This course trains novice operators in the skills required to enter the industry as a certified excavator operator.
The course covers:
• Plan and prepare for hydraulic excavator operations
• Operate hydraulic excavator
• Carry out operator maintenance
• Carry out housekeeping activities
On successful completion of this course, students will receive a statement of attainment for the following nationally accredited units.
RIIMPO301E Conduct Excavator Operations
Successful students will also receive a Heavy Equipment Accreditation wallet card.
School age students
Students who would normally be attending year 12 or below in the current calendar year will be eligible to enrol at the commercial / international rate for this course.
This courses isn’t available to Visa 500 International Students.
For information on international courses, please follow this link to the TAFE International WA website
Other visa holder students
All other visa holders (i.e 457, 300, 485, 489, 496) contact either South West or Great Southern Campuses to confirm your eligibility;
South West Campuses firstname.lastname@example.org 0417 937 894
Great Southern Campuses email@example.com 1800 675 781
This course has basic PPE requirements (located under Important information)
Adequate literacy and numeracy skills to complete the written component of the assessment. If you have language, numeracy or literacy concerns, please discuss them with us before the course starts.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):
For the practical assessment you need to be in appropriate work wear and are encouraged to bring suggested items as listed below;
- long trousers
- long sleeved shirt
- steel capped boots
- Safety glasses
- Work gloves
- rain jacket (if required)
Participants are encouraged to bring:
• Pencil case and notebook
• Water bottle, lunch, snacks
Study options and next steps
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