Move and Place Loads using Mobile Plant

This key training course allows the completion of units 30442 and 17695. Through this course, operators will understand and apply the principles of attaching, lifting, moving and placing loads using mobile plant.

Who should attend

This course is designed for anyone who through the course of their role are required to use mobile plant to lift, move and place loads.

Course Content

  • The principles for using mobile plant for lifting and moving loads.
  • Risk management associated with lifting, moving, and placing loads.
  • Types and inspection of lifting attachments on mobile plant.
  • Communication for lifting, moving, and placing operations and communication with Dogman
  • Establishing the weight of the object being lifted and the included lifting angle.
  • Attaching and pulling a load.
  • Preparing and performing lifts

This Course is based on industry Best Practice, equipment on the worksite and relevant company procedures.


  • Unit standard 30072, Demonstrate and apply knowledge of slinging regular loads safely is required to be completed prior to entry into this course.
  • For entry into all AMS Group courses, trainees must be 16 age or over. Applicants for whom English is a second language must meet IELTS (or equivalent) Level 5.0. Proof of this will be required.
Please note that if trainees do not hold 30072, this course is available from AMS Group. Please contact AMS Group to discuss your options.

NZQA Unit Standard(s)


Unit Standard Title Credit Value
30442 Demonstrate knowledge of lifting, moving, and placing loads using mobile plant 5
17695 Attach, lift, move, and place loads using mobile plant 10


Special note


AMS Group Crane Trainers are hand-picked with extensive industry experience and have been training for many years. Our trainers use their extensive experience and industry knowledge to deliver a solution that will provide you with the assurance that your team are in the best hands.


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.