Vehicle Loading Crane (CV) Licence Course
High Risk Licence Requirements:
- Participants must be 18 years or over to apply for a High Risk Licence
- Worksafe Victoria requires all participants to be able to read, write & understand English, if sitting for a High Risk Licence
- Participants MUST hold a Dogging (High Risk) Licence before undertaking this course
- Participants must have 100 points if ID to obtain a High Risk Licence
- Participants must have a Victorian residential address to obtain a High Risk Licence
- Participants must be competent in written and spoken English (Students are required to undertake a Language, Literacy, and Numeracy test prior to commencing the training)
- Participants must have photo ID
- Participants must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) (What is a USI & Why do I need one?)
- Participants must have a MyWorkSafe Account
- Participants are recommended to hold their Construction Induction OHS (White Card), if operating machinery
- Participants are required to wear sensible work clothes and steel capped boots, hard hat & gloves, and dress according to the weather for their training
- Participants are required to bring appropriate sun safety protection
MyWorkSafe Account info
Applications for High Risk Licences can now be completed online. Applicants must now have a myWorkSafe account to apply for a High Risk Licence. A factsheet about creating a myWorkSafe account will be included in the Study Pack.
With a myWorkSafe account, students will be able to apply for their licence online, track the progress of their application, and amend and renew current licences.
WorkSafe Victoria will no longer be issuing plastic licences when students apply through myWorkSafe. Licence holders will now be able to access and display their licence digitally.
Licence holders will also be able to print a paper copy of their licence to carry with them, which will enable them to produce their licence in workplaces where mobile phones are not permitted.
Employers will be able to check the validity of a licence on the WorkSafe website.
FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT HIGH RISK WORK LICENCE REQUIREMENTS, GO TO: https://www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/high-risk-work-licence
FOR THE HIGH RISK WORK LICENCE ONLINE APPLICATION, GO TO: https://www.myworksafe.vic.gov.au/s/landing-page?_ga=2.240342986.819110667.1576015887-763916914.1576015887&id=hrw
This course covers topics for Vehicle Loading Crane over 10 metre tonnes capacity operations such as: planning the work/task, preparing for the work/task, performing the work/task, and packing up.
Our course covers:
- the legal requirements of holding a High Risk Licence
- pre-start checks
- pre-operational checks
- post-operational checks
- parts of a Vehicle Loading Crane>10 metre tonnes capacity
- how to read & interpret the load chart
- how to know the limitations of a Vehicle Loading Crane
- explanations of Vehicle Loading Crane operating terminology
- correct operational techniques
- how to correctly sling different types of loads
- how to correctly load & unload different types of loads
- how to calculate the weight of a load
- what paperwork is required to be completed before & after operating a Vehicle Loading Crane & how to correctly complete this paperwork
- how to identify potential hazards when operating a Vehicle Loading Crane>10 metre tonne capacity in a workplace & the strategy to use to minimise them
- how to correctly tag out a faulty Vehicle Loading Crane
- how to correctly load & unload a truck
Knowledge of any Language, Literacy, or Numeracy issues that participants may have, would enable the training & assessments to address these issues without isolating and making anyone feel uncomfortable. This would be beneficial to know on booking the date of the course that they are attending. This is adult learning and we are here to help. We are aware that everyone learns differently so we aim to deliver the training in a way that everyone gets the most out of it, and are confident in safely operating a Vehicle Loading Crane over 10 metre tonnes capacity.
The Language, Literacy & Numeracy (LLN) activity that participants are required to complete on the first day, involves basic writing, comprehension & mathematical skills.
WorkSafe Victoria also instigated all new compliance requirements & contracts with approved RTO’s and individual assessors of High Risk Licences in 2018.
In line with the new WorkSafe Victoria Conditions of Authorisation and accompanying compliance requirements for RTO’s and individual High Risk Licence Assessors, RTO’s must provide WorkSafe Victoria with a Notice of Intention to carry out High Risk Licence assessments. This notice must include:
- the names of the participants who will be sitting their High Risk Licence assessments,
- the date & approx. time of the scheduled assessments,
- the class of High Risk Licence they will assessed for,
- the details of the equipment that will be used for the assessments, and
- the exact location of the assessments (i.e. name of business and address) that the assessment will take place.
