This unit specifies the outcomes required to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding at the basic level, consisting of scaffolding work connected with the operation or use of:
modular or pre-fabricated scaffolds
cantilevered materials hoists with a maximum working load of 500kg
ropes and gin wheels
safety nets and static lines
and bracket scaffolds (tank and formwork) for licensing purposes
•be a minimum of 18 years old
•have the appropriate language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) capability to undertake the course (note: an LLN activity is to be undertaken prior to enrolment)
•have access to the internet and a computer/tablet device to undertake pre-course reading
•bring and wear PPE – steel capped boots, rigging gloves, hard hat and high visibility vest
•produce Photo ID
A Learner’s Workbook must be completed through the student portal prior to attending the course. The workbook will give you an overview of what you can expect to learn throughout the course.
Days 1, 2, 3 and part of Day 4 of the course are for learning! Our fully qualified and highly experienced WorkSafe Trainer and Assessor will support you through the theory content and assist you to practice practical skills.
As this is a competency-based program, students gain feedback throughout the training and assessment is undertaken once the unit has been delivered. The remainder of Day 4 and Day 5 of the course are for the three WorkSafe mandated assessments/exams;
• Practical Demonstration
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be issued:
• A Statement of Attainment
• WorkSafe Notice of Assessment – giving you the ability to start work as a qualified Basic Scaffolder immediately*
*WorkSafe Notice of Assessment is valid for 60 days, you must lodge your NOA via the Worksafe Portal or at Australia Post before the expiration date. Failure to do so will mean you are no longer competent and you will be required to complete the full course again at the full price.
Please contact CSA directly for the most current course price list: 03 9706 8383
How long is my WorkSafe High Risk Licence Valid?
Valid for 5 years and then renewable every 5 years either via the Worksafe Portal or Australia Post
How long do I have to lodge my Worksafe High Risk Notice of Assessment once deemed competent?
60 days, either via online in the MyWorksafe Portal or at Australia Post.
What if I fail an assessment?
If you fail any of the three WorkSafe Assessments, you are able to re-sit the assessment/s a second time. Re-assessment is at a cost of $250 per re-assessment. Re-assessments will be scheduled according to our availability. If you fail on your second attempt, you will be required to undertake the full course again at the full cost.
Can I cancel my course?
Yes, we require 7 days’ notice prior to the course commencement date to cancel or transfer your enrolment. A cancellation fee of $100 is non-refundable. Refer to our cancellation/transfer/refund policy in our Student handbook
Do you offer tutoring?
Yes, our fully qualified Trainer and Assessor offers free of charge after hours tutoring if required.
What are your class sizes?
Our class sizes range from 2 to 10 participants, depending on the course.
What do I need to bring?
Full PPE equipment (helmet, steel capped boots, hi-viz vest and riggers gloves) Valid Photo ID (Driver’s licence/WorkSafe licence/passport)
Do you supply lunch?
No. However, we have a kitchen with a fridge, microwave, sandwich press and toaster oven. A food truck also comes early in the morning each day, that provides a variety of fresh food. You also have access to free tea and coffee throughout the day from our kitchen.