Conduct telescopic materials handler operations


This unit covers conducting telescopic materials handler operations in the resources and infrastructure industries. It includes planning and preparing; conducting machine pre-operational checks; operating the telescopic materials handler; attaching, securing, lifting, carrying and placing materials; selecting, removing and fitting attachments; relocating the telescopic materials handler; carrying out machine operator maintenance; and cleaning up. Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories, and industry sectors..

Course Overview

RIIHAN309F – Conduct telescopic materials handler operations

A high risk work licence for a non-slewing mobile crane operation (CN) is required for this plant when used as a crane where the capacity exceeds 3 tonne and when fitted with a boom or jib and hook block.

Where the plant is fitted with a personnel box attached directly to the main boom and the personnel box can be extended 11 metres or more the operator requires an elevated work platform (WP) certificate.

Where the plant is fitted with other attachments i.e. bucket or forks etc, a Telehandler competency is all that is required

This course covers the skills and knowledge required to conduct telescopic materials handler operations.

The course is for those working in site-based roles.

The unit describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to conduct telescopic materials handler operations in the Resources and Infrastructure Industries.

RPL (Recognised Prior Learning) can be applied for.

This Unit Of Competency can also be completed as part of the course RII30915 – Certificate III in Civil Construction – General.  Eligible students may be entitled to Government Subsided FUNDING if completing this unit as part of the RII30915 course.  In Total there are 7 Core units and 18 Electives in the Full RII30915 Course.

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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/locations that may suit you. The candidate or the employer may have to give access to a suitable vehicle to conduct the training. The vehicle must be in good operation and safe condition and meet with manufacturer guidelines and specifications.

  Study Options
  • Funding

  • This course may or may not be subsidised by government funding or industry incentives. Some courses as low as $50 (your contribution) Enquire NOW to see if you are eligible for any funding options available (for some courses only) – we are a registered RTO for various State & Federal Funding including UserChoice, Certificate 3 Guarantee, CSQ, Skilling Queenslanders for Work, Aboriginal Responsive Skilling Grants or BERT
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  • Face to Face
  • RPL (Recognised Prior Learning)
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  • 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 80.

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

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