Backhoe Training

RIIMPO319E – Conduct Backhoe/Loader Operations

Course Options

3 day Training and Assessment Course

(No Experience Required)

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


Cost with CITB Funding : $1200.00*

Cost (No CITB Funding): $2095.00*

Assessment Only

(Experienced Operators – around 100 hours )

  • 4 hour assessment
  • Must complete declaration of experience
  • Flexible booking dates


Cost with CITB Funding: $260.00*

Cost (No CITB Funding): $590.00*

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 $350 per day) charges will be passed onto the participant

What you will learn

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

What you get at the end

On successful completion you will be issued:

  • Statement of Attainment 
  • Notice of Satisfactory Assessment
  • Wallet sized duty of care card.

What you need to bring

  • Photo ID
  • Steel capped boots

What the course will cover

  • 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

What is involved

Assessment methods are:

  • written theory
  • practical observation

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

One on One Training – Flexible Booking Dates – Quality Machines

Book on a date that suits you, get lots of experience and learn on some of the latest equipment!

Bookings Essential

Contact us or fill out an enquiry form

Opening Hours

8am - 5pm Monday-Friday



08 8240 5523

Training Sites

27 Veitch Road OSBORNE SA 5017

17 Nixon Road WINGFIELD SA 5013

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