Boom Lift Licence Course

2 Days – 7:45am to 4:00pm
Was $650, Now $507 (GST Exempt) per person

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


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Subjects Covered:

  • Planning work and keeping safe
  • Boom Lift safety checks
  • Safe use of boom lifts

Entry Requirements:

  • Victorian residents only
  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Experience working around machinery is preferred
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Worksafe Victoria Registration Rules:


Trainees cannot be changed once registration closes. Registration closes at 4:00pm Friday for courses starting on Monday-Tuesday the following week, 7:00am Monday for courses starting on Wednesdays, and 4:00pm Monday for courses starting on the Thursdays.


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.) outline the requirement to hold a High Risk Work Licence if operating boom lifts with a capacity of greater than 11 metres.


Language, Literacy and Numeracy Requirements


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.


What is the Boom Lift Licence Course outcome?


Upon successful completion, trainees will be issued with a WorkSafe Notice of Assessment (which must be lodged at Australia Post along with the lodgement fee of $65) and a Statement of Attainment.


Additional Boom Lift Licence Course Information


  • A maximum of 5 trainees can attend this course
  • Trainees should wear safety shoes (and hi-vis clothing if they can)
  • 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


What does the Boom Lift Licence Course assessment involve?


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.



What is the course outcome?
  • Statement of Attainment
  • Notice of Assessment which can be used to apply for a Licence to Perform High Risk Work (WP Licence)
Are there any additional fees?

Yes, WorkSafe Victoria charges a lodgement fee, which is currently a little over $67 (payable directly to WorkSafe upon licence application)

What type of machine does this apply to?

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

What if I’m only using the boomlift at a height less than 11m?

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

Do I need to complete Working Safely at Heights training?

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.

Can I operate a scissor lift on a WP Licence?

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
What course should I do to cover scissor lifts?

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