Excavator Training Sydney

An excavator or digger is a self-propelled crawler or wheeled machine with an upper structure capable of a minimum of 360 degree rotation which excavates, elevates, swings and discharges material by the action of a bucket fitted to the boom and arm or telescoping boom, without moving the chassis or undercarriage during any part of the working cycle of the machine. Excavators include tracked and wheeled machines.


Course: RIIMPO320E Conduct Civil Construction Excavator Operations

Aus Loadshifting provides excavator training in Sydney in civil construction Excavator operations (LE). Our excavator courses can be completed onsite at your workplace or you can attend our training facility.

Our course educators are available in Sydney’s Western suburbs, Inner West, CBD, North Shore, Central West NSW and other locations by negotiation.Our trainers all hold a certificate IV in training and assessment and are WorkCover accredited, they also have years of experience in the education and Earth moving industries.

Our course includes both theory and practical excavator training on the machines and an assessment. There is no minimum or maximum course length and the time varies due to each person’s different skill set. The average time for completing the course is over a 2 day period.

Excavator Training Course Information

Course content

  • Planning and preparing
  • Conducting machine pre-operational checks
  • Operating the machine
  • Lifting, carrying and placing materials
  • Selecting, removing and fitting attachments
  • Relocating the machine
  • Carrying out machine operator maintenance
  • Cleaning up

Assessment: The assessment contains two parts

  • Knowledge assessment – Written/oral exam containing both short answer and multiple choice questions. Each test varies in length and contains critical questions which must be answered correctly.
  • Performance assessment – A driving assessment which will include a pre-operation check, post-operation checks and general machine operations.

Course outcome:

  • If an applicant receives a competent result they will receive an interim paper licence titled “Notice of satisfactory completion of course”, with this you can operate the machine and it is valid for 60 days post assessment. You will then receive an official “Statement of attainment” and a photo card in the post. Your qualification will also be registered on the national database.
  • If an applicant is deemed not yet competent you are provided support and further training before you undergo a reassessment. During your reassessment you only complete the areas where you were deemed not yet competent.

Course requirements: Applicants must be 18 years or older. There are no pre-requisites for this course.

RIIMPO320E Conduct Civil Construction Excavator Operations is a course governed by ASQA.
You can verify the course credentials and our RTO status at http://training.gov.au/Organisation/Details/91544