Certain occupational activities are considered high risk and require a worker to obtain the appropriate licence before they can commence work. The licences for these activities are issued by NT WorkSafe and applicants will have to demonstrate that appropriate training has been received.
NT WorkSafe issues the following licences:
To apply for a licence, download and complete the 'Application for a high risk work licence' form. The licence application form will detail the requirements you need to apply for the licence, including documents you will need to submit with your application.
A high risk work licence will not be issued if the applicant holds an equivalent licence under a WHS law of another state or territory or the Commonwealth unless the licence is due for renewal - Regulation 89(2)(b).
The regulator must issue a high risk work licence to an applicant who resides in the Northern Territory or if residing outside the Northern Territory satisfies the regulator of circumstances justifying the granting of the licence - Regulation 89(2)(c). A circumstance to justify the grant of a licence is, for example, fly in / fly out workers on a Northern Territory mine site.
All licence applications are to be lodged with the Territory Business Centre.
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