High risk work RTOs
Only high risk work RTOs listed on the National VET Register that also have an agreement with us can train and assess people for high risk work licences.
Approval to conduct training in NSW
To gain approval, the RTO must apply to us and sign an agreement that requires the RTO to comply with our administrative and delivery requirements, including our code of conduct.
The application fee is shown in our list of fees and charges.
To apply the RTO must:
- add the required unit of competency for the class of work to the RTO scope of registration with the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA)
- read the agreement to conduct high risk work licence assessments and the conditions for conducting high risk work licence assessments and ensure that they (and any partners or contractors) can comply before signing
You then need to send the signed agreement and a completed application to conduct a high risk work licence assessment (that includes the accredited assessors who will deliver the assessment services) to us for approval.
All RTOs and accredited assessors must comply with our conditions for conducting assessments.
Change of Authorised Officer or RTO contact details
Complete the application form to add or remove an authorised officer and/or change contact details.
Changes to RTO-authorised officers, address and contact details must be notified to us within 14 days.
Change a unit of competency
We are unable to process licence applications if the RTO has not gained approval to nominate the assessor, or if the assessor does not hold currency of accreditation. We must be notified within 14 days if the nominated assessors have ceased to assess on behalf of the RTO.
Become an assessor for high risk work licences
Assessors accredited by us can conduct HRW licence assessments on behalf of the RTO.
Complete the application form in our guide for accreditation of assessors for HRW licences. Eligibility requirements are in the guide.
Once accredited by us, assessors must affiliate with an RTO to conduct assessments for, or on behalf of, that RTO.
Class limit for HRW accredited assessor applications
SafeWork NSW has limited the number of HRW licence classes that can be applied for with each type of application.
This is to ensure applicants can complete the written knowledge assessments required for the accreditation process within legislated application time-frames.
The limits are as follows:
|New or mutual recognition applications||Three (3) HRW licence classes per application|
|Additional class applications||One (1) HRW licence class per application|
|Renewal applications||No limit per application|
Note: Where an individual submits more than one application to SafeWork NSW, only the first application will be considered for the forthcoming HRW assessor intake.
HRW accredited assessor intake program
Please note these dates are a guide only and may be subject to change.
|2021 intake||Application acceptance period ends||Knowledge examinations||Induction training|
|1||Sunday 3 January 2021||Week of 29 March 2021||Week of 5 April 2021|
|2||Sunday 28 March 2021||Week of 21 June 2021||Week of 28 June 2021|
|3||Sunday 20 June 2021||Week of 13 September 2021||Week of 20 September 2021|
|4||Sunday 12 September 2021||Week of 6 December 2021||Week of 13 December 2021|
|2020 intake||Application acceptance period ends||Knowledge examinations||Induction training|
|3||Friday 25 September||Monday 23 November||Tuesday 24 November|
Change of assessor details
Changes to accredited assessor details must be notified to us in writing within 14 days.
COVID-19 fee waivers
As part of the NSW Government’s COVID-19 economic stimulus package we are waiving a range of licence and permit fees for 12 months.
Please note that only 1 fee waiver will be permitted per person during the 12 month period.
Training and assessment must be conducted in accordance with the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2017.
The WHS Regulation sets out:
- the training and assessment requirements for a person performing high risk work, and
- the arrangements for issuing a licence to a person performing high risk work.
Contact our Customer Service Centre on 13 10 50 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.