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Identify, Locate and Protect Underground Services

Aim of this Course / Target Group

The aim of this training is to provide the skills and knowledge required to identify, locate and protect underground services in preparation of a site for construction or mining operations including searching for known or potential services or utilities which may exist under the surface of a specified excavation site.


8 Hours

Please note: comprising 4 hrs classroom theoretical training, plus in-field learning activities, followed by a 1 hour performance assessment.

Course Content

The program addresses the following:

  • An overview of the Dial Before You Dig (DBYD) system
  • Methods for locating underground services
  • Use of locating equipment
  • Work methods when in close proximity to an underground service
  • Actions to be taken when an underground service is damaged
  • Actions to be taken if any workers are injured as a result of damage to a service

Assessment Method

Knowledge based and practical assessment


Must have basic English literacy skills

Academic Award & Recognition

Upon successful completion participants will be issued with the following Statement of Attainment which will be recognised nationally:

  • RIICCM202E – Identify, Locate and Protect Underground Services

What To Wear

All course participants are required to wear appropriate work attire. Whilst closed in shoes are a minimum requirement for attendance on any course, steel capped safety boots are required for in field activity courses.

Morning Tea & Lunch

Feel free to grab a tea, coffee or a snack before the course starts and during the course breaks. All participants will be offered morning/ afternoon tea and for those attending full day courses lunch is provided (an assortment of sandwiches and hot finger foods).

Persons with special dietary requirements should cater for their own personal needs.

Course Fee


CTF Subsidy


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

Identify, Locate and Protect Underground Services

Duration: 8 Hours
Cost: $375.00
CTF Subsidy: $248.00.

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