Backhoe

Backhoe Beginner and Refresher Courses from

From $450 – $550

Nationally Recognised Unit of Competency:

Overview

Earn your backhoe ticket and get valuable building and construction industry experience with Great Heavy Training School.

If you’re looking for comprehensive backhoe training in Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast or the Gold Coast, our knowledgeable team provides hands-on training at simulated site facilities throughout South East Queensland.

About the course

A Backhoe competency course can increase career prospects in the construction, mining, agriculture and transport industries.

The Backhoe course (Brisbane) is delivered by a team of experienced trainers and provides a nationally recognised unit of competency. Course participants will acquire essential skills to operate a backhoe safely and efficiently and further their career.

What you’ll learn:

  • Safe operation of a backhoe
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  • Testing based on written and practical assessments
  • Statement of attainment awarded on completion of the course

Prices start from just $450!

After completing the training, our assessment includes a closed book written theory test and a comprehensive practical test using our machinery.

THE BACKHOE COURSE INCLUDES

  • A detailed training plan developed from our knowledge of the earthmoving industry
  • Practical training recorded in a practical skills logbook
  • Written and practical assessments conducted on completion of formal training
  • All training materials, machinery and a hi-vis vest.

A nationally recognised statement of attainment will be issued to students on successful completion of the course.

Upcoming Backhoe Courses

Upcoming Dates Availability Location
Thu, 27 Aug 2020 (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM) Places Available 359 Wecker Rd, Mansfield, QLD 4122

OBJECTIVE OF THE BACKHOE COURSE

A backhoe ticket is a nationally recognised unit of competency that’ll give you the skills to operate a backhoe on a construction or building site. Having a backhoe ticket will qualify you for jobs in transport, mining, and agriculture.

DELIVERY OF THE BACKHOE COURSE

Great Heavy Training School offers an easy-to-access backhoe operator training course. Learn in a real-life construction setting and become qualified for backhoe operations with the course below.

STUDENT ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

This course is suitable for students who are currently employed or seeking employment in the construction industry.

To enrol in the backhoe course, students must:

  • Basic English language, literacy and numeracy skills are essential
  • Pass a language, literacy and numeracy assessment (LLN)
  • Be mechanically minded with an interest in operating heavy machinery
  • Be a minimum 16 years of age
  • Provide two forms of identification
  • Wear steel capped or safety boots on site. Sun protection is also recommended (hat, long sleeves, and pants).

CREDIT TRANSFER AND/OR RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING

The backhoe ticket course is a unit of competency from RII30815 Certificate III in Civil Construction (Plant Operations). Successful completion of the backhoe course could count towards achieving this qualification.

COURSE OUTCOME

By earning your backhoe ticket with Great Heavy Training School, you’ll be trained in the safe and effective operation of a backhoe. Successful students will receive a nationally recognised statement of attainment.

STUDENT SUPPORT OPTIONS

Students have access to a range of support options, including:

  • Additional practical training sessions
  • Extended learning time
  • Alternative training methods and resources
  • Access to our experienced staff for one-on-one training
  • Recognition of previous learning and experience to speed up the process.

Speak to one of our team members to find out how we can support you. Additional costs may apply.

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FAQ’s

What is a backhoe?

A backhoe is a type of earthmoving equipment featuring a digging bucket attached to an articulated arm. Backhoes can be mounted to the back of a tractor or a front loader.

What is a backhoe used for?

Backhoes are primarily used for earthmoving and excavation applications. The backhoe bucket can be replaced with various attachments to suit the requirements of different jobs.

Do you need a licence to operate a backhoe?

There is no backhoe licence – it’s a unit of competency and each worksite needs to prove competency in order to operate. Getting a backhoe unit of competency from a registered training organisation ensures you have the skills to safely operate this machinery.

CONTACT OUR TEAM

If you’re looking for backhoe training in Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast or the Gold Coast, we can arrange a training program to suit your needs. Call us on 0450 673 385 to discuss your options or book in using the course schedule below.

BEGINNERS
EARTH MOVING

No experience required
 
Receive training & assessment in various types of earth moving equipment
Equipment includes
Excavator, Skid-Steer
Front-end Loader, Backhoe
Course Outcome
Receive Nationally Accredited RII units of competency (SoA) + plastic industry wallet card
Location
359 Wecker Rd, Mansfield, QLD 4122
1 x ticket $550
2 x tickets $900
3 x tickets $1250
4 x tickets $1600

EXPERIENCED
EARTH MOVING

For experienced operators
(min 12 months)
Streamlined to suit your needs, saving you time and money

Equipment includes
Excavator, Skid-Steer
Front-end Loader,Backhoe
Course Outcome
Receive Nationally Accredited RII units of competency (SoA) + plastic industry wallet card
Location
359 Wecker Rd, Mansfield, QLD 4122
1 x ticket $450
2 x tickets $800
3 x tickets $1150
4 x tickets $1500

ONSITE
EARTH MOVING

Contact us to discuss the needs of your employees
Training and assessment available in any type of earth moving equipment
Discount for multiple courses and group bookings
Course Outcome
Receive Nationally Accredited RII units of competency (SoA) + plastic industry wallet card
Location
Onsite at your workplace. (minimum 5 people)
Contact us for a
competitive quote

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