backhoe operator course - backhoe training - MultiSkills Training

Learn how to safely use an essential building and civil construction machine in this comprehensive backhoe operator course. With all workers using this machine on a worksite requiring a certificate of competency, you’ll be equipped to work across the construction, transport, mining and agriculture industries.

Participants who attend this backhoe operator course will be provided with hand-on training on the basic principles and practical skills needed to conduct building and construction tasks. As you learn about the best way to fulfil your role on a worksite, you’ll also be taught a range of recommended operating techniques to ensure you, and those around you, remain safe at all times.

From preparing the worksite and pre-operational machinery checks to choosing the best attachments, our expert-led backhoe operator course is the ideal way to get up to speed as quickly and effectively as possible.

Learn the following backhoe operator skills:

  • Understand backhoe/ loader types and characteristics
  • Understand backhoe/loader capabilities and characteristics
  • Understand basic principles of soils
  • Calculate safe working loads
  • Operate the backhoe/loader and use attachments
  • Interpret drawings and sketches
  • Apply site and equipment safety requirements
  • Carry out basic earthwork calculations

After undergoing assessment by our expert trainers and successfully completing the course, participants will be issued with a backhoe operator statement of attainment and operators competency card.

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MultiSkills Training is widely regarded as one of the top vocational and training course providers in Australia. Having spent years helping to educate thousands of participants on a range of vital construction and logistical skills, we take an immense amount of pride when they go on to achieve success in their industry.

Alongside our high-quality training courses, we also strive to provide incredible customer service at all times. Meanwhile, our vast network of partnerships ensured we offer a truly valuable learning experience. Get in touch with our expert team via our contact page or give us a call on 1800SKILLS.

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Important Information

Units of Competency

  • RIIMPO319E – Conduct backhoe/loader operations

Accreditation & Currency 


  • Minimum 17 years


  • 3 days (Weekend & Weekdays)

Flexible Delivery

  • This course can be delivered to accommodate learning styles and employment arrangements. Weekends available.

Class Sizes

  • Low student to trainer ratio


  • 38-42 Lock Ave, Werribee VIC 3030
  • 351-359 Portarlington Road, Moolap VIC 3224 (Geelong)

Assessment Method

  • Written activities, verbal questions, observation and practical demonstration

Assessment Only

  • One-day assessment – only available to experienced operators (conditions apply)


  • As MultiSkills Training is not CRICOS approved we are unable to enrol any students that are on a student VISA, if you are on a student VISA you will need to go to a TAFE or RTO that is CRICOS approved.

Entry Requirements

  • Ability to comprehend the English language
  • A USI Number (Unique Student Identifier) Visit:
  • Safety footwear

Additional Information

  • Upon successful completion of this course, you will be issued with a nationally accredited statement of attainment


Fee for service

  • Please refer to the table above.
  • Assessment only: Price on Application (conditions apply)
  • MultiSkills can also offer V.O.C. (Verification of Competency) options, either on or offsite. Contact us for details.
  • Card reissue fee – $45

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a backhoe loader?

A backhoe loader is a heavy equipment vehicle that is similar to a tractor but has a shovel on the front and a backhoe fitted on the back. Other names for this machine include loader backhoe, backhoe and digger. They can be used for digging, clearing rubble and lifting heavy objects.

How do I become a certified backhoe operator?

To become a certified backhoe operator, you will need to complete the required training course with a registered training organisation. This will teach you how to safely operate a backhoe, how to make adjustments to attachments and how to change fittings. These are all important skills to know when it comes to using a backhoe loader.

How long does backhoe training take?

Backhoe training takes 3 days With MultiSkills Training. Courses can be delivered in flexible ways to accommodate for different learning styles and employment arrangements that you may have. MultiSkills offers expert training to all participants to ensure the best level of teaching at all times.

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If you require further information about getting your backhoe loader licence, or would like to book a spot in one of our courses, then please contact our friendly administration team on 1800SKILLS or email us at
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