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  • CS-Self erecting tower crane
  • CS-Self erecting tower crane
  • CS-Self erecting tower crane

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This program is designed for participants to gain the necessary skills to operate a self-erecting tower crane for licensing purposes. The program covers the operation of a 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 as prescribed by the National Standard for Licencing Persons Performing High Risk Work.

On completion of this program paticipants will be able to effectively communicate and work safely with others in the work area. risk assessment and management procedures, planning the job, conducting routine checks, positioning and setting up the crane, transferring loads, shutting down and securing the crane.

As a Registered Training Organisation we would prefer that all participants enrolled in this program already have their Dogging licence as the knowledge is significantly helpful in obtaining your Self-erecting tower crane licence but it is not mandatory.

If you're studying in Australia from 1 January 2015, you will be required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).  Simply click on this link and follow the steps.  You must have a USI to enrol.  

  • This training program is delivered over five (5) consecutive days, four (4) days training and one (1) day assessment at SCTS's training premises.


    Program fee: Please call 02 9645 2112.

    Upon successful completion of this program you will be awarded:

    Statement of Attainment CPCCLTC4002A to operate a self-erecting tower crane. You will be issued with a nationally recognised SafeWork 60 day interim certificate (NSA Notice of Satisfactory Assessment) which needs to be taken to any Australia Post 'photo print' shop within the 60 days and a fee of $67.00 (subject to change) paid for your High Risk licence which is issued by SafeWork NSW. (CS ticket). The licence will need to be renewed with SafeWork every five (5) years.

  • SCTS programs are specifically designed for the construction industry. The subject is nationally recognised and can only be delivered by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that complies with the governing standards of quality control and quality training and assessment. Assessment is based on competency i.e. ability to perform tasks to a required standard. Assessment is conducted through a combination of practical demonstration, class discussions, verbal questioning and written testing.


    What is a self-erecting tower crane?

    A self-erecting tower crane has a tower structure and boom/jib elements that are not disassembled into component sections, but can be transported between sites as a complete unit. The erection and dismantling processes are an inherent part of a self-erecting tower crane's functions.

  • To be eligible to enrol in this training program, participants must be:


    Eighteen (18) years or over.

    Able to read and write English suitably to understand the regulations and undertake the written test. Have a working knowledge of maths and mathematical formulas. (Sample language, literacy and numeracy tests are available).

    Able to provide 100 points of identification, one being a current photo eg: Drivers Licence, Passport, ect. Be physically fit and not have any physical conditions that would preclude holding a drivers licence.

  • While we can support you with some English language skills, should your needs for support or assistance exceed our skills, we will refer you to a suitable organisation to assist you further, this may be a TAFE local to you.


    1. Participants must wear PPE at all times i.e. capped safety boots, high visibility clothing and a hard hat. 2. Participants who fail to provide their own PPE, will have the option to Hire/Buy PPE from either SCTS or other local vendors, or not attend the course. 3. Due to the requirements of maintaining a safe learning environment, SCTS reserves the right to withdraw any participant(s) on the grounds of safety. 4. SCTS is flexible in the format and timing of learning and assessment activities to ensure that we provide every opportunity for participants to demonstrate their skills and abilities. Should you need support or assistance beyond our skills we will refer you to a suitable organisation to assist you further. 5. SCTS offers support to all Participants with their learning needs. We can tailor the training and assessment program to assist people with learning issues and, to a more limited degree, personal issues. 6. Our Participant manual details our complaints and appeal procedure, our discipline policy, and our access and equity policy, including the contact for any Access and Equity issues. 

  • Any participant who is given a fail grade will be subjected to pay a reassessment fee. (Reassessment fees can vary depending on if plant and/or equipment will need to be rehired for the reassessment, how many components of the assessement you have failed as this effects the time it takes to be reassessed and the delivery of the reassessment e.g. verbal). Any subsequent fail grades will also attract a reassessment fee. 
    If a participant fails an assessment they can be reassessed after forty eight (48) hours from the time they failed their initial assessment. You have ninety (90) days from the date you fail your initial assessement to be reassessed. If you neglect to arrange to be reassessed within the ninety (90) days then you must re-do the entire program from the beginning and pay the program fee again. 
    The usual reassessment fee is $250.00 per person depending on the circumstances (as mentioned above) this amount can vary.
  • Each person that enrols into one of our programs receives a FREE Program Pack. In the pack you will receive your program learning material presented in a folder, and a personalised SCTS pen.