tower crane courses

CPCCLTC4001 – Licence to operate a tower crane

Course Description

This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to safely operate a tower crane. Tower crane work involves a boom crane or a jib crane (with horizontal or luffing jib) mounted on a demountable or permanent tower structure.

Self-erecting tower cranes are not included in this unit of competency.

Course Content

This course is designed to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to Safely Operate a Tower Crane.  This course includes:

  • Plan task
  • Prepare for task
  • Transfer load
  • Shut down and secure crane


Selection Criteria 

  • Minimum 18 years
  • 100 points ID check – (including photo ID)
  • Basic command of English language
    • Reading and writing – a learner must be able to read, comprehend and write a range of texts
    • Oral communication – a learner must be able to use and respond to spoken language
  • Basic ability in mathematics for formulas and load chart calculations
  • Must have necessary health and fitness to carry out duties safely


  • National High Risk Licence (CT) – issued by SafeWork NSW
  • Statement of Attainment – issued by HPA Training

Duration and Cost

  • 4 days training inclusive of assessment – HPA Training
  • 1-day High Risk Licence assessment – SafeWork NSW
  • Total of 5 full days
  • $2250.00 – Note:  this does not cover the application fee to process your High-Risk Work Licence at the Post Office

Payment Methods

Payments are either paid via an invoice (EFT or BPay) or directly through our Booking & Payment Form (a 2.2% fee applies for debit/credit cards) to secure your booking.

Once the form and payment has been received our Allocator will contact you to confirm your dates and times. 

Payment Plan for individual students for course cost over $1500.00

  • Deposit to be paid prior to course commencement: $500
  • Progress payment to be paid following commencing: 50%
  • Midway Payment to be paid at the halfway point of the course 25%
  • Final Payment to be paid prior to course completion: 25%

Mode of Assessment

Assessments both theory and practical will be explained to students at the commencement of the course and conducted throughout the course duration.  Some examples of assessment will be group participation, theory questions, work type activities and practical demonstrations and observations. 

This unit also requires the student to be assessed by SafeWork NSW.
Re-Assessment fee $250 (if required)


On successful completion of this course, participants will be issued with a Notice of Satisfactory Assessment for – CPCCLTC4001 – Licence to operate a tower crane by a SafeWork NSW Accredited Assessor.

HRWL – Application

Participants have 60 days to process their Notice of Satisfactory Assessment at a NSW post office


Training/assessment can be conducted at HPA Trainings agreed site – Titan Cranes & Rigging,

7 Curtis Road, Mulgrave NSW (this is an operational worksite) or on your site providing the following requirements are met:

  • Signed agreement to train on site
  • All necessary equipment on HPA Training’s equipment list available and in good condition
  • Training room with tables, chairs and screen (or blank wall for a projector)
  • Suitable clear operating area
  • Operational live worksite.

What to bring

  • High Vis clothing
  • Steel capped boots
  • Safety helmet
  • 100 points of ID – (including photo ID)
  • Unique Student Identifier Number – if you need help with this our trainer will help you on the day.

Resources Provided

All courseware and handouts
All equipment

Your rights and obligations

Please refer to the HPA Student Handbook on the Student Info page (click here) as well as RPL, Language, Literacy and Numeracy support, Privacy, Refund, Complaints and Appeals and cancellation policy.

Support Services

If you have any concerns regarding your Language, Literacy & Numeracy ability please ring HPA Office and speak to one of our trainers who can advise you on what support we can offer you.