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Anchor 11
Licence to Operate a Tower Crane CT CPCCLTC4001


Outcome: Nationally recognised statement of attainment and a HRWL


Course Duration: 4-5 days (experience, competency and class size dependent)


Location: Onsite (crane with a MRC of at least 3000kg to be supplied by client)

Pre-requisites: Reccomended that you hold a current Dogging HRWL, must be 18 years of age and possess very good language, literacy and numeracy skills

What to bring: USI Number ( Biscuits, tea, coffee and drinks are provided. There are many takeaway food options nearby or feel free to bring your own lunch

PPE requirements: Safety boots, long pants and Hi Vis short/long sleeve shirt

Course Description

  • Introduction to the WHS Act 2012, COPS’s and A/S

  • Risk assessment/Hierachy of control

  • Detailed theory component

  • Calculations and communications

  • Crane pre-start inspection and fault identification

  • Plan and prepare for task

  • Intensive practical component

  • Conduct various lifting tasks

  • Crane shut down and post-operational inspection


Application of the Unit

This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to safely operate a tower crane.

Tower crane work involves a boom crane or a jib crane (with horizontal or luffing jib) mounted on a demountable or permanent tower structure.

Self-erecting tower cranes are not included in this unit of competency.

Completion of the general construction induction training program, specified in the Safe Work Australia model Code of Practice: Construction Work, is required by anyone carrying out construction work. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.

A licence is obtained after competence is assessed under applicable Commonwealth, state or territory work health and safety (WHS) regulations

Statement of attainment issued by AOTA RTO #91463

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