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Conduct backhoe / loader operations


Nationally Recognised TrainingThis 4 day nationally accredited course covers the operation and maintenance of a backhoe / loader in a safe and effective manner.

Course code:

  • RIIMPO319D Conduct backhoe / loader operations

Who should attend the course?

This accredited course is designed for individuals working in mobile plant operator roles at worksites, typically within the following industries:

  • Civil construction
  • Pastoral
  • Agriculture
  • Local Government
  • Mining, Oil and / or Gas


  • Nil

Mode of delivery:

  • Face to face training

Learning outcomes:

  • How to correctly communicate and work safely with others
  • Job planning and preparation
  • Identify hazards associated with backhoe operations and implement hazard controls
  • Conduct pre-start up operational checks
  • Operate the backhoe, including:
  • Mixing materials
  • Stripping / spreading topsoils and materials
  • Trench excavation
  • Backfilling
  • Lifting and carrying materials
  • Loading dump trucks, wagons, hoppers, chutes, and
  • Cutting / boxing
  • The removal and fitting of a variety of attachments
  • Shutting down and securing the backhoe
  • Relocate the machine
  • Carry out operator maintenance, and
  • Job / worksite clean up


Assessment is in two (2) parts:

  1. Knowledge Assessment
  2. Performance Assessment

Course duration:

  • 4 days


  • Course is conducted at your workplace or at a negotiated location
  • This course is nationally accredited.
  • Students competently completing the course will be issued with a Statement of Attainment in RIIMPO319D Conduct backhoe / loader operations


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