Duration: 4 days training and 1 day assessment
Times: 7:00am – 3:00pm
Class size: 5 students
Pre-requisite: WH&S More Skills requires all applicants to hold a current Licence to Perform Dogging, as well as an existing crane licence (CN, C2, C6) or satisfactory demonstration of industry experience.
Assessment type: Theory and practical
Units of Competency
|Course Code||Course Name|
|CPCCLTC4002A||Licence to operate a self-erecting tower crane|
What is a Self-Erecting Tower Crane?
A self-erecting tower crane is a type of crane with tower and boom/jib elements that do not dismantle into component sections. Self-erecting tower cranes can be transported between sites as a complete unit. The erection and dismantling process is a fundamental part of the cranes function.
Self-erecting tower cranes lift themselves from the ground or lift an upper, telescoping section using jacks, allowing the next section of the tower to be inserted at ground level or lifted into place by the partially erected crane. Therefore they can be assembled without outside help, and can grow together with the building or structure they are erecting.
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.
This unit requires the operator to plan the work, conduct routine checks, transfer loads and shut down and secure the crane.
A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to provide evidence of the ability to:
- comply with OHS licensing legislation
- effectively communicate and work safely with others in the work area
- assess risk and management procedures (particular awareness of the risks associated with overhead powerlines/electrical cables, wind and crane stability)
- operate a self-erecting tower crane for the lifting and moving of loads to the safe working rated capacity in conjunction with other appropriate personnel
- apply standard mathematical procedures for estimation of loads.
Why Train with Us?
- Large variety of funding options available:
- CSQ Short Course
- BERT Training Fund
*Except where required by the state safe work regulator
- OHS and legislative obligations
- How to safely plan self-erecting tower crane operations
- Identification and control of hazards/risks in the workplace
- Inspection and selection of lifting equipment including sling and load calculations
- How to conduct pre-start, pre-operational and post-operational inspections on a self-erecting tower crane
- Reading and interpreting load charts
- Setting up a crane
- Use of LMI (load monitor indicator)
- Operating a crane following hand, whistle and radio signals
- Operating and shifting a variety of loads
The training facilities are comfortable air conditioned with modern training aids. Tea and coffee making facilities are provided as well as fridges and a microwave for participants to use. There are several takeaway lunch spots of good quality within a kilometre. Lunch is not provided with the training.
Students have direct access to all the necessary plant required for the relevant course i.e. Cranes, EWP, Forklifts and Scaffold.
The Construction Training Centre offers a free car park for all students and visitors, as well as a cafe onsite.
On-site Training & Group Bookings
We also offer onsite training as well as group booking options at our training facilities.
Onsite training and group bookings provide the advantage of being able to choose the course dates as it is suitable for you and your employees.
For more information contact us on (07) 3183 0000 or send an email enquiry.