Licence to Operate a Self Erecting Tower Crane (CS)

Self Erecting Tower Crane

License to Operate a Self Erecting Tower Crane - Days
Monday - Friday 7am - 3pm.

Training is from Monday to Thursday and the assessment is held on the Friday.


This unit is appropriate for those working in the building and construction industry who are required to operate a self-erecting tower crane where the tower structure and boom/jib elements are not disassembled into component sections, which can be transported between sites as a complete unit, and where the erection and dismantling processes are an inherent part of the crane's function. 

Nationally Recognised Training

All nationally recognised training - when a learner is deemed competent at the completion of their training - will be issued with a Statement of Attainment in the Unit of Competency in which they have enrolled. RTO 45587 TCLM Pty Ltd.

Course Location

Theory (Monday and Tuesday) is at 11 Watsford Road, Campbelltown. Practical and assessments are at the Razorback yard – 1365 Menangle Road, Razorback NSW 2571

Bring your PPE – Hard hat, high vis vest/ workwear and safety boots.

We have lunchroom facilities – microwave, fridge etc. There are cafés and restaurants nearby if you want to purchase lunch.

We provide tea, coffee, and water (bring your own water bottle).

We offer ongoing support to all of our students and are available to answer questions and provide guidance during your course and after. We don’t know all the answers but we know lots of people who do!

Course Duration

A five -day course with the SafeWork NSW assessment on the 5th day.

Course Delivery

Face to Face in our Campbelltown (theory) and Picton (practical) yards with our Potain HD16. 
All your training materials are provided.

Course Cost

Price is $2,200 per person when paying cash or EFT. 
Credit card facility is provided by STRIPE and includes a 1.75 % fee. 
Discounts apply to multiple bookings. Crane operator and Dogging booked together is $3,300.

Course Pre-requisites

As with all HRW licences, participants must be over 18 years of age and be able to speak and understand English as well as provide 100 points of Identification for the SafeWork NSW assessment.

Course Topics  
  • Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply in NSW   

  • Self-erecting Tower crane - characteristics technical capabilities and limitations                                           

  • Techniques for calculating safe working loads - Load charts

  • Operational maintenance and basic diagnostic procedure

  • Site and Equipment safety requirements      

  • Techniques related to essential tasks

  • Site isolation and traffic control responsibilities and authorities

  • Identification of communication strategies and systems - hand signals, whistles

  • Safe Operating techniques -Plan work, hazard identification and Control measures

  • Conduct routine checks

  • Shut down and safely secure the self-erecting tower crane.

Course Outcome 

A participant deemed competent at the completion of this course will be issued an NSA form by the SafeWork NSW Assessor and will also receive their SOA from TCT.

  • a Notice of Satisfactory Assessment (NSA form) is valid for a period of (60) sixty days from the date of issue. Submit the NSA together with the application form, Passport photo and application fee to a NSW Australia Post Office within 60 days to receive your national Licence (Class CS) Licence to operate a self-erecting tower crane from SafeWork NSW. HRW licences are valid for 5 years from the date of issue and need to be renewed with SafeWork before they expire.

  • A Statement of Attainment (SOA) for fulfilling the requirements of CPCCLTC4002 Licence to operate a self-erecting tower crane, a unit in the CPCO8, Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package will be sent to you within 30 days of completion by TCLM Pty Ltd Trading as Tower Crane Training, a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 45587).

Student Resources

The following documents can be downloaded and reviewed in preparation for the course.

Tower Crane Training is actively responding to the threat posed by COVID-19.

We are following all the ASQA and SafeWork NSW recommendations as well as Federal and State instruction. We are now able to conduct training using zoom or in person delivery for theory training and with restricted numbers while following safe distancing guidelines for in person practical training and the SafeWork NSW assessments. This a constantly changing health issue and we will advise of any changes to the requirements.​​

Need More Information?

We have created a number of Frequently Asked Questions that may help you. If you still can't find the information you need please don't hesitate to contact us.

Tracy 0421 545 589

Warwick 0422 207 903

Mark 0438 182 145


11 Watsford Road, Campbelltown NSW 2560

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