High risk work licences

You must not carry out specified class or classes of work unless you hold the high risk work licence for that class.

There are 29 classes of high risk licences.

A high risk work licence is recognised in all states and territories of Australia.

You do not need to hold a high risk work licence if you are currently:

  • formally enrolled with a registered training organisation (RTO) and undergoing supervised training towards gaining assessment, and
  • under the direct supervision of a person who is licensed to carry out the high risk work.

Further information

When a high risk work licence is not required

Classes of high risk work

Training for a high risk work licence

How to apply for a high risk work licence

High risk work licences issued interstate

Becoming a high risk work license assessor

Updated: 4th May 2020