Started on January 1, 1970

Unit of Competency Name

  • RIIHAN309F Conduct telescopic materials handler operations


This course is designed to provide participants with the skills and knowledge required to operate a Telescopic materials handler in the Civil Construction, Coal Mining, Extractive or Metalliferous Mining industries. It includes:

  • Planning and preparing for telescopic materials handler operations
  • Operate telescopic materials handler in line with established requirements
  • Attach, secure, lift, carry and place materials to complete work activity
  • Relocate the telescopic materials handler
  • Conduct housekeeping activities

Entry Requirements

  • Competent in written and spoken English
  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Be able to provide 2 forms of identification

Learning Outcomes

  • Conduct pre-start and shut down procedures
  • Check controls, brakes and attachments for manoeuvrability and serviceability and rectify or report faults
  • Operate the telescopic materials handler
  • Attaching and securing appropriate lifting gear
  • Shifting loads
  • Selecting, fitting, testing, using and removing attachments
  • Transporting the machine and equipment between work sites
  • Parking and securing equipment

Assessment process

Assessing will be completed at the client’s workplace, using client supplied equipment. Assessment is a combination of theory and practical components. Recognition of Prior Learning is also available for experienced individuals.

  • Training and Assessment is conducted on behalf of SDS Training.
  • SDS Training issue Statements of Attainment and qualifications.

Verification of Competency (VOC) can also be completed at the client’s workplace, using client supplied equipment.

On Completion

On successful completion of the course, participants will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment in RIIHAN309F Conduct telescopic materials handler operations, a competency card is available on request.

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