RIIMPO301E – Conduct Hydraulic Excavator Operations


This course will provide students with the ability to safely conduct preoperational checks, carry out machine operator maintenance, plan and prepare for operations and perform assigned tasks using a hydraulic excavator.

The course content includes:

  • Plan & prepare for operations with a hydraulic excavator
  • Perform pre-operational checks on a hydraulic excavator
  • Operate a hydraulic excavator to satisfy site requirements
  • Distribute and side cast bulk materials considering load limits and stability
  • Complete parking and shut down procedures
  • Carry out post-operational requirements relating to cleaning, checking and storing plant, tools and equipment

Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories, and industry sectors, and must be sourced from state jurisdictions prior to applying for this unit.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have the ability to read, write, speak and understand basic English.

Enrolment form & payment is required prior to training commencing.

Other Course Requirements

Students will be required to:

  • present photo ID.
  • declare any medical issue that may exclude them from full participation.
  • wear PPE and safety footwear.

All training materials are supplied by Career Employment Group Inc.

Class Size

Minimum 3, maximum 6 applicants.

Schedule is subject to change if minimum class size is not met.

Course Length

4 x 8 hour days – training is a combination of theory and practical work.

Course Locations

Whyalla, Port Lincoln, Roxby Downs & Adelaide.

Delivery Modes Available

Full-time attendance at a group delivery in a venue conducted by a facilitator.

Course Fees

  • Full Fee: $1,385.00

Additional Information

On successful completion of this course, students will be issued with

  • a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment for RIIMPO301E – Conduct Hydraulic Excavator Operations.
  • a competency card.

The Unique Student Identifier (USI) must be supplied and verified prior to issuance (www.usi.gov.au).


If you have any questions regarding this course or would like to enrol, please contact us via email at trainingpartnerships@ceg.net.au or phone 1300 885 697.