Started on January 1, 1970

Unit of Competency Name

RIIMPO338E Conduct rigid haul truck operations


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

  • Planning and preparing for rigid haul truck operations
  • Operate rigid haul truck in line with established requirements
  • Load, haul and dump materials to complete work activity
  • 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 manoeuvring rigid haul vehicle, and adjusting techniques to suit work conditions
  • Operating rigid haul vehicle within equipment operating capacities
  • Positioning the rigid vehicle for loading
  • Hauling materials to designated locations
  • Positioning the haul truck for dumping of materials
  • Unloading materials from the rear of the vehicle in designated location and limiting spillage
  • Conducting vehicle shut down and refuelling
  • Identifying issues with vehicle 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 RIIMPO338E Conduct rigid haul truck operations, a competency card is available on request.

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