Accredited Trainer Applications

WHS Acts throughout Australia state the need for training of operators of mewps to ensure employees and employers meet their “duty of care”. The TSHA has in place a comprehensive operator training program also known as the “Gold Card”. This involves a structured training program covering safety, hazard evaluation, pre-operational checks, operation of the various types of mewps and more. It is carried out by TSHA Accredited Trainers.

If you wish to become an Accredited Trainer with the TSHA, please read through the tsha accredited trainer licence terms and conditions and submit your application to the TSHA National Office. Qualification pre-requisites, costs and address details below.

Completing the Application

  • Applicant must be a member of the TSHA directly or through a member company
  • Applicant must provide evidence that they meet mandatory requirements. Please refer to Accredited Trainer prerequisites listed in step one
  • The TSHA will notify you by email of the outcome of your initial application:
    • If rejected, you will be notified of the necessary action to rectify the issue(s)
    • If accepted, the TSHA Accredited Trainer self-paced assignment will be emailed along with further instructions for the Train the Trainer session (see steps two and three).
A. I wish to apply to the TSHA Inc to be an Accredited Trainer

AN TSHA ACCREDITED TRAINER MUST BE A MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATION, DIRECTLY OR THROUGH A MEMBER COMPANY:


Subject to the success of your application you will become an TSHA Accredited Trainer and will be registered as such under the TSHA Training Program Gold Card. An Accredited Trainer (AT) is authorised by the TSHA Inc. to carry out training as per the TSHA program and issue “EWP Operator Licence” Gold Cards upon successful completion of the program by the Applicant.

COSTS INVOLVED:

Annual TSHA Membership directly or through member company - $440 (see membership conditions).
Train the Trainer Accreditation Course - $700 (One off fee)
Annual Accredited Trainer (AT) licence - $135 (includes a listing on the www.TSHA.com.au website).

If you are also applying to deliver the TSHA Gold Card:
Annual TSHA Membership directly or through member company - $100 (for existing TSHA members)
Gold Card Train the Trainer Accreditation course - $700 (One off fee)

SIGNATURE:

I have read and accept the information provided on this form and the attached TSHA Accredited Trainer Licence Terms and Conditions.
I hereby declare that all of the information provided by me herein is true and correct.

20 Oct 2020

Mandatory Evidence Requirements

Accredited Trainer Requirements: please complete details below and attach copies of certificates and cards (front and back)

MANDATORY EVIDENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Certificate No / Licence No: (Attach Copies)
1. TAE40110 - CERTIFICATE IV IN TRAINING AND ASSESSMENT WITH UNITS:
TAELLN411 AND
TAEASS502 – PLEASE PROVIDE TESTAMUR
OR ITS SUCCESSOR TAE40116 – PLEASE PROVIDE TESTAMUR
OR TAE DIPLOMA QUALIFICATION – PLEASE PROVIDE TESTAMUR
2. HRW LICENCE - WP (BOOM TYPE MEWP 11M AND OVER)
AND STATEMENT OF ATTAINMENT (TLILIC2005 OR TLILIC0005) (IF HELD)
3. RIIWHS204D - WORK SAFELY AT HEIGHTS OR EQUIVALENT
4. CPCCOHS1001 – WORK SAFELY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY (WHITE CARD)
5. RIIHAN301E – OPERATE ELEVATING WORK PLATFORM STATEMENT OF ATTAINMENT
6. TSHA GOLD CARD (WITH PHOTO) WITH MINIMUM MODULES VL, SL, BL ISSUED AFTER 11 MAY 2015 – MUST HOLD UNITS YOU INTEND TO TRAIN
7. MUST HAVE HELD EITHER HRW LICENCE (WP) OR GOLD CARD FOR MINIMUM OF 24 MONTHS
8. Current CV demonstrating MEWP operational and assessing experience
9. Passport sized photograph of the applicant or email an image in Jpeg format

NOTE: Any similar or equivalent qualification to the above requirements will be considered. Please provide evidence.

Accredited Trainer Application Process

STEP ONE:

In order to be eligible to become an TSHA Accredited Trainer, you must have completed the following qualifications/training courses
and also demonstrate experience within the telescopic work platform industry. Certified Copies of these certificates must be provided
to be considered.

All applicants, as a minimum, must hold the following:

  1. TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment with LLN unit TAELLN401 or equivalent, and TAEASS502 or
    equivalent
    Or TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
    Or a TAE Diploma qualification
  2. HRW Licence (WP) and Statement of Attainment TLILIC2005 Licence to operate Boom Type MEWP 11M if held
  3. RIIWHS204D Work safely at heights or equivalent statement of attainment
  4. CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry (WHITE CARD)
  5. RIIHAN301E Operate elevating work platform Statement of Attainment
  6. TSHA Yellow Card (with photo) with minimum modules VL, SL, BL Issued after 11 May 2015 – must hold units you
    intend to train
  7. Must have held either HRW Licence (WP) or Yellow Card for minimum of 24 months
  8. Current CV demonstrating MEWP operational and assessing experience
  9. Provide with your application a passport sized photo of yourself, this can be emailed in Jpeg format to
    info@tsha.com.au

STEP TWO:

  • Read through the self-paced learning assignment and complete each task as outlined in the instructions.
  • Once completed, submit by email to your nominated TSHA facilitator/assessor
  • You will be notified by email on the outcome of your self-paced assignment:
    • If Not Successful, you will be notified of the necessary action to rectify the issue(s)
    • If Successful, you will be enrolled into an available Train the Trainer session.

