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Crane operators will be made aware and informed of the latest developments in the industry including reviewing actual incidents to enhance awareness and the effectiveness of risk assessment, task planning and management of change.

With the aid of the simulator providing a virtual offshore environment, the course exposes the participants to extreme conditions and emergency situations to test and improve their responses in a safe and controlled environment.


The course is designed for participants either currently working in an offshore lifting team or wishing to enter the industry with the basic skills and knowledge required to perform confidently and safely.

Course Content

In partnership with Trainwest (RTO# 51807), the unit of competency addressed in the course is:

PMASUP305 Operate Offshore Cranes

A nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for PMASUP305 – Operate Offshore Cranes will be issued by Trainwest (RTO# 51807), upon successful completion of the course.

Career Opportunities/Pathways

This unit of competency may lead to employment in the offshore oil and gas industry.
On completion students may undertake further studies toward the completion of the PMA30116 Certificate III in Process Plant Operations or PMA40116 Certificate IV in Process Plant Technology. Perth Simulation staff are available to discuss further training options with course participants.

Course Pre-requisites

Participants must be a minimum of 18 years of age to attend this course.

There are no pre-requisites for the unit of competency PMASUP305 – Operate Offshore Cranes, however previous experience in offshore lifting operations would be beneficial.

Some work sites require operators to hold a Tower Crane (CT) high risk license.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy Requirements

This unit requires the ability to read and interpret typical product specifications, job sheets, procedures, material labels and safety information as provided to operators. Writing is required to the level of completing workplace forms. Numeracy is required to calculate loads and estimate balance points for slinging.
You may be required to undertake a LL&N test.

Assessment & Competency Achievement

This course includes written tests, projects and practical simulator observations. All participants will be assessed on performance and understanding using assessment tools aligned to the unit of competency PMASUP305 – Operate Offshore Cranes.

A nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for the PMASUP305 – Operate Offshore Cranes will be issued by Trainwest (RTO# 51807), upon completion of the course.

Course Duration

3 Days:
Day 1 8:30am to 4:30pm
Day 2 8:30am to 4:00pm
Day 3 8:30am to 4:00pm

Number of Participants

Minimum 2 participants
Maximum 4 participants

Course Fee and Additional Service Costs

The following course fees relate to this unit of competency:

This course fee includes lunch, and morning and afternoon tea at the center.

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

Course participants are required to agree with the Term and Conditions of enrolment. These terms and conditions are available on request from Perth Simulation Centre staff.