Conduct rigid haul truck operations


This unit covers conducting rigid haul truck operations in the resources and infrastructure industries. It includes: planning and preparing for operations; operating the haul truck; loading, hauling and dumping materials; and carrying out post-operational procedures.

Course Overview

RIIMPO338E – Conduct rigid haul truck operations

Haul trucks covered in this course are off-highway trucks and may include: diesel-mechanical, diesel-electric, rigid body, articulated and belly dump. This course is appropriate for those working in mobile plant operator roles and at worksites.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to operate, load, haul and dump materials using a rigid haul truck.

Civil infrastructure
Coal mining
Metalliferous mining


This course covers the operations of a Rigid Haul Truck in the following fields…

  • Planning and preparation for operations
  • Conducting machine pre-operational checks
  • Operate a rigid haul truck
  • Load, haul and dump materials using a rigid haul truck
  • Carrying out machine operator maintenance
  • Cleaning up after operations

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.

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  • 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.


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