Operate Elevating Work Platform - 1 day

Nationally Recognised Training

EWP Operator Licence – Yellow Card

National units of competency

  • RIIHAN301E - Operate elevating work platform

Application and Relevance

This one (1) day training program is designed for people who wish to or are required to develop the skills and knowledge needed to operate elevated work platforms. Participants may complete singular or multiple machine classes, according to the type of work they will be undertaking. Machine classes are: Vertical Lift (VL), Scissor Lift (SL), Self-Propelled Boom (BL), Trailer Mounted Boom (TL), and Truck Mounted Boom (TM)


Federal legislation states; that an employer must provide any information, training, instruction or supervision that is necessary to protect all persons from risks to their health and safety arising from work carried out as part of the conduct of the business or undertaking. WHS Act 2011: Division 2:19.3 Since 1987 the Elevating Work Platform Association of Australia (EWPA) has provided operator training throughout Australia known as the “Yellow card” training program. Providing this type of training has assisted owners, employers and operators to meet their responsibility under the OHS & WHS Acts where a high risk work licence is not required.


If you require the use of a boom-type elevated work platform with a height or reach of 11 metres or more, you must hold a valid National Licence to Perform High Risk Work class WP, issued by a Work Health and Safety Regulator.

Course Content

Topics include and are not limited to:

  • Hazard identification, risk assessment and controls
  • Fall arrest harness inspection, fitting and use
  • Identify safe operating parameters using data plate and manual
  • Conduct pre and post operational checks
  • Operation of EWP
  • Emergency procedures
  • Theory assessment and practical observation and demonstration


Training conducted by experienced EWP specialists on customers site using their EWP
Course documentation 
Up to 8 hours classroom, practical training and assessment All documentation used will be supplied by Zokal Safety Training.


It is considered best practice to undertake refresher training every 5 years.


There are no prerequisite units.  

Students minimum age is 16 years for this course.

Students require a basic level of literacy and numeracy skills. It is recommended that participants contact Zokal prior to their course if they have any concerns about their ability to complete the training.

See Student handbook for additional information.

Course Logistics

Number of Participants: 10
Requirement: Provide Unique Student Identifier (USI number) and ID

Students must complete and return the PRE-ENROLMENT QUESTIONNAIRE prior to attending for training.

Equipment: All training materials are to be supplied by the Company booking training including the EWP on their site.


Assessment Methods

This is a competency based programme with progressive assessment throughout the course, including demonstration of written and oral questions relating to underpinning knowledge. Please let us know if there are any issues that your Zokal trainer should be aware of. These may include:

  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy
  • Physical limitations, such as hearing, vision or mobility concerns
  • Anything that may affect your experience in the training course


National units of competency

Upon successful completion of all assessments, successful participants can be issued a Nationally recognised statement of attainment and wallet card for the below unit while EWPA processes and issues the Yellow Card.

  • RIIHAN301E - Operate elevated work platform

Award Issued

Nationally – Upon successful completion of the course your record of training is processed by the EWPA and you will receive an EWP Operator Licence (Yellow Card) with the proof of training on a yellow wallet card. Zokal Safety Training Pty Ltd Code 9126

The Yellow Card is an industry driven and Nationally recognised training that provides the holder with evidence of training in a particular type of EWP. It is based on EWP product type and not boom length.

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