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RIIHAN307E - Operate a vehicle loading crane

Course Overview

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to operate, maintain and shift loads using a vehicle loading crane.

This unit applies to those working in site-based roles.

The work required in this unit relates to the National Standard for High Risk Work but this unit does not provide the licence. Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements that may apply to this unit can vary between states, territories, and industry sectors, and must be sourced from relevant state jurisdictions prior to applying this unit.



Face-to-face delivery only.



Course Content

  • Plan work involving vehicle loading crane
  • Work instructions
  • Hazard identification & control
  • Conduct routine checks on vehicle loading crane
  • Set up vehicle loading cranes
  • Assess the load
  • Move loads using vehicle loading cranes
  • Shut down and secure vehicle loading cranes
  • Process written records



  • Nil



What is a Vehicle Loading Crane?

A vehicle loading crane is a crane mounted on a vehicle for the purpose of loading and unloading the vehicle. 

A vehicle loading crane is a crane mounted on a vehicle. Its main purpose is to load and unload the  vehicle it is mounted onto. 

There are 2 main types of vehicle loading cranes:

  •  Cranes with less than a 10 metre tonne capacity.
  •  Cranes with a 10 metre tonne capacity or more. 

This training course is for operating a vehicle loading crane with less than a 10 metre tonne capacity. 

To operate a vehicle loading crane with a 10 metre tonne capacity or more you need a National High Risk Work (HRW) Licence.


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

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