Read on and learn all about work licences and where you can use it.
You must be trained by a Registered Training Organisation and assessed by a WorkSafe Registered Assessor in order to receive a work licence. If you have passed, your training provider will provide you with the paperwork you need. You can submit this paperwork to any Australia Post outlet.
Note: There are only three requirements which you must have in order to obtain a work licence. These are:
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In NSW you must have a work licence if you want to operate a forklift. It must be noted that as you add extra classes to your licence (ie. Forklift, Dogging etc) the expiry date still remains the same for all classes. A person requires a Work Licence to perform:
A licence is valid for five years. You will receive a notification if your licence is about to expire, at which point you can lodge a renewal. Your renewal papers will be sent to your address prior to the licence expiring. You simply need to fill them in and drop them off at your local Australia Post outlet.
If your licence expires you are no longer able to conduct the work.
You have 12 months from the expiry date to then renew the licence. If you do not renew it within this time frame you will need to be retrained and assessed and an exemption must be obtained from SafeWork NSW by the registered training organisation conducting your training.