Excavator Operation

Skills and knowledge required to conduct excavator operations.

Course Duration

1 day

Who Should Attend

People who are required to operate an excavator within the Resources, Construction and infrastructure industries.


To gain the Unit of Competency, you will need to provide your Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you do not have a USI please apply for one via the USI website.

Course Includes

The operation of an excavator including:

  • loading,
  • bulk excavation
  • backfilling
  • trench excavation
  • stockpiling
  • battering and benching;
  • lifting
  • carrying and placing materials


  • planning and preparing
  • conducting machine pre-operational checks
  • selecting, removing and fitting attachments
  • relocating the machine
  • carrying out machine operator maintenance
  • cleaning up.

PPE/PPC & Equipment Requirements

  • PPE Level 1 – including long pants, sleeved shirt and steel-capped boots.

See the Western Power PPE Procedure for more information about the requirements


Written and practical assessment


Statement of Attainment upon successful completion of individual units of competency


You will need to complete a pre-course assessment.
Once your training has been booked, an email will be sent to you with a copy of the learner guide and assessment.

Failure to complete the pre-course assessment prior to the commencement of the course will result in re-scheduling of training. Cancellation fees may apply.

Note: This course is delivered by a third party training provider.

Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Conduct civil construction excavator operations (RIIMPO320E)

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.