Qualification Overview

Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Crane Operation (Level 3) with strands in Cab Controlled Overhead Crane, Mini Crawler Crane, Mobile Crane, Non Slewing Articulated Crane, Remote Controlled Overhead Crane, Self-Erecting Tower Crane, Tower Crane, Track Crawler Cr
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 3
Credits 50 - 65
Subject Area
  • Engineering and Related Technologies » Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and Technology » Plant and Machine Operations
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide the crane industry with individuals who can be employed as crane operators on a range of dynamic and variable work sites

The qualification is stranded according to type of crane to recognise the specialist knowledge and practical skills required to operate each crane.

The crane industry as a whole, and the building and construction industry in particular, will benefit from having people who have qualified in crane operation for a range of types of cranes through a structured, recognised, and consistent training programme.

Graduates will be capable of working with limited supervision.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Sling regular loads safely using the correct lifting equipment on a worksite
- Communicate and collaborate with dogmen and other crane operators using industry recognised methods during crane operations on a worksite.
- Maintain personal safety while on the worksite, and during crane operations.
- Identify hazards and work safely in and around a crane workplace.

Graduates of the Cab Controlled Overhead Crane strand will also be able to:
- Lift and place regular loads safely using a cab controlled overhead crane, and maintain and service the crane.
- Lockout and reinstate the crane following lockout.

Graduates of the Mini Crawler Crane strand will also be able to:
- Lift and place regular loads safely using a mini crawler crane, and maintain and service the crane.
- Lockout and reinstate the crane following lockout.

Graduates of the Mobile Crane strand will also be able to:
- Lift and place regular loads safely using a mobile crane, and maintain and service the crane.

Graduates of the Non Slewing Articulated Crane strand will also be able to:
- Lift and place regular loads safely using a non-slewing articulated crane, and maintain and service the crane.
- Lockout and reinstate the crane following lockout.

Graduates of the Remote Controlled Overhead Crane strand will also be able to:
- Lift and place regular loads safely using a remote controlled overhead crane, and maintain and service the crane.
- Lockout and reinstate the crane following lockout.

Graduates of the Self-Erecting Tower Crane strand will also be able to:
- Life and place regular loads safely using a self-erecting tower crane, and maintain and service the crane.

Graduates of the Tower Crane strand will also be able to:
- Lift and place regular loads safely using a tower crane, maintain and service the crane.

Graduates of the Track Crawler Crane strand will also be able to:
- Lift and place loads safely using a track crawler crane with a strut boom, and 30 tonne minimum, and maintain and service the crane.

Graduates of the Truck Loader Crane strand will also be able to:
- Lift and place regular loads safely using a truck loader crane, and maintain and service the crane.
- Lockout and reinstate the crane following lockout.
Education pathways
Track Crawler Crane Operation, Mobile Crane Operation, and Tower Crane Operation Strands build on the New Zealand Certificate in Cranes (Dogman Operations) (Level 3), and can lead to the New Zealand Certificate in Cranes (Advanced Crane Operation) (Level 4).

The Track Crawler Crane strand may lead to the New Zealand Certificate in Cranes (Piling and Foundation Operations) (Level 4).

Remote Controlled Overhead Crane, Cab Controlled Overhead Crane, and Truck Loader Crane Strands can lead to the New Zealand Certificate in Cranes (Dogman Operations) (Level 3).
Employment pathways
Holders of this certificate will have the skills and knowledge to work as crane operators specialising in the strand consistent with the type of crane they are operating.

- Cab controlled overhead crane operators may be involved with on power stations and heavy maintenance industries.
- Mini crawler crane operators may be involved in light construction work.
- Non slewing articulated crane operators may be involved in general construction, and light industry work.
- Track crawler crane operators may be involved in heavy industry, and piling and construction work.
- Mobile crane operators may be involved in all areas of construction work, house building, high rise buildings, placement of materials, maintenance work, and heavy industry.
- Remote controlled overhead crane operators may be involved in workshop environments including heavy engineering, warehouses, storage facilities, or production line work.
- Self-erecting tower crane operators may be involved in small building and residential sites, 3-4 storey building sites, and sites where tower cranes are unable to access.
- Tower crane operators may be involved in high rise environments, and high rise building erection.
- Truck loader crane operators may be involved on worksites where goods and materials require loading and unloading, any situation where loads are required to be moved following transport, or on worksites to place loads and components.

All crane operators can progress to become advanced crane operators or to work in piling and foundation operations.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
Candidates must complete a minimum of 200 hours working as mobile crane operators in the workplace prior to assessment of mobile crane operation (Unit standard 3795).

Candidates must complete a minimum of six months full time equivalent documented experience working as Dogmen over a maximum of 2 years in a workplace where cranes are operating, prior to assessment of slinging regular loads safely using the correct lifting equipment on a worksite, and communicating and collaborating during crane operations (Unit standard 3789).

Candidates must complete a minimum of 140 hours working as crawler crane operators in the workplace prior to assessment of track crawler crane with a lattice boom and 30 tonne minimum capacity operation (Unit standard 27676).

Assessment must be carried out in an actual crane workplace, and not a simulated workplace environment.
Education Organisation AMS Group Training
Developed By The Skills Organisation
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 1790
Status Expiring
Created 2012-03-02 16:25:17.0
Last Date For Entry 2019-01-09 00:00:00.0
Expires 2020-12-31 00:00:00.0
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