Course Details

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



This course covers the skills and knowledge required to to safely operate a slewing mobile crane with a capacity up to 20 tonnes. This course 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 and shut down and secure the crane after completing the operation.

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

  • a front-end loader
  • a backhoe
  • an excavator
  • 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.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

  • This unit is based on the licensing requirements of Part 4.5 of the Model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations, HRW and meets Commonwealth, state and territory HRW licensing requirements

Please note for this course a WorkSafe licence fee applies. This fee is collected by WorkSafe to issue your High Risk Work Licence (C2 Class). The application form is completed on the day and CERT submits this directly to WorkSafe on your behalf – meaning you just have to complete the course and then wait for your permit to arrive in the mail. The application fee is $100.00 for a new licence or $78.50 to add a class to an existing licence.



Upon successful completion of all assessments, students will receive:

Statement of Attainment (Nationally Recognised)
  • TLILIC3008 - Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 20 tonnes)
High Risk Work Licence
  • High Risk Work Licence from WorkSafe WA

Participants may wish to expand their knowledge and skills in the construction industry by enrolling into other High Risk Work courses.



The following topics are covered within this course:

  • Planing a job
  • Hazard identification, risk controls and appropraite PPE
  • Inspecting crane including routine checks
  • Appropriate communication methods and equipment
  • Set up crane including data into crane computer
  • Operating crane
  • Transfering load
  • Reporting and recording defects and damages
  • Shut down and securing crane procedures

Entry Requirements

Including Language Literacy and Numeracy (LL&N):

Participants will undergo an LL&N assessment at the commencement of the course.  This course requires participants to have LL&N levels to be able to:
  • Read and understand work safety signs and symbols
  • Read and understand workplace policies and procedures and manufacturers instructions
  • Read slewing mobile crane data plate
  • Communicate identified hazards and necessary instructions
  • Calculations of load weight assessment‚ to ensure compliance with slewing mobile crane data plate specifications
  • Calculations for controlling and monitoring instrument readings
* Participants must be 18 years or older


Assessment Methods

The following assessment methods are used within this course:

  • Theory assessment
  • Practical demonstration

Delivery Method

  • This course is facilitated via a face to face workshop
  • Cost: Welshpool $950, Bunbury $990*, Port Hedland $1,150
  • *Please note, the price listed for Bunbury Training Centre is inclusive of the relevant Worksafe licence fee