Bobcat/Skidsteer Ticket

Get an entry into the earthmoving industry with a bobcat ticket from Major Training Group.

Bobcat/SkidSteer licence
Conduct Civil Construction Skid Steer Loader Operations




3 days

Course Outcomes

Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment in RIIMPO318F Conduct Civil Construction Skid Steer Loader Operations

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Earn your skid steer ticket with Major Training and get valuable building and construction industry experience. You’ll learn from our knowledgeable team and get hands on skid steer training at our simulated site facilities throughout South East Queensland.

A skid steer is also commonly referred to as a bobcat which is a brand of skid steer. The RIIMPO318F Conduct Civil Construction Skid Steer Loader Operations course will cover you to operate a bobcat.

Course Details

Getting your skid steer ticket with Major Training will earn you a nationally recognised unit of competency that’ll give you the skills to operate a bobcat. Skid steers are used in earthmoving, transport, mining and agriculture.

A skid steer ticket or a bobcat ticket is a valuable unit of competency, opening your horizons to a wide range of employment opportunities. With a skid steer ticket, you may find yourself on a building site, a mining operation or even working with a commercial landscaping company.


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.

ENTRY Requirements

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

To enrol in the Bobcat Course, students must:

  • Be able to read and write basic English
  • Pass a language, literacy, and numeracy assessment (LLN)
  • Be mechanically minded with an interest in operating heavy machinery
  • Be a minimum of 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)

Bobcat/Skidsteer Ticket

Acquiring a Bobcat ticket involves specialised training and certification that enables individuals to operate Bobcats—a type of compact construction equipment known for its versatility and maneuverability. A Bobcat ticket signifies proficiency in handling tasks such as digging, grading, loading, and material handling. Possessing this qualification opens avenues for diverse roles within construction, landscaping, and related industries.

Possible Roles

Bobcat Operator: As a bobcat operator, you'll be responsible for operating these versatile machines to perform various tasks such as digging trenches, grading surfaces, moving materials, and clearing debris on construction sites and other projects.

Site Preparation Crew Member: Bobcat operators are crucial in preparing construction sites by clearing debris, leveling surfaces, and creating a stable foundation for further building or development work

Erosion Control and Land Restoration Specialist: Bobcat operators with expertise in erosion control and land restoration play a crucial role in preventing soil erosion and restoring landscapes affected by natural processes or construction.

Landscaping and Groundskeeping: In the landscaping industry, bobcat operators help with tasks like excavating and grading for planting, creating paths, and sculpting terrain to achieve the desired outdoor aesthetics.

Material Handling Specialist: Bobcats excel at moving and distributing materials like gravel, soil, and aggregates. Operators play a key role in efficiently transporting and spreading materials in construction and landscaping projects.

Outdoor Event Setup and Cleanup: Bobcat operators assist in setting up and dismantling temporary structures for outdoor events like festivals and fairs. They level ground, move equipment, and ensure efficient event setup.

Potential wages could be in the region of $70,000 to $90,000 per year

Delivery Options

Major Training offers a three-day bobcat operator training course. Learn in a real-life construction setting and become qualified for skid steer operations with the course below.

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Utilise Major's well-equipped sites across South East Queensland (SEQ) for your training needs. We have popular industry courses running weekly.
Major also run courses in Northern NSW. Contact us today to learn more about undertaking a course in Northern NSW.

Course Details

Duration: 2 days training, 1 day assessment

Time: 6.30am to 3pm

This course is an intensive professional skid steer operator training program based on competency and delivered in a controlled environment at Major Training’s high-quality simulated worksites.

The course offers:

  • Everything you need to earn your skid steer / bobcat ticket from start to finish
  • Three days of intense, competency-based training and assessment delivered by our knowledgeable team
  • Intensive theoretical and practical training conducted in our classroom facilities over two days. The theory will be presented through videos, live demonstrations, and clear instructions by experienced trainers.
  • One day of practical assessment at our facility where you will operate a skid steer.
  • A practical skills logbook for you to record your experiences during the course
  • Courses run Monday to Wednesday or Wednesday to Friday from 6:30 am until 3.00 pm.

Students are trained to a level suitable to achieve all elements of the skid steer competency. We offer exceptional trainers and assessors and quality training materials, including a logbook, training plan, full assessment, training manual, and heavy machinery for you to operate.

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CSQ Funding

Amount Funded: $505

Student Gap Fee (what you will pay): $150

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At Major Training Group, we aim to ensure that everyone gets the most out of their studies and that is why students have access to a range of support options to help them along the way. They include:

  • 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.

Students with prior industry experience may be eligible for RPL. Students may also qualify for credit transfer if they can demonstrate prior qualifications and/or statements of attainment. You can learn more about credit transfer and RPL here.

We use a variety of assessment methods including;

  • Online
  • Paper
  • Video
  • Q&A
  • Demonstration
  • Short written answers
  • Longer written answers
  • Third-party observation
  • Knowledge skills observation 
  • Employer reports

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Earn your Bobcat ticket and get valuable building and construction industry experience with Major Training. If you’re looking for Bobcat training in Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast or the Gold Coast, we can arrange a training program to suit your needs. Call us on 1300 790 822 to discuss your options or book in using the course schedule below.

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