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Conduct civil construction excavator operations

This course provides candidates with the skills, knowledge and a nationally recognised qualification to operate an excavator within civil construction sites. This qualification is also often required by those working in site-based roles within the Construction, Transport, Mining and Agricultural industries.

An excavator is heavy construction equipment that consists of a boom, dipper bucket and cab which sits on a rotating platform. The rotating platform sits atop of the undercarriage with track and wheels.

Load shifting equipment (except for forklift) no longer require a licence, however operators must still demonstrate competency and this course will provide this competency.

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Men At Work training courses are Nationally Recognised Training
Course Title Conduct civil construction excavator operations
Cost From $2000 – Complete training and assessment
From $995 – Assessment only pathway
  • Training & Assessment on Learning Live site or at the client’s site upon request
  • Nationally recognised Statement of Attainment
  • Access to plant and machinery (if on Learning Live site)
  • Training & Assessment includes practical and theory
  • The duration for this course varies depending on the candidate’s experience
  • 1-2 days training in a classroom and practical environment
  • Completion of a logbook is required during on-the-job training with a minimum of 10 hours practical experience recorded.
  • Assessment will take a minimum of 3 hours and can only be conducted once all logbook tasks have been satisfactorily completed.
Location South Grafton
On the client’s site – to be negotiated
Delivery Mode Full Training & Assessment – Face-to-face including formal training, supervised logbook hours then full theory and practical assessment.

Assessment Only – Experienced operators may choose an assessment only pathway. This would require the candidate to provide additional evidence and sit the theory and practical assessment components.

Evidence required for this pathway may include (but not limited to):

  • Supporting evidence – third party/supervisors workplace supervisor report
  • Logbooks
  • Evidence of prior training – superseded units of competency
  • Previous WorkCover NSW tickets
Career Outcomes This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to operate excavator operations to lift, carry and place materials.

This unit alone does not provide sufficient skills to independently load and unload equipment. To perform this activity safely, personnel must either complete or be assisted by someone who has completed RIIHAN308F Load and Unload Plant or equivalent.

On Completion Successful participants will be issued with a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment and wallet sized competency card.
Description In this course you will learn how to use an excavator in civil construction including:

  • Planning and preparing for work
  • Conducting routine checks
  • Operating excavators
  • Relocating the excavator
  • Maintenance and other housekeeping tasks
Cancellation Cancellation fees apply if enrolments are cancelled 3 or less business days prior to the start date of the course.
Unit Code Title Currency More Information
RIIMPO320F Conduct civil construction excavator operations Current Visit training.gov.au
Requirements Candidate must:

  • Be a minimum of 16 years of age
  • Be able to understand and speak the English language at a level that enables the safe performance of high- risk work
  • Be able to demonstrate good general fitness to enable them to climb in/out of the machine and operate all controls.
  • Wear appropriate clothing including steel capped boots, sun protection, long sleeve shirt (high visibility if possible) and pants.
  • Provide photo identification
Participants will be asked for the following information
  • USI number
  • Personal details
  • Have you completed this course or a similar course in the past?
  • Do you have any other experience related to the course of study?
  • Do you have any physical or mental barriers that will affect your ability to participate in the training and how can we amend our delivery to ensure that you are able to complete the training?

Please contact our office for course dates – Ph 02 5565 9000


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