Earthmoving Plant Operator (General)

Overview

Operates a range of earthmoving plant to assist with building roads, rail, water supply, dams, treatment plants and agricultural earthworks. Registration or licensing is required.

Skills

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below. AQF Certificate II or III (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

Tasks

  • preparing and positioning plant for operation
  • selecting, fitting and removing attachments such as buckets, winches, loading scoops, shovel blades and rock breaking hammers
  • operating controls to excavate, break, drill, level, compact, gouge out, move, load and spread earth, rock, rubble, soil and other materials
  • monitoring operation of plant and adjusting controls to regulate pressure, speed and flow of operation, and ensuring safety of other workers
  • raising, lowering and manipulating attachments using manual and hydraulic controls
  • working from drawings, markers and verbal instructions
  • servicing, lubricating, cleaning and refuelling plant and performing minor adjustments and repairs

Alternative Titles

  • Construction Plant Operator (General)

Related Occupations

Source: 1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, First Edition.
Note: The tasks associated with the occupation are to be used as guidance only. The tasks listing may include tasks associated with the grouping/category to which the occupation belongs.

Training Pathways

12 courses found.

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RII31619: Certificate III in Trenchless Technology
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RII31220: Certificate III in Civil Foundations
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RII31215: Certificate III in Civil Foundations
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Traineeship
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RII31220 : Certificate III in Civil Foundations
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RII30920: Certificate III in Civil Construction
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User Choice Program (Subsidy) , Free training for Apprenticeships (Subsidy)
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Traineeship
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RII30919: Certificate III in Civil Construction
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User Choice Program (Subsidy) , Free training for Apprenticeships (Subsidy)
Offered as:
Traineeship
Superseded by:
RII30920 : Certificate III in Civil Construction
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RII30820: Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations
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Funded under:
User Choice Program (Subsidy) , Free training for Apprenticeships (Subsidy)
Offered as:
Apprenticeship
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RII30815: Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations
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Training.gov.au
Funded under:
User Choice Program (Subsidy) , Free training for Apprenticeships (Subsidy)
Offered as:
Apprenticeship
Superseded by:
RII30820 : Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations
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AHC32216: Certificate III in Commercial Composting
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22506VIC: Course in Trenchless Technology Assistance
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22468VIC: Course in Civil Construction Pathway
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22325VIC: Course in Workplace Spotting for Service Assets
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10798NAT: Course in Global Navigation Satellite System Machine Control
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