Slewing Mobile Crane – 20T

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Course Overview

Duration: 4 days training and 1 day assessment
Times: 7:00am – 3:00pm
Class size: 5 students
Prerequisite: WH&S More Skills requires all applicants to hold a current Licence to Perform Dogging, as well as satisfactory demonstration of industry experience.
Assessment type: Theory and practical

Units of Competency

Course Code Course Name
TLILIC3008 Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 20 tonnes)

What is a Slewing Crane Licence?

According to SafeWork (QLD & NSW), a slewing mobile crane is defined as a mobile crane which incorporates a boom jib that can be rotated. It excludes front-end loader, back-hoe, excavator or other earth moving equipment when configured for crane operation.

The slewing mobile crane licence up to 20 tonnes (C2 licence class) allows the operation of slewing mobile cranes with a capacity of up to 20 tonnes. The licence encompasses the operation of a non-slewing crane (CN licence class) and the vehicle loading crane (CV licence class).

Course Description

This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to safely operate a slewing mobile crane with a capacity up to 20 tonnes.

Slewing mobile crane means a mobile crane incorporating a boom or jib that can be slewed, but does not include:

  • a front-end loader or
  • a backhoe or
  • an excavator or
  • other earth moving equipment, when configured for crane operation.

This unit applies to the activities of a person operating slewing mobile crane with a capacity up to 20 tonnes that is a:

  • non-slewing mobile crane with a capacity exceeding 3 tonnes
  • reach stacker
  • slewing mobile crane with a capacity of 20 tonnes or less
  • vehicle loading crane with a capacity of 10 metre tonnes or more, excluding the application of load estimation and slinging techniques to move a load.

A person performing this work is required to hold a slewing mobile crane – with a capacity up to 20 tonnes high risk work (HRW) licence.

This unit requires a person operating slewing mobile crane with a capacity up to 20 tonnes to plan the work, conduct routine checks, set up crane, transfer a load, mobile load and shut down and secure the crane after completing the operation.

Why Train with Us?

  • Large variety of funding options available:
  • CSQ Short Course
  • BERT Training Fund
  • We do not cancel courses due to low numbers*
  • We include RII units
  • Extensive range of plant equipment
  • Tax deduction for accredited training
  • *Except where required by the state safe work regulator 

    Course Topics

    • OHS legislation
    • Risks and Hazards
    • General inspection and preparation of work site requirements
    • PPE
    • Set up crane
    • Conduct routine checks
    • Transfer load
    • Travel crane
    • Carry out multiple crane lifts
    • Carry out operator maintenance
    • Shut down and secure crane

    Course Training & Outcomes


    With successful completion of the training applicants will be issued with a Statement of Attainment (SOA) for:

    TLILIC3008 Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 20 tonnes)

    Mandatory assessment
    With successful completion of the mandatory assessment applicants will be issued with an assessment summary (AS1) and Statement of Attainment (SOA) for the Unit of Competency:

    TLILIC3008 Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 20 tonnes)

    Licence Application

    Successful applicants will receive an assessment summary (AS1) from the accredited assessor and a Statement of Attainment from WH&S More Skills. Applicants need to complete the online application for a new Queensland HRW Licence on the Worksafe QLD website.  This must be done within 60 days of successfully completing the practical assessment. The application fee is $88.40 and payable at the time of your application.

    Students should retain their AS1 and proof of payment as evidence that they can lawfully perform work in the relevant class of High Risk, pending a decision on your application. Upon lodgement, enquiries regarding your application should be directed to Workplace Health and Safety QLD on phone 1300 369 915.

    Training Requirements & What To Bring

    • Assessments can only be undertaken at the age of 18 years or over
    • All current High Risk Work Licences
    • Logbooks recording high risk work hours under supervision (if available)
    • Unique Student Identifier (USI) is required prior to course commencement – please bring number to course.
    • Photo ID i.e. Queensland or Interstate Driver’s Licence or Passport
    • The Legislation requires the applicant to have a basic knowledge and understanding of the English language
    • PPE must be worn by students attending the course on all occasions. This includes steel cap boots, long pants, long sleeves, (high vis shirt if possible otherwise long sleeves with a high vis vest) and a safety hard hat. For dogging, rigging & scaffolding courses, students are required to bring gloves and safety glasses.

    WH&S More Skills will provide whistles as well as the general training equipment, notes, logbook and training plans, calculators and pens.

    Terms and Conditions

    Please go here to read our complete Terms and Conditions and Refunds & Cancellations policy.

    Training Facilities

    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.