About the course

You will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to identify and control hazards, safely and competently sling regular loads, and use a truck loader crane.


Greymouth and Auckland campuses, other campuses and approved temporary sites by arrangement.


Multiple intakes per year. Please enquire for more information.

Method of study

Two day short course.

Unit Standards

Gain 29 credits

  • 30072 – demonstrate and apply knowledge of slinging regular loads safely.

  • 16617 – use a truck loader 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 the use of hiab 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.