TLI31710 - Certificate III in Mobile Crane Operations

Experience with mobile cranes? Get it recognised.

In the high risk work of Mobile Crane Operations, the skills you've accomplished in workplace documentation, safe operation around power sources and at heights, and securing cargo may already qualify you to achieve formal documentation.

An ideal way forward to achieve certification, open up new career opportunities, or enter the field of Mobile Crane Operations, put your skills to good use monitoring plant and equipment in an environmentally sustainable manner, applying accident and emergency procedures, and securing high risk work licensing for activities related to heavy rigid vehicle operation, rig loading and de-rigging.

Raise your standards in Mobile Crane Operations and experience a boom in production.

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Get Qualified Australia allows you up 3 months to complete the RPL process, however the actual duration is dependent on the length of time it takes you to provide your evidence. While this is generally 4 weeks, the quicker you submit your evidence, the sooner the process will be completed.

Once all the required evidence has been submitted and your evidence has been assessed, the RTO will then review and issue your qualification within 2-4 weeks, provided that no further evidence is required. This makes it possible for you to achieve your qualification in as little as 1 month, and up to 3 months.

Requests for extensions beyond the allotted 3 month period will be considered on an individual case basis.

While our Customer Service Agents will determine the best evidence for your portfolio, evidence generally takes the form of:

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  • Policies and Procedures
  • Workplace communication
  • Bookkeeping and financial records

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Other people might use their qualification to improve visa or migration prospects, access postgraduate study, open up their own businesses, meet regulatory requirements, or obtain a licence in their industry or occupation.

Please note that while our qualifications may help you meet minimum licensing requirements, only your state’s relevant licensing authority may issue you your licence. For more information about trades licensing, click here.

Requirements for completion of the qualification :

A successful assessment outcome for a total of 16 units  of competency comprising:

  • 8 core units  listed below


  • 3 core  high risk work licensing units, listed below


  • 5 elective units  which may be taken from the elective units listed below, or may include up to 3 imported units  which may be selected from the remaining elective units or from qualifications at the same level or one higher in this Training Package or any other endorsed Training Package or accredited course.


Where imported units are selected care must be taken to ensure that all pre-requisites specified in the unit are complied with.


The following units have prerequisites:

  • CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights
  • CPCCCM3003A Work safely around power sources, services and assets
  • HLTFA412A Apply advanced first aid


Licensing requirements will apply to this unit of competency depending on the regulatory requirements of each jurisdiction.

  • CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry


Requirements for completion of HRW license units within this qualification :

To comply with the National Standards for High Risk Work there is a requirement to complete the high risk work license TLILIC3006A Licence to operate a non slewing mobile crane (greater than 3 tonnes capacity) before commencing TLILIC3008A Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 20 tonnes).

Completion of the licensing units is a requirement, however applying for a high risk work license for TLILIC3006A Licence to operate a non slewing mobile crane (greater than 3 tonnes capacity) is not a requirement if TLILIC3008A Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 20 tonnes) licence is being applied for as this licence covers the TLILIC3006A Licence to operate a non slewing mobile crane.


Core units :



B Equipment Checking and Maintenance 

TLIB3013A Maintain mobile cranes

D Load Handling 

TLID1001A Shift materials safely using manual handling methods

E Communication and Calculation 

TLIE2008A Process workplace documentation

F Safety Management 

CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights

CPCCCM3003A Work safely around power sources, services and assets

TLIF2006A Apply accident-emergency procedures

TLIF3084A Follow mobile crane safety procedures

U Environment 

TLIU1009A Monitor plant and equipment in an environmentally sustainable manner



Core High Risk Work Licensing Units :



LIC Licensing Units 

TLILIC3006A Licence to operate a non-slewing mobile crane (greater than 3 tonnes capacity)

TLILIC3008A Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 20 tonnes)

CPCCLDG3001A Licence to perform dogging


Elective units :



A Handling Cargo /Stock 

TLIA1001A Secure cargo

B Equipment Checking and Maintenance 

TLIB2001A Check and assess operational capabilities of equipment

TLIB3011A Set up and rig crane for lift

TLIB3012A Plan job and set up work areas

TLIB3015A Undertake site inspection

TLIB3016A De-rig, pack and store tools and equipment

C Vehicle Operation 

TLIC3004A Drive heavy rigid vehicle

TLIC3005A Drive heavy combination vehicle

D Load Handling 

TLID3031A Rig load

F Safety Management 

TLIF1002B Conduct housekeeping activities

TLIF2010A Apply fatigue management strategies

HLTFA311A Apply first aid

HLTFA412A Apply advanced first aid

CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry

LIC Licensing Unit 

TLILIC2005A Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 meters or more)

Entry requirements :

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.



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