Training Courses > Excavator - LE

General Information

The course is designed to train participants up to the OH&S Competency Standards required for operators of loadshifting equipment.

Generally the most sought after and recognized licence by not only operators wishing to enter the industry, but also by most earthmoving/construction employers.

The skills obtained in the proficient use of this machine allow the operator to readily adjust to most other types of earthmoving equipment. We suggest this type of machine to those endeavouring to obtain a skill that may provide easier and extended periods of employment within the industry. This is definitely the licence for the astute, would-be operator.

Who should attend

Complete novices seeking to enter the earthmoving/civil construction industries with a greater opportunity for employment as a confident and competent plant operator.
Also, those who may require upskilling with a view to further hone their operating skills.

Number of Participants

1 participant only. We are committed to one on one training for best results.

Pre Requisites

Students must be a minimum of 16 years of age and must display a mature approach with regard to not only their safety but that of their fellow students. Students must attend in appropriate work attire i.e. no joggers, thongs etc and provide proof of identification.


Nationally Recognized Certificate of Competency in the Workplace - Conducted in accordance with National Guidelines For Occupational Health & Safety Competency Standards For The Operation Of Load shifting Equipment And Other Types of Specified Equipment.

Topics Covered

  • General Plant Safety
  • OH&S Regulations relating to Plant
  • Operate the excavator to OH&S Competency Standards
    • Creation of batters and walking of large excavator to top of elevated bench
    • Loading/bulking out
    • Dressing and compaction of batters
    • Boxing out
    • Long trench work including backfilling and tracking in
    • Excavating, squaring of and levelling site works
    • Final trim/detail work in preparation for concrete slabs
    • Corner walking machine
    • Bucket/equipment changes
    • Correct preparation for the loading of trucks off an elevated windrow
    • Essential machine maintenance procedures including track adjustment
  • Pre and post operational checks and maintenance on plant equipment
  • Glossary of Terms

Objectives of Course

At the completion of this course the participant will be able to

  • Understand and have a knowledge of OH&S Regulations
  • Operate the excavator to OH&S Competency Standards
  • Load Trucks
  • Conduct basic maintenance and service procedures
  • Hazard awareness
  • Supervised, hands on operation
  • Practical workplace situations


Training can be conducted at your workplace, a suitable location of your choice or our training facility.

Available Dates

On application


This intensive 3 day course is designed for students with no previous experience in the operaton of the excavator. Again, daily rates are available for those students with previous, but limited experience.


If you are looking for Excavator training in the Sydney area, call 1300 761 323.

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