This Excavator Course will provide you with detailed training on how to plan and prepare a job for excavation activities, conduct pre and post operational checks, operate an excavator using the various techniques, transfer materials efficiently ensuring the load capacity is within the limitations of the machine, fit the appropriate attachments for the job being carried out, relocate the excavator to a designated location and finally maintain a clean work environment.
Full Course Details
Our nationally recognised excavator course will provide students with the knowledge and practical experience to safely operate an excavator across many worksites within Australia. This course is based on the National Standard for persons operating an excavator in the civil construction industry.
This training in its current form, meets the criteria stated in the unit of competency requirements.
An excavator is a heavy-duty construction machine consisting of a boom with a bucket attached, that can rotate 360 degrees around its structure. They can be wheeled or tracked and are primarily used to dig and remove earth.
This course will provide you with detailed training on how to plan and prepare a job for excavation activities, conduct pre and post operational checks, operate an excavator using the various techniques, transfer materials efficiently ensuring the load capacity is within the limitations of the machine, fit the appropriate attachments for the job being carried out, relocate the excavator to a designated location and finally maintain a clean work environment.
All aspects of this course will be taught at our onsite training facility in Brisbane through written and practical teachings. The course content will include, but is not limited to;
- Hazard identification and environmental issues associated with excavator operations
- Risk assessment and control measures
- How to operate an excavator
- Routine operational checks
- Characteristics, capabilities and limitations of excavator attachments
- Maintenance and shutdown procedures
- Relocation of an excavator to a designated area
- Soil types and compaction methods
- Emergency procedures
- Load estimation
- Health and safety legislation, codes of practice and site policies and procedures
The successful applicant will have the skills to demonstrate the following;
- Identify and report potential hazards and environmental issues associated with excavation operations
- Assess the risks and implement necessary control measures using the hierarch of control
- Carry out all routine checks including pre-starts and post operational checks
- Operate an excavator using various techniques to complete tasks such as cutting and boxing, trench excavation, stockpiling and benching
- Install and remove the appropriate attachments for the task in hand including buckets, rippers and rock breakers
- Maintain plant and associated equipment
- Detect faulty equipment and isolate according to site procedures
- Recognise the different soil types and compaction methods
- Estimate safe working loads using mathematical calculations
- Document all relevant data associated with excavator operations
- Communicate effectively with all workplace personnel and ensure communication methods such barriers and signage are adhered to
- Comply with relevant health and safety regulations and site policies and procedures
On successful completion of this unit, students will have the knowledge and practical experience to complete various excavation activities, using the many techniques taught by our highly competent trainers at Shamrock. You will be issued with a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment
Our highly skilled trainers at Shamrock will ensure you are prepared for future employment opportunities within the construction and mining industries along with many more.
There are no entry requirements for this course.
Depending on experience our course is run over 2-5 days, face to face at our Training Facility or on site
Course payments can be made via debit card, credit card or direct deposit.
Full payment is required prior to the course start date.
Shamrock Training provides flexible delivery in all courses consisting of classroom based theory learning using a range of methodologies, onsite workplace training and scenario based practical knowledge training. Theory content is always supported by the provisions of practical skills training to enable you to transfer the information learnt in the classroom to a simulated working environment.
Shamrock Training Facility located in Brisbane
We can deliver on our client’s site (provided the required facility & equipment is available and compliant)
- Be able to read and write basic English
- Be physically capable of working outdoors, on your feet for up to 6 hours
- Provide photo identification
- Wear steel capped or safety boots on site; sun protection Hat, long sleeved shirt and pants – are also recommended.
Course Outcomes / AQF Certification
Upon successful completion a Statement of Attainment for the unit of competency completed will be issued.
See our student handbook for further information on refunds.
Hi-Vis Shirt, Long Pants, Enclosed Footwear, Hardhat, Gloves (all other PPE will be provided).
Why Shamrock Training Services?
- Extensive training offered by our certified instructors
- Classroom based training that includes live videos and demonstrations
- Practical training that meets logbook requirements
- Written and practical assessment tests
- Competency-based assessments
- A nationally recognised certificate
Shamrock Training Services is responsible for and committed to the on-going compliance for all training and assessment conducted. Please see the Student handbook for more information.