Take your scaffolding expertise to the intermediate level. Be a vital part of every construction site and erect, alter and dismantle scaffolds safely. Gain the skills to become eligible for your Intermediate Scaffolder’s licence with SafeWork NSW.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Identify required scaffold and associated equipment
Calculate loads exerted on and by the scaffold and scaffolding equipment
Prepare footings to support scaffold and scaffolding equipment
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 intermediate scaffolding licence
Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
A valid basic scaffolding licence
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)
Proof of NSW residential address
100 points for identification for the SafeWork assessment. Please visit SafeWork NSW.
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 intermediate scaffolding licence.
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 like 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 in 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.
Our graduates go onto roles like: Intermediate scaffolder, Scaffold estimator or designer and Scaffold supervisor
This is a licensed occupation. After you successfully complete the Statement of Attainment in Intermediate Scaffolding, and have fulfilled all other eligibility criteria, you will need to apply for an intermediate scaffolding (SI) 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 intermediate 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 SafeWork NSW for more information.
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