Course Code: RIIMPO319E   |   Duration: 3 days

Backhoe Ticket

RIIMPO319E - Conduct Backhoe / Loader Operations

Cost: $750


Course Overview

The RIIMPO319E – Conduct Backhoe / Loader Operations course is your gateway to expertise in civil construction. Commonly referred to as the “Backhoe Ticket” or “Backhoe Operations” this comprehensive program is meticulously crafted to equip participants with the essential skills and knowledge needed to operate backhoes efficiently and safely within construction contexts.

Throughout the course, participants will immerse themselves in the intricacies of backhoe operations, covering critical aspects such as equipment inspection, operational techniques, and adherence to stringent safety standards in the construction industry. From mastering precision in digging and trenching to understanding soil characteristics relevant to backhoe operations, this program ensures participants emerge as adept professionals in the field.

Successful completion not only awards participants the coveted Backhoe Ticket but also instills the confidence and expertise necessary to navigate diverse challenges in backhoe operations on construction sites.


  • Construction Professionals: Ideal for individuals working or aspiring to work in the construction industry who seek to enhance their skills and versatility by mastering backhoe operations.
  • Novice Operators: Perfect for beginners with minimal or no experience in backhoe operations, providing a structured pathway to acquire essential skills and industry-specific knowledge.
  • Construction Site Workers: Tailored for those currently employed on construction sites, this course empowers individuals to diversify their skillset and contribute effectively to various projects involving backhoe operations.
  • Job Seekers: Designed to enhance employability, the Backhoe Operation Course is suitable for job seekers looking to enter the construction industry with a specialised skill in demand.
  • Construction Supervisors: Beneficial for supervisors and managers in the construction field, enabling them to understand backhoe operations intricately and oversee tasks with heightened competence and insight.


In this comprehensive course, participants will cover the following topics:

  • Planning and preparing for work, which involves identifying site hazards, managing risks, and interpreting work plans and documents.
  • Selecting and inspecting plant, equipment, and personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Safely executing work using a backhoe, while meeting Work Health and Safety requirements.
  • Inspecting, maintaining, and securing the plant upon completion of work.
  • Finalising tasks and completing necessary workplace documents.


  • Laverton
  • Onsite

Units of Study

RIIMPO319E – Conduct Backhoe / Loader Operations

Nationally Recognised training

Course Outcomes

Participants who are deemed competent in knowledge and practical assessments will receive:

Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment (SoA) for the unit of competency & ID card

    • RIIMPO319E – Conduct Backhoe / Loader Operations

Important Information


Applicants MUST hold:


The practical will be completed in a simulated environment and full PPE will be required. The following PPE is required:

  • Safety work boots – steel capped, lace up with ankle support.
  • Full length pants
  • Long sleeve shirt or long sleeve high visibility shirt
  • Hi-vis vest
  • Hard hat
  • Safety glasses eye protection


Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LL&N)

Before training begins, participants will go through an assessment that helps us determine if any learning support is needed. To successfully complete this course, participants are expected to have the following language, literacy, and numeracy skills:

  • Interpret and comprehend workplace safety signs and symbols.
  • Comprehend workplace policies, procedures, and informational materials.
  • Comprehend basic spoken English.
  • Communicate essential safety-related information


Verification of Competency (VOC) is necessary every 2-3 years, depending on your organisation’s requirements. Click here to learn more about Verification of Competancy with ATS RTO.

Other Things to Know


Participants are required to bring one of the following current vaild photo identification documents (ID) on the day of training:

  • Australian or international Passport
  • Driver’s Licence


The cost for a replacement ID card due to loss or theft is $45.


If the training is to be held on a clients site, the following will be required:

  • Access to a training room
  • Access to yard
  • Vehicle

Assessment Methods

To be deemed competent, participants are required to successfully complete a combination of the written and practical tasks which form an assessment instrument.

Delivery Methods

The delivery of this course is face-to-face in a combination of classroom and practical activities in a simulated environment.

Payment Options

Pay via EFTPOS/ direct payment.

Leading Vocational Education Provider

Be assured of a top-tier education as we stand at the forefront of vocational training, consistently setting standards for excellence

Hands-On Learning for Practical Mastery

Experience the power of hands-on learning, where theoretical knowledge seamlessly integrates with practical applications, preparing you for real-world challenges.

Cutting Edge Curriculum Aligned with Industry Demands

Our curriculum is not just up-to-date; it's meticulously crafted to align with the latest industry demands, ensuring you stay ahead in your field.

Guiding Your Journey to Professional Excellence

Our dedicated educators and support staff are committed to guiding every step of your journey, fostering an environment where professional excellence is not just achieved but expected.

Why Choose ATS RTO ?

With over 20 years experience delivering
training and assessment to the construction and rail industries, we pride ourselves on the quality of our training staff and coursework.

At ATS, we are dedicated to enhancing the skills and expanding the knowledge of
every student, with the objective of making your workplace a safer and more efficient environment.

What others are saying

This training course aims to provide everything to do with rail and Terry is a professional instructor and very friendly and the other staff team are great I recommended it to anyone who would want to get into rail and civil.

Nik Mcintyre

If you want some proper job-ready training this is the place to come! Our teacher Jim has been nothing but helpful and willing to teach. I'm glad I've taken my time out of my life to attend my class for my cert 2 rail infrastructure certificate. Thank you Jim and the ATS team. 

Harley Higgins

Thanks ATS for all the help with my journey towards a new career. And a big thank you to Terry the instructor. True gentle and a scholar. THANK YOU ATS!

Michael Bettiol

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