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Unit Name

Licence to Operate a Tower Crane – CPCCLTC4001



Course Duration

5 Days

Entry Requirement/s

Licence to Perform Dogging (DG – Company Policy)

Course Cost*

Full price: $2477

CSQ funded price: $999 or $599 for the tower combo. More info below.

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Tower Crane Ticket Course – Only training yard with 2 Towers in Australia

  • We have a Potain MC85 tower crane and Potain HD40 self-erecting tower crane on site – do your self-erecting tower crane course alongside this course. Big discounts apply.
  • Professional trainers with years of operating, dogging and rigging experience from construction, offshore rigging, mining and entertainment sectors

Tower Crane Course Description:

This tower crane training course specifies the outcomes required to operate a tower crane for licensing purposes, and covers a jib or boom/job crane mounted on a tower structure, demountable or permanent, including both horizontal and luffing jib types. This unit does not cover self-erecting tower cranes.

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Licence to Operate Tower Crane - CPCCLTC4001


Tower Crane Ticket Course Overview

On successful completion and assessment of this course, participants will be able to apply for a CT class High-Risk Work Licence. There are costs associated with applying for the licence. Please visit for current licence fees.

Tower Crane Licence Application

This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to safely operate a tower crane. Tower crane work involves a boom crane or a jib crane (with horizontal or luffing jib) mounted on a demountable or permanent tower structure.  Self-erecting tower cranes are not included in this unit of competency.

Completion of the general construction induction training program, specified in the Safe Work Australia model Code of Practice: Construction Work, is required by anyone carrying out construction work. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001 - Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.

Competence in this unit does not in itself result in a licence. A licence is obtained after competence is assessed under applicable Commonwealth, state or territory work health and safety (WHS) regulations.

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Tower Crane Training Outcomes

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

Tower Crane Course Outline

  • Accurate recording and maintenance of information relating to crane operations
  • Communication techniques in the workplace including whistles, hand signals and use of two-way radios
  • Interpersonal communication skills at a level sufficient to communicate with other site personnel
  • Loading of data into crane computer (where fitted) and checking of operation to accurately reflect the crane configuration
  • Operation of a tower crane for the lifting and moving of loads to the safe working rated capacity in conjunction with other appropriate personnel where required
  • Risk assessment and hazard control strategies, including hierarchy of control as applied to the positioning and safe operation of the crane (particular awareness of the risks
  • Use and interpretation of crane manufacturer's specifications and data, including load charts to enable the crane to be configured for the load
  • Verifying problems and equipment faults and demonstrating appropriate response procedures
  • Ability to read and comprehend manufacturer's instructions, procedures and safety signs
  • Appropriate mathematical procedures for estimation of loads
  • Commonwealth, state or territory OHS 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
  • Level of literacy to be able to read and comprehend manufacturer's instructions, procedures and safety signs
  • Tower crane operating techniques
  • Procedures for the recording, reporting and maintenance of workplace records and information
  • 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.

Pre-requisite For This Tower Crane Course

  • Provide 100 Points of identification (as per Workplace Health and Safety Queensland requirements)
  • Ability to read, write & understand English
  • Please note that it is a company policy to hold a Dogman's licence (DG class) or to have been deemed competent in an accredited unit of competency to 'Perform Dogging' before undertaking this course.


What to Bring

  • Provide 100 Points of identification (as per Workplace Health and Safety Queensland requirements)
  • Steel cap Boots
  • Safety gloves
  • Hi-Visibility shirt and hard hat with a brim
  • Suitable outdoor work clothing (no singlets)
  • Lunch and water bottle
  • If applicable, any evidence of prior experience e.g old certificates
  • USI Number (Find My USI)

Additional Information

Course Timing:Course days typically run from 6:30am to approximately 3:00pm - Participants are advised to arrive 15 minutes early to sign in.

*You may be required to start before 6:30am and stay after 3:00pm depending on how long the formal assessment runs for, we will advise of these times on the day of formal assessment.

Course Structure:
Please note: Competence in a unit does not in itself result in a licence.

Once the trainer believes the participant has demonstrated theoretical and practical understanding of the chosen course (i.e ‘Unit of Competency’, in this case 'Licence to Operate Tower Crane - CPCCLTC4001'), this will be verified with a certificate or what’s known as a ‘Statement of Attainment’ from us, On the Job Training.

In order to obtain a CT high risk work licence, the candidate, after successful completion of the unit of competency, can choose to participate in the theoretical and practical assessments known as ‘National Assessment Instruments’ (NAI) held at the conclusion of each course at On the Job Training. This is conducted by an assessor on behalf of Workplace Health & Safety Queensland. On successful completion of the mandated assessments, they will be issued with a ‘Candidate Assessment Summary’ (CAS) by On the Job Training.

Upon successful completion of the NAI as stated above, the Office of Industrial Relations Queensland will contact them with instructions on how to apply for the CT high risk work licence.

Reassessments: Should the participant not achieve competence in any of the NAI’s, then they will be entitled to no more than one reassessment with no charge. At the RTO’s discretion, any additional reassessments will incur further fees of $250 each including charges for retraining of $500 if required.

For more information about costs associated with high risk work licences visit the Workplace Health & Safety website.

Additional information

Course Time:

7:00AM – 3:00PM


Eligible for CSQ funding? Then take advantage of this amazing offer! Courses scheduled fortnightly.

Licence to Operate Tower Crane – CPCCLTC4001

Licence to Operate a Self-erecting Tower Crane – CPCCLTC4002

*Subject to a successful CSQ application. 

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The staff there were really engaging and caring, they helped me through any insecurities and challenges, the material was amazing and that I had no missing gaps in theory, the practical side of things was awesome too, step by step processes and coping mechanisms.
I was terrified of heights and the team got me into a cabin of a tower crane.
Connor McCleod

Tower Crane (CT), MRR

Trainers were excellent and extremely helpful communicating their experiences and ways of doing things and teaching the correct way! I am 100% satisfied and would definitely recommend for your training!! Thanks guys!!
Luke Hines

Dogging (DG), Pensar

I had an absolutely outstanding experience with the entire cew at OTJT.
Very professional and excellent range of experience and skills.

I can reccommend OTJT for having the ability of imparting a great deal of knowledge that will stay with me for the rest of my life. Well done team.

Juan Boulter

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