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Unit Name

RIIMPO320F – Conduct civil construction excavator operations

Course Duration

1 Day

Entry Requirement/s


Course Cost*

Full price: $990.00

CSQ funded price: $485.00

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Excavator Ticket Training, accessible from the Gold Coast and Brisbane

Why get an excavator ticket? According to the 2022 Major Project Pipeline Report, there is $71 billion worth of project infrastructure work planned in the next 5 years in Queensland alone.  That is going to require moving a lot of dirt!  Much of this work is being conducted in SEQ, with projects such as the GC Light Rail extension and the Coomera Connector.

If you aspire to build a career in civil construction or mining, then this Excavator Ticket course, coded RIIMPO320F, is the perfect starting point for you. Not only will you learn how to plan and prepare for excavator operations, but you will also get hands-on training in lifting, carrying, and placing materials. Your acquired skills will make you invaluable in fields such as construction, roadworks, and earthworks. The course includes mandatory assessments that adhere to strict industry standards, ensuring you are job-ready.

Learn in a simulated construction site but a controlled environment, at our training yard at Stapylton. Off the M1, Yatala North exit halfway between the Gold Coast and Brisbane near the end of the Logan Motorway.

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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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Conduct Civil Construction Excavator Operations - RIIMPO320F

Excavator Ticket Course Overview


This excavator ticket course equips students with the skills and knowledge needed to operate excavators for lifting, carrying, and placing materials in a construction setting. It is particularly suitable for individuals working in site-based roles. Please note that licensing, legislation, and certification may vary by location.

Elements and Performance Criteria

  1. Plan and Prepare for Excavator Operations: Understand and apply excavator documentation, identify hazards, and implement safety measures.
  2. Operate Excavator: Learn pre-start checks, fault identification, and safe operational techniques.
  3. Lift, Carry, and Place Materials: Master the skill of establishing load weight and ensuring safe and effective material shift.
  4. Attachments for Excavator: Select, fit, and use the appropriate attachments, from tilt buckets to rock breakers.
  5. Prepare to Relocate Excavator: Learn the procedures to safely move the excavator between work areas.
  6. Conduct Housekeeping Activities: Conclude by clearing the work area and handling documentation according to workplace procedures.

Foundation Skills

Reading: Interprets workplace documents, policies, and procedures.
Numeracy: Understands equipment operating capacity and confirms safe weight load limits.

Knowledge Evidence

  • Policies and procedures related to excavator operations
  • Factors affecting work activities
  • Key features associated with civil construction works

Performance Evidence

  • Prestart checks and shutdown procedures
  • Driving and operating the excavator, with techniques adjusted to site conditions
  • Conducting operations using different material types, including but not limited to: loading, cutting/boxing, stripping/spreading, bulk excavation, trench excavation, stockpiling, and more.
  • Selecting, fitting, testing, and removing at least three different certified attachments, such as tilt buckets, lifting devices, compaction wheels, etc.
  • Assisting with loading and unloading of the excavator from float/trailer
  • Parking and securing equipment


Assessment Conditions

The course includes access to excavators, attachments, and personal protective equipment, and must be conducted in a safe environment.

Pre-requisite for this Excavator Ticket Course

What to Bring

  • Provide 100 Points of identification (as per Workplace Health and Safety Queensland requirements)
  • Steel cap Boots
  • Safety gloves
  • Hi-Visibility shirt and hard hat with a brim
  • Suitable outdoor work clothing (no singlets)
  • Lunch and water bottle
  • If applicable, any evidence of prior experience e.g old certificates
  • USI Number (Find My USI)

Additional Information

Course days typically run from 6.30am to approximately 3.00pm - Participants are advised to arrive 15 minutes early to sign in.

*Please note you may be required to start before 6.30am and stay after 3.00pm depending on course timings.


Excavator Ticket Course

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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.


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 cew at OTJT.
Very professional and excellent range of experience and skills.

I can reccommend 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

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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

Email: admin@onthejobtraining.edu.au

Address: 79 Christensen Road, Stapylton QLD 4207

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

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