Are you a highly experienced operator?
We run 1-day earthmoving upgrade courses for experienced operators!
- Duration: 1 day (8 hours)
- Outcome: Statement of Attainment + a Verification of Competence VOC certificate.
- Requirements: Students must hold an old OHS certification OR have 500+ hours of operational experience.
See below example of an old OHS certification:
What is an Excavator Training Course?
An excavator is an industrial machine used to dig, move and lay various materials (such as soil, rock, piping, etc.) across a range of relevant industries, such as construction, mining, agriculture and more.
In Australia, if you want to become an excavator operator, you will need to be able to prove competency to your employer, who is liable for all safety on site.
The best and easiest way to do this is to complete an excavator course to obtain your Statement of Attainment (Excavator Ticket) to provide you with the learning experiences and skilled outcomes that result in proof of your competency.
Once you successfully complete the course with Kallibr Training, you will be awarded a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment in RIIMPO320F – Conduct civil construction excavator operations and a convenient, wallet sized proof of competency card.
Outcomes of Completing an Excavator Course
Throughout the duration of the course, you will learn the below outcomes via a mix of theory and practical experience with real equipment and live, onsite conditions. The key outcomes include:
– Occupational Health and Safety
– Risk management and control procedures
– Legislations and standards
Prepare & Operate a Excavator:
– Prepare for excavator operations
– Select, remove and fit attachments
– Drive and operate/relocate an excavator
– Modify the operating technique to meet changing work conditions
Maintenance & Housekeeping:
– Carry out operator maintenance
– Conduct general housekeeping
Potential Excavator Jobs & Sites You Can Work On
There are many roles and industries that use an excavator and are in need of qualified operators.
Here are 5 examples:
Excavators are a popular choice in the mining industry to dig trenches and remove/move obstacles and materials quickly.
Excavators can also be used on mining sites to extract minerals, ores and similar.
2) Demolition Specialist
Adding a rock/concrete breaker attachment to an excavator makes it possible to use it for controlled demolition to dismantle structures, clear sites, break up streets and sidewalks and more.
Most construction sites will need flat/cleared surfaces which could require demolition.
3) Environmental Restoration
There is a growing area in need of excavator operators. Some of the possible responsibilities may include using an excavator to reshape land and shape water bodies (like lakes) and restore and preserve conservations.
4) Civil Construction Worker
Excavators are essential in civil construction, efficiently digging, lifting, and moving large quantities of soil and debris. Their versatility aids in foundation digging, trenching, and site preparation, expediting construction processes..
5) Landscaping & Earthmoving
Excavator operators can help shape terrain, build man-made landscaping features (such as ponds) and move soil and other equipment and fixtures.