If you are over 18, Gladstone-based, and want to gain a licence to operate a vehicle loading crane, then this is the training for you.
The Vehicle Loading Crane Licence (VL) is required for those who will work a VL crane with an MRC of 10 mtr tonnes or more. Nationally recognised our Gladstone-based training unit is TLILIC0024 (supersedes TLILIC0002). Successful completion of this training means participants can apply for the required high risk work licence (HRWL).Our personalised training for you is helped by fully qualified crane training experts either onsite for groups – or at our training centres.
Our Gladstone located Vehicle Loading Crane training covers all aspects of planning, preparation, operating plus pack-up and is based on the licensing requirements of the Model WHS regulations. Course meets HRWL requirements and is assessed in line with the National Assessment Instrument (NAI).
- UOC: TLILIC0024 - Licence to operate a vehicle loading crane (10 mtr tonnes plus)
- Cost: From $1350
- Duration: 5 days
- Funding Available
This is a nationally recognised licence course held in Gladstone and key for operations staff involved in transport and logistics operations. The course covers the skills and knowledge to operate a vehicle loading crane with a maximum rated capacity (MRC) of 10 mtr tonnes or more. The training for the loading crane includes the planning, preparation, execution and pack up activities of this crane that is set up on a transport vehicle for the purpose of loading or unloading that vehicle. The information in these tabs reflects the required training topics
This training is delivered by skilled instructors who have many years of experience operating this type of crane. It is important to note that this licence is part of the requirements to qualify for a High Risk Work licence (HRWL). National Assessment Instrument (NAI) is the mandated assessment for the HRWL to operate the relevant licencing class. The National Assessment Instrument (NAI) is the mandated assessment for the HRWL to operate the relevant licencing class per this Crane training course.
Planning The Loading Crane Work Training:
- Task requirement identification in accordance with all workplace procedures and personnel
- Surface area suitability and evaluation for the planned vehicle loading/unloading operations
- Rated Capacity (RC) and the lifting gear Working Load Limit (WLL) are established for the work in line with manufacturer and workplace protocols
- The areas required for operating the vehicle loading crane and the load/s in work area are appropriately assessed and determined
- Hazard identification and risk management measures are applied and communicated
- Traffic management planning, information and communications for aspects such as task clarifications or equipment use
Preparation Training for the actual Loading Crane work:
- Consultation with key people established and maintained to ensure safe crane and lifting operations are clear and consistent with all requirements
- Risk management rechecking and validation
- Vehicle loading crane controls are accessed safely
- Pre-start vehicle loading crane checks and associated activities
- Vehicle loading crane set up for both crane and taks including load chart/s and safe work procedures
- Boom/jib and lifting gear are properly set up
- Vehicle loading crane stabilisatio as well as any other operational checks for damage or defects along with reporting, recording or other necessary actions
- Vehicle loading crane logbook activities including inspection, crane type, completeness and rectifications signed off
- Environmental condition assessment
- Weight of load is identified, calculated or estimated, Derated WLL of lifting equipment resulting from selected slinging techniques is calculated
- Lifting points and slinging techniques identified, prepared and safety checked and load destination aspects considered eg stability
Perform work/task with Loading Crane
- Lifts are determined within the RC of the vehicle loading crane
- Boom/jib and hook block safe positioning
- Connecting lifting gear and test lifting conducted
- Load transferring with relevant crane movements and tag lines along with monitoring, communication and safety considerations
- Load is lowered and safely landed, disconnection and post lifting inspections
Training for proper Packing up:
- Crane boom/jib, lifting gear and associated equipment are stowed and secured
- Motion locks and brakes are applied and stabilisers are stowed and secured
- Crane shut down and secured to prevent unauthorised access as well as securing plates or packing secured along with final checks and inspections
Applying for a Licence to Operate a vehicle loading Crane – Important Information
- Find a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) such as ourselves offering the training you need
- Complete formal and informal learning through the RTO you have chosen to undertake your Licence to Operate a vehicle loading crane.
- Book in a theory and practical assessment with your chosen RTO. Please note: bookings need to be made at least six (6) days in advance. On successful completion of the assessment, applicants will receive an assessment summary (AS1) from the accredited assessor and a statement of attainment from the RTO.
- Complete the High Risk Licence Application via the QLD Government HRW site Please note: this must be done within 60 days of successfully completing the practical assessment and attracts an additional fee of $100.10. Please note: Interstate residents can apply for a Queensland HRW licence as long as they were trained and assessed in Queensland by a Queensland based registered training organisation (RTO) and assessor.
If you successfully complete this course, you will receive a certificate which indicates the Statement of Attainments as recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework. This is a nationally recognised certification. The Statement is issued by us, Harness Energy (RTO 40521).
The Vehicle Loading Crane Licence ‘Statement of attainment’ is for the Nationally Accredited Units of Competency:
- TLILIC0024 – Licence to operate a vehicle loading crane (10 mtr tonnes plus)
The Certificate is usually needed as evidence for your employer for safety and compliance requirements. You must complete your own online application for a new Queensland HRW Licence on meeting all the licence requirements
Resits – If you are required to resit, fees are charged at full course rate and you will be required to attend another 3 full days of training.
You must be 18 years minimum to do this course. Bring to the course the following items:
- Bring a valid physical ID – (please refer to https://www.worksafe.qld.gov.au/licensing-and-registrations/work-health-and-safety-licences/apply-renew-or-replace-licences/evidence-of-identity for more information) with you to the day of training.
- Bring your completed logbook if you are a returning participant.
All transport equipment is provided. Wear suitable PPE, closed in shoes. Please also review the general important information (relevant to ALL courses) contained in Important Course Requirements
Roles & Industries for Vehicle Loading Crane Licence Training
Frequently Asked Questions
Vehicle loading cranes are considered a high risk work activity and have special licences – High Risk Work Licence. As such it takes skill that requires special training and practice to master. Both are required to get this licence. However, with the licence you have the potential for more employment opportunities and earning potential. It has broad application across a variety of industries and its a key step on the pathway to bigger cranes.
Yes. This is a licenced course and anyone involved in the following activities is subject the the regulations around HRWL:
- operation of cranes and hoists
- dogging and rigging work
- driving a forklift truck
- erecting or dismantling scaffolding
- operation of boilers or other pressure equipment
- operation of concrete placing booms
- operation of an elevated work platform >11mtr
- operation of a reach stacker.
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