Skill set details

PMASS00023 - Offshore crane driver (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Supersedes and is equivalent to PMASS00008 - Offshore crane driverSupersedes and is equivalent to PMASS00008 Offshore crane driver. Units updated. 01/Jun/2016

Release Status:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 02/Jun/2016

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Modification History

Release 1. Supersedes and is equivalent to PMASS00008 Offshore crane driver. Units updated.


Cranes are used in an offshore environment to bring loads from a ship/barge onto a platform, loads from a platform onto a ship/barge and to move loads around the platform. Apart from the exposure to weather, the significant difference with offshore crane driving is that loads are lifted to/from a surface which is in constant, three dimensional motion, so requiring additional skills from the crane driver.

This skills set covers the competencies required by persons working as crane drivers in an offshore environment.

Competency is required to be achieved prior to undertaking this role – see units for details.

This is an industry defined skill set.

Pathways Information

These units of competency can provide credit towards Certificates II and III in PMA Chemical, Hydrocarbons and Refining Training Package.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Licensing may be required. Check local regulatory requirements for details. At the time of writing, NOPSEMA (National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority) is the relevant regulatory authority for offshore. The offshore facility’s safety case may also mandate competency requirements.

Skill Set Requirements


Operate offshore cranes


Undertake crane, dogging and load transfer operations


Transfer loads

Target Group

Individuals who operate cranes in an offshore environment.

Suggested words for Statement of Attainment

These competencies from PMA Chemical, Hydrocarbons and Refining Training Package meet the minimum requirements for an offshore crane driver.