A short course to get your excavator license typically runs for around 3 days. Before signing up to an excavator course you should check the company is a registered training organisation or RTO. The module formally known as ‘Conduct civil construction excavator operations’ is what you’ll need to achieve your excavator ticket, and the course will require you to cover both theory and practical elements.
This Excavator Training Course unit describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to conduct civil construction excavator operations in Civil construction.
What you’ll learn in an excavator course
Designed for people working in operational roles, an excavator operator course ensures that you’ve got the right skills to safely use and maintain equipment on the job.
After covering a range of safety, procedural and planning topics, you’ll learn how to operate the machine and safely load, carry and place materials around site. The course will also ensure you know how to confidently change attachments, so you can fit things such as buckets, compaction plates, wheels and breakers without issues.
After passing an assessment, you’ll receive a Statement of Attainment (SOA) and a wallet-sized plastic competency card for the unit RIIMPO320F – Conduct civil construction excavator operations. This is your excavator ticket that can be used to prove competency with your employer.