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.

Location, dates and times

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

  • 22 – 24 July 2020 (Week 1) and 27 & 28 July 2020 (Week 2)

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

  •  Next Course:  To be advised

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

  • 2- 6 March 2020
  • 27 April – 1 May 2020

Register your interest by calling 1300 655 307

Learning Options

This course is delivered on campus.

Recognition of Prior Learning

It makes sense that you should be recognised for the things you already know how to do. TasTAFE can assess your skills and knowledge based on your previous education, work history or life experience. This may help you gain your qualification a whole lot faster.

For further details please refer to our Recognition of Prior Learning page.

Fees and Payments

2020:  $1,358 per participant.  A concession rate is not available for this course.
This does not include the licence fee (approx. $70) payable upon successful completion at Service Tasmania.
Course prices for single employer groups are negotiable.

For further fee and payment information visit our Fees and Payment page.

Please note, funding assistance may be available from the Tasmanian Building & Construction Training Board (TBCITB) for those that qualify under eligibility criteria. For more information visit TBCITB Website

What will I need to bring?

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

Essential Requirements

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.

Work Placements, Licensing and Other Requirements

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.

This licence is valid for 5 years and will then require renewal, as outlined below:

  • You’ll need to renew your licence every five 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.


Contact us today to find out if this is the right course for you.

Student Support

TasTAFE’s enrolment and orientation process provides information about our resources, services and support. Further details relating to Student Support Services are available at our Student Support Services page.


A Statement of Attainment for the units successfully completed, and an Interim Licence to Perform High Risk Work (Scaffolding Basic).


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