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.


5 years

Administering agency

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Phone: 1300 362 128