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TLILIC0014 - Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 100 Tonnes)


The class of work is operation of a slewing mobile crane with a capacity up to 100 tonnes.

This licence also encompasses authority for the operation of slewing mobile cranes with a capacity of:

  • 60 tonnes or less - C6
  • 20 tonnes or less - C2
  • non-slewing mobile crane - CN
  • vehicle loading crane - CV


What is a Slewing Mobile Crane? 

Slewing mobile cranes are mobile crane incorporating a boom or jib that can be slewed. It excludes front-end loader, back-hoe, excavator or other earth moving equipment when configured for crane operation. This course is based on the National Standards for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work. A licence to perform high risk work is required if workers use or operate high risk work equipment or plant. Licences are valid in every Australian state and territory, enabling workers to operate high risk equipment under consistent standards throughout Australia.


Who is required to have a C1 Licence?

Before conducting any activities with the slewing mobile crane such as lifting and shifting loads. In general, a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) must ensure that people engaged in shifting loads with a slewing mobile crane up to 100 tonnes capacity has received sufficient training, instruction and information to correctly follow the specific procedures without exercising judgement.


What will I learn? 

  • Plan work involving slewing mobile cranes
  • Conduct routine checks on slewing mobile cranes
  • Set up slewing mobile cranes
  • Move loads using slewing mobile cranes
  • Shut down and secure slewing mobile cranes


What are the pre-requisites? 

  • NIL



How can obtain my C1 licence?

Contact the All States Training office on (07) 4123 0415 and one of our friendly staff will direct you to one of our trainers.



Face-to-face delivery only.


Course Information

This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to safely operate a slewing mobile crane with a Maximum Rated Capacity (MRC) up to 100 tonnes, in accordance with all relevant legislative responsibilities. Competence in this unit, does not in itself result in a High-Risk Work Licence (HRWL) to operate this plant.

A person undertaking this unit must hold:

  • a current National HRWL to perform dogging or a certification for a specific VET course for HRWL to perform dogging
  • a current National HRWL to operate a Slewing Mobile crane (up to 60 Tonnes), and current industry experience operating a slewing mobile crane of between 20t and up to 60t competently for at least 2 years.

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

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

A person performing this work is required to hold a slewing mobile crane with an MRC up to 100 tonnes HRWL.

This unit requires a person operating a slewing mobile crane with an MRC up to 100 tonnes to:

  • plan for the work/task
  • prepare for the work/task
  • perform work/task
  • pack up

Licensing/Regulatory Information 

Legislative and regulatory requirements are applicable to this unit of competency.

This unit is based on the licensing requirements of Part 4.5 of the Model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations and meets Commonwealth, State and Territory HRWL requirements.

The National Assessment Instrument (NAI) is the mandated assessment for the HRWL to operate the relevant licencing class as detailed in this unit.