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Truck Mounted Crane Operator Unit Standard 16617

Course Aim
Trainees will be able to apply theory and practical skills in rigging and slinging, whilst lifting and placing loads with a truck loader crane and analyze and evaluate processes, through practical experience.

Combining a theory and practical assessments participants will demonstrate the following skills.

Course Overview

  • Demonstrate knowledge of hazards, hazard control, and lift planning
  • Demonstrate knowledge of lifting gear and working load limit (WLL) tables
  • Preparation for and slinging regular loads safely
  • Correct selection and use of rigging equipment, knots and dunnage
  • Demonstrate knowledge using a truck loader crane
  • Demonstrate knowledge of truck loader crane equipment and attachments
  • Sling, lift, move, and unload or place regular loads using a truck loader crane in the workplace
  • Secure and prepare the truck loader crane for road transport mode, stow equipment, and complete documentation
  • Carry out daily and weekly operator maintenance of a truck loader


  • Unit Standard 30072 knowledge of slinging regular loads safely                                                   
  • If trainees do not hold 30072 do not panic, we can deliver this unit for you also
  • Evidence of 6 months experience in an environment where truck mounted cranes are operating

NZQA Unit Standard
16617: Use a truck loader crane to lift and place regular loads - Level 3, Credits 15

30072: Demonstrate and apply knowledge of slinging regular loads safely - Level 3, Credits 14

Attendance Numbers: Minimum 4 - maximum 8 (10 per day for 30072)

Course Duration:  Approx. 1 day for full (16617) (course pre-reading required for 16617 only)

                             2 days for 16617 & 30072

                             Approx. 5 hours for refresher depending on numbers

Course Location: TBC

Course Costs: $600.00+gst per person (16617)

                        $1,100.00+gst per person (16617, 30072)

Mileage: $100.00+gst to Auckland, Hamilton & Tauranga and .95c+gst per km everywhere else

(Minimum number charges will be applied if minimum numbers are not met)

For more information, please refer to the trainee handbook or the student information section of our website.