Grader Ticket

Get job site experience while you earn your grader ticket with Major Training Group.

Grader Ticket
Conduct Civil Construction Grader Operations


3 days

Course Outcomes

Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment in RIIMPO324F Conduct Civil Construction Grader Operations

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

If you’re looking for comprehensive grader 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.

Course Details

A grader ticket is a nationally recognised unit of competency that’ll give you the skills to operate a grader on a construction or building site. Having a grader 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.

After completing the training, students will undertake a closed book written theory test and a comprehensive practical test using our machinery.

ENTRY Requirements

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

To enrol in the grader 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).

Grader Ticket

A Grader ticket, obtained through specialised training and certification, showcases expertise in operating graders—heavy construction machinery designed for precision grading, leveling, and shaping of surfaces. Holding a Grader ticket indicates skill in operating this equipment accurately and efficiently. This qualification opens doors to a range of roles within construction, roadworks, and earthmoving projects.

Possible Roles

Grader Operator: As a grader operator, you'll be responsible for using graders to grade and level surfaces on construction sites, roads, and other projects, ensuring smooth and accurately graded surfaces.

Site Preparation Specialist: Within construction teams, grader operators prepare sites for building projects by shaping terrain, establishing drainage slopes, and ensuring proper foundations.

Airport Runway Grading: Grader operators contribute to maintaining airport runways by ensuring accurate grading and drainage for safe and smooth takeoffs and landings.

Road Construction and Maintenance: Grader operators play a pivotal role in road construction and maintenance projects, precisely grading road surfaces, creating slopes, and achieving specified elevations.

Mining and Quarry Operations: Operators with Grader tickets assist in mining and quarry operations by creating even surfaces for haul roads, stockpiles, and processing areas.

Sports Field and Golf Course Grading: Grader operators maintain sports fields and golf courses by creating level surfaces, shaping contours, and establishing proper drainage.

Potential wages could be in the region of $80,000 to $100,000 per year

Delivery Options

Major Training offers a three-day grader operator training course. Learn in a real-life construction setting and become qualified for grader 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
Three-Day Grader Course

Duration: 2 days training, 1 day assessment

Time: 6.30am to 3pm

This course is an intensive professional grader 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 grader 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 grader.
  • 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 grader 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
  • Study Now and Pay Later with up to 12 Months Interest-Free -> Learn More Here
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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.

Would definitely recommend to others
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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If you need grader 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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