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New licensing system for high risk equipment from Worksafe Victoria

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Safety laws which provide for the operation of forklifts, cranes, boom lifts and other high risk equipment have changed. As a result, current ticket holders need to transfer to the new licence to perform high risk work.

The new licence is being introduced to align with national safety standards, improve interstate recognition of current skills and better protect against fraud by incorporating a photograph into the licence.

First-time applicants should contact an authorised license assessor to book a test. Details on how to contact an assessor can be found on WorkSafe’s website.

All existing tickets will expire between 31 January 2008 and 30 June 2012, depending on when they were first issued. Re-qualification or re-assessment is not necessary for those transferring to the new licence before their current ticket expires.

Transferring to the new licence is simple:

Register online now:

You must register in order for WorkSafe to send you a licence to perform high risk work transfer application form. You will need to provide your certificate number and date of issue. If you have more than one certificate, use the earliest issue date.

If you cannot provide your certificate number or issue date you can contact WorkSafe Victoria's licensing branch.

Complete the application form:

Three months before your existing certificate expires, WorkSafe will send you a licence to perform high risk work transfer Application pack. You will then have three months to lodge the completed form before your Certificate expires. Complete the form, but do not sign it. Your signature must be witnessed by an Australia Post officer at lodgement.

Lodge the application form:

The application form must be lodged by you, in person, at an Australia Post outlet. You can find your nearest outlet on the Australia Post website.

You must take your completed, original form, at least 100 points of ID, all your current Victorian issued certificates, a recent passport size photo of yourself and the application fee of $45.

Australia Post will process your application on behalf of WorkSafe. You should receive your licence within four weeks - more complex applications may take longer.

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