RIIMPO320F - Conduct civil construction excavator operations

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Unit code: RIIMPO320F | Study level: TAFE


This unit 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.

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 this unit.

This unit alone does not provide sufficient skill to independently load and unload equipment. To perform this activity safely, personnel must either complete or be assisted by someone who has completed RIIHAN308F Load and Unload Plant or equivalent.


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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit’s learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines.

Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills:

  • conducting pre-start checks prior to commencing operations and shutdown procedures on completion of operations;
  • driving and operating the equipment, and adjusting techniques to site conditions;
  • completing operations to specification using at least two different material types and activities;
  • selecting, fitting, testing, using and removing at least two attachments, the attachment must be certified and approved in line with workplace procedures;
  • assisting with loading and unloading skid steer loader from float/trailer, and;
  • parking and securing equipment.

Required reading

The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the Polytechnic and/or via the Polytechnic e-learning system.

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