High risk work (HRW) licences - Queensland


A high risk work (HRW) licence is required for the following:

  • 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.

A separate licence is required for each class of work.


Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

In order to apply for this licence, you must:

  • Complete the relevant training program with a registered training organisation (RTO)
  • Obtain an assessment summary from an accredited assessor through the RTO once training is complete
  • Submit your application for a high risk work licence online within 60 days of completing your practical assessment.


View the list of scheduled fees. GST does not apply to fees.

Other resources

Administering agency

Office of Industrial Relations

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland

Contact details

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Workplace Health and Safety Queensland

Office of Industrial Relations

Mailing address: Workplace Health and Safety Queensland
Brisbane, Queensland 4001
Phone: 1300 362 128
Website: Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (Opens in new window)