Most states and territories will have adopted the National Standard for Licensing Persons performing High Risk Work by 2012. The high risk licenses include the operation of forklift trucks, elevating work platforms, cranes, dogging, rigging and scaffolding.
According to high risk license training resource provider Easy Guides Australia , there is national consensus that the new Safe Work Australia assessment instruments cannot be cited by students during training.
It is therefore more important than ever that only quality high risk license training materials are used, which are thorough and meet all the requirements of the unit of competency.
Under the new legislation, learners would need to demonstrate that they understand the concepts of what is being taught, without simply relying on the test paper and remembering the answers verbatim.
This will be a substantial change for many organisations that up until now have been able to hand the test paper to students as a guide.
In addition to using quality high risk license training materials that meet all the requirements of the unit of competency, one should also make sure that the training material carries the National Quality Council (NQC) noting Tick.