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Information for High Risk Work accredited assessors

Conditions of accreditation

Conditions of accreditation as an assessor for high risk work classes (PDF, 0.47 MB) (the conditions) is issued by Work Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ). Accredited assessors are required to comply with the conditions under s121 of the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011.

The purpose of the conditions is to establish a consistently high standard when assessing individuals applying for high risk work (HRW) licences, to ensure that workers are competent to perform high risk work and uphold public and industry confidence in the assessment process.

High Risk Work Licensing (accredited assessors) Compliance and Enforcement Policy

High-Risk Work Licensing (accredited assessors) Compliance and Enforcement Policy (PDF, 0.27 MB) (CEP) provides direction and guidance for administering compliance and enforcement strategies for accredited HRW assessors. The accredited assessors CEP should be read in conjunction with the principles set out in the Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Policy (CMEP), the Corrupt Conduct Protocol – what assessors need to know, the relevant legislative provisions in the Work Health and Safety Act 2011, Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 and the Conditions.

Applying to renew your accreditation

Accreditation is valid for three years from the date of issue.

Three months before the accreditation expiry date, a renewal application form will be sent to you by email.

To renew your accreditation you will need to submit the following information to WHSQ:

  • completed and signed renewal form (PDF, 0.16 MB)
  • a copy of your current licence for the HRW class/es relevant to your accreditation
  • proof of identification (e.g. copy of front and back of current driver licence or 18+ card or Australian passport)
  • one passport quality photograph (for interstate HRW licence holders only)
  • the application fee.

You will also be required to show evidence of currency in the industry. This can be done by either:

  • evidence of completing nine assessments per accreditation class in the previous three years, or
  • evidence of 35 hours of operational experience per accreditation class in the previous three years (using a combination of evidence for example hours of operation, training experience, trainer/assessor experience).

If the required number of assessments have not been completed prior to WHSQ receiving your renewal application we will contact you.

You must keep us informed of your current contact details in order for us to ensure material information relevant to accreditation, such as renewal information, can be sent to you.