Non-Slewing crane

Licence to Operate a Non-Slewing Mobile Crane

Course Overview

This course is designed to ensure that participants have the skills and knowledge required to operate a non-slew mobile crane of greater than 3 tonnes capacity that incorporates a boom or jib which includes articulated type mobile cranes and locomotive cranes.

This course requires the operator to plan the work, conduct routine checks, set up crane, transfer loads, mobile loads, and shut down and secure the crane.

Competence in this unit, does not in itself result in a High Risk Work Licence to operate this plant. A student must successfully complete the National Assessment Instrument (NAI) (which is the mandated assessment for the HRWL to operate the relevant licencing class as detailed in this unit) and be issued with an AS1.

This course is offered by WorkSafe Connect to corporate clients for a group of students. We do not currently offer this course to individuals as part of our public course offering.

Course Entry Requirements

WorkSafe Connect requires that a person undertaking this unit must hold a current National High-Risk Work Licence (HRWL) or a certification for a specific VET course for HRWL to perform dogging.

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Performance Criteria

  • Plan work
  • Conduct routine checks
  • Set up crane
  • Transfer load
  • Mobile load
  • Shut down and secure crane

Course Outline

  • WHS legislation, standards and codes of practice relevant to the full range of processes for the crane class.
  • Organisational and workplace standards, requirements, policies and procedures for conducting operations for the crane class.
  • Use and interpret crane manufacturer's specifications and data.
  • Apply risk assessment and hazard control strategies.
  • Understanding of the hierarchy of hazard identification and control.
  • Assessment of ground conditions to confirm that the site is suitable (e.g. firm, level and safe) to operate crane.
  • Understanding of crane characteristics and capabilities (including use of load charts) to allow the configuration of the crane to suit the range of loads
  • Operate crane including all functions to their maximum extension in the lifting and moving of loads to the safe working rated capacity in conjunction with other associated personnel.
  • Mobile loads using best mobile practice.
  • Apply risk assessment and hazard control strategies.
  • Verify problems and equipment faults and demonstrate appropriate response procedures.
  • Procedures for the recording, reporting and maintenance of workplace records and information.


What is a Unique Student Identifier (USI)?

If you're studying nationally recognised training in Australia from 1 January 2015, you are required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

Your USI links to an online account that contains all your training records and results that you have completed from 1 January 2015 onwards and without this number we cannot issue you your statement of attainment.

If you do not already have a USI please click on the following link to create one.

It is a straight forward process to complete this online and you will require a Driver's Licence, Medicare Card, Australian Passport or Birth Certificate to proceed.




Building, Room 1.02 - Evans Deakin Room
Construction Training Centre
460-492 Beaudesert Road
Salisbury, Brisbane
QLD 4107


327 Bayswater Road
QLD 4814


WorkSafe Connect delivers remote and onsite training, assessment and verification of competencies for high risk and industrial courses.

Licence to Operate a Non-Slewing Mobile Crane

  • Award winning training
  • Practical focus
  • Flexible delivery
5 days
TLILIC0008 - Licence to operate a non-slewing mobile crane (greater than 3 tonnes capacity)