High Risk Training


This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to safely operate a slewing mobile crane with a capacity up to 60 tonnes.

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

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

This unit applies to the activities of a person operating a slewing mobile crane with a capacity up to 60 tonnes that is a:

  • ·         non-slewing mobile crane with a capacity exceeding 3 tonnes
  • ·         reach stacker
  • ·         slewing mobile crane with a capacity of 60 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 60 tonnes high risk work (HRW) licence.

This unit requires a person operating a slewing mobile crane with a capacity up to 60 tonnes crane to plan work, conduct routine checks, set up crane, transfer load, mobile load and shut down and secure crane after operation.

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.

Any alteration to this unit would result in a unit that would not be acceptable to work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) regulators for the purpose of licensing.

Entry Requirements

Applicants for this unit are expected to:

·         Have a demonstrated capacity in learning, reading, writing, oracy and numeracy competencies to Level 4 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). See Australian Core Skills Framework.

The above requirements could be demonstrated by applicants in a variety of ways such as:

·         Having completed secondary school to year 12;

·         Verified references from an employer indicating that the applicant has demonstrated the above requirements in their workplace;

·         Via an interview process that assesses the applicant’s skills.

Work Placement Requirements

Not required

Licencing Requirements

Students must be over 18 years of age for High Risk Licence training

Upon successful completion of High Risk Licencing units, students are provided with a Tax Invoice to apply for their High Risk Work Licence. There is an additional cost to the student associated with the issuance of the licence, please visit www.safework.sa.gov.au for more information

Other Course Requirements

Students must wear full Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including steel cap boots, long pants and long sleeved shirt at all times

Course Length

Course length is 5 days

Course Locations

Whyalla, Port Lincoln, Roxby Downs

Delivery Modes Available

Full-time attendance at a group delivery in a venue conducted by a facilitator

Course Fees

Total course cost $1,700.00

Additional costs associated with High Risk Licencing – see above Licencing Requirements

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If you have any questions regarding this course or would like to enrol, please contact us on:
Phone: 1300 885 697
Email: trainingpartnerships@ceg.net.au

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