Overhead Gantry Crane Courses

After an industry review with Skills.org, unit standards 16617, 3789 and 3800 will require unit 30072 as a pre-requisite.

OverviewOverhead Gantry Crane

All persons operating or working with a crane must hold the following applicable Unit Standards as a minimum qualification and preferably hold the relevant New Zealand Certificate in Crane Operation.

The minimum requirement for operating a pendant or remote control traveling crane is unit standard 3800 (10 credits). 

Refresher training is available for workers that have completed unit standard 3800 - Operate a radio remote or pendant controlled overhead crane and lift and place regular loads. 

Course Content

Learners who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of company procedures and requirements for lifting practices and overhead cranes.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of pendant and remote controlled cranes, monorail, and suspended hoists and lifting equipment.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the care and safe use of pendant and remote controlled cranes, monorail, and suspended hoists and lifting equipment.
  • Sling, lift, travel, and unload or place regular loads
  • Park crane and store equipment.

We offer these unit standards as part of a New Zealand Certificate in Crane Operation.


  • Unit standard 3800 requires unit 30072 as a pre-requisite. AMS Group training for unit, 30072 which can be booked via this link.
  • Evidence of 3 months full time equivalent work based experience in an environment where cranes are operating prior to the course date, proof will be required on enrolment.
  • 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

A Special Note on Course Numbers

Note: Gantry Crane - Assessment against unit standard 3800 –  In order to provide safe and effective training, AMS Group is committed to meet industry requirements, which in this case make it clear that training providers must comply with the requirements of the Industry Training Organisation (The Skills Organisation) and the Crane Association of New Zealand which recommend that the maximum number of assessments against unit standard 3800 to be carried out in one day will be dependent on the experience of individual candidates, but in any case should not exceed seven (7) in any one day by an individual assessor.


One Day

If you have any inexperienced team members that do not reach the 3 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.


Course Fees  - Christchurch Course Only

$546.00 + GST per person

Course costs include all learning materials and completion certificate. Costs also include registration of unit standard credits with NZQA. 

Refresher Training Option

There is a refresher option available for workers that have already completed unit standard 3800 Operate a radio remote or pendant controlled overhead crane and lift and place regular loads. Registration of NZQA credits is not required for the refresher training. 

Contact us to discuss you options for refresher training or a mixed delivery option on your site.

Refresher Course Fees Christchurch Course Only

$496.00 + GST (per person)

Course costs include all learning materials, reference guide and completion certificate.

Refresher Course Fees Onsite Only


Please note that the difference in course fees relates to the delivery costs of the Christchurch course.

Special Notes

  • Discounts may apply for group bookings and training delivered on your equipment on your site, contact us today.
  • The course location for the Christchurch Training is:

Workshop 7
6 Dublin Street
Lyttleton, 8841

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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.