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Backhoe Loader Training

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Why Civil Force Training?

At Civil Force our Earthmoving training is nationally recognised by industry from the Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package which means your earthmoving tickets are recognised throughout Australia in the mining and infrastructure industry.

The Backhoe is a piece of excavating equipment (which comprises of a bucket at the end of a two-part articulated arm) typically mounted on the back of a tractor or front loader. The aim of this course is to provide students with practical operator knowledge and skills necessary for the safe operation of a Backhoe.

Backhoe Training is available for individuals with different skill levels, with trainers facilitating to your experience & understanding. The course duration ranges from 3 to 6* days for Training & Test.

* Finance is available for 12 months interest free. Conditions apply.

You shall learn:

  • OH&S
  • Pre-operational inspection
  • Familiarisation of the Excavator
  • Handling characteristics
  • Manoeuvring of the Backhoe
  • Backhoe Digging
  • Backhoe Levelling
  • Backhoe Trenching
  • Theory training
  • Backhoe theory assessment
  • Backhoe operational assessment
  • Safe Operation of the Backhoe
  • Machine and General Safety
  • Backhoe Terminology
  • Start-up and Shut-down procedures
  • Operating Procedures
  • Bulk excavation
  • Loading materials on to trucks
  • Pipe laying
  • Digging under pipes
  • Backfilling trenches
  • Leveling with the front bucket
  • Lifting Loads


Designed for Beginners & Experienced

Our Backhoe training and assessment course is for people with no previous experience operating this type of machinery. Beginner courses are conducted on our site with our machinery. This course is designed specifically for the novice operator, with the view of obtaining competency to the national level.

This includes thorough training in both the theory and the practical components of this machine with an accredited trainer in a range of typical operating scenarios and a range of obstacle challenges to sharpen your skills.

Advanced courses for the experienced users are conducted on our site with our machinery, this course is the recommended course option for those who have confirmed 50 to 100 operating hours on the equipment who may not have access to their own machinery. This course includes an overview of the theory and driving components used as a basis for assessment.

Requirements (Pre-requisite)

  • Must have valid photo ID (drivers licence or passport)
  • Must wear suitable clothing and steel capped boots
  • Students must be over the age of 18 years old and possess suitable English reading and comprehension skills

Students receive an industry recognised competency ticket and Statement of Attainment.

Training Course – FAQ

What is the technical name or industry?

What is the equipment commonly called in the industry?

What type/brand of equipment is Training conducted on?

How many Backhoes does Civil Force Training have?
We have 4 backhoes ranging in size13 ton. All students will get to operate each machine. Students will usually start on the 1.5ton and progress to the 4ton.

Does the Backhoes have rubber tracks or Steel tracks?

Does the Backhoes have an open cab or an enclosed cab (AC Cab or Closed cab)?
Both types, enclosed have heated and air conditioned cabs.

What attachments do the Backhoes have?
All machines have a range of attachments and buckets, a mud bucket, general purpose bucket and a trenching bucket. Students will learn how to attach all buckets using a manual hitch. Also, we can instruct students on the use of our Auger (post hole digger).

Industry Ticket – Units of competency

Students receive an industry recognised competency ticket and Statement of Attainment for (RIIMPO319D) Conduct backhoe/loader operations

Class Timetable

Check our website for details of our next classroom workshop in your area.

Student support

Our training provides you with a

  • Comprehensive course manuals
  • Onsite civil construction experience
  • Personal Mentor
  • Interactive Classroom Workshops
  • Modern Plant & equipment
  • 1300 Helpline
  • No Hidden Fees

Where can I get more information?

Call : 1300 09 49 79
Email : [email protected]

*Finance is available for 12 months interest free. Conditions apply.

Refund Policy

Please read our Student Information Guide available from our website