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NOTE: Current Course Code: RIIHAN301E supersedes and replaces previous course codes of RIIHAN301D, RIIHAN301B

Course Outline

The Operate elevating work platform course (EWP) also often referred to as EWP RII is designed to provide the underpinning knowledge and skills to operate an elevating work platform and boom type EWP up to 11 meters safely in the Resources and Infrastructure Industries.

The EWP RII course focuses primarily on the construction, mining, manufacturing, and related industries, where staff need to have the correct training to operate elevating work platforms under 11 metres. This training program covers the safe operation of EWP’s like scissor lifts and boom types under 11 meters and is nationally recognised by the industry.

This course is appropriate for those working in operational roles.

Entry Requirements

  • Basic verbal and written English communication skills sufficient to read material and understand instruction.
  • A Unique Student Identifier number (USI)- if you don’t have one go to- usi.gov.au
  • Provide photo identification.
  • Wear closed in shoes.
  • Sun protection is also recommended (hat, long-sleeved shirt and pants).
  • Pass a language, literacy, and numeracy assessment (LLN) if applicable.

Also due to the physical nature of the unit of competency learners must be of fit and able capacity to work at heights and wear the required PPE.

Course Details

How long will the training take (Duration)

Typically the training and assessment is competency-based and is a 1-day course.

Please Note-Total time is dependent on the competency of each individual.

This course can also be completed in combination with the High Risk Licence EWP over 11 m course and or the EWPA Yellow card course.

How is the Training Delivered ( Delivery Modes)

FULL COURSE TRAINING – Practical and theory training based on theoretical concepts and set tasks that need to be completed. The learner is then given a theory and a practical assessment.

Designed for all types of learners giving them access to the equipment and skills required to be competent in the practical skills and knowledge of operating an under 11 metre EWP in a very focused one-on-one or small group environment.

Step 1 – Completion of theory training and assessment.
Step 2 – Learner completes equipment familiarization and practical training and assessment in a structured learning environment one on one or in a small group.
Step 3 – Learner is issued a Statement of attainment for proof of training.

What will you learn? (Overview)

The EWP RII course will cover the below topics:

  • Basic Knowledge of the Elevating Work Platform
  • How to assess and secure equipment and the work area (routine checks, plan work)
  • How to operate the elevating work platform (driving, elevation, protective equipment)
  • Maintenance of the Elevating Work Platform (refueling, modification)

For more specific course information please contact us or go to https://training.gov.au

Course Outcome

To complete the course, students must successfully complete all assessments which are aligned with the national unit of competency.

Upon successful completion of the course requirements, students will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for the unit of competency.

Your Statement of Attainment does not have an expiry date, however, most sites will want your SOA dated within a 2 year period so some employers may require you to be VOC’d or refresh your competency to retain your currency.

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Please contact our office on 07 4444 4500 or admin@professionaltrainingsolutions.com.au for the latest course dates.


How long will training take?

Typically the training and assessment is competency-based and is a 1-day course. Please Note-Total time is dependent on the competency of each individual.

How is the training delivered?

Training and assessment are both practical and theory-based delivery.

How long does your confined space ticket/SOA last for?

The industry generally recommends that your Confines Space ticket or SOA is refreshed every 2 years to remain current.

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