Started on January 1, 1970

Unit of Competency Name

  • RIIMPO319E Conduct backhoe/loader operations


This course is designed to provide participants with the skills and knowledge required to operate a Backhoe/Loader in the Civil Construction industry. It includes:

  • Planning and preparing for backhoe/loader operations
  • Operate backhoe/loader in line with established requirements
  • Load, carry and place materials to complete work activity
  • Select, remove and fit attachments for a backhoe/loader
  • Relocate the backhoe/loader
  • 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
  • Driving and operating the equipment, and adjusting techniques to suit site conditions
  • Completion of operations to specification using different materials
  • Selecting, fitting, testing, using and removing attachments
  • 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 RIIMPO319E Conduct backhoe/loader operations, a competency card is available on request.

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