Elevated work platform (EWP)

An elevated work platform (EWP) is a telescoping device, hinged device, or articulated device or any combination of these used to support a platform on which personnel, equipment and materials may be elevated to perform work. EWPs are classed as either below or above 11 metres. The 11 metre boom length shall be taken to mean the greater of the following:
a) The vertical distance from the floor of the platform to the surface supporting the EWP with the platform at its maximum height: or
b) The nominal reach, measured horizontally from the centre point of rotation to the outer edge of the platform in its most extended position.

Course: TLILIC2005 Licence to operate a boom-type Elevating Work Platform (EWP)

Aus Loadshifting provides training in operating a boom-type Elevating Work Platform (EWP). Our EWP courses can be completed onsite at your workplace or you can attend our training facility. Our course educators are available in Sydney’s Western suburbs, Inner West, CBD, North Shore, Central West NSW and other locations by negotiation Our trainers all hold a certificate IV in training and assessment and are SafeWork NSW accredited, they also have years of experience in the education and Earth moving industries.
Our course includes both theory and practical training on the machines and an assessment. There is no minimum or maximum course length and the time varies due to each person’s different skill set. The average time for completing the course is over a 2 day period.

Course Information

Course content

  • Plan the work
  • Conduct routine checks
  • Set up the EWP
  • General operations
  • Shut down and secure the EWP

Assessment: The assessment contains two parts

  • Knowledge assessment – Written/oral exam containing both short answer and multiple choice questions. Each test varies in length and contains critical questions which must be answered correctly.
  • Performance assessment – A practical assessment which will include a pre-operation check, post-operation checks and general equipment operations.

Course outcome:

  • If an applicant is successful a Notice of Satisfactory Assessment (NSA) is issued. This NSA, Application and fee must be lodged with Australia post within 60 days of the assessment to receive your ticket.
  • If an applicant is not successful they will be issued with an assessment summary (AS). An applicant cannot operate a Forklift under an AS. An AS is valid for 90 days. Reassessment conducted within this 90 days is only on the components the applicant was deemed not yet competent.

Course requirements: Applicants must be 18 years or older. There are no pre-requisites for this course.

TLILIC2005 Licence to operate a boom-type Elevating Work Platform (EWP) is a course governed by ASQA. You can verify the course credentials and our RTO status at