How to apply for a high risk work licence

Eligibility for a high risk work licence

You are eligible to obtain a high risk work licence if you:

  • are at least 18 years of age
  • have undertaken a recognised course of training with an Registered Training Organisation (RTO)
  • can use English at a level that enables the safe performance of high risk work
  • have the necessary knowledge and ability to safely perform the high risk work
  • have been assessed as competent by an accredited assessor.

See Training for a high risk work licence.

How to apply for a high risk work licence

You must submit the following documents at a Service Tasmania outlet:

You will need to pay a fee and have your photograph taken.

Service Tasmania will review the documentation and forward it to WorkSafe for processing. If you do not receive your card within 60 days from when you lodged it with Service Tas, please contact WorkSafe.

How to renew your high risk work licence

All high risk work licences must be renewed every five years.

At the time of renewal, you will need to complete a declaration that you have maintained competency in all the classes of high risk work you wish to renew.

If you fail to renew before the expiry date, you have 12 months in which to apply, but you cannot conduct high risk work during that time. If you fail to apply after the 12 month period, you will be considered a new applicant and will have to be re-assessed by an RTO.

You must submit the following documents at a Service Tasmania outlet:

  • a completed Licence to Perform High Risk Work Renewal Application online form
  • your current high risk work licence for identification or
  • evidence of identity documentation if you can't produce your high risk work licence at this time.

You will need to pay a fee, and have your photograph taken.

WorkSafe Tasmania will not renew a licence more than 30 days before its expiry date.

If you do not receive your new licence within 60 days, you must contact WorkSafe Tasmania. If you fail to do so, you may need to go to Service Tasmania to reapply and a new fee will be incurred.

WorkSafe Tasmania will mail a renewal notice to your last known postal address.  This renewal notice is courtesy only. The expiry date is printed on your licence.

How to apply for a replacement high risk work licence

If you have lost or damaged your high risk work licence, you must submit a completed Licence to Perform High Risk Application form (PDF, 1.4 MB) at a Service Tasmania outlet. You will need to pay a fee too.

Changing your contact details

You must notify WorkSafe Tasmania within 14 days if: (go to the online form for this can do

  • your residential/postal address details change
  • you change your name (evidence will need to be provided)
  • you become incapable of competently performing the high risk work
  • your licence is suspended or cancelled by another state or territory.

Resources

Evidence of identity

Change your contact details

Licence to Perform High Risk Application form (PDF, 1.4 MB)

Licence to Perform High Risk Work Renewal Application online form

Updated: 4th May 2020