Earthmoving Machines – Beginners Courses

Earthmoving – Beginner

Courses Info

RIIMPO318E Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations

RIIMPO319D Conduct backhoe/loader operations

RIIMPO321E Conduct civil construction wheeled front end loader operations

Course Outcome

On successful completion of this course, applicants will be issued with nationally recognised Statements of Attainment for the above units of competency.

Course Overview

Participants will be able to demonstrate safe and effective skills required to operate these machines in a safe and confident manner.

You will learn about:

  • Planning and preparing for operations
  • Conducting pre-operational checks
  • Operating the different machines
  • Lifting, carrying and placing materials
  • Selecting, fitting, using and removing attachments
  • Relocating machines from site to site
  • Carrying out machine operator maintenance
  • Cleaning up


The course duration will depend on the applicant’s experience and includes theory and practical elements. The theoretical components will be conducted face-to-face in the classroom and all practical elements will be demonstrated, practised and assessed in a simulated environment or approved workplace location.

Training Location

Training can be conducted at our Laverton training centre or at your premises providing it meets certain criteria.

Learners must undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment to assist in determining suitability.

Birth Certificate, Drivers Licence or Passport must be presented as evidence of ID.