Short Courses

Scaffolding Licence - Basic Level

Melbourne Polytechnic's Scaffolding Licence - Basic Level short course provides participants with the required skills to erect, alter and dismantle all types of modular scaffolding systems to provide work platforms for construction purposes, including edge protection, access ways and falsework. On successful completion, participants can apply to WorkSafe for a Basic Scaffolding Licence.

Course Code: SBU062

Fees: $1,195.00

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At the end of this course participants will have developed the basic skills and knowledge to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding at industry-approved basic level. Coursework consists of scaffolding work connected with the operation or use of modular or pre-fabricated scaffolds.

On successful completion of the Scaffolding Licence – Basic Level, participants can apply to WorkSafe for a Basic Scaffolding Licence.

Topics include:

  • plan job
  • select and inspect plant and equipment
  • set up tasks
  • erect scaffold and scaffold equipment
  • dismantle scaffold and scaffold equipment

This course contains the following unit of competency:

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


Applicants must be 18 years of age and be able to read and write English fluently.

Total hours: 30
Sessions: 5 days x 6 hours

For further information, please contact Short Courses on (03) 9269 8615, or email.

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

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Courses with low enrolments may be cancelled or delayed. You will be notified of this 48 hours prior to course commencement.

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