tlilic0020 Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (over 100 Tonnes)


Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane
(over 100 tonnes)

Course overview

For those involved in the high-risk construction industry, the  Slewing Mobile Crane Course (over 100t) 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-table 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

Slewing Mobile Crane Course Elements

Covering the skills required to operate a slewing mobile crane (over 100t), this course is a certified course, recognised by the Australian government. Students will qualify for a slewing crane operation licence for any slewing mobile cranes upon successful completion.

Course Competency Criteria

This Slewing Mobile Crane Course (over 100t) covers essential safety and operational information and skills required to successfully operate this piece of heavy machinery.

Here are a few of the assessment criteria:

  • 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.

Slewing Mobile Crane (over 100t) Course Requirements

Students enrolling in the Licence to Operate a Slewing Mobile Crane (over 100 Tonnes) Course need to be at least 18 years of age. This course offers a great way to further advance your career in the construction industry.

Course Details

These are a few Slewing Mobile Crane (over 100t) Course details which will come in handy should you decide to proceed and enrol:

Training Location
To fulfill the in-person training requirements which require both practical demonstration and a written component, HRTA NSW has a purpose-built training ground in Ingleburn. This site offers all of the necessary venue requirements along with our qualified trainers and assessors.

Course Certification
On completion of the course, payment of fees, and when all requirements have been met, you will receive a Statement of Attainment issued by a registered training organisation. Your High-Risk Work Licence will be issued by an accredited SafeWork NSW assessor.

Course Duration
This course can be completed in just five (5) days – consisting of 4 days training and 1 day of assessment


at HRTA NSW only (GST Exempt)