National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work

The new national standard introduces a number of changes that aim to make the training, assessment and licensing of high risk work consistent across Australia.  These changes aim to make workplaces, where high risk work is performed safer.

The key changes are:

  • training and assessment are to be undertaken by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) under the Australian Quality Framework (AQFT);
  • licences are renewable every five years;
  • licences are to be a photographic licence, with your name and date of birth; and
  • licences will be required for the operation of order-picking forklift trucks and self-erecting tower cranes. (new classification)

The Standard aims to facilitate the operation of a nationally uniform , competency-based licensing system. This will provide portability between state and territories for persons performing certain types of high risk work.

There is a transitional period to convert your old licence to the new licence. For more information about this process, please contact Territory Business Centre on 1800 193 111 or Work Safe WA on 08 93278777..