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Courses Operate Elevating Work Platform Under 11m (Scissor Lift) RIIHAN301E

Operate Elevating Work Platform Under 11m (Scissor Lift) RIIHAN301E

Course Introduction

It is the responsibility of an employer to ensure that all persons operating an elevating work platform are competent to do so, and that safe systems of work are provided at all times in their use. This training outlines the competency required to safely and effectively operate an EWP.


All students studying nationally recognised training in Australia are required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Click here to find your USI

There are no entry requirements for this qualification; however it is recommended that students have sufficient literacy, numeracy and visual interpretation skills to successfully complete the course.

Over 16 years.

Course content & delivery method

  • Compliance with site safety plan and WHS legislation / regulations / codes of practice applicable to workplace operations
  • Safe and effective operational use of tools, harnesses, plant and equipment
  • Set up, operation and shut down of an EWP including emergency safety devices, e.g. electronic override, ground controls and emergency descent devices
  • Job planning and preparation, worksite inspection, equipment defect identification, hazard identification, determination of work requirements
  • Calculations

Duration / Flexibility

5 to 8 hours depending on experience

If you have prior experience with the machines, you may be eligible for a reduction in your training hours and sit for an earlier practical assessment.

Qualifications & Recognition

On successful completion of the licence course, participants will be issued a Statement of attainment Operate Elevating Work Platform Under 11m (Scissor Lift)


SOS Training Requirements

  • Must have a valid USI Number – Click here to find your USI
  • Must have enclosed footwear
  • Must have High Vis vest and hard hat
  • Must be 16 years or older and have basic English reading and writing skills

Course Details 1 day @ Carrara

  • RIIHAN301E – Elevating work platform
  • Duration – 1 full day of training
  • Price – $225
  • Mixture of theory and practical training
  • Trainers aid available for students requiring additional support
  • Real world training scenarios to assist you in becoming job ready


Course details ½ Day @ Carrara – Experienced Operators Course – designed for students who have had previous experience operating a scissor lift or EWP less than 11m. This course will test your practical skills with a focus on advanced operations and current legislation.

  • RIIHAN301E – Elevating work platform
  • Duration – 4-5 hours
  • Price – $200
  • Competency based assessment (minimising impact on work commitments)
  • Pre course reading and online assessment that must be completed using our student portal and submitted prior to the course start date
  • Advanced operational techniques
  • Theory refresher on current legislation


Carrara: 1 full day  $225

Carrara: ½ day $200  experienced Operators

Onsite training available conditions apply, please email craig for price on:

Course Snapshot

Course Code: RIIHAN301E

On-site: Onsite and Carrara


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