Apply to be a high risk work licence assessor

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Applicants seeking guidance or who require an application form to apply for an accreditation, please see the documentation below.


A Guide to becoming an HRW assessor for licensing persons performing high risk work

Mutual recognition of licences

Under mutual recognition, an individual who is registered for an occupation in one State or Territory is entitled to a registration in a second State for an equivalent occupation, without further assessment of their qualifications, skills or experience. This only applies to HRWL accredited assessor and demolition applicants.

For HRWL, asbestos removal, and asbestos assessor licences, recognition of equivalent authorisations applies. This means you can work in all Australian States and Territories holding the aforementioned licences, issued by any of those States and Territories.

Application forms

Lodgement options

You can lodge a form or application online (select applications only), by post or in person. Please refer to the individual application forms to determine if online lodgement is available for your licence type.


Please refer to the Licensing fees page for fees related to the Accreditation.

Deemed refused 

According to the WHS Regulations, if applicants do not get a decision on their application within 120 Days, their application is deemed refused and the applicant can apply for appeal of decision.

Status during appeal process 

Authorisations remain current if refusal or renewal is appealed, meaning authorisation holders can still work while the decision is in the appeal process.

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