Civil Construction Earth Moving

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Course Name
Civil Construction Earth Moving
Course Number
Statement of Attainment


The Plant Operators Course is for operators to gain operational knowledge, maintenance and WHS work related practices in training and assessment for your choice of three of the following machines:
* Conduct wheeled front end loader operations - RIIMPO321E
* Conduct excavator operations - RIIMPO320E
* Conduct backhoe/loader operations - RIIMPO319D
* Conduct skid steer loader operations - RIIMPO318E

Additional machines will cost $650 per machine (only available if time permits)

Each assessment involves theory and practical elements. Please note from 1 October 2011, operators in NSW no longer need a SafeWork licence for these machines: Front end Loader (LL), Front end loader/backhoe (LB), Skid steer (LS), Excavator (LE).

WHAT THIS MEANS - Employers (or controllers of the plant) must ensure that operators have received adequate information and training, and/or are supervised, so that any risks to health and safety are minimised. The controller of the loadshifting machine must ensure that any hazards are identified, assessed and controlled, and that others are advised of the hazards and control measures.

The employer (or controller) must also ensure the operator is competent to do their job safely. To determine an operator’s competency, appropriate training or experience could include that they:
-hold a previous certificate of competency issued by a regulator, such as WorkCover;
-hold a statement of attainment or other nationally recognised qualification for the type of plant they will be operating;
-have completed training at an industry training school, or hold an industry competency card for the relevant item of plant;
-have been trained on-the-job by an experienced and competent person;
-demonstrate experience and competency, which can be verified by a previous employer.
-the employer (or controller) must also assess that an operator’s current level of competency is appropriate for the complexity of the work and the conditions of the worksite.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course, however minimum age requirements to drive and operate machinery on public roadways will need to be considered. THIS COURSE DOES NOT COVER DOZER OR GRADER OPERATIONS.

Career Opportunities

Opportunities exist as Skid Steer Loader, Backhoe Loader, Excavator and Wheeled Front End Loader operators in the industrial and civil construction, general construction and building, earth moving, mining and agricultural industries.

Study Options

For further information contact the Customer Service Centre on 1800 448 176 (Free Call).