Accredited assessors for high risk work (HRW) licences
A licence to perform high risk work (HRW) is part of a system which authorises individuals to carry out particular classes of work.
There are 29 high risk work licence classes (for example scaffolder, dogger, tower crane operation, forklift operation). This national system has been incorporated into Queensland law by the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 (WHS Regulation).
Under the WHS Regulation, to obtain a licence a person must be trained in accordance with the relevant unit of competency by a registered training organisation (RTO) and then be assessed as competent against the relevant assessment instrument by an accredited assessor who is approved by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ).
The purpose of accreditation of assessors is to provide a consistent standard of assessment of individuals applying for HRW licences. This assists employers and others who have duties under health and safety laws to be satisfied that workers are competent to perform HRW in order to ensure the health and safety of workers and others in the workplace.
How to become an accredited assessor
A person wishing to obtain accreditation as an assessor for classes of high risk work is required to provide WHSQ with the following information:
- a completed Form 93 - Application for accreditation as an assessor for high risk work classes or application for an additional class on an existing accreditation (PDF, 3.3MB)
- a completed Form 91 - Notification or cancellation of alignment with a registered training organisation (RTO) (PDF,136KB)
- evidence of your identity - sufficient evidence includes a copy of your current driver's licence (front and back) or 18+ card (front and back), or a current passport (Australian or international)
- a passport-sized photo (interstate HRW licence holders only)
- a copy of your current high risk work licence for the relevant HRW class/es for which accreditation is sought (new applications only)
- a copy of your VET assessor qualifications/competencies or equivalent (new applications only)
- one signed copy of the conditions of accreditation as an assessor for high risk work classes (PDF, 628KB)
- the application fee (GST does not apply to fees). Pay the fee for each class of high risk work for accreditation sought for a 3-year period
- evidence of industry and operational experience:
- at least 2 years relevant industry and operational experience for each class (new applications only) – for example, evidence of hours of operation, training experience, assessor experience
- at least 35 hours of operational experience across the range of work within the class of work in the previous 2 years.
Send your application to:
Licensing and Advisory Services
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland
PO Box 820
LUTWYCHE QLD 4030