Course Title: Operate elevated work platforms

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3171 Certificate III in Plumbing

Course Title: Operate elevated work platforms

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 32

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

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Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

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Course Description

This unit specifies the competency required to safely and effectively operate elevated work platforms (EWP’s) in a variety of different terrains and situations to access isolated work areas.
The unit includes locating, setting up, operation and shut down.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

BCGCM1001B Follow OH&S policies and procedures

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BCGCM3001B Operate elevated work platforms


1. Plan and prepare
2. Conduct routine checks of platform
3. Locate equipment in place for work application
4. Elevate platform to work location
5. Lower platform and shut down
6. Clean up

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards.
Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor.  Feedback will be provided throughout the course.