Conduct backhoe/loader operations


This course covers the skills and knowledge required to competently operate a backhoe/loader in a variety of industries including civil construction, resources and mining.

What will I learn?

  • Plan and prepare for plant operation
  • Conduct machine pre-operational checks
  • Operate the item of plant – attach, secure, lift, carry and place materials
  • Select, remove and fit attachments
  • Relocate the item of plant
  • Carry out machine operator maintenance
  • Conduct cleaning and shutdown procedures

Course requirements

Access to relevant equipment

Supervised work experience [log book hours]

Theory assessment

Practical assessment