WorkSafe may send an assessor/inspector to the workplace to make sure that all is above board & compliant. WorkSafe will then issue us with an authorisation. Without this authorisation, all paperwork will be null & void and WorkSafe Victoria will not issue a High Risk Licence. If an applicant withdraws from the course or does not sit the assessments as originally notified to WorkSafe, RTO’s must contact WorkSafe as soon as possible with an amendment to the Notice of Intention. Please note that once these details have been sent to Worksafe, it is not permitted to allow a substitution of a notified applicant for a new proposed applicant.
A mandated Assessment Instrument has been developed for each High Risk Licence unit of competency. The Assessment Instruments have been endorsed by Safe Work Australia, the national body with responsibility for work health and safety matters. RTOs that have HRW licensing units of competency on their scope of registration must use the mandated Assessment Instruments.
Mandated Assessments Instruments were implemented nationwide for all High Risk Work Licences with Victoria being on the 1st October 2012. One of the major changes for some of the licences is that there is now a Calculations Assessment required as well as the Written and Practical Assessments. The Vehicle Loading Crane is one of these licences, and the time that we have to allow for all the assessments to be completed is 5 hours which has added a day onto the training course. All High Risk Work Licences have been aligned with the new Victorian OHS Regulations 2017. The assessments are the same no matter where you do them in Australia.
We appreciate that some people may be really good Vehicle Loading Crane operators which means they should have no problems with the practical, but the theory is what we are finding that people are having problems with. Because this unit of competency is nationally accredited, it involves questions about the new Work Health and Safety laws that all other states have adopted. Even though Victoria has chosen not to adopt these, the unit still requires the Participants to have knowledge of them. This is why it is so important that you must STUDY the information in the Study Guide. Just reading it once is not enough.
Since this High Risk Licence went national, we have found that there is only a 65% pass rate due to the theory component of this course. We now offer this as a 4-day course for beginner’s as feedback from students who have attended a shorter course, all said that an extra day would prepare them better for the written and calculations assessments.
WorkSafe is aware some RTO’s advertise and are conducting courses for classes of high risk work that are short in duration, for example, a course for Forklift and/or Elevated Work Platform being completed in a day or less, including the licence assessment. WorkSafe is concerned that short courses could present a safety risk to the licence holders, other workers and the community, as rather than the RTO delivering training to the standard required in the relevant Unit of Competency, the RTO is often relying on the statements of prior experience provided by the applicant and inadequate Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) processes to determine competency to progress to an assessment. If WorkSafe reasonably believes that the RTO is not carrying out due diligence checks in relation to high risk work licensing, including enrolment and RPL processes, the RTO may be referred to the appropriate training regulator (e.g. ASQA or VRQA).
RTO's are no longer allowed to offer assessment only for High Risk Licences. The participant must undergo a session of training with a WorkSafe approved Registered Training Organisation (RTO) prior to their assessments, as per the compliance requirements for High Risk Licences. Without the required documentation of this session of training, the particpant cannot apply for a High Risk Work Licence.
All participants are required to study the Vehicle Loading Crane Study Guide and complete the Vehicle Loading Crane Learner Workbook prior the course. This puts everyone attending the course on the same base level of knowledge. It is very important that you STUDY the information in the Study Guide. Just reading it once is not enough, and you need to have the book longer than a week.
Your answers written in the Vehicle Loading Crane Learner Workbook are a guide for the trainer to identify how well you understand the information in the Study Guide, and identify areas that may require more coverage during the training.
All High Risk Licence assessments are CLOSED BOOK assessments and are required to be written in English. CLOSED BOOK means that participants cannot refer to the Study Guide, any other resources, or their notes for the answers. They must know the information required. Worksafe Victoria requires all Participants to be able to read, write & understand English, if sitting for a High Risk Licence. All answers are required to be hand written in words and in English. They are not multiple choice. Please know that we DO NOT have any flexibility with the mandated assessments.
Participants are required to complete a written, calculations and practical assessment for this High Risk Licence.
The training & assessments for a CV High Risk Licence MUST be conducted on a Vehicle Loading Crane with 10 metre tonnes capacity and above. To calculate the metre tonne rating of your crane, you need to:
- Refer to your crane’s load chart.
- Determine from the load chart the MAXIMUM LOAD your crane can lift.
