Earthmoving Courses

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Earthmoving Courses – Training Required to Support Growth in the Civil Construction Sector

The demand for earthmoving courses in Queensland is set to grow exponentially.  According to Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ), the construction industry will continue to grow at unprecedented rates, however civil projects will take over general construction as the main contributor to major building projects in SEQ from 2023, as the residential sector largely winds down to due to land shortages.

That means there’s no better time to get qualified in the plant operation machinery predominantly used in the civil construction industry such as Conducting Roller, Excavator, Skid Steer and Telehandler Operations.

The good news is these short courses can be done in and around your main high risk course while on site with us, with CSQ funding available for eligible participants.

Give yourself the best possible opportunity to work and talk to one of our experts today about a course plan.

Read more about why now is the time to upskill in civil construction in our blog here.

Skid Steer Ticket Course

This skid steer ticket course, officially known by unit name and code as ‘Conduct Civil Construction Skid Steer Loader Operations – RIIMPO318F‘ is designed to ensure that participants have the skills and knowledge required to operate a skid steer loaders.

Commonly known as a Bobcat in Australia, this is one of the most popular civil construction tickets out there, but much like its excavator cousin is used in all construction environments.

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Excavator Ticket Course

This excavator ticket course, officially known by unit name and code ‘Conduct Civil Construction Excavator Operations – RIIMPO320F‘ is designed to ensure that participants have the skills and knowledge required to operate excavators in construction and civil environments.

We have 2 excavators on our training yard, so you can ensure as much hands on experience as possible on different machines.

We do both excavator and skid steer ticket training (aka Bobcat). See above.

Roller Ticket Training Course

This roller ticket training course, officially known by unit name and code as ‘Conduct Roller Operations – RIIMPO317F‘ is designed to ensure that participants have the skills and knowledge required to conduct roller operations.  

All training facilitated at our training yard at Stapylton, off the Yatala North exit of the M1, halfway between Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

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Telehandler Ticket Course

This Telehandler ticket course, officially known by unit name and code as ‘Conduct Telescopic Materials Handler Operations – RIIHAN309F‘ describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to conduct telescopic materials handler operations in the Construction, Mining Resources and Infrastructure Industries.

This ticket should be held by anyone working in these industries, as they are almost certainly to be found on any worksite. Please note to operate a telehandler with forks, a forklift licence is required.

Front End Loader Ticket Course


Embark on a rewarding career in civil construction with a front end loader ticket. Master the art of planning, operating, and managing heavy machinery in a construction setting. From pre-operation checks to load handling and safety protocols, these skills are in high demand for jobs in civil infrastructure, road construction, and large-scale development projects. Empower yourself with this practical, industry-relevant qualification.


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Integrated Tool Carrier Ticket Course


Elevate your career in the mining sector with an integrated tool carrier ticket, designed to complement the ‘Conduct Civil Construction Front End Loader Operations – RIIMPO321F‘ unit. Learn the intricacies of planning, operating, and maintaining an integrated tool carrier. This course equips you with crucial skills ranging from work preparation and hazard assessment to load management and equipment relocation. These skills are invaluable for roles in coal and metalliferous mining sectors, opening doors to a range of specialised job opportunities. Equip yourself with this versatile, industry-centric qualification and become an indispensable asset in the mining industry.

Want to be competent in a variety of plant? Take advantage of our civil course combo!

Excavator, skid steer, front end loader, integrated tool carrier, telehandler & roller courses available


Civil Course Combo Deals:

  • CSQ Eligible students: 3 courses for $470 (or $485-$490 per course)
  • Non-funded: 3 courses for the price of 2 - $1980 (or $990 per course or $690 for Telehandler)

Courses run every Thursday afternoon (1-5pm) and Fridays (6.30am-3pm)

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Integrated Tool Carrier / Front End Loader in Action

Why not check out our integrated tool carrier which doubles as our front end loader in action in this video?

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Why should you consider a career in earthmoving?

Civil Infrastructure commitments are at a decade high across Queensland with $16.3 billion outstanding as of March 2022.

Why We Do What We Do

safer industry

On the Job Training, are not your typical high risk work specialised RTO.

Our mission is to help create a safer industry, on the ground and in the sky.

quality outcomes

We seek to deliver highest quality student outcomes.

Train safer and more competent workers, by exceeding minimum requirements, through individual tailored support, maximum practical experience and theoretical resources to aid all learning styles.

employment success

Our purpose is to prepare students for employment success.

By understanding what their career goals are, then recommending a course plan to enrich their portfolios and harness every opportunity they can.

continuous improvement

We nurture our reputation through continuous improvement.

No student leaves our yard without the confidence they need to take the next step in their professional development; which is reflected in our customer reviews.

Why Train With Us?

We pride ourselves on providing the best quality high risk work licence training in south east Queensland. Experienced trainers provide a learning environment that is both comfortable and enjoyable.

The training site has 8 cranes which uniquely gives you the opportunity to get hands on with all the relevant cranes for a licence - not just some. Our aim is to give you the confidence you need on site after gaining your basic, intermediate or advanced accreditations. In addition to dogging, rigging and crane operating courses, we also offer all levels of scaffolding, work platform and forklift training.

Our main facility is at Stapylton where the Gold Coast meets Brisbane, but we can train and assess anywhere in Australia or overseas. Check out our exceptional reputation from student reviews on Google & Facebook.

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We're very grateful to the 1000's of students we've had the pleasure to train over the years. Here's what a few of them had to say:

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Great experience, easy to understand and comprehend information being related by the trainer. Stress free learning and training environment. Would recommend to anyone seeking thier high risk work license. Shane and Bruce made the experience enjoyable and easy to get through.

Ryhs Bryden

Dogging (DG), AAM Group

Trainers were excellent and extremely helpful communicating their experiences and ways of doing things and teaching the correct way! I am 100% satisfied and would definitely recommend for your training!! Thanks guys!!
Luke Hines

Dogging (DG), Pensar

I had an absolutely outstanding experience with the entire crew at OTJT.
Very professional and excellent range of experience and skills.

I can recommend OTJT for having the ability of imparting a great deal of knowledge that will stay with me for the rest of my life. Well done team.

Juan Boulter

Basic Rigging (RB)

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Contact us any time using the details below. Alternatively, leave us a message using the enquiry form we will get back to you the following business day at the latest.



Phone: 07 3807 6061


Address: 79 Christensen Road, Stapylton QLD 4207

Usual Business Hours: Mon - Fri 6.30AM - 5:00PM

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