WAM Training (RTO 22054) - Factory 1, 2 & 3 73 Dohertys Road Laverton North, VIC 3026 1800 143 343

Non-Slewing Mobile Crane Licence Course

3 Days – 7:45am to 4:00pm
$2000 (GST Exempt)
Company Bookings Only

This Non-Slewing Mobile Crane Licence Course is suitable for anyone who needs to attain a Non-Slewing Mobile Crane High Risk Work Licence (required to operate telehandlers and non-slewing mobile cranes with a capacity of greater than 3 tonnes).

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Start Date
Tue 28/01 to Thu 30/01
Mon 24/02 to Wed 26/02


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  • Planning crane-related work
  • General crane safety principles
  • Conducting routine checks on cranes
  • Shifting loads using cranes
  • Shutting down and securing cranes

Additional Entry Requirements:

  • Only bookings which are made by and paid for by a business or company will be accepted
  • Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years of age
  • Applicants must reside in Victoria
  • Applicants must satisfy the Language, Literacy and Numeracy requirements as outlined below
  • Experience working around plant/machinery is preferred but not mandatory

Registration Rules:

  • Registration closes at 4:00pm Friday the week prior to courses which commence on a Monday or Tuesday and at 4:00pm Monday for courses which commence on a Wednesday
  • No substituting of attendees is permitted after the above registration close times
  • No refunds will be given in cases where a company sends a substitute attendee after the registration close times have ended
  • Only Residents of Victoria will be assessed as required by WorkSafe Victoria
  • The rules outlined above are to ensure WAM Training’s ongoing compliance with the conditions imposed by WorkSafe Victoria
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Why Complete this Non-Slewing Mobile Crane Licence Course?

Section 21 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic.) requires that employers provide an adequate level of information, instruction, training and supervision to employees to enable them to work safely.

Part 3.6 and Schedule 3 of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 (Vic.) outline the requirement to hold a High Risk Work Licence if operating non-slewing mobile cranes with a capacity of greater than 3 tonnes.  Guidance material published by WorkSafe Victoria requires operators of telehandlers with a capacity of greater than 3 tonnes to hold a Non-Slewing Mobile Crane licence.

Language, Literacy, and Numeracy Requirements

Trainees need to be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to work by themselves and as part of a team with some accountability of their own work areas in defined and routine tasks. Applicants must have sufficient reading, writing, verbal communication and numeracy skills in English to enable them to safely complete tasks relating to non-slewing mobile crane operation. Refer to the descriptions below.


  • Read and correctly interpret safe work method statements, non-slewing mobile crane specifications and load charts


  • Complete required documentation relevant to non-slewing mobile crane operation operation, including completing risk assessments and logbook entries


  • Calculate load weights
  • Interpret crane load charts
  • Calculate the area of packing required underneath crane outriggers

Verbal Communication:

  • Speak clearly and unambiguously in English
  • Explain, describe and verify sometimes complex needs and issues

WorkSafe Victoria allows the 100 question short-answer test to be answered verbally – but please note that the 4 question maths test must be completed in writing (refer to the ‘Additional Course Information’ section below)

Individuals who are concerned that they may not have adequate reading, writing, numeracy and/or verbal communication skills are advised to contact WAM Training on 1800 143 343.

What is the Non-Slewing Mobile Crane Licence Course Outcome?

Once competence is achieved, trainees will be issued with:

  • A Notice of Assessment which may then be used to apply for a Licence to Perform High Risk Work – Class CN
  • A temporary licence which may be used to operate non-slewing mobile cranes whilst WorkSafe Victoria produces the High Risk Work Licence (valid for 60 days)
  • A Statement of Attainment (Nationally Accredited)
Additional Course Information

Read the information below before making a booking in this Non-Slewing Mobile Crane Licence Course.

How many trainees can attend the course?

  • A maximum of 6 trainees are permitted

What should trainees wear?

  • Trainees are required to wear safety shoes and hi-visibility clothing (WAM Training can provide a hi-visibility safety vest if required)

Do trainees need to study?

  • Yes – All trainees will be forwarded the Course Handbook upon making a booking.  WAM Training requires that all trainees study the Course Handbook prior to the commencement of face-to-face training
  • In addition to studying the Course Handbook, WAM Training will provide a Pre-Course Worksheet which must be completed prior to the commencement of face-to-face training

What should trainees bring?

  • Completed Pre-Course Worksheet
  • Trainees must bring a passport or an Australian driver’s licence
  • Contact WAM Training on 1800 143 343 if you do not have one of the forms of ID listed above

How is the assessment conducted?

Trainees need to demonstrate their readiness for formal assessment by successfully completing three worksheets (one of which is provided as a Pre-Course Worksheet). Trainees will then be formally assessed according to the assessment instrument approved WorkSafe Victoria, which includes:

  • 100 short answer questions
  • 4 maths questions involving interpreting crane load charts and calculating the area of packing required underneath crane outriggers
  • Practical demonstration of hazard identification and control, pre-operational and start-up safety checks, crane set up, shifting of loads in accordance with lifting signals, shutting down and securing of crane

The assessments are closed-book and no notes are permitted to be used. In the event that a Trainee is unable to complete the worksheets, they will not be assessed using the formal assessment instruments. In such cases, additional one-on-one training may be required and can be provided as per the rates listed below.

Can the assessment be conducted verbally?

  • WorkSafe Victoria allows the short-answer questions to be answered verbally
  • WAM Training endeavours to conduct verbal assessments during standard course hours, but as verbal assessments must be conducted one-on-one, there is a possibility that verbal assessments may need to be postponed to a mutually agreeable date and time

Are there any additional fees?

  • After successful completion, trainees are required to lodge their Application for High Risk Work Licence at Australia Post and pay a lodgement fee of $65.00 (GST Exempt).

What if I need retraining and/or reassessment?

In the event that reassessment is required, the following rates apply:

  • Knowledge Reassessment – $100
  • Assignment Reassessment – $75
  • Practical Reassessment – $300
  • Practical Training – $150 per hour if required

Please don’t hesitate to contact WAM Training on 1800 143 343 if you have any other questions.

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  • “The way Aaron explained the course handbook and critical information is unbelievable. I found Aaron to be very friendly and supportive. He explained all my questions very well.” – Kulbir S, 05.12.18
  • “Steve was a great teacher. Was able to teach a lot in a short time and his teaching method made the information seem to stick much more easily than I initially anticipated. Great course.” – Tristan G, 24.10.18
  • “Trainers were excellent and put things in ways that were easy for me to understand and remember.” – Peter G, 07.02.18
  • “This was a very good course. The environment was great and would highly recommend WAM.” – J. N., 20.12.17
  • “Steve got the theory across to me in an easy way. Kept me interested over the three days. Gained good experience.” – Stephen B, 10.11.17
  • “Steve really knows how to communicate the information to the students in an easy and understandable way. He engaged his audience. I actually enjoyed learning the material with Steve!” – Wade B, 11.09.17