Construction/Plumbing/Allied Trades

CPCCLSF2001A Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding basic level

The purpose of this course is to provide the underpinning knowledge and skills to perform scaffolding (basic) safely. It will prepare the participant for a National High Risk Work Licence (Scaffolding Basic) issued by Workplace Standards Tasmania.

The scope for this certificate is associated with the following: prefabricated scaffolds; cantilevered hoists (max. WLL 500kg materials only); ropes; gin wheels; safety nets and static lines; and bracket scaffolds (tank and formwork).

Participants will learn:

  • To plan and prepare work
  • To erect scaffolding/equipment
  • To inspect, repair and alter scaffolding/equipment
  • To dismantle scaffolding/equipment and clean up

Successful participants are able to apply for National High Risk Work Licence (Scaffolding basic) as issued by Workplace Standards Tasmania under the Work Health and Safety Act 2012.

Please Note:
Funding assistance is available from the Tasmanian Building & Construction Training Board (TBCITB) for those that qualify under eligibility criteria. For more information visit

This Licence is valid for 5 years and will then require renewal.  See below:

  • You’ll need to renew your licence every 5 years. WorkSafe Tasmania will post you a renewal notice, to the address you have registered with us.
  • If you do not receive your renewed licence within 60 days of your application, you’ll need to call WorkSafe.
  • You cannot perform high risk work while your licence has expired.
  • Re-assessment is required if you do not renew your licence within this 12 months.

Course Dates

PLEASE NOTE: Register early as places are limited! Maximum number in group is 8. Courses will only run with sufficient numbers.

Clarence Campus
5 days over 2 weeks, Week 1:  Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, Week 2:  Monday & Tuesday – 8am to 4.30pm
F Block, Clarence Campus, Bounty Street, Warrane

  • Dates to be advised

Alanvale Campus
5 days, Monday to Friday – 8am to 4.30pm
I Block, Alanvale Campus, Alanvale Road, Newnham

  • Dates to be advised

Burnie Campus
5 days, Monday to Friday – 8am to 4.30pm
D Block, Mooreville Road, Burnie

  • Dates to be advised

Register your interest by calling 1300 655 307


Participants must be from 18 years of age and comply with the requirements outlined in the application for high risk work (GF083) published by Workplace Standards Tasmania and have a satisfactory level of literacy and numeracy.

You MUST wear protective work wear (safety helmet, safety boots and gloves) for the practical assessment.
These need to be supplied by the student.


2018:  $1,287 per participant
This does not include the licence fee (approx. $67.50) payable upon successful completion at Service Tasmania.
Course prices for single employer groups are negotiable.


Statement of Attainment for the unit listed  below and an Interim Licence to Perform High Risk Work (Scaffolding Basic).


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