Use of pole planter and supplementary attachments - final assessment

This four hour on-the-job practical assessment requires participants to excavate with a backhoe and plant a pole using a pole planter.

Note: To undertake this course the client must provide the necessary plant and equipment on the day, ie. a pole planter.

Who should attend

This assessment is suitable for people who have satisfactorily completed the on-the-job workbook for the _ *Use of pole planter and supplementary attachments course.


  • Network Authority Card
  • RIIMPO319A or RIIMPO319D – conduct backhoe/loader operations
  • Licence to perform high risk work – Class DG (Dogging)

Note: All prerequisites need to be current.

Learning outcomes

As a result of attending this assessment participants should be able to:

  • carry out an excavation with a backhoe
  • plant a pole using a pole planter under isolated and permitted conditions

PPC and PPE requirements

Some of the practical training for this course will take place in an operational area. You are required to have/provide Western Power approved PPC and PPE requirements for the practical work. Refer to the Western Power PPE Procedure Sections 3.1 & 3.2, for these requirements.

Note: Power Training Services does not provide PPE, PPC and tools for training courses.


Participants will not be considered to have completed this assessment until all tasks have been completed to a satisfactory level.

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