Earthmoving and Load-Shifting Equipment

It is crucial from Plant operators and employers views that under Chain of Responsibility plant operators are deemed competent and adequately trained and by using a Registered Training Organisation operators can be issued National Units of Competency and Verification of Competency Cards.

Trans-Plant Training train and can assess only if required (by experienced plant operators seeking National Verification Cards VOC) staff and individuals needing training of all the equipment used in the day to day operations on a worksite of load-shifting and non-load-shifting equipment.

Our Load- Shifting Earthmoving Equipment and Non Load-Shifting competencies are from the Latest Nationally Accredited (RII) Resources Infrastructure Industry Training Package. The units from the training package are nationally recognised and transportable so not only can your Statement of Attainment and Photo Identification card be used in every State and Territory around Australia you may well be able to use the skills you are trained and competently assessed in as part of a career pathway.

Price Costs will vary based on the level of experience, and the number of participants.
Call us on (02) 4736 4735 to get a quote
Duration 1 day for Assessment Only, or 3 to 5 days full course (train and assess)


can be conducted nationally within a client’s work site or applicable work site, for the following Earthmoving and Load-Shifting equipment

Trans-Plant Training Pty Ltd Entry Requirements:

  • 100 points of Identification
  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age
  • Unique Student Identifier (USI) Number
  • Must be competent in written and spoken English (Students are required to undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test prior to commencing the training)

RIIMPO318F Conduct Civil Construction Skid Steer Loader Operations (LS)

A Skid Steer Loader is used in various industries to scoop, spread and carry loads. The maneuverability of working in a confined area makes the Skid Steer Loader a very versatile and sought after load shifting machine. Skid Steer Loaders can be fitted with a number of different attachments to enable them to carry out a wide range of activities.
Attachments that can be used with a skid steer include:

  • Sweepers and sweeper collectors
  • Hole diggers or augurs
  • Fork attachment
  • Compactor
  • Trencher
  • Spreader Bar

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RIIMPO319E Conduct Backhoe/Loader Operations (LB)

Backhoe Loaders are used to load material into trucks, to build, level, and remove stockpiles on construction sites, for excavations and trenching and to lift loads; where the loader is fitted with a proper lifting lug.
Backhoe Loaders can be fitted with a range of different buckets and other attachments to enable them to carry out a range of functions. Types of buckets and attachments that can be fitted to a Backhoe Loader include:

  • Rock bucket
  • 4 in 1 bucket
  • Excavating bucket
  • Trench bucket

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RIIMPO321F Conduct Civil Construction Wheeled Front End Loader Operations (LL)

Front End Loaders are used to load and carry materials and level work sites. They can be fitted with a number of different types of buckets and attachments for different civil construction operations. They are also used in the agriculture and mining industries. Buckets that can be fitted to a Front End Loader include 4 in 1 buckets and rock buckets, while some of the other attachments that can be fitted to them include fork attachments, augurs, and jib attachments for lifting loads.

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RIIMPO320F Conduct Civil Construction Excavator Operations (LE)

Excavators are used primarily on civil construction, mine and quarry sites to dig excavations, move materials, shift loads, and load vehicles.
Excavators can be fitted with a range of attachments for various applications, depending on the nature of the work to be undertaken.


  • Various buckets
  • Rock breakers
  • Scarifier
  • Crane attachment
  • Saws
  • Grabs
  • Hydraulic packers

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RIIHAN309E Telescopic Materials Handler (TMH)

A Telescopic Handler, or Telehandler, is a machine widely used in agriculture and industry. It is similar in appearance and function to a forklift but is more a crane than a forklift, with the increased versatility of a single telescopic boom that can extend forwards and upwards from the vehicle. On the end of the boom the operator can fit one of several attachments, such as a bucket, fork attachment, musk grab, or winch.

In industry the most common attachment for a telehandler is fork attachment and the most common application is to move loads to and from places unreachable for a conventional forklift. For example, telehandlers have the ability to remove palletised cargo from within a trailer and to place loads on rooftops and other high places.

RIIVEH304D Conduct Tip Truck Operations (TTT)

A Tip Truck is a truck used for transporting loose materials (such as sand, gravel or dirt) for construction. A typical Tip Truck is equipped with an open-box bed, which is hinged at the rear and equipped with hydraulic lift ram to lift the front, allowing the materials in the bed to be deposited (dumped) on the ground behind the truck at the site of delivery.

