Crane Training is designed to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to safely operate a wide variety of cranes in different working environments.

A list of the Crane courses that Site Skills Training offers are outlined below.

To obtain a Crane Licence, individuals must first complete an accredited crane course before applying for their High Risk Crane Licence.

Dogging and Mobile Slewing Crane (C6) Training Package

Dogging Training

This course aims to give participants the necessary skills and knowledge to safely and efficiently undertake dogging work in a range of working environments.

On completion, candidates will be able to competently undertake

  • a range of slinging techniques;
  • select and inspect lifting gear and equipment;
  • direct crane operators in the safe movement and placement of loads including out of view of the crane operator.

The course also covers:

  • applicable legislations and standards;
  • risk management procedures relating to lifting operations;
  • crane types,
  • uses and characteristics;
  • crane set up and other elements of crane and dogging operations.

Mobile Slewing Crane up to 60t (C6) Training

This unit specifies the outcomes required to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 60 tonnes) for licensing purposes. It encompasses the requirement for the up to 20 tonnes licence.

Dogging and Non Slewing Crane (CN) Training Package

Dogging Training

This course aims to give participants the necessary skills and knowledge to safely and efficiently undertake dogging work in a range of working environments.

On completion, candidates will be able to competently undertake

  • a range of slinging techniques;
  • select and inspect lifting gear and equipment;
  • direct crane operators in the safe movement and placement of loads including out of view of the crane operator.

The course also covers:

  • applicable legislations and standards;
  • risk management procedures relating to lifting operations;
  • crane types,
  • uses and characteristics;
  • crane set up and other elements of crane and dogging operations.

Non Slewing Crane (CN) Training

Non Slewing Crane (CN) specifies the outcomes required to operate a mobile crane of greater than 3 tonnes capacity that incorporates a boom or jib which includes articulated type mobile cranes and locomotive cranes, but does not include vehicle tow trucks, for licensing purposes.

Gantry Crane (Overhead Crane) Training

This course provides the necessary skills and knowledge to safely and competently operate a pendant controlled overhead crane. Participants will be able to undertake risk assessment and control, pre-start inspections, identify lifting equipment, report and record faults, lift and shift various loads safely, and shut down and stow equipment and cranes as per AS2550, manufacturer instructions and site procedures. This course is for electric overhead cranes with 3 or less movements: South/North, East/West, Up/Down

Vehicle Loading Crane (CV) Training

This unit specifies the outcomes required to operate a vehicle loading crane with a capacity of 10 metre tonnes or more, mounted on a vehicle for the principle purpose of loading and unloading such a vehicle, including the application of load estimation and slinging techniques to move a load, for licensing purposes.

Mobile Slewing Crane up to 20t (C2) Training

This unit of competency cover the functions required to operate a C2 Slewing Mobile Crane to meet minimum training and assessment standards for the purposes of certification. It includes prestart and post checks, lifts to specifications, mobile loads and transfers.

Mobile Slewing Crane up to 60t (C6) Training

This unit specifies the outcomes required to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 60 tonnes) for licensing purposes. It encompasses the requirement for the up to 20 tonnes licence.

Mobile Slewing Crane up to 100t (C1) Training

This unit specifies the outcomes required to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 100 tonnes) for licensing purposes. It encompasses the requirement for the up to 60 tonnes licence. The course covers safe operation according to Australian and industry standards; slinging and transferring loads, on site communications.

Mobile Slewing Crane over 100t (C0) Training

This unit specifies the outcomes required to operate a slewing mobile crane (over 100 tonnes) for licensing purposes. It encompasses the requirement for the up to 100 tonnes licence.

Non Slewing Crane (CN) Training

This unit specifies the outcomes required to operate a mobile crane of greater than 3 tonnes capacity that incorporates a boom or jib which includes articulated type mobile cranes and locomotive cranes, but does not include vehicle tow trucks, for licensing purposes.

Operate Offshore Crane Training

The Operate Offshore Crane course is aimed at providing participants with the necessary skills and knowledge to operate an offshore crane safely and efficiently. An offshore crane may include the following crane types on an FPSO, MODU, Fixed platforms, dive vessels and FSU's:

  • Derrick
  • Slewing Pedestal
  • Bridge and Gantry
  • Knuckleboom
  • Mobile Slewing Crane

Generally the crane operator would liaise and cooperate with other members of the facility onboard team and would also respond to information from crew on a support vessel. Actions may include transfer of equipment to and from the support vessel; transfer of personnel between the facility and another vessel using appropriate approved equipment; and safe management of loads during diving operations.

This training is recommended by the National Offshore Petroleum Safety Environment Management Authority (NOPSEMA) as outlined in the N-09000-GN0955 Guidance

Tower Crane (CT) Training

This unit specifies the outcomes required to operate a tower crane for licensing purposes, and covers a jib or boom/job crane mounted on a tower structure, demountable or permanent, including both horizontal and luffing jib types. This unit does not cover self-erecting tower cranes.

Self Erecting Tower Crane (CS) Training

This unit specifies the outcomes required to operate a self-erecting tower crane for licensing purposes, and covers the operation of a crane where the tower structure and boom/jib elements are not disassembled into component sections, which can be transported between sites as a complete unit, and where the erection and dismantling processes are an inherent part of the crane's function.