Backhoe Training: RIIMPO319D – Conduct Backhoe/Loader Operations


Training and Assessments booked on demand.Backhoe Training



3 day Training and Assessment Course

(No Experience Required)

  • One participant per machine
  • Lots of practical experience
  • Flexible booking dates

Cost with CITB Funding : $1300.00                

Cost (No CITB Funding): $2095.00                                

Assessment Only

(Experienced Operators)

  • 4 hour assessment
  • Must supply work history
  • Flexible booking datesCITB

Cost with CITB Funding: $275.00                

Cost (No CITB Funding): $475.00                                


VOC – Verification of Competency Assessment

  • Flexible dates
  • Onsite assessments
  • Can be done in conjunction with a ticket/qualification, or
  • Participants must hold a ticket/qualification
  • More information


*Machine hire required (approximately $300 per day)


On successful completion you will be issued:

  • Statement of Attainment (RIIMPO139D – Conduct backhoe/loader operations)
  • Notice of Satisfactory Assessment
  • Wallet sized duty of care card.



Backhoe Training – This module will provide you with the basic skills, knowledge and information to safely operate a Backhoe Loader.

Participants will be trained and assessed in the following:

  • Driving and operating a Backhoe safely
  • Planning and preparing
  • Conducting machine pre-operational checks
  • Operating backhoe/ loaders
  • Lifting, carrying and placing materials
  • Selecting, removing and fitting attachments
  • Carrying out machine operator maintenance
  • Cleaning up


  • Introduction
  • Relevant Australian Standards, Legislation and Regulations
  • WHS policy
  • Codes of Practice
  • Manufacturers’ specifications and instructions
  • Risk assessment and hazards site
  • Backhoe and loader attachments
  • Conduct routine checks and plan work
  • Safe Operations
  • Shift load
  • Shut down equipment and secure

Training conditions are simulated to a mining/civil work environment in which:

  • Steel capped safety footwear and suitable clothing are essential
  • Hardhats and vests are provided
  • Sunscreen is advisable
  • Course manual, notepads, etc are provided

Assessment methods are of written, theory and practical observation.

If you have any literacy problems please advise ACMT Operator Training Staff at the point of Application.



Contact Australian Civil and Mining Training

Phone: 08 8240 5523


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