PMASUP305 - Operate Offshore Cranes

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Crane operators will be made aware and informed of the latest developments in the industry including reviewing actual incidents to enhance awareness and the effectiveness of risk assessment, task planning and management of change.

With the aid of the simulator providing a virtual offshore environment, the course exposes the participants to extreme conditions and emergency situations to test and improve their responses in a safe and controlled environment.


The course is designed for experienced offshore crane operators to hone their skills in emergency situations in a safe and controlled environment.


The unit of competency addressed in the course is:

PMASUP305 - Operate Offshore Cranes

A nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for PMASUP305 will be issued upon successful completion of the course.

Career Opportunities/Pathways

This unit of competency may lead to employment in the offshore oil and gas industry.

On completion students may undertake further studies toward the completion of the PMA30116 Certificate III in Process Plant Operations or PMA40116 Certificate IV in Process Plant Technology. Farstad Shipping Offshore Simulation Centre staff are available to discuss further training options with course participants.

Course Pre-requisites

Participants must be a minimum of 18 years of age to attend course.

There are no pre-requisites for the unit of competency PMASUP305, however previous experience in offshore lifting operations would be beneficial.

Some work sites require operators to hold a Tower Crane (CT) high risk licence.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy Requirements

This unit requires the ability to read and interpret typical product specifications, job sheets, procedures, material labels and safety information as provided to operators. Writing is required to the level of completing workplace forms. Numeracy is required to calculate loads and estimate balance points for slinging.

You may be required to undertake a LL&N test.

Assessment & Competency Achievement

The course includes written tests, projects and practical simulator observations. A final on-board assessment using an offshore rated crane will be required to assess overall competence. All participants will be assessed on performance and understanding using assessment tools aligned to the unit of competency PMASUP305.

A nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for PMASUP305 will be issued upon successful completion of the course.

Course Duration

2 days.

  • Day 1 - 8:30pm to 4:30pm
  • Day 2 - 8:30pm to 4:00pm

Course Availability

To check for upcoming course dates, course availability and to enrol on this course, please go
to our Training Management Portal.

Number of Participants

Minimum 2 participants

Maximum 4 participants

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

Course participants are required to agree with the Term and Conditions of enrolment. These terms and conditions are available at or on request from Farstad Shipping Offshore Simulation Centre staff.