High Risk Licences

High risk licences are compulsory for a range of high risk activities such as operating a forklift, operating cranes, carrying out dogging etc.

It is an offence under the Work health and safety legislation to allow persons to perform high risk work without a current licence and it is an offence under the Crimes Act (1900) for using or possessing or making a false document. The maximum penalty is imprisonment for up to 10 years. 

High risk work licences are valid for five years. You can search online to confirm the status of a New South Wales HRW licence, although the search will only return results for workers that hold a current HRW licence and for licences requiring renewal.

To check a HRW licence visit www.constructionassist.nsw.gov.au


Before your business can perform any potentially hazardous work you must hold the appropriate work health and safety licence. A work health and safety licence ensures that risks to workers and the public are managed to ensure a high level of safety. DATS offers the following High Risk Licenses.


Course Code and Title

High Risk Licencing Courses

DOGGING                     - CPCCLDG3001 - Licence to perform dogging

EWP Over 11m              - TLILIC0005 - Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)

FORKLIFT                     - TLILIC0003 - Licence to operate a forklift truck

BASIC SCAFFOLDING - CPCCLSF2001 - Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding basic level

C2                                  - TLILIC0022 - Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 20 tonnes)

C6                                  - TLILIC0023 - Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 60 tonnes)

C1                                  - TLILIC0021 - Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 100 tonnes)

C0                                  - TLILIC0020- Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (over 100 tonnes)

CN                                  - TLILIC0018 - Licence to operate a non-slewing mobile crane (greater than 3 tonnes capacity)

CV                                  - TLILIC0024 - Licence to operate a vehicle loading crane (capacity 10 metre tonnes and above)