Asphalt Paver Training Course

Conduct Asphalt Paver Operations


This course is designed for students to gain the skills and qualifications to operate an excavator for the Civil Construction, Mining, Building, Facilities and Asset Management industries. We offer competitive pricing on all our courses and are happy to negotiate where more than one course or more than one student will be completing the course.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) can be offered providing suitable evidence is supplied. Discuss this with our support staff prior to beginning the course. Upon completion of the course you will be provided with a Photo identification card detailing your qualifications and a certificate demonstrating a Statement of Attainment (SOA)

Key Points

Prepare to conduct asphalt paver operations

Set up asphalt paver

Operate asphalt paver

Carry out operator maintenance

Relocate paver

Clean up

Foundation Skills required

This section describes those pre-requisite language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills that are essential to performance.


Identifies and interprets information from workplace procedures, documentation, legislation and regulations


Uses equipment operating capacity schedule to confirm safe weight load limits

Course Outline

1. Plan and prepare to conduct asphalt paver operations
1.1 Access, interpret and apply asphalt paver operations documentation and ensure the work activity is compliant
1.2 Obtain, read, interpret, clarify and confirm work requirements
1.3 Identify and address potential risks, hazards and environmental issues, and implement control measures
1.4 Select and wear personal protective equipment appropriate for work activities
1.5 Confirm and apply environmental protection and safety requirements
1.6 Obtain, interpret and implement traffic management signage requirements
1.7 Determine material to be laid and handling procedures to be employed
1.8 Select and check for faults plant, tools and equipment to carry out tasks
1.9 Obtain and interpret emergency procedures, and be prepared for fire/accident/emergency

2. Set up asphalt paver
2.1 Carry out start-up, park, shutdown and secure equipment procedures
2.2 Adjust, change or inflate tyres
2.3 Set equipment to correct levels to enable the laying of materials
2.4 Set heating controls for the screed board
2.5 Install feeder bin where required
2.6 Check materials spreading controls for correct operation

3. Operate asphalt paver
3.1 Drive and operate equipment
3.2 Engage delivery vehicles smoothly without bumping
3.3 Maintain appropriate uniform speed during spreading operations
3.4 Monitor and maintain asphalt mix
3.5 Maintain communication with screed hand to ensure job is progressing satisfactorily and that materials are being spread to specifications
3.6 Monitor movement of the plant to ensure safety of asphalt crew

4. Carry out operator maintenance
4.1 Prepare machine for maintenance
4.2 Conduct inspection and fault finding
4.3 Carry out scheduled maintenance tasks
4.4 Process written maintenance records

5. Relocate paver
5.1 Prepare paver for relocation
5.2 Drive paver safely on highways and construction sites

6. Clean up
6.1 Clear work area and dispose of or recycle materials
6.2 Clean, check, maintain and store plant, tools and equipment
6.3 Carry out housekeeping requirements

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