Note: This is a non-accredited course

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This nationally recognised course will provide participants with the skills and knowledge required to operate excavator operations to lift carry and place materials.

In this course, participants will learn to:

  • Conduct pre-start checks and shut down procedures of an excavator,
  • Identify common vehicle faults,
  • Fit, test, and use attachments,
  • Lift and carry materials,
  • Apply levelling techniques.

Upon successful completion of your training and assessment, you will receive a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment in RIIMPO320F. You will be required to achieve full competency in this unit to receive a statement of attainment.

Important Information:

  • There are no pre-requisites for this course, however participants must have sufficient literacy and numeracy skills to skills to successfully complete the training – this includes being able to read and write Standard Australian English at a Year 8 level.
  • Participants must bring photo ID and USI (unique participant identification number) to all face-to-face sessions, including assessment.
  • Courses are conducted in a simulated work environment. Participants must be attired appropriately with enclosed shoes. Participants wearing sandals or thongs will not be allowed into the course.
  • To allow time for registration, please arrive 15 minutes prior to the commencement of your course. Participants who arrive late will not be allowed into class.
  • Participants will be required to undertake practical training and assessments at floor level and light manual handling, such as bending, twisting, kneeling, dragging, lifting light objects at waist or shoulder height. If you have poor mobility or a current injury, please discuss this with us prior to booking.

*please download and read the course flyer for further information

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, but currently Queensland Transport will grant three hours of logbook time for each hour with an accredited instructor for up to 10 hours. This means that just ten lessons with one of our trainers will make up 30 hours in the logbook.

While it is not a requirement to have lessons with an accredited assessor, it does offer invaluable experience for first-time drivers. Our experienced driving instructors are trained well above industry standard and participate in ongoing professional development and support – they are up to date with any changes in road rules. At Martyr Training Services, your safety is our priority. All of our vehicles are dual-controlled, meaning our assessors can step in to prevent an accident if needed.

Some people may only require one or two lessons, others may require more – it will depend on your driving experience, the frequency of driving lessons, and your confidence on the road. Your driving instructor will advise you of recommendations after each lesson.

We sure can! Please note, Queensland Transport charges a booking fee, which is be additional to the cost of your test. If you cancel your driving test, you will be refunded the amount less the booking surcharge.

Absolutely! This is something that all driver trainers should offer free of charge. When you book your driving test, just provide us with a pick-up and drop-off destination.

While we have given this a significant amount of consideration, this is not an option that we will be offering any time soon. We do not believe that it is in the best interest of our students to offer training in a vehicle that is not fitted with dual-control safety breaks. We understand how scary it can be getting behind the wheel for the first time, and we know that anxiousness can lead to simple mistakes. When you learn in a Martyr Training vehicle, our driver trainer is able to step in as needed to avoid accidents before the happen. At MTS, we have your safety in mind.

Are you an experienced operator who does not hold a current nationally recognised ticket in this plant? You might be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning! Contact our friendly team to find out more.

What is a non-accredited course?

Non-accredited training refers to a structured course that has no connection to an external accreditation or professional body and does not lead to a qualification within the Australia Qualifications Framework (AQF). Non-accredited training focuses on the development of specific knowledge and skillset.These programs are designed to prepare participants for a driving test with Queensland Transport and Main Roads.

Course code:

RIIMPO320F Conduct Civil Construction Excavator Operations

Course duration:

2 days




Written knowledge assessment, Performance assessment

Online option available

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