front end loader

Front End Loaders are machines that are commonly used on building, civil construction and landfill sites. Operation of a Front End Loader requires a certificate of competency. In this course, you will learn the skills needed to conduct Front End Loader operations.

Over the duration of your front end loader training, you’ll learn a number of valuable and imperative skills needed for the secure and proficient handling of front end loaders. This includes planning and preparing; conducting machine pre-operational checks; operating the machine; lifting, carrying and placing materials; relocating the machine; carrying out machine operator maintenance and cleaning up. Our courses are specially designed to teach students to work safely and efficiently so that they can succeed throughout their career.

This course will teach you the skills to:

  • Understand front end loader types and characteristics
  • Understand front end loader capabilities and characteristics
  • Understand basic principles of soils
  • Calculate safe working loads
  • Operate the front end loader and use attachments
  • Interpret drawings and sketches
  • Apply site and equipment safety requirements
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Important Information

Units of Competency

  • RIIMPO321F – Conduct civil construction wheeled front end loader operations

Accreditation & Currency 


  • Minimum 17 years


  • 3 Days (24 hours). 7:45AM to 4:00PM each day

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)
  • Onsite

Assessment Method

  • Written activities, verbal questions, observation and practical demonstration

Assessment Only

  • One-day assessment – only available for 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:
  • Must complete a pre-training review prior to course commencement
  • Proof of identity
  • Safety footwear

Additional Information

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


Fee for service

  • Weekday fee: $650 per person
  • Weekend fee: $800 per person
  • Assessment only: $400 (conditions apply)
  • 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.
  • Card re-print fee – To issue a replacement card, there will be a fee of $30

Reassessment Fees

  • Theory Re-Assessment – $150
  • Practical & Theory Re-Assessment – 80% of the total course fee

Contact Us

If you require further information or would like to book, please contact our friendly administration team on 1800SKILLS or email us at

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