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Update your existing paper based certificate

The majority of states and territories no longer convert old style certificates or will no longer do this in the next 12 months.

If you hold an 'old style' non-photographic certificate and did not convert this to a renewable, photographic high risk work (HRW) licence before 30 June 2014, you must undertake training through a registered training organisation.

In Queensland paper licence holders were required to convert from a paper licence to an old style prescribed occupations certificate between 1 July 2007 and 30 June 2008. Paper licences have been expired since this time.

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland commenced a five year roll-out in 2008 to convert old prescribed occupations certificates to renewable and photographic high risk work (HRW) licences by 30 June 2013.

Workers with expired certificates that had failed to convert to a renewable and photographic licence in accordance with the 5 year schedule were given an additional 12 month period to convert to the new licences by 30 June 2014 without the need to validate their competence.

Last updated
23 November 2016

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