RIIMPO315E Conduct Tractor Operations (WTS)

A Tractor is an engineering vehicle specifically designed to deliver a high tractive effort (or torque) at slow speeds, for the purpose of hauling a trailer or machinery used in agriculture or construction. Most commonly, the term is used to describe a farm vehicle that provides the power and traction to mechanise agricultural tasks, especially (and originally) tillage.

Tractors can be fitted with a wide range of attachments to enable them to carry out a wide range of tasks. Some attachments that can be used with a Tractor include angled dozers, slashers, brush cutters, bull dozer blades and root rippers.

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RIIMPO326E Conduct Civil Construction Water Cart Operations (WS)

Construction Water Carts work in civil construction operations to keep dirt and dust from billowing everywhere. These trucks generally carry water and disperse it via either a pump or gravity system in order to control the level of dust infiltration or pollution.
It is a requirement on a construction site due to environmental factors that Water Carts must be used as a measure of controlling environmental hazards.

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RIIMPO317F Conduct Roller Operations (LR)

Rollers are used in civil construction, road building and road maintenance. Some Rollers are articulated, others have a rigid frame and vary from multi-wheeled rollers to vibrating drum Rollers. Rollers are used to compact material, which they do in a number of different ways: impact, vibration, kneading and just by applying the Roller’s weight to the material.

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RIIMPO323E Conduct Civil Construction Dozer Operations (LZ)

Dozers are used in mining, quarrying, civil construction operations and other industries to move earth, coal, rocks, tree stumps, etc. Dozers are used in construction, and other industries to rip, doze, and stockpile materials for removal.
Dozers can be fitted with a range of different attachments. Attachments that can be used include:

  • Various types of blades
  • tree pusher
  • root rakes
  • rippers

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RIIMPO324F Conduct Civil Construction Grader Operations (GS)

Graders are used in a range of Civil Construction, mining, and maintenance activities. They can be used during the operation to form roads, move bulk materials, and final trim. Graders can be fitted with various attachments:

  • Grader blade
  • Scarifiers
  • Rippers
  • GPS
  • Dozer blade

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RIIMPO325E Conduct Civil Construction Scraper Operations (SS)

Scrapers are used in civil construction operations to load and haul material to a different location and to spread material. Scrapers are fitted with different bowl configurations, elevated scrapers, open bowl scrapers, and can be used in conjunction with another Scraper or Bulldozer in a push-pull situation to conduct work activities. The bowls are fitted with a means to load and unload themselves, and if used in a push-pull arrangement with another Scraper, operators need to be familiar with additional tasks, such as coupling, and disengaging with the other machine.

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RIIMPO338E Conduct Rigid Haul Truck Operations (HT)

Rigid Haul Trucks are used in the mining and construction industry to move materials between locations. They have a rigid frame and conventional steering, with drive at rear wheel.
Haul trucks are off-highway, rigid dump trucks specifically engineered for use in heavy-duty construction, quarrying, and mining environments. Haul Trucks are used in conjunction with various loading equipment i.e. excavators. Extreme care must be considered when loading, transferring, and dumping of material. Extreme caution must be practiced when working on inclines and declines

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Topics covered, but not limited to:

  • Planning and preparing
  • Coordinate activities with others at the site prior to commencement of, and during, the work activity
  • Conduct communication practices associated with transportation and worksite personnel
  • Location of underground services
  • Site inspection/risk assessment
  • Identify and address risks, hazards and environmental issues and implement control measures, if required
  • Selecting most appropriate route
  • Select correct attachment as per job requirements
  • Remove and fit attachment according to manufacturer’s manual and site requirements
  • Conducting machine pre-operational checks
  • Operating machine, as per manufacturer specifications
  • Drive and operate machine, and modify the operating technique to meet changing work conditions, as per job requirements
  • Establish weight of load and ensure it is within safe operational limits of the machine
  • Excavate trench as per site maps and ensure spoil is placed in a safe position (if required)
  • Position machine to safely load trucks
  • Relocating the machine
  • Lifting, carrying and placing materials
  • Backfill trenches
  • Carrying out routine machine operator maintenance
  • Clean up
  • Post-operational checks
  • Machine secured
  • Site, trenches and other hazards secured
  • Select, attach and use slings and lifting gear in accordance with Work Health & Safety requirements

Upon successful completion, a National Certificate of Competency and a Unit of Competency photo ID card will be issued.

To enrol in this course, please call us on 0491 249 029 or 02 4736 4735 to reserve your place as places are limited.