If you are over 18 and plan to operate a vehicle loading crane which is below the 10mtr tonne limint, then this is the vehicle crane training for you. The Operate a Vehicle Loading Crane Ticket , often called a CV Crane or HIAB, is the non-licence training for VC’s with less than 10 mtr tonne capacity. This training is focused on those who, operating these lighter vehicle loading cranes, need the knowledge and skills but do not need to do the full licenced VC course(Vehicle loading cranes that are over the 10 mtr tonne capacity). This Operate a Vehicle Loading Crane (RIIHAN307E) is nationally accredited training.

Your individual training is supported by fully qualified crane training experts either at our training centres or onsite eg when part of a group. The Vehicle Loading Crane Ticket training covers all aspects of planning, preparation, operating plus pack-up. 


Course Dates

  • UOC: RIIHAN307E - Operate a vehicle loading crane
  • Cost: From $559
  • Duration: 1 day

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Course Details



From $559



1 day






Delivery Methods

Delivery Methods

  • Classroom
  • On-site
  • In-person
  • Groups
Unit Of Competency

Unit Of Competency

RIIHAN307E - Operate a vehicle loading crane

Training Prerequisites

Training Prerequisites

This is a nationally recognised crane training course. Review the course contents below, but all our crane training follows a consistent approach from planning, preparation, execution and pack up activities of this smaller 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.

Vehicle Loading Crane Ticket Training specifically covers the following topics:

Introduction & What is a Vehicle Loading Crane?
    • Do I Need a HRW Licence?
Site Policies and Procedures
    • Health and Safety Rules
Work Instructions
    • Reading and Checking Your Work Instructions
    • Work Method Statements
    • Safety Data Sheets
    • Specifications, Plans and Drawings
    • Geological and Survey Data
Plan Work | Hazard Identification and Control
    • Identify Hazards
    • Control Hazards
    • Environmental Protection Requirements
Select Vehicle and Equipment
    • Choosing the Right Crane
      • Choosing and Checking Lifting Equipment
    • Conduct Routine Checks
      • Visually Checking the Crane
      • Conducting Pre-Operational Checks
      • Start the Crane
      • Conduct Operational Checks
      • Report All Faults
    • Assess the Load
      • Determine Crane Capacity
    • Check Ground Conditions
    • Set-Up the Crane
      • Deploy Outriggers/Stabilisers
      • Implement No-Go Zones
      • Prepare the Load Destination
      • Prepare Lifting Equipment
    • Review Work Plans and Information
Position the Crane Hook
    • Attach and Secure Lifting Equipment
      • Protect the Load
    • Lift and Position Loads
      • Crane Movements
      • Follow Communication Signals
      • Monitor Load Movement
      • Land the Load
      • Remove Lifting Equipment
    • Emergency Situations
      • Defective Limiting Device
      • Abnormal Noises and Movements
      • Unstable Crane or Load
      • Electrical Emergencies
    • Conclude Operations
      • Packing Up the Crane
      • Parking the Crane
      • Shutting Down and Securing the Crane
    • Post-Operational Checks
      • Reporting Damage and Defects
    • Carry Out Maintenance Tasks
      • Maintenance Records
    • Clean Up After Operations
      • Clearing the Work Area
      • Cleaning and Storing Equipment
    • Process Written Records

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 Ticket  ‘Statement of attainment’ is for the Nationally Accredited Units of Competency:

  • RIIHAN307E-  Operate a vehicle loading crane (Less than 10 mtr tonnes)

The Certificate is usually needed as evidence for your employer for safety and compliance requirements. 

Resits – If you are required to resit, fees are charged at full course rate and you will be required to re-do the training

Course Prerequisites

You must be 18 years minimum to do this course. Bring to the course the following items:

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

Additional Infomation

Roles & Industries for Vehicle Loading Crane Ticket Training

  • Warehouse Operations Staff
  • Transport operations staff
  • Site Operations staff
  • Distribution and Logistics operations
  • Heavy Goods Vehicle Operators
  • Plant and Machinery staff
  • Retail and Wholesale stock teams
  • Agriculture
  • Resources Sectors
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Logistics & Distribution
  • Wholesale
  • Shipping
  • Smaller stock movement operations
  • Warehousing operations
  • Transport and distribution operations

Frequently Asked Questions

Vehicle loading cranes come in two size capacities 1) Below 10 mtr tonne capacity and 2) Above the 10 mtr tonne capacity. The Ticket course is focused on operations involving the unloading  and/or loading of the vehicle the crane is attached to with a primary focus on the lighter type of items which come wihtin the 10mtr tonne capacity. Its not uncommon to see these types of vehicle cranes doing deliveries and or smaller items of plant. It represents one of the first cranes people train in as the weight of the bigger capacities makes the loading and unloading process along with risk considerations more substantial.


While the vehicle crane course is a one day course, you are assessed both on the theory and practical aspects of operating a vehicle loading crane. This includes a written test and a practical. During the practical you will be asked to demonstrate your ability to apply the knowledge to practical operations activities with the vehicle loading crane such as

  • Understanding of the job you are assigned to do with the crane
  • Any inspections you are required to perform
  • Communications with other key skill areas
  • Lifting and operation tasks
  • Completion activities

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