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Materials Hoist

In this course you will learn the skills required to operate a materials hoist (builder’s hoist) for goods and materials only, not personnel.

This course will teach you the skills to:

  • Record and maintain information relating to material hoist operations 

  • Understand communication techniques including bells, lights, hand signals and use of two-way radios
  • Conduct material hoist operations
  • Identify hazards and assess risks associated with operation
  • Understand rated capacity and working load limits 

  • Accurately record information

Units of Competency:

  • CPCCLHS3002A Licence to operate a materials hoist

Important Information:

Duration - 1 day 

Flexible delivery

This course can be delivered to accommodate learning styles and employment arrangements

Assessment Method:

As per WorkSafe requirements the licence assessment encompasses a knowledge, performance and calculations assessment

Additional Information:

The licence to perform High Risk Work is issued by WorkSafe. When the assessor deems you competent in your Licence assessment, you are issued with a Notice of Assessment which you must lodge at the Post Office within 60 days to obtain your Licence from WorkSafe. This incurs a $60 fee to WorkSafe


Age: Minimum 18 years


Fee for service - $490.00 pp

If you do not pass a practical and / or theory component of your assessment, you can come back for a free-reassessment.