RIIMPO319E – Conduct Backhoe or Loader Operations

Course Description

This unit provides participants with the skills and knowledge required to conduct backhoe/loader operations in a civil construction context.


  • WH&S requirements
  • Hazard identification and risk management
  • Pre-start, set-up, operational and shut down procedures
  • Plan and prepare for backhoe/loader operations
  • Operate backhoe/loader
  • Lift, carry and place materials
  • Select, remove and fit backhoe/loader attachments
  • Clear work area and dispose of or recycle materials
  • Relocate the backhoe/loader
  • Shut down backhoe/loader and machine maintenance

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Delivery & Assesment

Training and assessment is conducted on site and is structured on a flexible basis to meet the needs of the organisation and students and includes classroom theory and practical on-job training. Assessment is competency based and will include a mixture of classroom-based exercises and practical demonstration of skills.


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Successful assessment outcomes from this training will result in a Statement of Attainment; that may be used for recognition in a relevant qualification.

Materials & Equipment

Students will be provided with all written and physical materials required to complete the assessment. Students must wear long trousers, a long sleave top and steel-capped boots.


Students should also refer to the Student Information Booklet and Fee Schedules for detailed information on Transform Training’s policies and procedures including:

  • Work, health and safety
  • Fees and charges
  • Refunds
  • Grievances and disputes
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