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Apply for a high risk work licence

High risk work (HRW) licences are renewable, photographic and recognised nationally.

To get your HRW licence you must complete formal training - classroom training provided by a registered training organisation (RTO) with approval to deliver the particular course.

Read information on applying for a HRW licence if you live interstate.

High risk work (HRW) licence application process

Step 1

Find an RTO offering training for a HRW licence class and enrol in the applicable course.

Step 2

Complete training as per the relevant unit of competency. This will include classroom theory and practical training.

  1. Your first interaction with the RTO or assessor should not be on the day of your assessment.
  2. You should be provided face-to-face training although some revision may be undertaken independently.
  3. You only need to progress to assessment if you feel ready; seek further training if necessary.

Step 3

Book in a theory and practical assessment with your RTO. Bookings for assessments need to be made at least three business days in advance and conducted by an accredited assessor.

  1. This assessment is closed book and is to be completed by the individual.
  2. You should not discuss answers with other participants or view a copy of the test prior to sitting it.
  3. The assessor should be present at all times during the assessment period.

Successful applicants will receive a Candidate Assessment Summary form from the accredited assessor and a statement of attainment from the RTO.

Step 4

Complete the online application for a new Queensland HRW Licence .

This must be done within 60 days of successfully completing the practical assessment.

Note: Interstate residents can apply for a Queensland HRW licence as long as they were trained and assessed in Queensland by a Queensland based registered training organisation (RTO) and assessor.

You will need:

  • Candidate Assessment Summary form/s issued by a Queensland Accredited Assessor.
  • Details of your QGov/Google/Microsoft account. If you do not have one of these accounts you can register for a QGov account during the application process.
  • A valid email address.
  • The customer reference number (CRN) from one of the following Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR) issued licence cards:
    • driver's licence,
    • proof of age card,
    • marine licence indicator card, or
    • industry authority card.
  • If you do not hold one of these cards you can still lodge your application. Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) will contact you after you have lodged the online application to provide information about how to obtain a TMR CRN.
  • Details of any photographic HRW licences you hold that were issued by another state, territory or the Commonwealth.
  • A credit or debit visa card to pay the application fee.

Step 5

Retain your Candidate Assessment Summary form and proof of payment as evidence that you can lawfully perform work in the relevant class of high risk, pending a decision on your application.