Elevating Work Platform (EWP) – Under 11m

Elevating Work Platform (EWP)-Under 11m


EWP Operator Licence / Yellow Card Course Overview


The Yellow Card Training Program has been designed for people needing to develop the skills and knowledge required to operate Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs or commonly known as EWPs). The course will provide training in the safe use of various types of elevated work platforms including boom type MEWPs with boom length under 11 metres. Participants may complete singular or multiple modules, depending on the type of EWP they will be operating

Modules we offer include –

  • Scissor Lift (SL)
  • Self Propelled Boom Lift (BL) under 11m height


Course Outline

The EWP Operator License / Yellow Card Training course offers comprehensive theoretical and hands on training provided by Trainers accredited by the EWPA. This course typically runs from 6 – 8 hours, depending on numbers and operator experience.

In completing the course, you can expect to learn the skills required to safely operate various types of MEWPs.

Course participants will gain theoretical knowledge as well as practical skills in the following:

  • Hazard identification, risk assessment and controls
  • Fall arrest harness inspection, fitting and use
  • Identify safe operating parameters using data plate and manual
  • Conduct pre and post operational checks
  • Operation of EWP
  • Emergency procedures
  • Theory assessment and practical observation and demonstration

Cost: $250  Chrismas and New Year special $190

Course Requirement

  • Participants need to provide one form of photo ID
  • All participants must be able to understand English
  • Suitable equipment in serviceable condition
  • Suitable areas for theory and practical training


  • Upon successful completion of the course your Accredited Trainer will submit training records to the EWPA who will approve your training and provide you with an EWP Operator Licence with the proof training and your photograph on the card.

    You will be able to apply for a Statement of Attainment for RIIHAN301E – Operate Elevating Work Platforms. Please advise your Accredited Trainer if you require this as there is additional paperwork to be completed.

    An interim record of training from the EWPA will be emailed to you upon approval of your licence by the EWPA and this can be used when operating a MEWP until you receive your yellow card. The Yellow card will be posted to your supplied address which valid for 5 years. Once the card expire, you will be emailed 30 days prior to the expiry date to notify you that your card is about to expire with Instructions on how to renew your EWPA Yellow Card.

Common Question: Where does the High Risk Work License (WP Class) fit in with the Yellow Card?

The High Risk Work (HRW) License is regulated by each State and Territory WHS/OHS/OSH  regulatory Authority (SafeWork/WorkSafe etc). If you are operating an MEWP with a boom length OVER 11 meters (self-propelled, truck mounted or trailer lift) then you must comply with your state or territory regulations and hold a HRW Licence (WP Class).


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