Civil Construction

Conduct Backhoe/Loader Operations

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Course Summary

Course Outline:

This course covers the skills and knowledge required to operate a backhoe/loader to load, distribute and place materials safely, effectively and efficiently according to workplace procedures, including:

  • pre-start checks prior to commencing operations;
  • driving and operating the equipment to site conditions;
  • completing work using at least two different material types- mixing materials; stripping/spreading materials; trench excavation; backfilling; lifting and carrying materials; loading dump trucks/ wagons/ hoppers/ chutes;
  • cutting/boxing;
  • selecting, fitting, testing, using and removing at least two attachments such as - extending devices; tilt bucket; buckets; compaction wheel; ripper; plate compactor; rock breaker; broom; mower/slasher; 4 in 1 bucket and free/rock grab;
  • parking and securing equipment.
  • use a range of communication techniques and equipment essential to the safe completion of work activities;
  • written and verbal reporting.


Assessments are conducted onsite using the workplace equipment.


Assessment is conducted over one day


Assessments can be charged per assessment or as a day rate.

Scheduled Course Dates

This course is offered 'on demand' or has variable costs and delivery features. Contact the Training Provider for further information and to enrol.

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