Licence to Perform High Risk Work - South Australia


Persons intending to carry out scaffolding, rigging, dogging work or operate a forklift, crane, hoist, elevating work platform or pressure equipment are required to obtain a licence to perform high risk work.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years of age.


Renewable every 5 years.


2019-2020 fees:

Act(s) name

Work Health & Safety Act 2012 (SA) 2012 South Australia

Work Health & Safety Regulations 2012 (SA) 2012 South Australia

Additional information

To obtain a Licence to Perform High Risk Work or add a new class to your existing licence, you must undertake the appropriate training.
To find a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) search

Once you have completed your training, you will be assessed by an Assessor who is accredited with us. Accredited Assessors must be affiliated with RTOs, so your assessment may be arranged for you.

During your assessment, you will undertake a theory (written) exam and a practical test. Upon completion, your Assessor will provide you with written feedback about your results. This is your Assessment Summary.

Administering agency

SafeWork SA

Contact details

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Licensing Unit

Operating address: Level 4
33 Richmond Road
Keswick SA 5035
Mailing address: GPO Box 465
Adelaide SA 5001
Phone: 1300365255
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