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Excavator Skill Set

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Do you need to operate an excavator for work? 

Learn how to conduct excavator operations within the civil construction industry.

Throughout this course, participants will learn about:

  • Machine and general safety
  • Excavator terminology
  • Pre-start and post inspections
  • Start up and shut down procedures
  • Trenching
  • Bulk excavation and lifting loads

* If participants are working in the civil construction industry or have previous experience documented in a logbook prior to undertaking this training, a fast track process may be available. Please talk to your local lecturer.


This is a targeted skill set related to the Skills Ready program, which is aimed at rebuilding our local businesses and communities with free and reduced-price training. Other skill sets can be found on our Skill sets and short courses (opens in a new tab) page.

Lower fees, local skills price

Full fee: $332.35
Concession: $149.95

Delivery locations and study options

Semester 1

Duration 5 Days
When Semester 1
Where Kununurra Campus
How On campus

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