To get your tower crane license in NSW it would cost you from between $2800 - $2950. The course in one week in a class with about 8 people. This price is unbelievably excessive, a one day first aid course is about $100, keep in mind that this gives you the license but will not get you a job as a tower crane operator. When I hired an assessor to get my tower crane operator license in 2007 the cost was $350 TOTAL COST! So if you think the price of rents going up in Sydney is bad well yes but to get your crane license went up 842% or 140% per year. So unfortunately I cannot recommend anyone in NSW.
However for about $1050 you can get your National Certificate of Competency License to Operate a Tower Crane in Western Australia at Construction Skills Training Centre. They are located near the Perth in Welshpool, the license is a national license so the wonderful thing is you can get it in WA and come back and work in NSW or whatever state you live. When I need to get one of my workers their tower crane license I will be paying for a return flight at the cost of under $500 to Perth, after accommodation of $500 you are still going to be ahead a good $1000.
To book or more details contact Construction Skills Training Centre on (08) 9358 6501.
Perth is a very nice city and good for a holiday with its fantastic beaches so its a great excuse to get away there and visit. If however Melbourne, Victoria is more your thing you can go Australian Easy Train located at 35 Kimberly rd, Dandelong. Their price for a tower crane license course is $1500.
To book or more details contact Australian Easy Train on (03) 9706 4881
If you would like to get your open mobile crane license the best prices I currently know of is $1350 and $1400 on the Sunshine Coast, QLD or in Darwin. Again do this course in NSW you will pay double!!!
To book or more details contact Site Skills Training on 1300 562 754
These providers run their courses about once a month, it is preferable if you have extensive dogging experience before applying.
If anyone knows of other places that provide tower crane licensing for under $2000 send me the details and I will post it up here, I am sure there is a provider in QLD that charges reasonable rates as well.
Excuse my pessimism but this once again shows you that NSW is the rip off state.
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