RIIMPO318F – Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations

Course Overview

This nationally accredited short course covers the skills and knowledge required to operate a skid steer loader (Bobcat)

Bobcat Operators are in demand! This a great course that may improve your employment opportunities in the construction and resource sectors.

Skills developed include:

  • Selecting equipment and confirming suitability for work activities
  • Fitting and testing attachments
  • Conducting prestart and start-up checks before commencing operations
  • Identifying and acting upon faults and defects
  • Techniques to suit different work conditions
  • Loading, carrying and placing materials within operating limits
  • Parking up, shutting down and securing equipment
  • Moving equipment safely between work areas

Duration: 1 day (depending on competency)

Times: 7:00 am to 3:00 pm

Class Size: 4 – 6 

Location: Noble Training Facility or Work Site 

Assessment method: Theory and Practical

Course Fees

Subsidised*: $200 or 3 for $400

Full Fee: $500 or 3 for $1200

*Funding options available. Contact us for more information to see if you meet the eligibility requirements

* students applying for the 1-day program are required to be existing or experienced construction or resource sector workers.


Category: SKU: CSQ-SSL


RIIMPO318F Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations

About this course
This nationally accredited short course covers the skills and knowledge required for a skid steer loader (Bobcat) to load, haul and distribute materials.  The unit derives from the RII30820 – Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations.


  • This unit applies to those who work in operational roles.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories, and industry sectors, and must be sourced from the relevant jurisdiction

Jurisdiction: This is a nationally recognised qualification that qualifies you to safely operate a Bobcat and can be used when applying for jobs in the civil construction and resources sector across Australia. Sites may require further training according to their standards.

Licence: You do not need a specific license to operate a Bobcat under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011. However, where a certificate is no longer required for earth-moving activities, the PCBU has a primary duty of care duty under the Act to ensure that workers are trained and competent to do this work safely; this unit can and may be used to satisfy some of the requirements. Link to Worksafe Qld

Unit Sector

  • Civil infrastructure

Course Duration

Pre-course written work will support 1 day of face-to-face training and assessment.

Applicants with substantial industry experience may apply for recognition of prior learning.

Course Requirements

Students are required to meet the following to enrol:

Minimum age: 16

Literacy and numeracy skills to:

  • read relevant workplace information
  • to understand weight load limits

Provide own serviceable Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including:

  • Safety boots
  • Hi-Vis Vest
  • Long sleeves pants and shirt

Sites may require:

  • Hearing protection
  • Gloves
  • Hard Hat

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

RIIMPO318F Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations

Link to unit details on Training.gov: RIIMPO318F

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