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
27 & 28 July 2022 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 4 $650.00
1 & 2 August 2022 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 4 $650.00
10 & 11 August 2022 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 5 $650.00
15 & 16 August 2022 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 5 $650.00
24 & 25 August 2022 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 5 $650.00
29 & 30 August 2022 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 5 $650.00
7 & 8 September 2022 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 5 $650.00
12 & 13 September 2022 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 5 $650.00
21 & 22 September 2022 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 4 $650.00
26 & 27 September 2022 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).

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7 reviews for Boom Lift Licence

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Pablow

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

  4. Wayne

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

  5. Damon

    Completed my EWP over 11m. Great trainer and staff

  6. 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…

  7. 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

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