Conduct tractor operations


This unit covers conducting tractor operations in the civil construction industry. It includes: planning and preparing; conducting machine pre-operational checks; operating the tractor; selecting, removing and fitting attachments; relocating the tractor; and carrying out machine operator maintenance and cleaning up.

Course Overview

RIIMPO315E – Conduct tractor operations

This course is for anyone who owns, or operates a tractor on a regular basis, with or without attachments.

The competency required to conduct civil construction tractor operations is covered in this unit.

Planning and preparation for work, the conduct of operational checks, the safe and effective operation of the tractor for a range of mandatory tasks, the fitting, use and removal of attachments and operator maintenance activities are all covered in this unit.

This course outlines how to Plan And Prepare Work, Conduct Pre-Operational Checks, Operate Tractor, Carry Out Operator Maintenance, Select, Remove And Fit, Attachments, and Clean Up.


  • Participants must wear steel capped footwear, Hi Visibility Clothing and Hard Hats. For any specific PPE requirements please contact Student Services
  • English language skills need to be sufficient to understand and comprehend written and verbal instructions
  • Numeracy skills are needed to interpret calculations and formulas.You will be required to complete a LLN indicator test prior to enrolement (there is no charge for your LLN indicator test).


  • Regulations and legislation
  • Hazard identification and risk assessment
  • Conduct routine checks
  • Operate and safely shift loads
  • Shut down and secure plant and equipment

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Study Options

  • Blended
  • Face to Face
  • Night course options (subject to minimum numbers)
  • 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 60.

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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Credit Transfer

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LLN Indicator

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