Course code: 900-82680

Statement of Attainment in Advanced Scaffolding

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Overview About this course

Master advanced skills in erecting, altering and dismantling complex scaffolding structures. Further your career in construction and gain the crucial training and knowledge needed to apply for your Advanced Scaffolding (SA) licence with SafeWork NSW.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Safely perform advanced scaffolding work

  • Erect, alter or dismantle a temporary structure to support a platform from which a person or object could fall more than 4 metres

  • Select and set up equipment such as swing stages, needles and winches

  • Clean up excess materials and store scaffolding equipment properly

Course outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • A nationally accredited Statement of Attainment

  • A pathway to further study in scaffolding

  • Credit toward a full qualification

  • Specialist skills that will allow you to apply for your advanced scaffolding licence

  • Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • Valid basic and intermediate scaffolding licences

  • Reached 18 years of age and can show a valid form of ID, to attend the SafeWork NSW assessment

  • A general construction induction card (commonly known as a white card) – you will need this before you can enter a construction site

  • Proof of NSW residential address

  • 100 points for identification for the SafeWork assessment. Please visit [SafeWork NSW (

Completion requirements

During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:

  • You will need to successfully pass both the TAFE NSW assessment and the relevant SafeWork NSW high-risk work (HRW) assessment to complete the course. Your teacher will then provide you with the documentation you need to submit your application for an advanced scaffolding licence.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Language, literacy, and numeracy skills at a Year 10 level or equivalent

  • Intermediate level fitness to manage physical demands such as bending, kneeling, lifting and standing

  • Experience in handling tools and equipment

  • Confidence working at heights and in confined spaces

  • A commitment to your safety and the safety of others

  • Enthusiasm and an interest in working for the construction industry

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future career and study options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: Advanced scaffolder, Scaffold estimator or designer and Scaffold supervisor


This is a licensed occupation. After you successfully complete the Statement of Attainment in Advanced Scaffolding, and have fulfilled all other eligibility criteria, you can apply for an advanced scaffolding (SA) licence with SafeWork NSW. They are the licensing and regulatory authority in NSW. This licence will allow you to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding at an advanced level. You will need to pay for a processing fee (per class of licence) whenever you apply. You will also need a white card (or general construction induction card), which is required for workers who want to carry out construction work in NSW. This is specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007). Refer to SafeWork Australia’s Licensing requirements and guidelines prior to applying to study this qualification. Visit NSW Fair Trading for more information.

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Units Units taught in this course

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding advanced level CPCCLSF4001

TAFE NSW services Facilities and support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home

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