The Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres skill set has been designed to support construction workers in the safe and effective operation of electrical, hydraulic and mechanical elevated work platforms (EWPs).
It applies to construction work on residential and commercial work sites in new construction, renovation or refurbishment, and maintenance projects.
As part of this skill set, you will learn to operare specific types of EWPs safely and effectively in different locations, including on uneven terrain. You will learn how to locate, set up, operate and shut down scissor lifts and self-propelled boom lifts with a boom length of under 11 metres.
Upon successful completion of this skill set, you will have the skills and knowledge to:
This skill set is delivered over two days in-person at the RMIT Bundoora campus.
Please note: this course is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa. If you are holding a temporary visa (other than a student visa) and your visa has a full study entitlement, you may be eligible to apply. For more information, see the international students with other temporary (non-student) visas.
You will learn both theoretical and practical skills applicable to this skill set.
Your theory work will be completed upfront, ensuring you are aware of the safety requirements and considerations of working on elevated work platforms including use of harnesses. This will be facilitated face-to-face in a classroom environment or computer lab.
From here, you will be given the opportunity to practice using all equipment, using both boom and scissor lifts to complete your assessments. These practical lessons will be held at the Bundoora campus.
Both employers and the Victorian State Government have requested this qualification as part of the Big Build Project.
As such, this skill set is an added bonus for people seeking employment in the building and construction industry, mining sectors, and all industries where working safely at heights is required.
Over two days of in-person learning at our Bundoora campus, you will undertake both theoretical and practical learning to ensure you can safely and confidently operate elevated work platforms on building and construction sites.
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The Operate Elevated Work Platforms up to 11 Metres skill set has been designed with practical skills in mind, ensuring that you will learn to work safely at heights regardless of your career background.
Upon successful completion of this skill set, you will receive a statement of attainment.
This completed skill set can be used to enhance job opportunities and secure additional work on building sites.
You need to satisfy all of the following academic (entry) requirements to be considered for entry into this course.
There are no prerequisite subjects required for entry into this qualification.
A selection task is not required for entry into this qualification.
Undertaking a certificate, diploma, advanced diploma or associate degree can help you meet the entry requirements for your preferred degree. These qualifications often provide credit, reducing the duration of your bachelor degree.
You must meet the entry requirements to gain access to this course. Please contact Study@RMIT to discuss your options.
Credit, recognition of prior learning, professional experience and accreditation from a professional body can reduce the duration of your study by acknowledging your earlier, relevant experience.
Credit and exemptions will be assessed consistent with the principles of the RMIT Credit Policy.
When you successfully complete this skillset, you might like to consider further studies at RMIT such as a diploma, advanced diploma or associate degree. Contact Study@RMIT to discuss your options or browse our courses.
The tuition fees you will pay for this program will depend on whether you are offered a Victorian Government subsidised place or a full-fee place. To find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place, follow the steps at How to check if you are eligible.
*Fees shown are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
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The student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student, has been waived for this program.
You may be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.
There is no fee assistance available for this skill set.
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Acknowledgement of Country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.