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Mobile Harbour Crane Operator Unit Standard 20586

Course Aim
Trainees will be able to apply theory and skills in lifting and placing loads with a mobile crane and analyse and evaluate processes, through practical experience.

This course is based on coaching and assessment only and is designed for trainees with experience in mobile harbour crane operation.

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

Course Overview
Theory and practical assessments covering the following: 

  • Describe factors affecting the operation of a mobile harbour crane
  • Prepare for cargo exchange with the mobile harbour crane
  • Carry out cargo exchange with the mobile harbour crane
  • Conclude operations with the mobile harbour crane.


  • Unit Standard 3787, Demonstrate knowledge of regulatory requirements relating to cranes
  • Unit Standard 20053, Demonstrate knowledge of the care and handling of cargo lifting equipment and safe slinging of loads; or demonstrate equivalent knowledge and skills.

NZQA Unit Standard
Operate a mobile harbour crane for cargo exchange- Level 4, Credits 20

Attendance Numbers: Minimum 1 - maximum 

Course Duration: Full day course

Course Location: TBC

Course Costs: $1,700.00+gst per day

Transit Days: $1,200.00+gst + .95c+gst per km 

All other associated costs to be priced at the time including but not limited to flights, accommodation & meal allowances. 

(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.