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Statement of Attainment in Licence to Erect, Alter and Dismantle Scaffolding - Basic Level

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Overview About this course

In this course, you will learn the basics of assessing, erecting and dismantling scaffolding safely. Learn to identify the required scaffold and associated equipment and calculate loads exerted on and by the scaffold and scaffolding equipment.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

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

  • Identify methods of moving and placing equipment to minimise the risk of falling objects

  • Carry scaffold equipment appropriately to minimise hazardous manual tasks

  • Inspect scaffold and associated equipment for defects

  • Isolate, tag out, report and record defective items

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 construction

  • Credit toward a full qualification

  • Specialist skills that will enable you to safely construct and dismantle scaffolding

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

  • Qualify for a SafeWork NSW High Risk Work licence

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

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

  • That you have reached 18 years of age and can show a valid form of ID in order to undertake the Safe Work Assessment

  • A general construction induction card (commonly known as a white card)

  • Proof of a NSW residential address

  • 100 points of identification for the SafeWork licencing assessment

  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at level 3

Entry recommendations

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

  • Confidence working at heights and in confined spaces

  • Good organisational skills and the ability to multitask and respond well to rapid change

  • Experience in handling tools and equipment

  • Physically fit to be able to carry and assemble equipment

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: scaffolder, scaffold estimator, scaffold supervisor, materials-only hoist installer, safety net installer


This is a licensed occupation. When you successfully complete the CPCCWHS1001 unit you can apply for licensing with NSW Fair Trading. They are the licensing and regulatory authority for trades in NSW. Visit NSW Fair Trading for more information. Competence in this unit does not in itself result in a licence. A licence is obtained after competence is assessed under Safe Work NSW. A white card (or general construction induction card) is required for any worker who needs to access a construction site. Local regulations should also be checked for requirements. Visit:

Study pathways

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Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Statement of Attainment in Licence to Erect, Alter and Dismantle Scaffolding - Basic Level does not have any pre-requisite courses.

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Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

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 basic level CPCCLSF2001

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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