Train for your High Risk Work Licence

Adept trains personnel wishing to gain or renew their High Risk Work Licence.


Accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), Adept’s aim is to provide the best possible quality learning and training for all trainees, in the best possible environment, with equitable access to all trainees.

The safe operation of boilers requires training under the Work Health & Safety Act. Therefore, any site that has a boiler and a person that has to operate it may require a High Risk Work License for its use.

Adept will come to your site and train you and/or your staff to operate boilers safely – we can even train on your specific boiler! We offer both face-to-face training and self-paced training, ensuring the comprehension of both theory and practice in a structured manner. Once your training is finalised, we can draw on a network of trusted worksafe Assessors to arrange the completion of your High Risk Work License assessment.

For those with prior training who are looking to get certified, we can complete recognition of prior training to help you get certified quickly.

Our ASQA accredited courses

  • MSABLIC001 – Licence to Operate a Standard Boiler
  • MSABLIC002 – Licence to Operate an Advanced Boiler
  • UEPOPL001A – Licence to Operate a Steam Turbine
  • UEPOPL002A – Licence to Operate a Reciprocating Steam Engine

Non accredited course

  • Unattended Boiler Course - Training for Workers in the Vicinity of Boilers


Experience the Adept difference

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    Quick turnaround

    We can organise your course quickly to get you certified ASAP.

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    Professional and knowledgeable trainers

    Adept offer on-site training across Australia with trainers who have real practical industry experience.

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    Tailored practical training

    No matter what boiler/s you have, Adept trainers have more than a decade of experience working with boilers and can accommodate your safety training needs.

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    Qualified assessors

    Adept is a ASQA registered (RTO Number 971701) and WorkCover (Number RTO799955) accredited Assessor.

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Quality training under legislation

Adept is committed to providing quality training and assessment outcomes for workers operating and exposed to pressure equipment under the WHS Regulation 2017.

Our High Risk Work Licence training process

Adept’s High Risk Licence Courses are separated into components for your successful progression.

  1. Theory: Held on site or other suitable venue. This component incorporates a theoretical assessment.
  2. Practical: The trainee completes the set tasks on boiler, as well as the Training Log Book. Initially, they are fully supervised by a licensed attendant, and then they progress with limited supervision.
  3. RTO Practical: Upon completion of set practical tasks and once the Training Book has been successfully reviewed, arrangement will be made for the RTO Trainer to complete a practical assessment on site.
  4. WorkCover Assessment: After successful completion of the RTO practical, the RTO organises for a WorkCover Assessor to conduct the final assessment (the trainee must provide 100 points of identification at the time of assessment).
  5. Unsuccessful Assessment: If unsuccessful, Adept may organise special assistance prior to a re-sitting of the Assessment.
  6. Successful Assessment: The RTO will have the application forms you need for a new card after you have completed your training and assessment. You will then take those forms to your nearest Australia Post office, as well as 100 points of ID. You will also need to bring with you a quality passport-sized photo of yourself with your name and date of birth printed on the back.

“We have used Adept over the last 4-5 years for our boiler training across our 4 processing sites, at all times the training was professional and comprehensive, giving Tarac Technologies the confidence our people were well trained and had the confidence & ability to perform their tasks safely.”

Operations Manager, Tarac Technologies

“Adept Inspections & Training were called upon to carry out Statutory Pressure Vessel Testing & Inspections on our available assets, not only in our Workshop but were more than willing to travel to nearby sites. Adept not only supplied us with a punctual and competent Service Technician but also, with friendly Office Staff who look after all necessary planning, recording and documentation. I would recommend Adept Inspections and Training to anyone who requires this type of service.”

Maintenance Manager, Durock Drilling Pty. Ltd.

“Adept go above and beyond. They worked around the clock to keep our pressure vessels compliant nationally when all the borders were shut. They make sure that any pressure vessels needing registration are actioned and keep all of our registrations in date.”

Asset Specialist, Woolworths

“Adept put our national audit together quickly and met all of our timeline requirements. They consistently deliver quality reporting and are always very helpful.”

National Technical Team Manager, Target & Kmart

“Adept are great to work with. They have been very hands on with making sure we understand and action our compliance requirements. They offer practical solutions and make sure we stay compliant.”

National Account Manager, mycar


Frequently Asked Questions

What is required for a trainee to get a High Risk Work Licence?

According to the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 High Risk Work Licences implemented by WorkCover NSW, trainees are required to complete a recognised training course and assessment by an RTO accredited by ASQA, prior to being assessed for a High Risk Work Licence by an accredited WorkCover Assessor.

What is covered under the new training legislation for Boiler Operators?

The classification of boilers for purposes of High Risk Work Licences has been changed to Standard and Advanced Boiler. Boiler Operators must be trained to cover items such as:

  • Identification of boiler, controls, safety devices and system components;
  • Proper start-up and shut down procedures;
  • Periodic testing of safety devices;
  • Routine visual inspection and record keeping (logs);
  • In-house serviceable items and those items better left to a professional;
  • Problem areas and possible corrective actions;
  • Emergency reference with names and contact numbers.

How practically useful is the High Risk Work Licence training course?

The Adept Trainers are all experienced Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors and are well aware of the identified risks associated with the operation of high risk plant or equipment. This will help to ensure that the learning and assessment strategies will reflect the level of identified risk. The Trainers and Assessors hold all the necessary qualifications required by ASQA standards.