Basic Scaffolding Course


CPCCLSF2001A – Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding basic level

DURATION:  10 days (8.00 am to 4.00 pm)

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CPCCLSF2001A – Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding basic level

This unit specifies the outcomes required to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding at the basic level, consisting of scaffolding work connected with the operation or use of modular or pre-fabricated scaffolds, cantilevered materials hoists with a maximum working load of 500kg, ropes and gin wheels, safety nets and static lines, and bracket scaffolds (tank and formwork) for licensing purposes.

DURATION:  10 days (8.00 am to 4.00 pm)

PRE-REQUISITES: Participants must have a basic level of understanding with math and English.  You will be required to pass a simple Language, Literacy and Numeracy test before commencing this course.

Participants must be physically able to:

  • Undertake manual handling tasks
  • Physicalfitness is required to enable you to carry equipment associated with scaffolding
  • Climb
  • Manoeuvre hand tools

Each participant is required to:

  • bring safety boots to undertake the practical aspect of the course
  • Wear long workpants and long work sleeved shirt

Any participant who does not wear the appropriate listed above clothing will not be permitted to participate in any practical activities and there will be deemed not competent and may be required to re-enrol in the next course offered for an extra fee.

ATTENDEES: Basic scaffolding course is designed for participants that aspire to obtain employment within the scaffold industry, across the construction, mining and oil & gas sectors.

OBJECTIVES:  To give the attendees such knowledge and skills that they are capable of inspecting, erecting, altering and dismantling basic scaffolding structures in modular systems.

ASSESSMENTSEach individual will be required to complete two areas of assessment – a Nationally Recognised Unit of Competency (CPCCLSF2001A- Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding basic level) and a WorkSafe Assessment, both areas require you to complete a practical and theory evaluation that covers the required knowledge and skills to verify competence.

A Student cannot be deemed competent unless they are able to demonstrate competency in all assessment tasks

CERTIFICATION: Successful delegates will receive a notice of assessment on the day of completion, a high-risk work license from WorkSafe (expected to arrive within 60 days) and a Statement of Attainment certificate within 14 days, issued by HiSkill Pty Ltd (RTO No: 45006) Trading as HiSkill.


A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to provide evidence of the ability to:

  • comply with OHS licensing requirements.
  • effectively communicate and work safely with others in the work area.
  • effectively apply risk assessment and hazard management procedures at a basic scaffolder level.
  • effectively complete the planning, erection and dismantling of a scaffolding system, in accordance with procedures, including a minimum of erect and dismantle:
    • Modular Scaffold with return and ladder access and platform brackets (hop-up brackets)
    • Bracket Scaffold
    • Mobile Scaffold
    • gin wheel
    • Cantilever Hoist
    • safety net and static line
    • safety screen

Scaffold to be of a minimum height of at least 5.0 metres above the supporting surface with full edge protection (includes safety screen) for each work platform including toe boards and handrails.

  • correctly demonstrate fibre rope bends and hitches.
  • effectively conduct pre and post operational checks of basic scaffolding.
  • complete handover certificate as required.


  • Australian Statutory Regulations and Codes of Practice
  • AS/NZ 1576 & 4576 Guidelines
  • Safe Handling and Inspection of Materials (Manual Handling )
  • Preventing Falls in Scaffolding
  • Safe Use and Inspection of Safety Harnesses
  • Ropes, Knots & Hitches
  • Types and Uses of Tube, Fittings and Boards
  • Assessing Material Requirements for Basic Scaffolds
  • Safe Access, dismantling and storage Methods
  • Interpretation of Simple Drawings
  • Erect & Dismantle Basic Scaffolds:
  • Independent (With Return)
  • Tower (Static and Mobile)
  • Birdcage
  • Cuplok
  • A-Frames
  • Ringlok
  • Aluminium mobile scaffold
  • Alterations to Scaffolds
  • Skills Test (Practical)
  • Knowledge Test (Theory)