TLILIC0023 Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 60 tonnes)

Our Crane Training Program Details And Requirements.

Course overview:

The purpose of our C6 crane course in Brisbane is to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to operate a slewing mobile crane, with a capacity of up to 60 tonnes, across many industries within Australia including civil construction and mining


A Slewing mobile crane is equipped with a boom and can have various lifting gear attached such as ropes, chains and sheaves. Its main purpose is to raise and lower loads in a horizontal plane around its axis. It does not include front end loader, excavator, backhoe or alternative earth moving machinery when configured for the operation of a crane.

This training will allow students to plan a job, perform before and after operational checks, set up a crane in a safe manner, transfer and move loads and finally shut down and secure a crane with a capacity of up to 60 tonnes according to site procedures.

In accordance with Work Health and Safety Queensland licencing requirements, the C6 crane licence in Brisbane encompasses the CV, CN and C2 certificates.

All aspects of this course will be taught by our highly skilled trainers through written and practical teachings at our onsite facility in Brisbane. The course material will include the following;

  • Hazard identification and risk control strategies
  • Setting up and operating a 60 tonne crane including the relevant crane movements
  • Routine operational checks
  • Characteristics, limitations and capabilities of a 60 tonne crane
  • Shut down procedures
  • Maintenance and isolation procedures
  • Load calculations
  • Ground conditions and soil types
  • Effective communication in the workplace
  • WHS legislation, Australian standards and site procedures

The successful candidate will have the ability to carry out the following activities;

  • Identify potential hazards including overhead power lines, weather conditions, ground stability and so on
  • Apply the necessary control measures to avoid such hazards using the Hierarchy of Control
  • Set up a 60 tonne slewing crane taking into consideration the suitability of the ground
  • Knowledgeable of the various soil types and ground conditions
  • Perform routine before and after operational checks of the crane
  • Operate a crane with a capacity of up to 60 tonnes using the various crane movements such as slewing, telescope and raising and lowering hoists.
  • Understand the capabilities and limitations of a slewing crane when conducting operations.
  • Shut down and secure the crane according to site procedures
  • Maintain plant and equipment and isolate faulty equipment if necessary, in conjunction with site procedures
  • Estimate workloads through mathematical calculations
  • Comply with relevant legislation, standards and site procedures associated with slewing crane operations
  • Document site specific information such as incident reports and maintenance records
  • Communicate effectively in the workplace with co-workers specifically doggers and riggers and ensure appropriate communication techniques are adhered to such as two-way radios, hand-signals and signage

On successful completion of this course, you will have the knowledge and practical experience to operate a slewing mobile crane with a capacity of up to 60 tonnes across many work environments in Australia.

At Emerald, our highly knowledgeable and skilful trainers will ensure you have the appropriate training and are confident in your capabilities in gaining future employment in the construction, offshore drilling and mining industries to name a few.

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Contact us for current prices. Information on payment terms and conditions are located in the Student Handbook

Entry requirements:

A person undertaking this unit must hold a current National High-Risk Work Licence (HRWL) to perform dogging or a certification for a specific VET course for HRWL to perform Dogging. Work Health and Safety Queensland also requires:

    • Learners are able to read and write basic English
    • Be physically capable of working outdoors, on your feet for up to 6 hours
    • Minimum 18 years of age
    • Provide three forms of identification (including current photo ID)

Emerald Training Service also requires that all participants wear steel capped or safety boots on site, sun protection, hard hat, long sleeved shirt and long pants.


Information on refunds is detailed in the Student Handbook

Course Duration:

5 days

Delivery and location:

Combination of classroom based and practical skills training at our simulated environment training yard located in Brisbane.

Assessment methods:

  • Written test
  • Practical skills demonstration
  • Calculations assessment


Upon successful completion, learner’s will be issued with a Nationally recognised Statement of Attainment and Assessment Summary allowing you to apply for your High Risk Work Licence through Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ)


RPL is not offered for this unit of competency as all learners are required by Work Health and Safety Queensland to complete mandated assessment

Course Information