Front End Loader / Backhoe RIIMPO319F

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Course Name

Front End Loader / Backhoe

Course Outline

This course will provide you the skills and knowledge of operating a Front End Loader / Backhoe in a civil construction environment.
Under the legislation the earth moving courses is competency based.

For beginners you will learn about site procedures and operating plant and machinery.  This course will provide you the basics for your career as an operator.

For experienced operators this course is about demonstrating your skills and knowledge to satisfy the competency requirements.

For both levels of experience, we blend theory applications with practical exercises to form competency.

All RII competency based courses are designed to allow all levels of experience in one course.

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Course Length

Beginner level? We allow a maximum of 3 days.

Advanced operators?  We can provide the option of a VOC.  Please allow 1 day.

RPL and credit transfer: If eligible and you can supply current operating evidence we may be able to offer you an online solution.  Please contact us with your inquiries and eligibility.


Legislation | planning | environmental management plan | correct safe operating procedures | hazard identification and implementation of controls to reduce the risk of injury | knowledge of site clean ups.


Physical pre start of machine and basic maintenance / service | controls and safe operation of machine | fitting and purpose of specific attachments | field exercises | demonstrating hazard identification and implementation of controls | load shifting and specific tasks | machinery relocation | shutdown of machine / equipment.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy

Under the legislation, we are able to provide you two options.

The first option; the student can effectively communicate both verbally and written and is able to competently read and write while under instruction throughout the course unassisted.

The second option requires direct assistance for the student, where writing is somewhat difficult.  Therefore in regards to written assessments we are able to conduct a one-on-one verbal assessment with the student.

This process involves the assessor verbally asking the assessment questions in a one on one scenario.

  • This is also not a spelling test.

Government Notification

N/A for RII Competency courses


Must be physically suited to working in construction

Prerequisite Information

Must be 18 years of age or older.

Qualification Outcomes

Statement of Atttainment (SOA) from RTO (commonly known as a completion certificate)

Wallet sized plastic card / ticket from RTO

Terms And Conditions

Similar Courses

All earth moving machinery courses


Recognition of Prior Learning is eligible for this course.  Evidence must be supplied that you are currently working in the construction industry, i.e.. you are operating the machine regularly / recently and or hold an non valid OHSCER or similar ticket.

Industry Associations

Companies involved in construction and earth moving

* Examples of industries
  • Quarries
  • Builders
  • Plumbers
  • Farming
  • Landscapers
  • Councils
  • Road construction

Machine Size

Open class

Verification of Competency VOC

For existing ticket holders please contact us to provide a solution for you.  We may be able to provide an RPL or credit transfer with sufficient evidence.

If you are an employer and need VOC’s conducted for employees we are able to come to your site.  Always a good idea to be covered and compliant.


Please enroll with our RTO training partner.  Enrollment forms can be located in the news and media section or the link above the photo on this course page, thank you.

Could you please bring to class

  • At least 1 form of ID.  Examples are Drivers Licence, 18+ card, birth certificate, passport, medicare card, shooters licence, etc
  • Your Unique Student Identification number (USI) See video here for further information with this link

Lunch is not provided.  Please bring enough food and water for the day.


What to Wear

  • Classroom: PPE not required (unless on site)
  • Practical: * Wear basic PPE, items as a Hi Vis shirt or vest, safety boots – composite cap or steel cap, safety sunglasses, shorts and short sleeve are permitted.  Socks must be worn.with safety boots.

Investment to Pathway

Please contact us for pricing.

VOC: $195 (existing ticket holders or experienced operators who are able to supply work history / evidence)
  • Group discount of more than 4 people available for this course and on mulitple VOC’s. Please contact us with your inquiry for a quote, thank you.
  • Course materials
  • Training and assessment
  • Access to machinery
  • Statement of Attainment (SOA) from RTO (on course completion)
  • Plastic wallet sized card / ticket
  • RTO processing fees
  • Excellent service


2 / 20 Montgomery Street, West End
Townsville Qld 4810

Classroom Size

Max 6

Course Delivery

Face to Face in classroom / practical operation under supervision performing a variety of tasks.

Further Information

If you require HRW Training to be in direct contact with you for a course time and date or seeking a course to be tailored and customised for your staff needs, we are flexible and maybe be able to offer a solution.  Please don’t hesitate to contact Tony on 0411 51 41 51 or by email: we will be only to happy to assist you.