Basic Scaffolding


This 5 day course involves theory and practice of Scaffolding techniques. At the end of this course candidates will be proficient in scaffolding techniques.


After successfully completing this course, applicants will be able to:

Assess work required to be completed and plan safely to completeIdentify all components and accessories

Erect modular scaffold

Be aware of acts and regulations covering scaffolding

Tying scaffolds

Work out dead and live loads

Erect mobile and frame scaffolds

Understand accesses and ladder requirements

Use fibre, FSWR ropes and chainsErect Gin wheels, cantilevered builders hoists and safety netsCorrectly use and inspect safety harnesses

Erect bracket scaffolding.


All successful applicants will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment:A High Risk Work Licence with the relevant Scaffolding class will also be issued by Worksafe WA.


All learners must be at least 18 years old and able to read and comprehend English to a level that will enable them to safely perform duties as specified in the competency standard. MSTS recognises that some learners may require more support to meet the requirements of the training course. We will endeavour to meet these needs with regards to; language, literacy and numeracy skills. Learners are encouraged, prior to commencing the course and where applicable, to complete an MSTS LLN analysis, which will assist the Trainer/Assessor to interpret individual skill level and manage this from the onset.