RIIHAN301E Operate elevating work platform (under 11 metres)

Elevated Work Platform operation is classified as high risk work and therefore legislation requires workers to be assessed for competency. This course is delivered by experienced trainers/assessor and awards participants with a Statement of Attainment and a Wallet sized competency card on successful completion.

Training and assessment delivered in Partnership with Achieve Training & Assessment Services RTO 90659

This course is designed for operators who will be working under the height of 11 metres or operating Scissor Lifts where a SafeWork NSW Certificate of Competency is not required.

Note that for EWP under 11 Metres we offer the RIIHAN301E (for which a Statement of Attainment is issued) OR the EWPA Yellow card course.  They are two different courses and this will need to be identified when booking.

  • EWPA Yellow Card is NOT a Nationally Recognised Unit of Competency but a Nationally Recognised course.  Students will only receive the EWPA Yellow card with the specific machines they have completed on their cards e.g. SL; BL; TL.
  •  RIIHAN301E Operate Elevating Work Platform (under 11 metres) IS a Nationally Recognised Unit of Competency course.  Students will receive a Statement of Attainment with the Unit of Competency only (not machine specific on their Certificate) from the authorising RTO.

A Yellow Card allows the operation of the following machines:

Machine Classes to Choose From

A different ticket is required for each class. At the time of booking you are required to advise which machine(s) you would like training for:

1. Scissor Lift (SL)

2. Self-Propelled Boom Lift (BL)

3. Trailer Mounted Boom LIft (TL)  *note that additional charges will apply for hire charge of this machine

An additional $100 applies for each additional machine booked on the same day. Up to 3 machines can be trained in one day, depending on class size.

On completion of the course you will receive an Interim Certificate and once we have submitted the paperwork and assessments to the Elevating Work Platform Association you will receive your National Photo Licence.


7 hrs (8:30am – 4:00pm)

Cost Options:

Fees below include course materials, refreshments and lunch at the venue:

  • $400.00 per person (GST free) for one machine (e.g. Scissor Lift)

Up to three machines can be trained in one day depending on class size. Each additional machine is an additional $100 per machine so long as trained on the same day.

  • $500.00 per person if two machines are required (e.g. Scissor Lift and Boom Lift under 11m) and only if the training for the two machines is completed on the same day.
  • $600 per person for three machines trained in one day.


Truck Mounted Boom LIft (TM) and Vertical Lift (VL) training is available for onsite training only, at your workplace, when you have a minimum of 8 people to attend and suitable equipment on site and an adequate training area. Please contact us to arrange.


Course Details

  • Hazard identification
  • Reporting procedures
  • Pre-operation check of machine
  • Safe operation of machine to maximum reach
  • Managing an emergency
  • Post operation check
  • Shutdown of machine
  • Safe parking of machine


Training is delivered face to face including both theory and assessments.


See above depending on number of machines training required for. Course fees include course material, refreshments and lunch at venue.

Award and Recognition

”Successful participants will be awarded with a Statement of Attainment for the unit of competency – RIIHAN301E Operate elevating work platform and also receive a wallet sized competency card. Certificate is issued by Achieve Training and Assessment Services.”

Should participants wish to receive a Statement of Attainment with the Unit Number for RIIHAN301E Nationally Recognised Unit of Competency course qualification there is an additional fee of $30.00.


  • 100 Points of ID that meet the requirements of the SafeWork NSW Evidence of Identity must be presented at commencement of this course. These must be originals; certified copies will not be accepted.
    Evidence of Identity Information Sheet
  • Re-assessment costs may apply in the event where a participant fails the assessment.
  • Photo Identification is required.
  • Applicants must be a minimum of 16 years old.

Conditions if training is conducted on-site at your workplace

  • Suitable training venue to cater for all participants along with minimum number of machines (approx. 1 machine per 6 persons)
  • Adequate space at venue for safe use of machines and ensure there are no power lines above or nearby.
  • Data plate identifying serial number and safe working load and compliance period within 10 years
  • Gate and opening bar must be operational

Training Venue:

New Location – Map for directions

1/13-15 Prince of Wales Avenue
Unanderra  2526

Additional information relating to the high risk work licencing requirements for operation of telehanders:

A high risk work licence in the class of CN (non-slewing crane) is required for the operation of a non-slewing telehandler with a lifting capacity rating exceeding 3 tonnes when it is fitted with a boom or jib and hook block.

Where the telehandler is fitted with attachments such as a bucket or forks the PCBU has a duty of care in terms of ensuring workers have appropriate training in the operation of the plant, however a CN licence is not required.

Where the plant is fitted with a personnel box that can be extended 11m or more the operator requires an Elevated Work Platform (EWP) high risk work licence.

If you have any questions regarding high risk work licence requirements please do not hesitate to contact the SafeWork NSW Information Centre on 13 10 50. 

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