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Statement of Attainment training in Operating a Tower Crane for a Licence [from CPC08]


This program provides the outcomes required to operate a tower crane, including planning and preparing for work; conducting operational checks; safely and effectively operating the tower crane for a range of tasks, including lifting and moving loads; monitoring; and shutting down in accordance with designated Australian standards.

On successful completion, you will be eligible to apply for a high risk licence in the ACT. This licence is issued by Access Canberra, not CIT.

Qualification: Statement of Attainment - training in Operating a Tower Crane for a Licence [from CPC08]
Program No: SA-TS27
Campus: CIT Bruce 
Duration: There will be opportunity to attend classes during the day/evenings.

5 days (8 hours per day) or

8 evenings (4 hours per evening plus 1 full day of assessment)
Cost Info:

The 2019 Semester 2 enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. The total program cost may vary depending on the choice of elective subjects or if subjects are attempted more than once.

Subject costs identified as Standard are partially subsidised by the ACT Government. Concessions may be available to eligible students.

Costs identified as Apprentice or Trainee apply only to students studying as part of an Australian Apprenticeship arrangement. The qualification cost for an Apprentice or Trainee is subsidised by the ACT Government. Concessions may be available to eligible Apprentices or Trainees.

Costs identified as Full Fee receive no government subsidy. Concessions are not available.

Further information about fees is available at Course fees and assistance.

Information about studying under Skilled Capital is also available.

Indicative Cost: $2,500
Likely Job Outcome: Employment as a Tower Crane operator in the Construction industry
Enrolment Type: Register Your Interest

Timetable Information

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Additional Information

You will be issued with a training log book on registration for the purpose of recording training received on site in the workplace and formal training at CIT. Notification will be given to registered students when formal classes are scheduled.

You must have the English language skills to effectively communicate and work safely with others in the work area. This includes being able to read workplace procedures, safety signs and comprehend manufacturer’s instructions. You must also be able to apply mathematical procedures for the estimation and measurement of loads. These skills will be checked prior to enrolment.

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

Be over 18 years of age - this is a requirement in the ACT for licensing of persons performing High Risk Work.

Have access to an appropriate workplace with the required equipment. Teaching staff can provide advice as to what workplaces are appropriate.

To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

  • Transition Information

    • Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

  • Subject Cancellations/Changes

    • To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at

Subject Information

Complete 1 subject

Core: Complete 1

  • CPCCLTC4001A   Licence to operate a tower crane
    • CIT Code: CNST604
      Cost: Full fee $2,500.00
      Description: This unit specifies the outcomes required to operate a tower crane for licensing purposes, and covers a jib or boom/job crane mounted on a tower structure, demountable or permanent, including both horizontal and luffing jib types. This unit does not cover self-erecting tower cranes.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Statement Attainment training Operating a Mobile Crane for a Licence [from TLI]
Statement Attainment training Operating a Vehicle Loading Crane (capacity 10 metre tonnes and above) [from TLI]
Non-Accredited Training Verification of Currency (VOC) in High Risk Work - Cranes

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email