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Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Cranes (Level 3) with strands in Cab-Controlled Overhead Crane, Dogman, Load Lifting Rigging Production, Pendant-Controlled Overhead Crane, Self-Erecting Tower Crane, and Truck Loader Crane
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 3
Credits 50 - 55
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 may be employed for a range of tasks at a variety of worksites where cranes are operating.
The qualification is stranded to recognise the differing requirements of the specialist areas.
The crane industry, and the building and construction industry in particular, will benefit from having people who can work safely with and around cranes through structured, recognised, and consistent training programmes.
Graduates will be capable of working with limited supervision.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Work safely in a variety of crane workplaces, complete a job safety analysis, identify hazards in the workplace, and put controls in place or escalate for further attention.
- Identify and use load weights to sling regular loads using the appropriate lifting equipment.
- Apply knowledge of the Cranes Safety Manual to carry out pre-start and post checks of cranes or lifting equipment.

Graduates of the Cab-Controlled Overhead Crane strand will also be able to:
- Access and exit a cab-controlled overhead crane, and lift and place regular loads within the working load limit.

Graduates of the Dogman strand will also be able to:
- Apply knowledge of risk management, slinging calculations, and industry recognised communication methods to direct and guide crane movements in relation to loads and equipment.

Graduates of the Load Lifting Rigging Production strand will also be able to:
- Produce slings or complete a pre/post production examination of slings to be used for lifting; using knowledge of tolerances and limitations of wire, chain, and synthetic materials in relation to the items to be lifted.

Graduates of the Pendant-Controlled Overhead Crane strand will also be able to:
- Lift and place regular loads within a workplace using a pendant or remote controlled overhead crane within the working load limit.

Graduates of the Self-Erecting Tower Crane strand will also be able to:
- Engage and operate a self-erecting tower crane including lifting and placing regular loads in accordance with rating charts.

Graduates of the Truck Loader Crane strand will also be able to:
- Operate a truck loader crane within safe tolerances and regulatory requirements including lifting and placing regular loads in accordance with rating charts.
Education pathways
This qualification is the entry point into the training pathway for the cranes industry and the broader lifting engineering sector.

Graduates of the Dogman strand may progress onto the New Zealand Certificate in Cranes (Level 4) with strands in Advanced Dogman, Crawler Crane, Mini Crane, Mobile Crane, Non-Slewing Articulated Crane, Tower Crane [Ref: 3731].

Graduates of other strands may progress to qualifications in other areas, such as business or manufacturing.
Employment pathways
Graduates of the Dogman strand will have the skills and knowledge to work, or gain employment where cranes are operating in areas such as the building industry, heavy construction industry, marine environments, and on high rise building sites.

Graduates of the Cab-Controlled Overhead Crane, Pendant-Controlled Overhead Crane, Self-Erecting Tower Crane, or Truck Loader Crane strands will have the skills and knowledge required to work with specific cranes within their setting.

Graduates of the Load-Lifting Rigging Production strand with have the skills and knowledge to work in entry level roles in rigging production.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
Candidates are expected to be employed in the crane industry.
Education Organisation The Skills Organisation
Developed By Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 3730
Status Current
Created September 2017
Next Review December 2022
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