Operate a self-erecting tower crane for licensing purposes


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Self-erecting Tower Crane Licence (CS) Course Information


Course Code


Course Duration

5 Days

RTO Provider

On the Job Training (RTO 70023)

Entry Requirement/s

DG – Licence to Perform Dogging


CPCCLTC4002 Licence to Operate a Self-Erecting Tower Crane

Course Description:

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.

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CPCCLTC4002 Licence to Operate a Self-Erecting Tower Crane


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

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

This unit in its current form meets state and territory licensing requirements. Any alteration will result in a unit, which is not acceptable to regulators for the purpose of licensing.

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
  • load data into crane computer (where fitted) and check operation to accurately reflect the crane configuration
  • operation of a self-erecting tower crane for the lifting and moving of loads to the safe working rated capacity in conjunction with other appropriate personnel.
  • risk assessment and hazard control strategies, including hierarchy of control as applied to the positioning and safe operation of the crane including particular awareness of the risks associated with overhead powerlines/electrical cables, wind, and crane stability
  • 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
  • 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
  • self erecting tower crane operating techniques
  • 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.

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