RIIMPO320F Conduct civil construction excavator operations 

NOTE: Clients must have access to an Excavator and suitable worksite to undertake our course

Course Summary

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to operate excavator operations to lift carry and place materials.

The candidate must be able to demonstrate knowledge to complete the tasks outlined in the elements of this unit. This includes:

Key policies and procedures, legislation, and established requirements for excavator operations.

The candidate must also demonstrate the ability to complete the tasks outlined in the elements of this unit.

The candidate must demonstrate completion of excavator operations that safely, effectively, and efficiently follows workplace procedures to carry out work activity on at least two occasions.

Elements Covered:

  • Plan and prepare for excavator operations
  • Operate excavator in line with established requirements
  • Lift, carry and place materials to complete work activity
  • Select, remove, fit and use attachments for an excavator
  • Prepare to relocate the excavator
  • Conduct housekeeping activities


All training will be conducted by a qualified staff member.

The Training will follow a set format and cover all Elements and performance criteria set out in this unit. Learning resources will be provided to clients on confirmation of booking into this course.


A knowledge-based theory/classroom session ending with an examination will need to be completed prior to any practical training or assessment session being offered. Due to the dangerous nature of this unit of competency, candidates will only move to the practical training/assessment once they have successfully completed the theory session.

A practical session will be conducted at a site suitable for the number of people participating in the course.

Additional Information

Training Services Tasmania does have a small excavator that can be used for courses at an additional charge.

This unit alone does not provide sufficient skill to independently load and unload equipment. To perform this activity safely, personnel must either complete or be assisting someone who has completed RIIHAN308F Load and unload plant or equivalent.

A Provisional Licence is a minimum requirement to operate this item in a public area as per Transport Tasmania Licencing requirements.

On successful completion of this course, attendees will receive a statement of attainment for unit RIIMPO320F

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