About the course

You will develop the skills to safely competently operate an overhead gantry crane, while understanding and controlling the potential hazards associated with operations.


Approved temporary sites (client must provide Gantry Crane).


Multiple intakes per year. Please enquire for more information.

Method of study

Two day short course.

Unit Standards

Gain 24 credits across the following unit standards:

  • 30072 – demonstrate and apply knowledge of slinging regular loads safely
  • 3800 – use a radio remote or pendant controlled gantry crane to lift and place regular loads

Entry requirements

  • Be 16 years or over
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language must meet IELTS (or equivalent) Level 5.5
  • Relevant work experience is required in use of a gantry type crane.
  • Must be physically fit

Note: Some courses within this programme require specific levels of physical ability.

To apply 

Please click the apply button in the top right-hand corner of this webpage to begin the application process or alternatively, complete the enquiry form below. For help with applications, please contact info@tpp.ac.nz 

Enquiry form

Phone number e.g. 027 XXX XXXXX


You will be offered a place subject to meeting the entry and selection requirements and the availability of places on the programme. The Polytechnic reserves the right to not accept late applications, i.e., after the programme has started. The Polytechnic reserves the right to cancel, prior to commencement, any programme which does not attract a minimum number of students. The fees shown are indicative only. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change. For further information visit here.