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High Risk Work Licence (HRW Licence)

Get your high risk work licence in a few short days with All Class Training

In order to complete dogging and rigging work, erect scaffolding or operate some heavy machinery, you must have a high risk work licence. This is a legal requirement in Australia -- a high risk work licence ensures you are compliant with your state’s health and safety laws and ensure you can complete your work safely.


To undertake certain kinds of work, you will also need to hold the relevant licence for:

This is an addition to your high risk work licence.


At All Class Training, we make it quick and simple to get your high risk work licence as well as a wide range of other practical work licences. At our training facility in Tomago NSW, you will achieve certification and experience in the most realistic way possible -- you will train with real equipment so you will have on-site experience managing it. You will also learn how to work with this equipment safely.


Before we dive into the practical side of things, our trainers will go through all the relevant course documentation first and ensure you understand the theory. You will later be tested on this theory in order to receive your HRW licence.


To book HRWL training for you and/or your team, contact All Class Training today. We offer regular HRWL training sessions just 30 minutes from the Newcastle CBD.


Why choose All Class Training for your high risk licence

All Class Training is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO #70245) and we’re the preferred supplier of training and assessment services in NSW. It is important to book training with an RTO as we are the only training providers who can deliver high risk work licences in NSW.


Based in Newcastle, All Class Training is well-positioned to service the Central Coast and the Hunter Valley. We run pre-scheduled courses at our training facility in Tomago, or our trainers can come to your location for on-site training (minimum numbers required before booking). We recommend our ore-scheduled courses -- our training facility exceeds industry standards and you will learn in a safe, well-equipped environment.


As a family-owned and operated business, we have invested both time and money into making our courses as streamlined and efficient as possible so you can save time while still getting the best training possible.


Book your high risk work licence with All Class Training.


FAQs about our high risk work licences and training

Do you need a HRWL to move an EWP?

You can move the EWP without a HRWL but you cannot elevate it.


When do you need a dogging HRWL?

A licenced dogger is required to carry out dogging work. Slinging loads where judgement is not required and where the load is always in view of the plant operator is not dogging work, therefore a dogger is not required.


Will the C6 HRWL cover the C2, CN & CV 2020?

The short answer is yes. C6 incorporates C2, CN & CV classes.


Do you need HRWL for Hi-AB?

You need a high risk work licence for all vehicle loading cranes with a lifting capacity of 10- metre tonnes or greater. The formula for ascertaining ten (10) metre tonnes is:


MULTIPLY THE SWL x THE WORKING RADIUS FOR THAT SWL= METRE TONNES from the centre line of slew to the centre line of hook.


This calculation must be done for each safe working load (SWL) on the load chart. If any one calculation amounts to 10-metre tonnes of lifting capacity or greater, the crane operator will require the appropriate high risk work licence.


Do I need s High Risk Work Licence to operate a Telehandler?

For non-slewing telehandlers in NSW, you will need to show competency (e.g. a Statement of Attainment RIIHAN309E Conduct Telescopic Materials Handler Operations) if fitted with fixed or rotating forks, an earthmoving bucket or other attachments except when fitted with a crane jib or hook or fitted with a work platform (where telehandler boom length exceeds 11m).


Where the telehandler is fitted with either a jib or a hook, a CN HRWL is required and where a work platform is attached, you will need a WP class HRWL.

For slewing telehandlers, you will need the appropriate crane HRWL for the capacity of the telehandler (C2/C6/C1/CO) regardless of the attachment.


Do you need a dogging HRWL to do a crane course?

Due to recent changes you are not required to hold a dogging licence to undertake a crane course.


Is there anything we can do before attending the course that will make it easier for me?

All Class Training sends out pre-course study material for you to complete before attending the course. This will provide background information and provide examples of the types of questions you will need to complete in your assessment.


My HRWL has expired. Do I need to undertake training again?

If your HRWL has expired within the last twelve months, you can renew it without attending a training course. If your licence expired more than 12 months ago, then you must attend training and be re-assessed.


What forms of evidence of identity can I provide to be assessed for a HRWL?

You will need to provide 100 points of evidence. The combination of evidence of identity must contain your date of birth, current residential address (NSW), photograph and signature.


A typical combination may include a passport (70 points), current Australian driver's licence or current HRWL (40 points each), Medicare card, utility bill or bank card/statement (all 25 points each). Other forms of identification may be accepted.


What's involved in a HRWL assessment?

You will need to undertake a practical assessment as well as a theory and maths assessment. Both the theory and maths assessments will be closed-book assessments.


Do I need a Unique Student Identifier (USI) number to enrol on a course?

You will need a USI to enrol on any Nationally Accredited Course. If you do not have one or cannot remember your number, visit to create or find your USI.


Book your high risk work licence with All Class Training -- contact us on (02) 4964 9406