Truck Loader Crane - Hiab Refresher


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 truck loader crane is unit standard 16617 or 3795. See the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's Code of Practice for Cranes.

The refresher course option provides the opportunity for operators to refresh there knowledge to ensure they maintain a high level of ability and safety. The content of this course covers unit 16617, however attendees will need to have previously completed this as a pre-requisite for entry.

The Truck Loader Crane - Hiab Courses (Refresher) course recaps the following:

  • Understand hazards, hazard control, and lift planning.
  • Understand and apply lifting gear and working load limit (WLL) tables.
  • Demonstrate knowledge using a truck loader crane;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of truck loader crane equipment and attachments;
  • Sling, lift, move, and unload or place regular loads using a truck loader crane in the workplace;
  • Secure and prepare the truck loader crane for road transport mode, stow equipment, and complete documentation; and
  • Carry out daily and weekly operator maintenance of a truck loader crane.

This course includes theory and practical training.

Experience Pre-Requisites

Attendees on this course must already hold unit standard 16617, Use a truck loader crane to lift and place regular loads

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.


1 Day

Attendance Capacity

Minimum 7 people, Maximum 10 people


Course Fees

$462 + GST (per person)

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

Special Note

Please note the refresher course will run on the same day as the full truck loader crane course option. Discounts may apply for group bookings or on-site bookings for this training, contact us today.

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.