Truck Loader Crane - Hiab Courses

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


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.

People who successfully complete this 1 day course will meet the requirements of unit standard 16617 (15 credits) and will be able to:

  • 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. We offer this unit standard as part of a New Zealand Certificate in Crane Operation.

Special Note About Course Numbers

Truck Loader Crane - Assessment against unit standard 16617 –  In order to provide safe and effective training, AMS Group is committed to meet industry best practice, 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.

The maximum number of assessments against unit standard 16617 to be carried out in one day will be dependent on the experience of individual candidates, but in any case should not exceed six (6) in any one day by an individual assessor.

Please refer below to numbers related to refresher only training.

Experience Pre-Requisites

The Skills ITO specifies that all new operators should have at least 3 months training under supervision or until they are competent and feel confident with all operations of the Truck Loader Crane - Hiab.  

Please note that if you enrol for the programme without this experience pre-requisite you may be excluded from training until such time that you have the required experience. Please refer to our terms and conditions related to our cancellation policy.

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.
  • Unit standard 16617 requires unit 30072 as a pre-requisite. AMS Group schedules this to run the day before unit 16617, 30072 can be booked via this link.
Please refer to the terms and conditions for more information on these course pre-requisites


1 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

$634.00 + GST (per person)

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

Special Note

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.