About this Course

Course Description:

This unit specifies the outcomes required to operate a self-erecting tower crane for licensing purposes, and covers the operation of a crane where the tower structure and boom/jib elements are not disassembled into component sections, which can be transported between sites as a complete unit, and where the erection and dismantling processes are an inherent part of the crane’s function.


Private training can be organised and conducted onsite if the following training and assessment requirements are met:

  • A room with access to power, a blank wall for presentation, a projector screen or a large TV, table/s and chairs.
  • Clear flat operating area for practical training.
  • Self-Erecting Tower crane in safe/serviceable working order in accordance with manufacturers specifications

Course Outline

  • Available in NSW and QLD
  • Onsite training (We come to you!)
  • Nationally recognised

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

On completion of the course, participants will have gained the following skills and knowledge to:

  • OHS and legislative obligations
  • How to safely plan self-erecting tower crane operations
  • Identification and control of hazards/risks in the workplace
  • Inspection and selection of lifting equipment including sling and load calculations
  • How to conduct pre-start, pre-operational and post-operational inspections on a self-erecting tower crane
  • Reading and interpreting load charts
  • Setting up a crane
  • Use of LMI (load monitor indicator)
  • Operating a crane following hand, whistle and radio signals
  • Operating and shifting a variety of loads


  • Upon successful completion, student will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment.
  • A High-Risk Work Licence (class CS) will be issued through the WHS authority in your jurisdiction. (SafeWork/WorkSafe)

Further Information

What is a Self-Erecting Tower Crane?

A self-erecting tower crane is a type of crane with tower and boom/jib elements that do not dismantle into component sections. Self-erecting tower cranes can be transported between sites as a complete unit. The erection and dismantling process is a fundamental part of the cranes function.

Self-erecting tower cranes lift themselves from the ground or lift an upper, telescoping section using jacks, allowing the next section of the tower to be inserted at ground level or lifted into place by the partially erected crane. Therefore, they can be assembled without outside help, and can grow together with the building or structure they are erecting.

SafeWork/WorkSafe conditions of assessment:

  • Applicants to be at least 18 years of age.
  • Able to produce 100 points or more of identification as per the SafeWork/WorkSafe identification checklist.
  • Speak and understand English at a level to be able to participate in the training and assessment

Note: Verbal assessments can be arranged for applicants with writing and reading difficulties (extra charge applies)

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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