STEP THREE

  • Attend your Train the Trainer session where the facilitator will deliver a presentation on the Gold Card delivery process, training
    materials and submission requirements for TSHA Gold Card.
  • Deliver a short 5-10 minute presentation on the MEWP related topics allocated by your facilitator. Applicants will be notified of
    their allocated topics when they receive the Accredited Trainer self-paced assignment. Topics will be selected from the Gold
    Card course content.
  • Complete the Train the Trainer Knowledge Assessment where applicants are required to achieve 100%
  • You will be notified at the conclusion of the day, the outcome of your Accredited Trainer status:
    • If Not Successful, you will receive feedback on why a “Not Yet Successful” was obtained. Applicants will be required to
      attend another Train the Trainer Session (at an additional cost).
    • If Successful, you will be approved as an Accredited Trainer. You will receive an Accredited Trainer identification card and
      receive an online login code to access Gold Card training materials.

TSHA ACCREDITED TRAINER LICENCE TERMS AND CONDITIONS

These terms and conditions are posted on www.tsha.com.au and may be updated from time to time.

Licensing by the Telescopic Handler Association

The Telescopic Handler Association of Australia Inc (TSHA) is incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act 1984
(NSW) and has the capacity under Section 17(3) to exercise its powers in other States.

The TSHA issues Accredited Trainers’ licences to persons who have submitted the official application form together with the
prescribed fee and who are accepted as meeting the skills and experience levels required by the TSHA. Licences are issued for the
duration of 1year.

After acceptance as an TSHA Accredited Trainer you will be issued an Accredited Trainer Photo Identification and are then qualified
to conduct training and assessment for the issue of an MEWP Operator Licence – Yellow Card as per the Accredited Trainers Manual.

It is a prerequisite that an Accredited Trainer is a member of the TSHA either directly or through a member company, however the
licence issued is for the use of the applicant only and the applicant is personally responsible to both carry out the training and to
maintain the appropriate documents such that all the relevant files are accessible by the Accredited Trainer and will be made
available to the TSHA or the nominated auditor if required.

The correct training of Operators for plant and equipment is a requirement under the Occupational Health and Safety Acts and
Workplace Health and Safety Acts and the Regulations in each State. Accredited Trainers must be familiar with the appropriate
Occupational/Workplace Health and Safety legislation and ensure that they maintain compliance.

Accredited Trainer Licence Conditions

The TSHA issues trained Operator cards under the following conditions which all TSHA Accredited Trainers are required to administer:

  1. Training is to be carried out strictly in accordance with the Accredited Trainers Manual produced by the Telescopic Handler Association of Australia Inc. and in accordance with the Accredited Trainer Code of Practice.
  2. Accredited Trainers are to ensure that applicant submissions on the AT portal or App are filled out correctly before submitting them to the TSHA. Electronic numbers and software must be used in accordance with the AT Code of Practice
    and AT Manual. All administration processes must be followed as per the Accredited Trainers Manual.
  3. All Operator Gold Card applications must be completed by the TSHA Accredited Trainer in accordance with the Accredited Trainers Manual.

Breaches of TSHA AT Terms and Conditions

The TSHA authorises Accredited Trainers to carry out training in accordance with the Accredited Trainers Manual. Noncompliance with the relevant Accredited Trainers Manual, AT Code of Practice, TSHA Membership, WHS/OHS Acts and
Regulations or local site safety procedures may result in the following:

  1. The TSHA will contact the Accredited Trainer regarding the issue/breach.
  2. The TSHA will give the Accredited Trainer at least 14 days (normally 10 working days) within which to make submissions in
    relation to the breach.
  3. The TSHA may suspend or cancel accreditation.

Renewal of Licence

Accreditation renewal invoices will be sent to Accredited Trainers at least 20 days before the licence expiry date and must be paid prior to the licence expiry date.

Change in circumstances

Any change in circumstances relevant to the Accredited Trainer such as new telephone numbers, changed email or postal addresses or any change to membership details are to be notified to the TSHA within 14 days.

Audit

To maintain the integrity of the TSHA Gold Card training program and to provide continued support and guidance to new ATs, the Telescopic Handler Association will conduct at least 1 audit on training activity within the first 2 years of you being an
Accredited Trainer. For existing ATs the TSHA is required to audit all its active trainers on a regular basis.

All ATs are required to comply with the Accredited Trainers Manual record keeping and audit requirements which includes providing, upon request of the TSHA, training and assessment material for audit. Penalties apply for not meeting these
requirements.

Please contact Wendy Clarke, Training Manager if you have any questions or require further information. Email wendyclarke@tsha.com.au Phone 02 9998 2204