Licence to operate a tower crane

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CPCCLTC4001A, 'Licence to operate a tower crane'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Plan work.

1.1. Potential workplace hazards are identified.

1.2. Hazard control measures are identified consistent with appropriate standards to ensure the safety of personnel and equipment.

1.3. The weight of the load is identified and estimated in consultation with appropriate personnel.

1.4. Crane is appropriate to the loads and workplace conditions.

1.5. Appropriate paths for the movement of loads in the work area are inspected and determined.

1.6. Appropriate communication methods are identified with appropriate personnel.

2. Conduct routine checks.

2.1. Crane is accessed in safe manner.

2.2. Crane is visually checked for any damage or defects.

2.3. All signage and labels are visible and legible according to the appropriate standard.

2.4. Routine pre-operational crane checks are carried out according to procedures.

2.5. All controls located and identified.

2.6. Crane service logbook is checked for compliance.

2.7. Crane is started according to procedures and checked for any abnormal noises.

2.8. All crane safety devices are tested according to procedures.

2.9. Post start operational checks are carried out according to procedures.

2.10. All communication equipment is checked for serviceability

2.11. All damage and defects are reported and recorded according to procedures and appropriate action taken.

3. Transfer load.

3.1. Determine lifts are within the capacity of the crane.

3.2. Appropriate hazard prevention/control measures are applied to the work area according to procedures in consultation with appropriate personnel.

3.3. Boom/jib and hoist block is positioned over load following directions from appropriate personnel.

3.4. Test lift is carried out to procedures.

3.5. Loads are transferred using all relevant crane movements according to procedures and appropriate standards.

3.6. All required communication signals are interpreted correctly according to procedures and the appropriate standard.

3.7. Crane is operated according to procedures.

3.8. Load movement is monitored constantly to ensure safety of personnel, load and structural stability.

3.9. Unplanned and/or unsafe situations are responded to in line with procedures.

4. Shut down and secure crane.

4.1. Crane is placed in weather vane mode according to procedures (where applicable).

4.2. Relevant motion locks and brakes are applied (where applicable).

4.3. Crane and equipment is secured correctly, according to procedures and the appropriate standard.

4.4. Crane is shut down according to procedures

4.5. Routine post-operational checks on crane are carried out, according to procedures.

4.6. All damage and defects are reported and recorded according to procedures and appropriate action taken.

Qualifications and Skillsets

CPCCLTC4001A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CPC40611 - Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Specialist Trades)