Grader Training Course

Conduct Civil Construction Grader 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)

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 for grader operations
1.1 Access, interpret and apply grader operations documentation and ensure the work activity is compliant
1.2 Obtain, read, interpret, clarify and confirm work instructions
1.3 Identify and address risks, hazards and environmental issues and implement control measures
1.4 Select and wear personal protective equipment appropriate for work activities
1.5 Identify, obtain and implement traffic management signage requirements
1.6 Select, and check for faults, equipment and/or attachments for work activities
1.7 Obtain and interpret emergency procedures, and be prepared for fire/accident/emergency
2. Operate grader
2.1 Carry out pre-start, start-up, park, shutdown and secure equipment procedures
2.2 Coordinate activities with others at the site prior to commencement of, and during, the work activity
2.3 Continually monitor hazards and risks, and ensure safety of self, other personnel, plant and equipment
2.4 Identify and apply operating techniques for grader to achieve optimum output within specified tolerances
2.5 Drive and operate grader, and modify the operating technique to meet changing work conditions
2.6 Complete work plan within the operating capacity of the equipment
2.7 Act on or report monitoring systems and alarms

3. Select, remove and fit attachments
3.1 Select attachment for the task
3.2 Remove and fit attachment
3.3 Test attachment and ensure correct fitting and operation
3.4 Use attachment in accordance with recommendations and design limits
3.5 Clean and store removed attachments in designated location
4. Relocate Prepare to relocate the grader
4.1 Prepare grader for relocation
4.2 Move grader safely within and between worksiteswork areas, observing relevant codes and traffic management requirements
4.3 Load and unload machine from float/trailer
5. Carry out machine operator maintenance
5.1 Prepare machine for maintenance
5.2 Conduct inspection and fault finding
5.3 Carry out scheduled maintenance tasks
5.4 Process written maintenance records
6. Conduct housekeeping activities
6.1 Clear work area and dispose of or recycle materials in accordance with project environmental management plan
6.2 Process records

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