Conduct wheel loader operations


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

Course Overview

RIIMPO304E – Conduct wheel loader operations

This course teaches the skills and knowledge required to operate and shift loads using wheel loader operations.

The course applies to those working in site-based roles


Coal mining
Metalliferous mining

You will need the following:

Current Identification.
Current White Card.
Have a good understanding of the English language.
Have a good understanding of mobile plant equipment.

You will learn:

Carry out pre-operational checks and post-operational checks.
Plan and prepare for the job.
Operate a Wheel Loader safely.

Theory assessments must be completed prior to practical assessments.
The practical assessment may take 4 to 8 hours.

Licensing Regulation:
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.