Those who want to go into the construction, industrial, mining, oil, and gas industries will most likely need a scaffolding qualification to further their career. These industries can be dangerous, particularly if you are performing tasks that you are not yet qualified for. There are numerous fines and consequences for not having a scaffolding license if you do indeed perform tasks on one. So in the best interest of you, your company, and the health and safety of those around you, it’s imperative you are correctly trained and certified for any tasks you perform at work.

The KI Group operates in Perth and the Belmont area in Western Australia. We are proud to offer short training courses and high-risk certifications for workers in the construction and mining industries. This blog will be all about what’s involved in a basic scaffolding course.


Why Do You Need a Basic Scaffolding License?


Why Do You Need a Basic Scaffolding License?

A scaffolding license is required by anyone doing scaffolding or standing on a scaffold more than four metres in height. If a business or worker is operating without a license on a scaffold, there will be fines associated with it. The cost of the fine depends on the state you’re operating in, but one thing is very clear: if you want to perform tasks with the health and safety of others in mind, ensure that you are up to date in every certification you might need to do your job.


What is Basic Scaffolding?

Basic Scaffolding is the lowest tier in the licenses available for this particular skill. There are three tiers: basic, intermediate, and advanced.

You will likely need this license at the beginning of your construction, industrial, mining, oil, or gas career in order to operate and use modular or pre-fabricated scaffolds, ropes and gin wheels, safety nets, static lines, and cantilevered materials hoists.


What Will The KI Group Basic Scaffolding Course Teach Me?


What Will The KI Group Basic Scaffolding Course Teach Me?

This Perth-based training course will give participants the knowledge and skills to operate a scaffold at a basic level. This will include erecting, altering, and dismantling a scaffold. The course is taught according to the National High-Risk Work Licence Unit of Competency guidelines: “CPCCLSF2001A – Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding basic level”.

With this qualification, you’ll be able to operate a scaffold in the construction industry and the industrial, mining, oil, and gas industries.
During this course, you’ll learn all the necessary knowledge about how to operate a scaffold, including:

  • Planning for the job
  • Selecting and inspecting appropriate scaffold and associated equipment
  • Setting up the task and preparing scaffold and associated equipment for erection
  • Erecting scaffold and scaffold equipment
  • Dismantling scaffold and scaffold equipment.

What’s Involved in the Course?

The course takes place at the KI Group training centre in Perth. Here, you’ll learn all about the necessary basic skills and competencies of scaffolding over the course of five days. It’s both a theoretical and practical course. Each program has a maximum of eight students so that the necessary focus and care can be dedicated to every person participating.

What Are The Course Requirements?

We want to encourage anyone looking to begin work in the construction, industrial, mining, oil, and gas industries to invest in themselves and their career and sign up for this course. However, like many programs across Australia, we do require certain prerequisites and course requirements prior to accepting students onto the program. These include:

  • Persons must be 18 years of age or older
  • Photo ID, such as a drivers license or passport
  • Basic numeracy skills
  • Basic English language and literacy skills

What Qualification Do I Get?


What Qualification Do I Get?

If this course is successfully completed, you will receive a Statement of Attainment and Notice of Assessment. This is valid for 60 days. You’ll need to submit your Statement of Attainment, Worksafe application and Worksafe fee to the relevant state regulator. Once this has been received and processed, you’ll receive a National High-Risk Work License.

Choosing any kind of qualification to study is an investment in yourself and your career. This is particularly true with the KI Group Basic Scaffolding Course. Upon completion of this program, you’ll be able to work in numerous industries, including construction, industrial, mining, oil, and gas. The KI Group in Perth is an experienced and knowledgable company to undertake this learning with – we have your best interests at heart, and partner with the relevant state and national boards to ensure that you are properly trained and certified. To begin your learning journey with the KI Group, speak to one of our friendly advisors today.