the total weight of people, tools and materials being lifted
  • Speak English clearly

If a trainee is concerned that they may not have the required capabilities to complete our Boom Lift Licence Course, please contact WAM Training on 1800 143 343 for advice.

Upon successful completion, trainees will be issued with a WorkSafe Notice of Assessment (which can then be used to apply for a High Risk Work Licence via the myWorkSafe Portal) and a Statement of Attainment.

  • A maximum of 5 trainees can attend this course
  • Trainees should wear safety shoes (and hi-vis clothing if they can)
  • This course is delivered over 2 days face-to-face with a blend of classroom-based and practical activities
  • A Pre-Course Worksheet will be provided which must be completed prior to the course
  • For identification, trainees should bring a driver’s licence or passport

Informal Assessment (Formative Assessment)

WorkSafe Victoria requires Trainees to complete informal (formative) assessments before they are allowed to sit the formal (summative) assessments. That is to say that our Trainers need to have determined that the Trainee is ‘ready’ to sit the licence tests. We do this using three worksheets which must be correctly completed prior to the licence tests. If the worksheets aren’t completed correctly (I.e. the Trainer determines that the Trainee isn’t ready for the licence tests), then the formal (summative) assessments will need to be postponed. In some cases, this will attract additional charges – Therefore, thorough preparation prior to course commencement is critical.

Formal (Summative) Assessment

Trainees will then be formally assessed in three stages:

  1. Theory Assessment (64 short-answer questions)
  2. Maths Assessment (3 maths questions involving calculating load weights and comparing to a boom lift compliance plate)
  3. Practical Assessment (Hazard identification, safety checks, operating, elevating and shutting down)

The formal assessments for the Boom lift Licence Course are closed-book and no notes are permitted to be used. Also, if a Trainee is unable to complete the worksheets, additional one-on-one training may be required and can be provided as indicated below. Verbal assessments may be conducted for the Theory Assessment only. If required, verbal assessments may be postponed to a mutually agreeable date and time as they must be conducted one-on-one.


In the event that re-assessment is required, the following rates apply:

  • Theory – $100
  • Maths – $75
  • Practical – $150
  • Practical Training – $150 per hour if required

If you have any questions about our Boom lift Licence Course, please contact WAM Training on 1800 143 343.

Boom-type elevating work platforms with a boom length of 11m or greater.

It doesn’t matter, it is about the machine’s maximum height rather than the height the machine is to be used at.

Australian Standard 1891.4 Industrial fall-arrest systems and devices requires that anyone performing harness-based work undergoes Nationally Accredited height safety training. It’s not a course pre-requisite, but we strongly recommend you complete this course as well to be completely compliant.

Here’s a link to our Working Safely at Heights Course for further information.

No, the WP licence class covers boom-type elevating work platforms only. This may include:

  • Self-propelled boomlifts (where the operator can move the base of the machine from the basket)
  • Trailer-mounted boomlifts
  • Truck-mounted boomlifts

Our Elevating Work Platform Course, which results in the issuance of an Elevating Work Platform Association Yellow Card for SL.

Here’s a link to our Elevating Work Platform Course for further information.

If you complete this course but you do not live in Victoria, WorkSafe Victoria may refuse to grant your High Risk Work Licence (even if you’ve passed the course).

Trainees who haven’t completed their compulsory homework will not be permitted to attend the course and their course fees will be forfeited.

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27 reviews for Boom Lift Licence

  1. Zach

    Trainer was a very patient and friendly instructor, made everyone feel comfortable and safe.

  2. Benny

    Owen gave very clear instructions of what was expected from us at every stage of the course. I greatly benefited from the repetition built into the course.

  3. John

    Trainer was pleasant and made it easy to understand everything.

  4. Mathew

    Owen helped me understand some questions that I didn’t understand which was a real help.

  5. Grace

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  6. John

    Great course with good learning material and practical activities.

  7. Siosifa

    Both Danny and Lindsay are excellent trainers. I highly recommend WAM training to anyone looking to further their skills.

  8. Sirnivase

    Had a great time in training, Paul is a really great trainer and made the course interesting. Recommend WAM & Paul very much!

  9. Jaward

    Danny has been super helpful. He Made sure everyone got enough practice with weather being a little spoilsport.
    Appreciate his efforts and grateful.

  10. Dratio

    Great teacher, clear and thorough. I now have better knowledge of EWP.

  11. Chloe

    Course was set up very well for learning both the practical and theory side. Thank you

  12. Thomas

    Provided a realistic expectation of knowledge and competence required to pass. Really enjoyed this course.

  13. Kris

    Danny is a bloody legend and a great bloke, made everything easy to understand and obtain.

  14. Jason

    Excellent trainer, put the time into giving me the information I needed for this course and to work safe on site.

  15. Jake

    Another Great Course at WAM.
    Lindsay made it easy to understand & entertaining

  16. Mark

    The Trainers were more than helpful and patient with me.
    Highly recommend.
    Thanks Danny and Lindsay

  17. Julian

    Overall the course was presented very well and easy to understand and put into practice.

  18. Sean

    Danny did a great job making sure I understood everything.

  19. Michael

    Course was very well informed. Staff were great to work with.
    would recommend company for further education courses.

  20. David

    Lindsay was our trainer and he was awesome, very informative, created a good fun training environment, normally these training courses are quite militant but Lindsay made it feel like we were all mates catching up. Highly recommended!!!!

  21. Rick

    Excellent training provider delivered in a professional manner with relevant examples of why and how proper training will directly help you in the field . Also booking into any of their courses is seamlessly done online . Highly recommend

  22. Jay

    Just completed a 2 day course with WAM. The facilities are great, clean and ample for the training on offer. My instructor Danny was knowledgeable and friendly. Can’t fault at all…

  23. Damon

    Completed my EWP over 11m. Great trainer and staff

  24. Wayne

    Just completed high risk ticket with Danny Chapman. Found course very informative and facilities great .Would recommend to anyone. THANKS WAM

  25. Pablow

    Dave is awesome . Did my boom lift training with him .

  26. Julian

    Great facilities worth travelling the extra way for the quality interactive training you get. My trainer Steve talked mainly from his extensive experience in the OHS field of work and conveyed the information in an interesting manner not just reading from PowerPoint slides.

  27. Max

    This was my first training course with WAM training Laverton. Lindsay provided us with great course content and practical knowledge about operating EWP boom lifts. I’ll definitely be back for more training in the future.

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