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Excavator (LE)

RIIMPO320E Conduct civil construction excavator operations

This unit covers the conduct excavator operations in the civil construction industry. It includes: planning and preparing; conducting machine pre-operational checks; operating the machine; lifting, carrying and placing materials; selecting, removing and fitting attachments; relocating the machine; carrying out machine operator maintenance; and cleaning up.


This unit describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to conduct civil construction excavator operations in Civil construction.

This unit is appropriate for those working in operational roles.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories, and industry sectors. Relevant information must be sourced prior to application of the unit.

Earthmoving competencies delivered in partnership with with Licence Me RTO No. 91759

What do i need to operate earthmoving machinery?

Employers or controllers of the plant must ensure that the operators have received adequate information and training, and/or are supervised, so that any risks to health and safety are minimised. WHS Act 2011

As an employer or operator you must be able demonstrate that you or your staff have the necessary skills, or competencies, to be able to operate machinery safely.

Successful applicants will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment and an Industry photo card.

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