Conduct grader operations


This unit covers conducting grader operations in the mining and extractive industries. It includes planning and preparing for operations, operating graders, carrying out post-operational procedures..

Course Overview

RIIMPO310F – Conduct grader operations

This course teaches the skills and knowledge required to operate a grader.

The course applies to those working in site -based roles.

Coal mining
Metalliferous mining

The duration of the course will vary depending on your background and experience, you may be eligible for RPL if there is suitable evidence that shows your prior experience in operating a Grader.  (Logbook Training and Assessment) is required for students without experience and who complete the Face-to-Face course.

A logbook must be completed with on-the-job training for students who don’t have experience operating a Grader.
Set tasks are listed in the front of the logbook that must be completed a number of times depending on the student.

Theory assessments must be completed prior to practical assessments.
Practical assessments are only undertaken when the logbook tasks have been completed.
The practical assessment may take 4 to 8 hours.

Load shifting equipment (other than a Forklift) are no longer required to have a licence, however, an operator must still be deemed competent.

Successful students receive a “Statement of Attainment” which is recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework.

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, you must possess basic literacy and numeracy skills. You may be required to complete a Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LLN) indicator prior to enrolling.

 If you have any concerns regarding the literacy or numeracy requirements, please contact for advice.


Your Training Options

We conduct all our courses on a regular basis. Click the enquire button and enter your preferred dates and we will get back to with dates that suit you. If machine has to be hired, these costs will be passed on to students.

Study Options

  • Blended
  • Face to Face
  • RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning)
  • We can come to you
  • Group bookings
  • Bundle packages available

Nominal (supervised) hours represent the supervised structured learning and assessment activity required to sufficiently address the content of each course (acknowledging that progress can vary between learners).

This course has nationally agreed nominal hours of 40.

The volume of learning identifies the duration of all activities required to achieve the learning outcomes of the course, including all training and learning activities such as guided learning, individual study, learning activities in the workplace and assessment activities.

The time taken to complete this course may vary due to contributing factors such as previous experience.


About This Course

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning is offered by Civil Safety. Call 1300 CIVIL S to enquire about fees and processes

Credit Transfer

Credit transfer may be offered on units of competency that you already hold. Contact Civil Safety. Call 1300 CIVIL S to enquire about fees and process

Course Locations

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Course Fees

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Study at Civil Safety

You are encouraged to download and read the student handbook prior to enrolling to understand your rights and obligations as a student at Civil Safety.

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LLN Indicator

If you have not previously studied a certificate-level qualification before we will need to check your readiness for study. Please call 1300 CIVIL S prior to enrolling for more information.