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RIIMPO320F Conduct civil construction excavator operations

MAC Training Solutions provides you with outstanding Nationally Recognised Unit of Competency Excavator Courses and assessment services to businesses throughout QLD and individuals with their own Excavator via self-paced learning.


RIIMPO320F - Conduct Civil Construction Excavator Operations describes the skills and knowledge required to operate excavator operations to lift, carry and place materials. This unit applies to those working in site-based roles and requires the completion of excavator operations that safely, effectively, and efficiently follow workplace procedures to carry out work activity on at least two occasions.


In this unit, the candidate must be able to:

  • locate and apply relevant documentation, policies, and procedures;
  • select and wear personal protective equipment required for work activities;
  • carry out vehicle refueling requirements and procedures where applicable;
  • apply safe work practices, identifying and reporting all potential hazards, risks, and environmental issues;
  • monitor and manage equipment performance using indicators and alarms;
  • identify common equipment faults; and,
  • apply problem-solving and troubleshooting techniques when operating equipment.


This Certified Excavator Training is delivered flexibly - offering learning with minimal impact on your valuable time. Learning pathways available for completing this qualification include traditional learning pathways, recognition of prior learning (RPL) Recognition of current competence (RCC) pathway, a coached/ RPL pathway, and a distance learning pathway.


Essentially, this qualification is designed to meet the needs of civil construction supervisors, including selecting contractors, overseeing the work and its quality, and liaising with the client.


  • Course Title & Code

    RIIMPO320F Conduct Civil Construction Excavator Operations


    Entry to this program is available to new or existing employees who are employed in the civil construction and maintenance industry and registered under the contract of training. The satisfactory completion of year 10 (Qld) or its equivalent is the minimum educational requirement.


    On request


    Self-paced study or we come to you


    Our trainers are highly qualified with decades of industry experience & knowledge.


    Statement of Attainment for the unit of competency

  • Funding Available

    You may be eligible for government funding for up to 100% of this course cost. 

Nationally Recognised Training Course


These are the following elements that describe the essential outcomes for this unit:

  • Plan and prepare for excavator operations.
  • Operate excavator in line with established requirements.
  • Lift, carry and place materials to complete work activity.
  • Select, remove, fit and use attachments for a excavator.
  • Prepare to relocate the excavator.
  • Conduct housekeeping activities.


Mandatory conditions for the assessment of this unit are stipulated below. The assessment must:

  • include access to an excavator
    attachments and personal protective equipment;
  • be conducted in a safe environment;
  • be assessed in the context of this sector's work environment;
  • be assessed in compliance with relevant legislation/regulation and using policies, procedures, processes, and operational manuals directly related to the industry sector for which it is being assessed; and,
  • confirm consistent performance can be applied in a range of relevant workplace circumstances

Where personal safety or environmental damage are limiting factors, the assessment may occur in a simulated work environment* provided it is realistic and sufficiently rigorous to cover all aspects of this sector’s workplace performance, including environment, task skills, task management skills, contingency management skills and job role environment skills.


For those new to the Excavator Operations industry, it is expected that participants in this program will complete their qualification within a twelve month period. For those with Excavator industry experience already they will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their experience and can receive RPLs for most if not all of the course.

All course delivery is based on self-paced study. Face to face delivery is available within organisations for groups of 8 or more.

Certificate IV in Civil Construction Supervision is designed for those people who are working in independent and self-managing roles in civil construction. Roles may include:

  • Site foreman or supervisors
  • Team leaders
  • Contract administrators

There are no pre-requisites for this Excavator Operations training program, however civil construction work experience is desirable, and it is not possible to demonstrate competence unless working in the industry.

Participants are required to undertake a number of assessment activities, including:

  • Lodgement of an up-to-date CV;
  • Completion of a third party report;
  • Various work-based assessment tasks; and
  • Completion of written question and answers.

Assessment for the Certificate IV in Civil Construction Supervision is against the competency standards within the Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package (RII09). Participants can expect to spend about 60 hours undertaking assessment tasks.

An estimate of costs can be provided on request, but fees will only be confirmed when you enrol for the Excavator Operations training. If you are currently employed within the Queensland building and construction industry you may be eligible to have your current skills and knowledge recognised which means you could obtain your official qualification very easily and at no cost through CSQ (Construction Skills Queensland) provided funding.

Assessment by portfolio and interview is available to those with workplace experience in civil construction roles such as Excavator Operations. This approach requires the participant to furnish substantial evidence of administration and coordination experience along with a signed reference from a team leader or manager.


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