These courses are currently not being delivered due to COVID-19. Please register your interest in attending one of these courses with our skills consultants who will be in contact once delivery re-commences.

This unit of competency is designed for unqualified skilled workers who required the Conduct Civil Construction Excavator Operations as part of their employment and aimed at those currently working or wishing to work in the civil construction or mining sectors.

The age entry is open and individuals will be required to be able to have the physical ability needed to operate heavy machinery.

It can also be completed by those already working in the sector who need to formalise their skills and knowledge.

The course is taught in English and students will be required to have a basic level of English and will be required to undertake a Level 3 Literacy Language and Numeracy Indicator before commencement. Students will be provided with additional support as required.

Please note that in Queensland there is no longer a need to obtain a licence to operate excavating equipment as per the WorkSafe Queensland requirements https://www.worksafe.qld.gov.au/licensing-and-registrations/work-health-and-safety-licences/what-licence-do-i-need/cranes-and-hoists/earthmoving-or-particular-crane-occupational-classes


Course Delivery

Core Industry Training has a dedicated site at Groundworks Nerang which has the required work area, equipment and attachments for students to undertake a realistic practical demonstration of the required skills.

Equipment on site at Nerang are an excavator with attachments.

Training and assessment will be delivered in a classroom and simulated workplace environment at Groundworks, 24 Stevens Street Nerang.

Students will be provided with hardcopy learning and assessment materials that they complete during the training.

Students will undertake assessment in a simulated environment at the Groundworks 24 Stevens Street, Nerang. This simulated site is setup to replicate a construction site and is equipped with industry relevant equipment.

The course is delivered over a two day period (usually Friday evenings and a full day Saturday) at different times during the year. Contact us to find out when the next class is.


Funding Options

Students wishing to do this course can be provided with subsidised funding through Construction Skills Queensland.

Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) is an independent industry funded body supporting employers, workers, apprentices and career seekers in the building and construction industry.

There are strict eligibility rules around this funding, please call and talk to one of our team who can help you identify if you meet these requirements.

Course Fees

Under CSQ Funding the cost of this unit is $100.00

The Fee for Service cost is $500 per unit.


Unit of Competency

The following unit of competency is included in the RIIMPO320F Conduct Excavator Operations.  In order to be awarded competency of this unit, you must competently complete all of the requirements for the unit of study.

Unit Code Unit Title
RIIMPO320F Conduct Excavator Operations
Study Pathways

Students may choose to complete further standalone units of competency in other types of machinery and equipment, or they may choose to complete full qualifications within the Civil Construction industry or other relevant industry sectors.

This unit alone does not provide sufficient skill to independently load and unload equipment. To perform this activity safely, personnel must either complete or be assisted by someone who has completed RIIHAN308F Load and Unload Plant or equivalent.

We also provide other units in this format in Skid Steer and Roller Operations, please contact us for details.

Employment Pathways

The following employment pathways are available to students who complete this unit of competency qualification:

  • Excavator Operator