The Skid Steer Loader is one of the most commonly used machines in building and civil construction sites. Operators require a certificate of competency.

MultiSkills Training helps you develop the skills you need to achieve your skid steer ticket. In this Skid Steer Loader course, you will learn the skills to conduct skid steer loader operations in the civil construction industry. This course includes: planning and preparing; conducting machine pre-operational checks; operating skid steer loaders; lifting, carrying and placing materials; selecting, removing and fitting attachments; relocating skid steer loaders; carrying out machine operator maintenance; and cleaning up.

This course will teach you the skills to

  • Understand skid steer loader types and characteristics
  • Understand skid steer loader capabilities and limitations
  • Understand basic principles of soils
  • Calculate safe working loads
  • Operate  the skid steer loader and use attachments
  • Interpret drawings and sketches
  • Apply site and equipment safety requirements
  • Carry out basic earthworks calculations
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Important Information

Units of Competency

  • RIIMPO318F – Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations

Age

  • Minimum 17 years

Duration

  • 1-3 days (dependent on experience)
  • Assessment only one day (dependent on experience) – Monday
  • Weekend (3 days)
  • Weekdays (3 days)

Flexible Delivery

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

Class Sizes

  • Low student to trainer ratio

Location

  • 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

Eligibility

  • 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: www.usi.gov.au
  • Safety footwear

Additional Information

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

Fees

Fee for service

  • $650 per person
  • $400 per person (assessment only)
  • Looking to do more than one plant ticket? When you book two or more plant tickets price is reduced to $550 per person, per machine.
  • MultiSkills can also offer V.O.C. (Verification of Competency) options, either on or offsite. Contact us for details.

Reassessment Fees

  • Theory Re-Assessment – $150
  • Practical & Theory Re-Assessment – 80% of the total course fee
  • Card re-print fee – To issue a replacement card, there will be a fee of $30

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between a Bobcat and a skid steer?

A skid steer loader is a machine used to dig, collect, lift and move material, particularly dirt and sand, and also grade, jackhammer cement and load trucks. Other activities include site clean-up, spreading material, road sweeping, backfill, load and removal material, and turf preparation.. A Bobcat is a brand of skid steer. These machines are great for improving efficiency on a job site and can be used to complete a range of different tasks.

Why is it called a skid steer?

A skid steer gets its name from the fact that it’s left and right wheels turn independently of each other, meaning it can turn or skid in place. Given the unique design of a skid steer, operators can use them to easily move throughout a busy construction site. These machines can be used for many different tasks, including clearing land, digging holes and transporting heavy items or equipment.

How much can you make with a skid steer?

You can make a lot of money using a skid steer. With the right training, you can fit all types of tools and attachments to the mechanical arms. This means you can take on excavation work, rubbish removal, digging and more, which are all useful skills. How much you can make will also depend on how efficient you are as an operator.

Do you need a licence to become a skid steer operator?

You need a statement of attainment to become a skid steer operator. This ensures that you have undertaken the required training and assessment to work safely. At MultiSkills, our courses teach participants everything they need to know about working safely and efficiently while using such machinery. Obtaining your skid steer ticket will make you a valuable asset to any job site.

Contact Us

If you require further information about getting your skid steer ticket, or would like to book a place in one of our courses, please contact our friendly administration team on 1800SKILLS or email us at info@multiskills.com.au

A valuable addition to your skillset

Skid steer loaders are used in a wide range of industries. From road construction to building and civil construction, landscape construction, rail, demolition and more, they’re a common sight on job sites and at workplaces across Australia. A skid steer ticket is much sought after, and can open a lot of opportunities for someone looking to expand their career prospects.

At MultiSkills Training, our mission is to help Victorian students achieve their full potential, empowering them through the delivery of high-quality learning experiences. We have extensive experience designing and delivering training in nationally recognised units of competency, allowing you the opportunity to take your skills anywhere in Australia.

Our courses can be accessed either through our two fully equipped locations in Melbourne and Geelong, or by onsite at your workplace, offering you convenience and flexibility in how you access training. All programs are delivered by experienced trainers who are experts in their fields and understand not just what skills you need to know but what for the industry is looking for. Class sizes are kept low to maximise student engagement and outcomes..

With a range of options including dogging ticket courses and first aid training, finding the right course to help you advance your career is simpler and easier than ever before. Browse our range of courses and discover the training you need to succeed in your industry.

Want to know more? Get in touch with MultiSkills Training today on 1800 754 557 or send us a message via our enquiry page and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have about our company and our courses.

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