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Plant Operations

Plant Operations

Licenced Course

8 to 40 hours

from $495

Hallam, Bendigo, Sale, Onsite

Training Details


To operate equipment safely & effectively meeting or
exceeding industry standards and achieve a high level of capability

Entry Requirements:

Must be minimum 18 years of age


Modern with low hours


Dependent on skill level, courses that include all 4 tickets can take 5 days to complete including theory and practical testing.

Course Content:

Theory & Practical training using the machines locally on “Good Digging” soil, with low student/instructor ratios to ensure maximum time is spent operating the machinery. Students are tested in theory, pre-operating checks, machinery operation & shutdown procedures.

* Plant operators ticket by itself does not include units of competency. Operators ticket including units of competency also available.


Plant Roster

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23/05/2016 – 03/06/2016
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Competency Ticket Pricelist

 Plant Equipment Bendigo Dandenong Sale
 Front End Loader – Backhoe – Excavator – Skidsteer
     Training (per hour) $140.00 $140.00 $140.00
     Test Fee (per person) $350.00 $350.00 $350.00
     1 Day Course (1 Competency) $495.00 $495.00 $495.00
     5 Day Course (all 4 Competencies) $1,500.00 $1,500.00 $1,500.00
 Excavator 2 Day Course $670.00 $670.00 $670.00
 Front End Loader – Backhoe 2 Day Course $850.00 $850.00 $850.00
 Travel (per hour) If applicable $75.00 $75.00 $75.00

RII Plant Equipment Units Pricelist

Plant Equipment Fee for Service/Self Funded
Skidsteer (2-3 days)
Unit: RIIMPO318F – Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations
Backhoe (2-3 days)
Unit: RIIMPO319E – Conduct backhoe/loader operations
Excavator (2-3 days)
Unit: RIIMPO320F – Conduct civil construction excavator operations
Front end loader (2-3 days)
Unit: RIIMPO321E – Conduct civil construction wheeled front end loader operations
All 4 Units (10 days) $3,200
Materials/Card Fee $50
Other Charges
Operators Card Reprint $50.00
Re-issue Certificate / SOA $50.00

*From Jan 1st 2017 TDT does not offer government funded plant trainings.

FAQ Section

What vehicles does the plant operator ticket cover?

Plant operators use a range of specialised heavy machinery and vehicles, such as backhoes, skidsteer, front end loaders and excavators. In order to work with these types of machines, you will need to complete a plant operator ticket course with an accredited provider.

Where are plant operator ticket courses held in Victoria?

Transport Driver Training (TDT) runs courses from several locations across Victoria. Currently we are running these out of Bendigo and Sale, along with the option to do your training onsite. Speak to our friendly team for more information about course locations to get your plant operator ticket.

How long does the plant operator ticket course take?

Our plant operator ticket courses for front end loaders and other kinds of machinery vary in length based on experience level. To get all 4 operator competency tickets, it can take up to 5 days to complete a mix of theory and practical learning. To find out more about getting your plant operator and front end loader ticket in Victoria, get in touch with our friendly team.

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