Vehicle Loading Crane (CV) Licence Course - (Dogging Licence is NOT a prerequisite)
Please note: Participants are not required to hold a Dogging LIcence to undertake this course at this stage, however this will change later this year.
High Risk Licence Requirements:
- Candidates must be 18 years or over to apply for a High Risk Licence
- Worksafe Victoria requires all candidates to be able to read, write & understand English, if sitting for a High Risk Licence
- Candidates have to have 100 points if ID and 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 a Unique Student Identifier (USI).
- 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, and dress according to the weather for their training.
- Participants are required to bring appropriate sun safety protection.
This course covers such topics as planning the work, conducting routine checks on the vehicle loading crane, setting up the crane, transferring loads in a safe manner, and shutting down and securing the crane after the completion of operations.
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
- how to correctly complete a Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)
In line with the new WorkSafe Victoria Conditions of Authorisation and accompanying compliance requirements for RTO’s and individual High Risk Licence Assessors, as from 1st July 2018, 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 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.
The new Assessments Instruments have been 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.
We appreciate that some people may be really good 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 candidates 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 70% pass rate due to the theory component of this course. We used to offer this as a 3-day course but feedback from students who have attended this course, all said that an extra day would prepare them better for the written and calculations assessments.
As from 1st October 2012, candidates have to prove they are competent as per the unit of competency – TLILIC0012A – Licence to operate a Vehicle Loading Crane (capacity 10 metre tonnes and above), (which has upgraded to TLILIC0012 in 2016),whether they do this by providing documented evidence, or undergo training through a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). This means they have complied with the new National regulations for High Risk Licences and the accredited assessor can sign off on their application for a forklift licence.
Unfortunately, RTO's are no longer allowed to offer assessment only for High Risk Licences. The candidate 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 candidate cannot apply for a High Risk Work Licence.
All participants are required to study the Vehicle Loading Crane Study Guide and complete the 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.
There is a Vehicle Loading Crane Learner Workbook that we ask all participants to complete prior to the course. Your answers 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. All answers are required to be written in words and in English. They are not multiple choice. Worksafe Victoria requires all candidates to be able to read, write & understand English, if sitting for a High Risk Licence.
Candidates are required to complete a written, calculations and practical assessment for this High Risk Licence.
Please read our Information Handbook which lists our policies & procedures, student responsibilities, and other general information (e.g. cancellations & refunds, photo ID requirements).
What to bring
Candidates will be required to bring on the day:
- Photo ID (e.g. Australian Driver's Licence, current passport, Proof of Age Card, KeyPass). If you do not have a Victorian Driver's Licence, then you will need to bring your photo ID and also an official document stating your current Victorian residential address e.g. bank account statement (with sensitive information blanked out, rent receipt, utility bill, Centrelink Card, etc). If you are unsure, please contact our office before the course date.
- Any other High Risk Licences they may have
- Their Construction Induction OHS (White) Card, if they have one
- 2 x Passport photos (these need to have been taken within the last 6 months)
- Their Vehicle Loading Crane Study Guide & completed Learner Workbook
"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