Vehicle-Loading Crane Licences

Get the skills to operate one of the most versatile cranes used in construction, freight and transport operations; a Vehicle-Loading Crane licence.

Vehicle Loading Crane
Licence to operate a vehicle loading crane (Capacity 10 metre tonnes and above)




5 days

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Statement of Attainment in TLILIC0024 Licence to Operate a Vehicle Loading Crane (capacity 10 tonnes and above)

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The Licence to Operate a Vehicle Loading Crane (capacity 10 tonnes and above) course provides participants with the necessary skills and knowledge to safely and effectively operate a vehicle loading crane with a substantial lifting capacity. This comprehensive training program combines theoretical instruction with practical hands-on experience to ensure participants understand the principles of crane operation, load management, and safety protocols. Throughout the course, participants will learn about crane components, pre-operational checks, load calculations, and lifting techniques specific to vehicle loading cranes. By the end of the course, participants will be equipped with the competence and confidence to operate vehicle loading cranes in compliance with industry standards, ensuring the safety of themselves, their co-workers, and the efficient execution of lifting operations.

Course Details

The objective of the Licence to Operate a Vehicle Loading Crane (capacity 10 tonnes and above) course is to provide participants with the necessary skills, knowledge, and practical training to safely and proficiently operate a vehicle loading crane with a substantial lifting capacity. By the end of the course, participants will be able to demonstrate competency in conducting pre-operational checks, accurately assessing load weights, employing proper lifting techniques, and implementing effective safety measures. The course aims to equip participants with the expertise to operate vehicle loading cranes in compliance with industry regulations and standards, ensuring the highest levels of safety, efficiency, and productivity in lifting operations.


Pre-course study guide

A detailed training plan

Classroom based training in health and safety through videos, live demonstrations, and clear instructions delivered by our high performing, knowledgeable trainers Written and practical assessment including all training materials

A hi-vis vest.

Reliable practical training to meet logbook hours requirements

Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment

ENTRY Requirements

  • Be able to read and write basic English (Workplace Health and Safety requirement)
  • Pass a language, literacy & numeracy assessment (LLN)
  • Minimum 18 years of age (Workplace Health and Safety requirement)
  • Provide three forms of identification
  • Wear steel-capped or safety boots on site; sun protection – Hat, long-sleeved shirts, and pants are also recommended
  • A licence fee is payable at the Post Office for high-risk plant

Pre-requisite licence for TLILIC0024 Licence to operate a vehicle loading crane (10 metre tonnes and above) – a current National HRWL to perform dogging or a current certification for a specific VET course for HRWL to perform dogging that has been issued by, or on behalf of a WHS Regulator.

High-risk work Licences

  • High risk work licences have a 5-year life span. After this period, the licence will need to be renewed. This can be done via the WHS Queensland website.
  • If your high risk work licence has expired, you’re not classified as a licenced operator until it’s renewed.
  • You have up to 12 months to renew your high risk licence. If it’s past the 12-month period, you’ll be required to re-sit the written and practical exam.
  • A VOC cannot be done on an expired licence.

How To Apply For a High Risk Work Licence

  • You have 60 days from successfully completing your practical assessment to apply with WorkSafe QLD for your high risk work licence.
  • There is an application fee to lodge your AS1 Form.
  • Click here for more information.

Vehicle-Loading Crane Licences

With a Vehicle Loading Crane Licence, you can pursue various job opportunities that require the operation of vehicle loading cranes with a substantial lifting capacity. Here are some potential job roles:

Possible Roles

Crane Operator: The most direct career path is to work as a crane operator specialising in vehicle loading cranes. You can operate these cranes in industries such as construction, logistics, shipping, and warehousing, where the loading and unloading of heavy materials and equipment are necessary.

Logistics and Freight: In the logistics and freight industry, companies rely on vehicle loading cranes to load and unload cargo onto trucks and shipping containers. With your license, you can work in warehouses, distribution centres, ports, and freight terminals, ensuring efficient cargo handling operations.

Mining and Resources: The mining and resources industry utilises vehicle loading cranes for various tasks, including loading and unloading equipment, transporting heavy materials, and supporting mining operations. With your license, you can work in mines and resource extraction sites, contributing to essential operations.

Construction Industry: Many construction companies employ crane operators with vehicle loading crane licenses to handle the movement and placement of materials on construction sites. This includes loading and unloading materials from trucks, positioning construction components, and supporting various construction activities.

Manufacturing and Industrial Facilities: Manufacturing plants and industrial facilities often require vehicle loading cranes for material handling, equipment installation, and transportation within the premises. As a crane operator, you can play a crucial role in these operations, ensuring the safe and efficient movement of heavy machinery and materials.

Potential wages could be in the region of $115,000 to $135,000 per year

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Course Details

Duration: 5 days

Time: 6.30am to 3pm

Suitable for: This course is the perfect choice if you don’t yet have formal experience in operating a vehicle loading crane and are looking at gaining employment or starting a new career. This course will teach you everything you need to know from start to finish and is delivered in person over 5 days by our knowledgeable team.

  • A competency-based training program delivered by our knowledgeable team over 5 days.
  • Both the formal and informal requirements of the training are completed in a controlled environment at Major Training’s simulated worksites throughout Queensland.
  • Students are trained to a competency level suitable to achieve all elements of the assessment.
  • Training materials include a logbook, training plan, full assessment, and training manual.

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Duration: 1-2 days of formal training, up to 6 months logbook on the job and one day of assessment

Time: 6.30am to 3pm

Suitable for: Suitable for existing workers requiring a SOA / Vehicle loading crane licence to enter the workforce and that can complete the mandatory informal training on the job at their current employment

  • Employer involvement and licenced operator required to supervise.
  • All requirements of the training are completed in a controlled environment at Major Training Group’s high quality simulated worksites throughout QLD and your employers workplace.
  • Informal training – 40 to 100 hours of supervised log book training is completed on the job in the workplace.
  • Formal training is completed at a Major Training site.
  • Vehicle loading crane formal training is on the first day of the course with assessment once the logbook is completed.
  • Employers must agree and fill in all relevant areas of the students logbook.
  • Students must log hours and detail of relevant tasks performed at their workplace.
  • Student log book must be signed off by employer or employer’s representative with the relevant OHS licence.
  • A completed log book with an employer’s letter validating the log is required.
  • Students have up to 6 months to complete.

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Amount Funded: $1,159

Student Gap Fee (what you will pay): $686

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At Major Training Group, we aim to ensure that everyone gets the most out of their studies and that is why students have access to a range of support options to help them along the way. They include:

  • Additional practical training sessions
  • Extended learning time
  • Alternative training methods and resources
  • Access to our experienced staff for one-on-one training
  • Recognition of previous learning and experience to speed up the process.

Students with prior industry experience may be eligible for RPL. Students may also qualify for credit transfer if they can demonstrate prior qualifications and/or statements of attainment. You can learn more about credit transfer and RPL here.

We use a variety of assessment methods including;

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  • Demonstration
  • Short written answers
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