Excavator Ticket

Upskill for a job in the earthmoving industry with an excavator ticket from Major Training Group.

Excavator Ticket
Conduct Civil Construction Excavator Operations




3 days

Course Outcomes

Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment in RIIMPO320F Conduct Civil Construction Excavator Operations

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Earn your excavator ticket and get valuable building and construction industry experience with Major Training.

If you’re looking for comprehensive excavator 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.

Take the next step in your career by earning your Conduct Civil Construction Excavator Operations with Major Training.

Course Details

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


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

Our assessments include a closed book written theory test and a comprehensive practical test using our machinery.

ENTRY Requirements

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

To enrol in this excavator 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)

Excavator Ticket

An Excavator ticket, obtained through specialised training and certification, signifies expertise in operating excavators—versatile heavy machinery used for digging, trenching, and earthmoving tasks. Holding an Excavator ticket demonstrates proficiency in precise operation and efficient manipulation of this equipment. This qualification opens avenues for diverse roles within construction, mining, and excavation projects.

Possible Roles

Excavator Operator: As an excavator operator, you'll be responsible for using excavators to dig trenches, foundations, and holes, as well as loading materials and moving earth on construction sites, mines, and various projects requiring excavation.

Pipe and Utility Installation: In infrastructure projects, excavator operators assist in installing pipes, conduits, and utilities beneath the ground, accurately excavating trenches for utilities and underground structures.

Environmental Restoration: Operators with Excavator tickets contribute to environmental restoration by reshaping land and creating water bodies like ponds, lakes, and wetlands, enhancing ecological habitats.

Demolition Specialist: Excavator operators play a key role in controlled demolition, where they skillfully dismantle structures, remove debris, and clear sites for redevelopment using the excavator's precise capabilities.

Mining and Quarrying Operations: Excavator operators are instrumental in mining and quarry operations, extracting minerals, ores, and aggregates. They assist in loading trucks and stockpiling materials.

Landscaping and Earthmoving: Excavator operators play a role in landscaping projects by shaping terrain, creating features like ponds and terraces, and moving earth to achieve desired outdoor aesthetics.

Potential wages could be in the region of $78,000 to $85,000 per year.

Delivery Options

Major Training offers an easily accessible three-day excavator course. Learn in a real-life construction setting and become qualified for excavator operations with the below excavator training.

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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
Three-Day Backhoe Course

Duration: 2 days training, 1 day assessment

Time: 6.30am to 3pm

This course is an intensive professional excavator 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 excavator 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 an excavator.
  • 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 excavator 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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Funded Options
CSQ Funding

Amount Funded: $505

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

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BERT Funding

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Study Information

View our comprehensive resource hub and explore more information about payment options, student support, credit transfer/RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning), assessment methods, and the wealth of resources available to enhance your educational journey.

We accept a range of payment options:

  • Credit Card via our secure payment gateway
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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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Awesome!! After coming from TAFE the training is so much better.
Awesome!! After coming from TAFE the training is so much better. Smaller classes better and more knowledgeable teachers who care about the students and more flexible learning (being able to do most of the work from home). TAFE felt like it was just there to keep apprentices there for as long as possible (spending 8 hours to do 2 hours of work) but here it’s all based around the student, come in for the morning to to finish up units then go back to work for the rest of the day.

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The staff were very friendly, trainer Carl made it very easy to learn what was needed and helped when I was struggling. Crane operator pat was very kind and made it easy to do the lifts. Amazing operator. Would definitely recommend to others and will be coming back to learn other skills. 👍

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