operate a hoist course

 CPCCLHS3001 – Licence to operate a personnel and materials hoist

Course Description

This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to safely operate a personnel and materials hoist, that is, a cantilever or tower hoist or several winches configured to operate as a hoist intended to carry goods, materials or people.

Course Content

This course is designed to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to safely operate a personnel and materials hoist. This unit is based on the requirements of the National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work.

This course includes:

  • Plan task
  • Select and prepare equipment
  • Conduct hoist operations
  • Shut down and secure hoist




Selection Criteria

  • Minimum 18 years
  • 100 points ID check (including photo ID)
  • Basic command of English language
    • Reading and writing – a learner must be able to read, comprehend and write a range of texts
    • Oral communication – a learner must be able to use and respond to spoken language
  • Basic ability in mathematics for formulas and load chart calculations
  • Must have necessary health and fitness to carry out duties safely
  • Successful completion of LLN skills assessment (if necessary)


On successful completion candidates will receive:

  • National High Risk Licence (HP) – issued by SafeWork NSW – fee to be paid at Australia Post
  • Statement of Attainment – issued by HPA Training

Duration and Cost

  • 3 days training inclusive of assessment– HPA Training
  • 1-day High Risk Licence assessment – SafeWork NSW
  • A total of 4 full days
  • $850.00 – Note: this does not cover the application fee to process your High-Risk Work Licence at the Post Office

Payment Methods

Payments are either paid via an invoice (EFT or BPay) or directly through our Booking & Payment Form (a 2.2% fee applies for debit/credit cards) to secure your booking.

Once the form and payment has been received our Allocator will contact you to confirm your dates and times. 

Mode of Assessment

Assessments both theory and practical will be explained to students at the commencement of the course and conducted throughout the course duration. Some examples of assessment will be group participation, theory questions, work type activities and practical demonstrations and observations. 

This unit also requires the student to be assessed by SafeWork NSW.
Re-Assessment fee $250 (if required)


On successful completion of this course, participants will be issued with a Notice of Satisfactory Assessment for – CPCCLHS3001 – Licence to operate a personnel and materials hoist by a SafeWork NSW Accredited Assessor.

HRWL – Application

Participants have 60 days to process their Notice of Satisfactory Assessment at a NSW Post Office.


Training/assessment can be conducted at HPA Training Facility – 68 Cattai Road, Pitt Town NSW – Enter via 68 Airstrip Road, Pitt Town NSW or on your site providing the following requirements are met:

  • Signed agreement to train on site
  • All necessary equipment on HPA Training’s equipment list available and in good condition
  • Training room with tables, chairs and screen (or blank wall for a projector)
  • Suitable clear operating area
  • Personnel and materials hoist (in serviceable condition with no faults and operator manual present)
  • Operational live worksite

What to bring

  • High Vis clothing
  • Steel capped boots
  • Safety helmet
  • 100 points of ID – (including photo ID)
  • Unique Student Identifier Number –  if you need help with this our trainer will help you on the day.

Resources Provided

All equipment
All courseware and handouts

Your rights and obligations

Please refer to HPA Student Handbook here including RPL, Language, Literacy and Numeracy support, Privacy, Refund, Complaints and Appeals and cancellation policy.

Support Services

If you have any concerns regarding your Language, Literacy & Numeracy ability please ring HPA Office and speak to one of our trainers who can advise you on what support we can offer you.