Course Code: RIIMPO320F   |   Duration: 3 days

Excavator Ticket

RIIMPO320F - Conduct Civil Construction Excavator Operations

Cost: $750


Course Overview

The RIIMPO320F – Conduct Civil Construction Excavator Operations course is your pathway to mastering the art of excavator operations in civil construction. Commonly known as the “excavator ticket” or “Excavator Licence”, this comprehensive program is designed to provide participants with the necessary skills and knowledge to operate excavators safely and effectively.

Throughout this course, participants will delve into the intricacies of excavator operations, covering a range of essential topics such as equipment inspection, operational techniques, and adherence to industry safety standards. From mastering excavation tasks to understanding soil characteristics, this program ensures participants are well-versed in the diverse aspects of civil construction excavator operations.

Upon successful completion, participants will not only gain the coveted Excavator Ticket but also possess the confidence and expertise required to navigate various excavation challenges on construction sites.


  • Individuals aspiring to become proficient excavator operators in the civil construction industry.
  • Construction workers seeking to enhance their skills and obtain formal recognition with the excavator ticket.
  • Experienced excavator operators looking to refresh their knowledge and stay updated on industry best practices.
  • Tradespeople and professionals aiming to expand their skill set and contribute effectively to civil construction projects.
  • Anyone pursuing a career in civil construction and requiring certification for excavator operations.


Within this course, you will gain knowledge and proficiency in the following areas:

  • Operating the excavator and utilising various attachments
  • Grasping the distinctions among different excavator types and their specific characteristics
  • Comprehending the capabilities and limitations of excavators
  •  Skillfully calculating safe working loads
  • Interpretation of drawings and sketches relevant to excavation tasks
  • Application of site and equipment safety protocols
  • Conducting fundamental earthworks calculations



  • Laverton
  • Onsite

Units of Study

RIIMPO320F Conduct civil construction excavator 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

  • RIIMPO320F – Conduct Civil Construction Excavator 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 teaching 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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