Self Erecting Crane

Licence to Operate Self Erecting Tower Crane

Course Overview

This course is designed to ensure that participants have the skills and knowledge 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.

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

This course is based on the requirements of the National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work.

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Performance Criteria

  • Plan work
  • Conduct routine checks
  • Transfer loads
  • Shut down and secure crane

Course Outline

  • Operation of a self-erecting tower crane for the lifting and moving of loads
  • Risk assessment and hazard control strategies
  • Use and interpretation of crane manufacturer's specifications and data, including load charts and ballast, to enable the crane to be configured for the load
  • Verify problems and equipment faults and demonstrate appropriate response procedures.
  • Ability to be able to read and comprehend manufacturer's instructions, procedures and safety signs
  • Appropriate mathematical procedures for estimation of loads
  • 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
  • Understanding of the hierarchy of hazard identification and control
  • Procedures for the recording, reporting and maintenance of workplace records and information
  • Self-erecting tower crane characteristics and capabilities to allow the operation of the crane to suit the range of loads
  • Rated capacity and working load limits (including use of crane load charts)
  • Typical routine problems encountered in the operation of the crane and equipment and adjustments required for correction.


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.




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Construction Training Centre
460-492 Beaudesert Road
Salisbury, Brisbane
QLD 4107


28-30 Bowen Road
Hermit Park
QLD 4812


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Licence to Operate Self Erecting Tower Crane

  • Award winning training
  • Practical focus
  • Flexible delivery
5 days
CPCCLTC4002A - Licence to operate a self-erecting tower crane
$available upon request