High risk work assessor accreditation - Queensland


You will need this accreditation if you intend to assess individuals that apply for high risk work (HRW) licences to ensure workers are competent to perform HRW.

A HRW accredited assessor can assess licences needed to engage in the following work:

  • operation of cranes and hoists
  • dogging and rigging work
  • driving a forklift truck
  • erecting or dismantling scaffolding
  • operation of boilers or other pressure equipment
  • operation of concrete placing booms
  • operation of an elevated work platform
  • operation of a reach stacker.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for accreditation, you must:

  • hold a current HRW licence for the HRW class/es for which accreditation is sought
  • have a minimum of two years industry and operational experience in each relevant class of high risk work and at least 35 hours of operational experience across the range of work, within the class of work, in the previous two years
  • completed VET assessor qualifications / competencies or equivalent.


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Application process


Step one

You will need to provide Workhealth Safety Queensland with:

  • completed application form (form 93) and notification of alignment with a registered training organisation (form 91)
  • proof of identification
  • application fee
  • copy of current licence for the relevant HRW class/es sought
  • copy of your VET assessor qualifications/competencies (new applications only)
  • signed acknowledgement that you have read and understood the conditions of accreditation as an assessor for high risk work classes
  • evidence of industry and operational experience.

Step two

You will need to successfully complete:

  • required general knowledge OHS online test
  • required competency assessment specific to the licence class you are seeking accreditation for
  • an accredited assessor induction (new applications only).

Administering agency

Office of Industrial Relations

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland

Licensing and Advisory Services

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