Mini Crawler Crane Courses

Overview: 26505 Use a mini-crawler crane with outriggers to lift and place regular loads

All persons operating or working with a mini-crawler with at least 6 months experience.

Course Content

By completing this Mini-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 mini-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 mobile crane operation.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:

  • Prepare to lift and place regular loads with a mini-crawler crane
  • Sling a regular load with a mini-crawler crane
  • Lift and place regular loads
  • Travel a mini-crawler crane including inspection of crane and lifting equipment
  • Understand and complete documentation for crane travel

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 mini-crawler 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 both 3789 and 26505 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 Mobile Crane Operator course meets the requirements of the following unit standard.

Unit Standard Title Credit Value
26505 Use a mini-crawler crane with outriggers to lift and place regular loads                                               15


1 Day  - Coaching and Assessment Only.

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.

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.