RIIHAN203D Conduct lifting operations is a nationally accredited VET unit. This course provides participants with the relevant knowledge and skills required to conduct lifting operations in accordance with relevant work health and safety act (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) 

The unit of competency is also is appropriate for those performing sentry or stand-by person roles, at worksites within civil construction, coal mining, drilling, extractive industries, metalliferous mining and general construction.

Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisite skills or education required to undertake the unit, however, it is advisable participants have a basic level of literacy, numeracy and communication skills.


This course consists of one (1) unit of competency: RIIHAN203D


For participants with no industry experience nominal hours are 40. Prior to the commencement of the course participants will be issued with pre-reading.

Actual delivery time is broken into approximately 5 hours of face to face class time including a written assessment and participant demonstration of knowledge and skills specific to conducting lifting operations, with additional hours allocated to personal study time prior to the class.


The competency of attendees is confirmed with a written assessment and a practical assessment, both of which must be successfully completed.

A Statement of Attainment (and wallet card) can only be issued after the student has successfully completed the written assessment and the trainer has observed them successfully demonstrating conducting lifting operations.


Students will develop knowledge and skills in:

  • Accessing, interpreting and completing load handling documentation
  • Hazard identification
  • Risk management
  • Inspection and selection of the correct tools
  • Load calculation
  • Hand and whistle communication
  • Applicable legislation