About this Course

Course Description:

This course provides students with the skills and knowledge required to operate and excavator to lift, carry and place materials.

This course is suitable to those working in site based roles.

Evidence is required to be collected that demonstrates a candidate’s competency in this Excavator Ticket training unit. Evidence must be relevant to the roles within this sector’s work operations and satisfy all of the requirements of the performance criteria of this unit and include evidence that the candidate:

  • locates and applies relevant documentation, policies and procedures
  • implements the requirements, procedures and techniques for the safe, effective and efficient completion of excavator operations
  • works effectively with others to undertake and complete excavator operations that meet all of the required outcomes
  • demonstrates completion of conducting civil construction excavator operations that safely, effectively and efficiently meets all of the required outcomes on at least two (2) occasions
  • selecting, fitting, testing, using and removing a minimum of three (3) of the following attachments: tilt bucket, buckets, lifting device, vibrating compaction wheel, ripper/tyne, compaction plate, compaction wheel, rock breaker, auger


Public courses run at Kallibr Training (RTO 32365) locations in Sydney and Brisbane.

Private training can be organised and conducted onsite if the following training and assessment requirements are met:

  • A room with access to power, a blank wall for presentation, a projector screen or a large TV, table/s and chairs.
  • Clear flat area for performing excavator operations
  • Excavator (in serviceable condition with operators manual present)

Course Outline

  • Available in Sydney, Brisbane & Melbourne
  • Onsite excavator training available
  • Nationally recognised
  • Online booking available

Course Availability & Pricing

Please see our public course dates below. If there are no dates available or you would like to arrange a private course at your site or ours, then please select the ‘Private courses’ button.

Course Outcomes

Learning Outcome

  • Identify and interpret information from workplace procedures, documentation, legislation and regulations
  • Plan and prepare for operations
  • Confirm safe weight load limits
  • Operate plant in line with established requirements
  • Lift, carry and place materials to complete work activity
  • Select, remove, fit and use attachments for an excavator
  • Prepare to relocate the excavator
  • Conduct housekeeping activities


A nationally recognised Statement of Attainment.

Further Information

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:

OHS Certification Australia

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 with Kallibr in Brisbane & Sydney

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:

Excavator Safety:

– 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:

1) Mining 

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.

Important Information

If a participant withdraws from a qualification/unit, with less than seven (7) business days notice prior to commencement, Kallibr Training reserves the right to retain the 30% administration booking fee.

No refund will be provided within two (2) business days prior to commencement. No refund will be permitted after course commencement or if a participant fails to attend on the scheduled commencement date.

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