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Backhoe Loader Operator (Training & Assessment)

Aim of this Course / Target Group

The backhoe loader operator certification program provides information and guided practice that will equip experienced operators with the skills necessary to demonstrate competence to the minimum national certification standards (NOHSC7019) and to lay the foundation skills of new operators so that they can, in a safe manner, continue to improve their skills and proficiency whilst operating the machine.

The course is aligned to the nationally recognized unit RIIMPO319E Conduct backhoe/ loader operations which specifies the outcomes required including planning and preparation for work, the conduct of operational checks, the safe and effective operation of the machine for a range of mandatory tasks, the fitting, use and removal of attachments and operator maintenance activities.


3 Days

Please note: The course may be completed within a shorter or longer time frame depending on the experience of those in attendance

Course Content

The program addresses the following:

  • Planning and preparing for operations
  • Pre- and post operational checks
  • Shut down procedures
  • Basic operating techniques
  • Use of attachments
  • Operator maintenance

Backhoe Loader Operator RPL Assessment only service is also available for experienced operators for initial certificate issue and VoC’s

Assessment Method

Knowledge based questionnaires and practical demonstration


Must have basic English literacy skills

If required by the employer or by the site management, or if required to drive the machine on a gazetted road, the candidate may require a Heavy Rigid (HR) Motor Vehicle Drivers License.

Academic Award & Recognition

Upon successful completion participants will be issued with certification for either of the following depending on the level of experience:

  • NOHS7019 Certificate of Competence
  • RIIMPO319E Conduct backhoe/ loader operations

Where Is The Assessment Conducted

This training is conducted in the workplace for corporate clients. In order to conduct this training on your worksite you will need to provide the following:

  • A machine in safe working order
  • A suitable training venue/ room
  • An operating area suitable for trench excavation and with a stockpile of soil/ materials for loading, spreading and levelling
  • A tip/ haul truck for loading

Course Fee

Call for service quotation

CTF Subsidy

This subsidy is available to eligible participants only.

The Construction Training Fund provides funding support for training of eligible workers in the construction industry. We acknowledge the support of the Construction Training Fund in reducing the costs of training for eligible workers.

Course Summary

Backhoe Loader Operator (Training & Assessment)

Duration: 3 Days
Cost: Call for service quotation
CTF Subsidy: This subsidy is available to eligible participants only.

Course Schedule: Course Schedule
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