Let’s start with a summary of the changes to HRW units
From 28th February 2022, some major changes were made to the mandatory prerequisites for obtaining an Open Class mobile crane licence (aka C0 crane ticket in addition to C1 crane ticket) in Australia.
Quoted in summary for the purposes of this article, from the home page of the training.gov.au website:
“The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) approved revised Crane High Risk Work (HRW) Units of Competency (units)…”
“At the request of Safe Work Australia (SWA), the Transport and Logistics Industry Reference Committee (IRC) has revised…..the reference to “a current National HRWL to operate a Slewing Mobile crane (up to 60 tonnes), and current industry experience operating a slewing mobile crane of between 20 tonnes and up to 60 tonnes competently for at least two years” contained in the units Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 100 Tonnes) and (over 100 Tonnes) have been removed.“
The need for holding a Dogman’s licence (DG) or being competent in ‘a specific VET course for HRWL to perform dogging’ was also removed, in addition to being a prerequisite for all other mobile crane licences. Again, see the training.gov.au for more details.