Our Dozer Course is designed to provide students with the skills and expertise to safely conduct dozer operations across many different working environments within Australia.The course will ensure students have the relevant skills and knowledge in how to plan a job and prepare the site for dozer operations, conduct routine operational checks, operate a dozer in various work conditions, choose the correct attachment for the task in hand, relocate the dozer between worksites and finally maintain a clear work area.
Full Course Details
The purpose of our dozer course is to provide students with the skills and expertise to safely conduct dozer operations across many different working environments within Australia.
Our highly knowledgeable trainers at Shamrock provide detailed training in a small class setting and in some cases on a one-on-one basis. This will give students sufficient time for their practical training, setting them up for real-world onsite dozer operations.
The training in its current form meets the criteria of the unit of competency requirements.
A dozer, also known as a bulldozer, is a heavy-duty tractorlike machine consisting of a blade on the front and a device similar to a claw on the back. The blade is used for pushing large amounts of material such as soil or rubble during construction and the claw to the rear is for loosening compacted materials. Wheeled dozers, crawler dozers and mini dozers are just a few of the different dozers available, making the dozer a versatile machine for any size job within the construction industry.
This unit of competency will teach students how to plan a job and prepare the site for dozer operations, conduct routine operational checks, operate a dozer in various work conditions, choose the correct attachment for the task in hand, relocate the dozer between worksites and finally maintain a clear work area.
All aspects of this course will be taught through written and practical teachings at our onsite training facility in Brisbane. The course content will include, but is not limited to the following;
- Hazard identification and necessary control measures
- WHS legislation, Australian standards and codes of practice
- Routine operational checks
- Safe operating techniques of a dozer and its attachments
- Capabilities and limitations of various dozers and attachments
- Fitting and removing attachments
- Maintenance duties and isolation procedures
- Relocation of the dozer
- Earthwork calculations
- Documentation relevant to all dozer operations
- Written, verbal and visual communication in the workplace
In successful completion of this course, all students will have the capabilities to carry out the following;
- Identify, monitor and report all hazards and environmental issues to ensure a safe worksite is maintained for all personnel.
- Asses the risks and implement the necessary the control measures to avoid hazards from reoccurring
- Carry out before and after operational checks of the dozer and associated equipment
- Complete dozer operations including battering, stockpiling, cutting drains and backfilling in a safe and efficient manner
- Choose the appropriate attachment for the job being carried out, fit and remove according to manufacturer specifications
- Understand the capabilities and limitations of the dozer and equipment
- Estimate safe working loads to ensure safe transporting of materials
- Conduct maintenance on plant and equipment and isolate if necessary, according to site procedures
- Comply with relevant health and safety legislation and site documentation
- Effectively communicate with all workplace personnel and ensure proper use of communication equipment such as two-way radios and signage
On successful completion of this course, you will issue you with a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment that will permit you to carry out dozer activities across many different construction sites.
At Shamrock, our trainers and assessors will ensure you are confident and site-ready to gain employment across many sectors including construction, mining and offshore drilling.
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.