Accredited assessors for high risk work (HRW) licences

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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:

Send your application to:

Licensing and Advisory Services
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland
PO Box 820