Crawler Crane Course

After an industry review with, many of the crane unit standards have been updated. AMS Group strive to keep at the forefront of industry changes and as such will adopt the newest version of these units from May 1st 2018. In some cases the pre-requisite requirements will be updated.

Overview: 27676 Configure a lattice boom track crawler crane and lift and place regular loads 

All persons operating or working with an overhead crawler crane with at least 6 months experience. 

Course Content

Operating an articulated pick and carry crane is a specialised skill.

By completing this overhead crawler Crane Operator course, and based on the trainee's practical experience, at the end of this programme trainees will be able to apply theory and skills in lifting and placing regular loads with a overhead crawler crane and analyse and evaluate processes, through practical experience. This course is based on coaching and assessment only and is designed for trainees with experience in overhead crawler crane operation.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:

  • Identify hazards
  • Prepare to move a track crawler crane
  • Configure and position a track crawler crane and identify regulatory permits
  • Lift and place loads with a track crawler crane
  • Travel the crawler crane and complete documentation
  • Demobilise the track crawler crane for removal off-site and complete documentation
  • Weekly safety and maintenance checks of the track crawler crane

This course is based on industry best practice and based on the equipment on the worksite and relevant company procedures. For more information on Crane operation and codes of practice, please refer to the links below:

Please note that if you are looking to provide your workers with training, AMS Group has training only options available, refresher training and options for operational evaluation (verification of currency). Please contact us to find out more or refer to our Cranes course page.


  • Evidence of 6 months full time equivalent work based experience in an environment where cranes are operating prior to the course date, proof of experience will be required on enrolment.
  • Unit Standard 3789 Sling regular loads and communicate during crane operations - proof will be required for registration

Please note that If trainees do not hold 3789, this course is available from AMS Group. If you would like your team to complete 3789 and 27676 on consecutive days, please contact AMS Group to discuss your options.

Additional Pre-Requisites

  • Be 16 years of age or over
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language must meet IELTS (or equivalent) Level 5.0 (General Training). Proof of this will be required. 
Please refer to the terms and conditions for more information on these course pre-requisites

NZQA Unit Standards Included

AMS Group's Overhead Crawler Crane Operator course meets the requirements of the following unit standard.

Unit Standard Title Credit Value
27676 Configure a lattice boom track crawler crane, and lift and place regular loads                                                22


1 Day 

If you have any inexperienced team members that do not reach the 6 months experience prerequisite, AMS Group is able to offer training only options, with coaching and assessment completed at a later date. Find out more about your training options.

Attendance Capacity

Minimum of 4 and a Maximum of 4 Trainees


POA This is an on-site course option only. Cost will depend on the specific requirements for course delivery

Note: Includes reference guide and certificate. and registration of NZQA credits 

Contact us to book an on-site course. or to find out more information about crane training options available.

Scheduled Course Locations

Please note that courses are available at a number of AMS Group branch locations, these are listed below. If there are no course locations shown below, courses can be arranged to be delivered at your place of work. Contact us to  find out more about our on-site training options available for this course or enquire below.