High Risk Work

Licence to Operate a Slewing Mobile Crane (up to 60 tonnes)

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Course Summary

For those involved in the high-risk construction industry, the 60-Tonne Slewing Mobile Crane Course is an ideal way to advance your career. With all the practical skills you need to operate a slewing mobile crane, you will be able to work in accordance with Australian legislation and safe work procedures.

What Is a Slewing Mobile Crane?

A slewing mobile crane is any mobile crane which has a jib or a boom that can be rotated. The rotating, turn-able section offers greater site versatility. It can be anchored into place while the boom continues to operate in a 360° circle. By comparison, non-slewing cranes don’t have rotation joints.

Covering the skills required to operate a 60-tonne slewing mobile crane, this course is a certified course, recognised by the Australian government. Students will qualify for a slewing crane operation licence for cranes up to 60 tonnes upon successful completion.

This 60-Tonne Slewing Mobile Crane Course covers essential safety and operational information and skills required to successfully operate this piece of heavy machinery.


  • Application of relevant mathematical calculations in order to determine radius requirements and relevant lifting gear.
  • The ability to apply crane movements such as luffing, catching load swing, using a slew boom/jib, telescoping, raising, and lowering the hoist amongst others.
  • Ensuring proper risk assessment such as evaluating lighting, asymmetric and dynamic loads, the suitability of the operating area and more.
  • Communication with co-workers through 2-way radios, whistles and hand signals.
  • Conducting prestart checks such as looking for fluid leaks, using a logbook and checking the boom wiring harness connection.
  • Conduct operational checks by testing the functionality of the crane controls.

Scheduled Course Dates

This course is offered 'on demand' or has variable costs and delivery features. Contact the Training Provider for further information and to enrol.

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