Scissor Lift/Vertical Lift – RIIHAN301E – Operate Elevating Work Platform (under 11m)

This program is for participants requiring training in the use of scissor lifts and/or vertical lift.

This program can often been known or equivalent to the ‘Yellow Card’ training. Please be aware that “Yellow Cards” are issued by an independent industry body outside of the VET framework. You do not require a Yellow Card to operate an EWP specifically scissor lift or vertical lift.

We do not issue a physical “Yellow Card” for our program. Please see course outcomes for more information.

Location188 East St, Rockhampton QLD or Location by Request

Course ScheduleMonthly - 1 day program

Delivery ModeFace to Face

Course Times7.45am to 4.00pm

Course Outcomes

After successfully completing this nationally-recognised course you will be issued with a Statement of Attainment from New Horizons Safety & Training Service RTO 31372 for unit RIIHAN301E – Operate Elevating Work Platform.

Below are the machine types available for training. Please note a hire fee will apply for machines where your require more than one type:

  • Scissor Lift (under 11 m)
  • Vertical Lift
  • Trailer Mount (please call to discuss this option with our enrolment team)

If you require a EWP (Boom Lift) licence please see our combined RIIHAN301E &  TLILIC00005 course page for more information.

Competent students will have the class of machines they were trained and assessed on listed on the back of Statement of Attainment. This is to indicate which machinery the Statement of Attainment applies to for operating. Please note that this does not mean you can operate ALL elevating work platforms upon completion. Only those indicated on the back of your Statement of Attainment.

Max of 6 participants per program.


Course Overview

This course has been developed to give participants the knowledge and skills to operate elevating work platforms which are not classified as requiring a high risk work (HRW) licence. If you need to operate boom lifts beyond 11m, please see our EWP combined RII/High Risk Program.

If you require this unit for the purpose of mining, please see the EWP High Risk Program that includes a combined training option which will include TLILIC2005. Where you will be operating a machine on-site that has the capacity to operate over 11 metres, we recommend the High Risk option.  Please seek advice from your employer or site regarding safety obligations.

*The unit RIIHAN301E – Operating Elevating Work Platform covers the operation of a range of elevating work platforms under 11m.  The specific plant used in our training courses are specific to yellow card. If you are operating over 11 metres in any industry, you will need to look at our High Risk option. All Australian work sites have an obligation to induct new workers on the plant they are required to use. However, we do recommend that workers check with their employer as to the applicability of any training related to on-site plant and equipment, as well as any site-specific training requirements.

Competent students can request a card detailing the unit of competency and the class of machines they were trained and assessed in. An additional fee will apply to issue the card.

For on-site training (group courses) we can contextualise the training to the specific plant being used on site.

Course Outline

  • Access, interpret and apply elevating work platforms documentation and ensure the work activity is compliant
  • Obtain, read, interpret, clarify and confirm work requirements
  • Select and wear personal protective equipment appropriate for work activities
  • Identify and select any required tools and equipment, check for serviceability and rectify or report, verbally or in writing, any faults prior to commencement
  • Perform pre-start and post-start inspections/checks
  • Coordinate activities with others prior to commencement of, and during, the work activity
  • Identify and address potential risks, hazards and environmental issues, and implement control measures
  • Obtain and interpret emergency procedures, and be prepared for fire/accident/emergency
  • Stabilise elevating work platform
  • Place tools and equipment into bucket/platform
  • Use approved safety devices, ensure safety of personnel and surrounding site
  • Act on or report, verbally or in writing, monitoring systems and alarms
  • Recognise and respond to hazardous and emergency situations
  • Complete work and shut-down in accordance with agreed work plan
  • Carry out work platform inspections and fault finding
  • Carry out routine operational servicing, lubrication and housekeeping tasks in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions and site authorised procedures and practices
  • Carry out minor operator maintenance to manufacturer’s instructions and site requirements
  • Process written records
  • Clear work area and reuse, recycle or dispose of materials
  • Check, clean, maintain and store plant, tools and equipment

A Theory and Practical Assessment will be conducted.

Course Pre-Requisites

  • Photo identification to be provided on the day your program commences.
  • Where you are seeking to obtain the RII boom type, you must  you must hold a EWP High Risk Statement of Attainment for TLILIC2005 (please see our combined RII/TLIL High Risk program if you do not hold thee TLILIC unit)

Student Support and LLN
This training program requires basic reading, writing and numeracy skills. A LLN pre enrolment tool is to be completed before enrolment can be finalised.
Prior to enrolling please contact New Horizons Safety and Training Services to discuss our support services if required.

Your Rights and Responsibilities
It is a requirement of the Australian Skills and Qualification Authority (ASQA) that students be made aware of their rights and responsibilities prior to enrolling into any of our training courses at New Horizons Safety and Training Services.
Your rights and responsibilities can be found in our Participant Information Handbook.
Please ensure you read the information on the course page in full prior to enrolling.

Learners will be required to provide their Unique Student Identifier prior to the commencement of the course ( to register).

Recognised Prior Learning
If you feel you have the required skills, past experience or qualifications that should be recognised as part of this program, then please mention this to our friendly staff to discuss your options

Credit Transfer
Credit Transfer is a process that provides students with agreed and consistent credit outcomes for units/qualifications that can be identified as equivalent in content. Please discuss this option upon enrolment if you feel your learning outcome can be matched with a current unit or qualification you may already hold.

Study Pathways
Participants whom have successfully completed isolate and access plant cant look at further study options under the RII30115 Certificate III in Surface Extraction Operations. Please speak to our friendly staff to discuss further.

This information is a generic recommendation of related study options, if you are unsure of your training requirements, please contact your potential or current employer. For further information, or advice, please contact our friendly staff on 07 4927 0666 or via email at

$450.00 (for scissor lift program – hire fee included) for all additional machines a hire fee will be calculated.

Please contact our team at or 07 4927 0666  to discuss your options.

For a company booking please option a quote from our Enrolment Team.

Payment to be made on enrolment.

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188 East Street, Rockhampton Qld 4700
PO Box 9938, Frenchville Qld 4701

Ph: (07) 4927 0666 | Fax: (07) 4927 0699

RTO Services

Provider of Nationally Recognised Training and RTO Services. Specialising in training courses for the mining & construction industries. RTO No. 31372