Use of pole planter and supplementary attachments - final assessment

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

Course Duration

4 hours

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.


The prerequisites for attendance at this course are:

  • 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

PPE/PPC & Equipment 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: To undertake this course the client must provide the necessary plant and equipment on the day, ie. a pole planter.

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.


Certificate of Completion

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