- Determine the MAXIMUM RADIUS it can lift the MAXIMUM LOAD.
- Multiply together these 2 numbers (Metres X Tonnes)
- If the answer is equal to or greater than 10, then you require a High Risk Licence to operate your Vehicle Loading Crane.
Please read our Information Handbook which lists our policies & procedures, student responsibilities, and other general information (e.g. cancellations & refunds, photo ID requirements), and the Requirements for Applying for a High Risk Licence handbook which lists information about applying for a High Risk Licence, re-assessment requirements & costs).
What to bring
Participants are required to bring on the first day:
- Photo ID (e.g. Australian Driver’s Licence, current passport, Proof of Age Card, KeyPass). If they do not have a Victorian Driver’s Licence, then they will need to bring their photo ID and also an official document stating their current Victorian residential address e.g. bank account statement (with sensitive information blanked out), rent receipt, utility bill, Centrelink Card, etc. If they are unsure, please contact our office before the course date.
- Any other High Risk Licence they may have, including their Dogging (High Risk Licence) (as WorkSafe will link them together)
- Their Construction Induction (Red or White) Card, if they have one (not compulsory)
- Their completed Enrolment Form (preferably with an email address listed so we can email the required documentation to them for their High Risk Licence online application)
- Their completed USI Authorisation Form on page 7 of the enrolment Form (only if they require All Skills to apply for their USI on their behalf) & required ID for applying for their USI
- Their Vehicle Loading Crane Study Guide (this is required to be studied prior to the date of the course)
- Their completed Vehicle Loading Crane Learner Workbook (this is required to be completed prior to the date of the course)
"A very well run course with large amounts of oral and written information. The trainer takes his time to discuss all the aspects of the course. The Office Manager is also thorough with follow up calls and information."
D. Bartsch, (Western Victorian Crane Trucks), 2019
"It was a pretty intense course but (the trainer) was very knowledgeable."
J. Claridge, 2019
"Course was put together and delivered extremely well. The isntructor was firm but fair in every detail that was given. With me being new to the crane truck industry, it has given me new skills and knowledge to help with my current job. Thanks, All Skills."
D. East, (Western Victorian Crane Trucks), 2019
"Was very helpful. Learnt a lot of new techniques and tips as new to the crane industry as a driver."
R. Gorrie, (Western Victorian Crane Trucks), 2019
"Extremely informative. Very professional organisation."
A. Windus, (Western Victorian Crane Trucks), 2019
"I travelled from Melbourne to do my CV crane course with All Skills. (The trainer) was an outstanding trainer, very helpful and knowledgeable. (The Admin Manager) was very organised with the office stuff. I got sent out a lot of review materials to help me prepare for the course."
K. Najibi, 2019
"The course was informative, constructive and has created a vauable asset to have."
G. Pendlebury, 2019
"Very well presented. Helpful & practical advice."
P. Gomez, (Swanlec Pty Ltd), 2019
"3 days is not enough time." (Note from All Skills: This was an experienced operator course, and the study packs were sent out more than a month before the course).
B. Mustoe, (Swanlec Pty Ltd), 2019
"Awesome training. Walked away knowing way more than what I knew before. Would strongly recommend."
T. Mitchem, (Interflow Pty Ltd), 2018
"Good training. Learnt a lot in 4 days. Learnt how to crane different loads, different sizes, not just the one thing."
K. Pyle, (Interflow Pty Ltd), 2018
"I came here with little knowledge of crane lifting. After spending 3 days with (the All Skills team), I would have no hesitation in sending anybody to All Skills to do their training. The knowledge (the trainer) has is second to none, and the professionalism of (the Admin Manager) is outstanding with all information being sent out to you in plenty of time to study for the course."
B. Bennetts, (Skinners Ballarat), 2018
"The course was extremely detailed and it gave me a good opportunity to get to know all areas of the industry."
A. Scott, (Craig's Cranes & Trucks), 2018
"(All Skills) were fantastic to deal with. They worked in me to get me trained (Vehicle Loading Crane < 10 Metre tonnes) and up to speed ASAP, and their customer service is second to none. They genuinely went above and beyond. Couldn't recommend more."
J. Hudson, (Hudson Crane Trucks), 2018
"(The trainer) was great to work with, very knowledgeable, has a great amount of experience, & can really relate to our situations."
