712111 Crane, Hoist or Lift Operator

ANZSCO Occupation Code: 
712111
ANZSCO Occupation Name: 
Crane, Hoist or Lift Operator
Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List: 
No
Short-term Skilled Occupation List: 
No
Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme: 
No
LMT Protected Occupation: 
No
ANZSCO Occupation Description: 

712111 CRANE, HOIST OR LIFT OPERATOR

Operates stationary and mobile cranes, hoists, lifts and winches to lift, move and place materials, equipment and people in areas such as building sites, factories, mines, sawmills, wharves and shipyards. Registration or licensing is required.
Skill Level: 4
Specialisations:
Chairlift Operator
Cherry Picker Operator
Elevated Work Platform Operator
Pile Driver
Portainer Operator
Tower Crane Operator
Winch Operator

ANZSCO Skill Level: 
4

7121 Crane, Hoist and Lift Operators

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
7121
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Crane, Hoist and Lift Operators
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 

7121 CRANE, HOIST AND LIFT OPERATORS

CRANE, HOIST AND LIFT OPERATORS operate stationary and mobile cranes, hoists, lifts and winches to lift, move and place materials, equipment and people in areas such as building sites, factories, mines, sawmills, wharves and shipyards.
Indicative Skill Level:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
In Australia:
AQF Certificate II or III (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 2 or 3 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

At least one year of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
Registration or licensing is required.
Tasks Include:

testing the operation of plant before use to ensure safety
operating controls to rotate cranes, move cranes on fixed rails, raise and lower jibs and booms, and raise, lower and move hooks and objects
working in conjunction with Construction Riggers and Crane Chasers to position hooks and raise, move and place loads
controlling the movement of loads, and monitoring speed, acceleration and braking distances directly and by signalling to other operators
monitoring plant operation, instruments and gauges to detect malfunctions and problems
lubricating ropes and winches on cranes and replacing worn cables
may operate cranes fitted with attachments for purposes such as demolition and pile driving
may operate overhead cranes using hand controls suspended by cables from cranes

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
0.00
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
0.00
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
3 055.40