About this Course

Course Description:

The content of this programme encompasses the necessary skills and knowledge for proficiently managing a vehicle-mounted crane, specifically for the purpose of loading and unloading vehicles.

Upon the successful completion of this programme, participants will be certified to operate a wide range of vehicle loading cranes, including renowned models like Hiab and Palfinger. These cranes are designed with a lifting capacity of 10 metric tonnes or above.


Public courses are available at Kallibr Training (RTO 32365) facilities in Sydney and Brisbane. In Victoria, this course can only be run at privately at your location.

For private training sessions conducted on-site, the following training and assessment prerequisites must be fulfilled:

1. Availability of a room with power access, a blank wall for presentations, and either a projector screen or a large TV.

2. Adequate provision of tables and chairs.

3. A clear, level operating area.

4. The presence of a vehicle loading crane in safe and serviceable working condition, with a maximum rated capacity exceeding 10 metric tonnes, adhering to the manufacturer’s specifications.

5. Provision of an appropriate load for practical exercises related to loading and unloading.

Course Outline

  • Available in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane
  • On-site training can be arranged
  • Recognised nationwide
  • Discounts for group bookings offered
  • Convenient online booking option available

Course Availability & Pricing

Please see our public course dates below. If there are no dates available or you would like to arrange a private course at your site or ours, then please select the ‘Private courses’ button.

Course Outcomes

Learning Outcome

Upon finishing the course, participants will acquire the following competencies and understanding to:

  • Plan Operations: Manage hazards and engage in consultations
  • Perform Pre-operational Inspections: Assess the crane and associated equipment
  • Establish Setup: Configure outriggers, crane boom, and lifting equipment
  • Execute Load Transfers: Safely shift loads using slings and mobile equipment
  • Conclude Operations: Properly shut down and pack up the crane and equipment in accordance with site-specific procedures


  1. Upon successful completion, participants will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment and Notification of Assessment which they can use to apply for a High-Risk Work Licence (class CV) with the appropriate WHS Authority in their jurisdiction (SafeWork / WorkSafe).

Further Information

Determining the Metre Tonne Rating for Your Vehicle Loading Crane

Vehicle loading cranes are classified by their metre tonne rating, which can often cause confusion among users. Understanding the size requirements of your crane is crucial, as licensing regulations in Australia for vehicle loading cranes are based on their rated capacity.

Vehicle loading cranes with a rating of 10 metre tonnes or higher necessitate a CV license for operation.

So, how is this rating calculated?

To determine the metre tonne rating of your crane, follow these steps:

  1. Consult your crane’s load chart, typically located on the crane’s boom.
  2. Identify the MAXIMUM LOAD (in Tonnes) that your crane can lift at various RADIUS points (in Metres), as specified in the load chart.
  3. Multiply these two numbers together (Metres x Tonnes).
  4. If the result is equal to or greater than 10, a CV license is required to operate your Vehicle Loading Crane. For example, let’s consider the load chart below for a knuckle boom crane.

Example: Look at the load chart below from a knuckle boom crane.

Therefore: 3.1 metres x 5.2 tonne = 16.12 metre tonnes

This particular crane necessitates a High Risk Work (CV) license for operation.

What are the licences for mobile cranes? (C2, C6, C1, C0)

A slewing mobile crane is a mobile crane equipped with a boom jib that can be slewed. This classification excludes front end loaders, backhoes, excavators, and other earthmoving equipment when configured for crane operations.

There are four categories of slewing mobile cranes, each with its own capacity:

  • Up to 20 tonnes (C2) – includes CN and CV classes.
  • Up to 60 tonnes (C6) – includes C2, CN, and CV classes.
  • Up to 100 tonnes (C1) – includes C6, C2, CN, and CV classes.
  • Over 100 tonnes capacity (C0) – includes C1, C6, C2, CN, and CV classes.

If a slewing telehandler is equipped with a boom and/or jib with a hoist rope and/or hook block, a high-risk work licence of C2, C6, C1, or C0 is required, depending on the telehandler’s rated capacity.

For more information about crane licences, please visit the following links:

SafeWork NSW

WorkSafe QLD


SafeWork/WorkSafe conditions of assessment:

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
  • Able to provide 100 points or more of identification as per the SafeWork/WorkSafe identification checklist.
  • Proficient in spoken and written English to actively participate in the training and assessment.

Note: Verbal assessments may be able to be arranged for applicants with difficulties in reading and writing, subject to WHS approval in their jurisdiction and additional charge.

Important Information

If a participant withdraws from a qualification/unit, with less than seven (7) business days notice prior to commencement, Kallibr Training reserves the right to retain the 30% administration booking fee.

No refund will be provided within two (2) business days prior to commencement. No refund will be permitted after course commencement or if a participant fails to attend on the scheduled commencement date.

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