L. O'Hehir, (Skinners Plaster & Building Supplies, Ballarat), 2017
"Very well informed. Great to get the training done properly and come away well informed and confident to do the job."
T. MacDonell, (Skinners Plaster & Building supplies, Maryborough), 2017
"All Skills are very nice. Very intelligent, co-operative, soft spoken. I am glad to come to All Skills. Got an opportunity to learn more about my skills. It will help in my business to improve my work and SWMS. They explain to me more about the skills out of the world. Thanks All Skills. I will recommend All Skills for every course."
S. Kumar, (Pakenham Crane Trucks), 2016
"It has been a good experience to be taught the correct way to conduct yourself in a high risk licence and the knowledge I will leave with will help me to be a better person to apply myself to my job in a professional manner."
M. Waldron, (Flat Glass Supplies Industries), 2016
"No complaints. The whole course was conducted in a very professional manner, easy to understand and in a comfortable environment. Thankyou to (the trainer) and the team, job well done. I will definitely recommend All Skills to people in the future.
J. Goodwin, (Goodwin Trucking), 2016
"THE BEST TRAINING COURSE I HAVE EVER ATTENDED. The attention to detail by (the trainer) was above and beyond what I expected the course to deliver. We came away with so much more knowledge (not found in a book), due to (the trainer's) level of experience in the real working world. I would advise anyone who wants a Vehicle Loading Crane licence, to go to All Skills Services, as you will get way more than just a ticket - you actually walk away knowing how to operate it safely and correctly. And he's a rippa bloke too! And (the Administration Manager) was fantastic in the office and nothing was a bother. A really professional, well-run, experienced training company."
S. Henderson, (Coast Scaffolding Pty Ltd), 2016
"I did the course for the High Risk Licence. (The trainer) was an outstanding teacher. Learnt so much. A+"
A. Murdoch, (Powerful Crane Trucks), 2016
"Did course for the High Risk Licence. Learnt more than I ever did."
B. Mitchell, (Advance Crane Trucks), 2016
"This course was the best thing I could of done to improve my skills and knowledge of safe crane operation. All Skills are very professional & help you understand WorkSafe rules & regulations. All Skills showed me the consequences of unsafe work practices and opened my eyes to how important safety & proper training is for any company or business."
P. Wilson, (Aim Hire Pty Ltd), 2016
"I was very impressed with quality of the course offered by All Skills. The content was thoroughly delivered with a good balance of theory and practical components. I enjoyed the course and felt like I learned a lot from it."
L. Cole, 2016
"Very happy and would recommend people to go through All Skills."
M. Dwyer, (P. Fraser & Sons Transport Services Pty Ltd), 2015
"Well presented at all times. Easy to approach. Treat everyone in the course the same way. A hard man but very fair. Thank you for your time and effort."
R. Hill, (K & S Freighters), 2015
"Top training and top tactics and great people skills."
B. Singh, (K & S Freighters), 2015
"Top training tactics and great people skills."
E. Zakhari, (K & S Freighters), 2015
"Excellent training system (by All Skills Services). Thank you very much."
P. Romano, (K & S Freighters), 2015
"Very friendly, helpful, and enjoyable people to work with. Cheers."
M. Goodwin, (Goodwin Transport Pty Ltd), 2015
"Test needs to be split into smaller parts as a full sit down is mentally fatiguing (CV>10m)."
K. Brown, (DGL Aust Pty Ltd), 2014
"Far exceeded my expectations. The passion & industry knowledge of the trainer was exceptional. I wish everyone training was this good. I could not recommend this (CV>10m) course and trainer highly enough. I know I will be a lot more professional in my job as a result of this week."
S. Brown, 2014
"This (High Risk Vehicle Loading Crane) course was the most comprehensive in terms of training and assistance that I have attended since leaving the Military 15 years ago. Excellent instructor, clear and
precise material, and a confidence gain that the equipment we use, we are capable of using, not just a licence holder."
A. Borninkhof, (GAM Steel) 2013
"Equipment was of average quality but was provided by the company not All Skills Services. The equipment provided by All Skills Services was of excellent quality.
The (High Risk Vehicle Loading Crane) course was difficult although it has given me more knowledge and confidence than I expected to achieve from the course, and well worth the time.
D. McCormack, (GAM Steel) 2013