Conduct Civil Construction Wheeled Front End Loader Operations

You will learn aout civil construction wheeled front end loader operations including:
  • Planning and preparing for work
  • Conducting routine checks
  • Operating wheeled front end loaders
  • Relocating the front end loader
  • Maintenance and other housekeeping tasks 

Pre-requisites & Course Requirements:
  • Log book with 80 - 100 hours recorded and a Third Party Evidence Report
  • or a previous Statement of Attainment
  • Photo ID must be presented ie current drivers licence or passport
  • Basic English language and literacy skills
  • Minimun 18 years of age (Workplace Health & Safety Requirements) 
  • All participants are required to wear full PPE

Vocational Outcomes

Upon satisfactory completion of this course participants will be issued with a Statement of Attainment for the competency RIIMPO321F Conduct Civil Construction Wheeled Front End Loader Operations issued by Pipeline Training Australia (RTO 91431) 

This course can be used toward a full qualification from the Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package.

Course Information


Elements & Performance Criteria

1. Plan and prepare for wheeled front end loader operations
2. Operate front end loader in line with established requirements
3. Attach, secure, lift, carry and place materials to complete work activity
4. Prepare to relocate the front end loader
5. Conduct housekeeping activities

Assessment Requirements

Performance Evidence

The candidate must demonstrate the ability to complete the tasks outlined in the elements and performance criteria of this unit.

The candidate must demonstrate completion of wheeled front end loader operations that safely, effectively and efficiently follows workplace procedures to carry out work activity on at least two occasions, and include:

  • conducting prestart checks prior to commencing operations and shutdown procedures on completion of operations
  • driving and operating the equipment, and adjusting techniques to suit site conditions
  • completion of operations to specification using at least two different material types including:
  • mixing materials
  • stripping/spreading materials
  • loading, cutting/boxing
  • backfilling
  • lifting and carrying materials
  • site clean-up on
  • assisting with loading and unloading skid steer loader from float/trailer
  • parking and securing equipment

In the course of the above the candidate must also:

  • locate and apply relevant documentation, policies and procedures
  • select and wear personal protective equipment required for work activities
  • apply safe work practices, identifying and reporting all potential hazards, risks and environmental issues
  • apply problem solving and troubleshooting techniques when operating equipment
  • monitor and manage equipment performance using indicators and alarms
  • identify common equipment faults
  • monitor and manage equipment performance using indicators and alarms
  • identify common equipment faults
  • apply levelling techniques
  • establish weight of load
  • select and use the required tools and equipment
  • use a range of communication techniques and equipment essential to the safe completion of work activity, including hand, audible and other signals
  • meet written and verbal reporting requirements and procedures associated with equipment operations
  • organise work activities to meet all task requirements

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must be able to demonstrate knowledge to complete the tasks outlined in the elements and performance criteria of this unit. This includes:

Key policies and procedures, legislation and established requirements for front end loader operations, including those relating to:

  • isolation requirements
  • fires, accidents and emergencies
  • work health and safety, including signs of operator fatigue and how it should be managed
  • site isolation and traffic control responsibilities and authorities
  • project quality requirements
  • chain of responsibility for loading and unloading of equipment
  • operational, maintenance and basic diagnostics
  • personal protective equipment
  • recyclable materials
  • housekeeping activities

Key factors affecting work activities described in performance evidence above, including:

  • equipment processes, technical capability and limitations
  • drawings and sketches
  • ground conditions
  • materials characteristics, including density and viscosity

Key features associated with civil construction works, including

  • civil construction terminology
  • basic principles of material technology and material compaction for civil works
  • basic earthworks calculations
  • civil construction activity sequences of road construction, earthworks and drainage

Assessment Conditions

Mandatory conditions for assessment of this unit are stipulated below. The assessment must:

  • include access to:
  • wheeled front end loader
  • materials to be shifted
  • personal protective equipment
  • be conducted in a safe environment; and,
  • be assessed in context of this sector's work environment; and,
  • be assessed in compliance with relevant legislation/regulation and using policies, procedures, processes and operational manuals directly related to the industry sector for which it is being assessed; and,
  • confirm consistent performance can be applied in a range of relevant workplace circumstances

Where personal safety or environmental damage are limiting factors, assessment may occur in a simulated work environment* provided it is realistic and sufficiently rigorous to cover all aspects of this sector’s workplace performance, including environment, task skills, task management skills, contingency management skills and job role environment skills.

Assessor requirements 

Assessors must be able to clearly demonstrate current and relevant industry knowledge and experience to satisfy the mandatory competency standards as set out in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015/AQTF mandatory requirements for assessors current at the time of assessment and any relevant licensing and certification requirements.