Pile Driving Training Course

Conduct Pile Driving operations


Further information is available in the Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package Companion Volume.

Key Points

Plan and prepare to conduct pile driving operations

Locate pile positions and establish piling rig plant

Drive and join pile

Remove piling rig

Conduct clean-up activities

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
1.1 Access, interpret and apply pile driving documentation and ensure the work activity is compliant
1.2 Obtain, interpret, clarify and confirm work instructions before proceeding
1.3 Confirm and apply environmental protection and safety requirements
1.4 Obtain, interpret and implement traffic management signage requirements
1.5 Select, and check for faults, plant, tools and equipment to carry out tasks
1.6 Select and wear correct personal protective equipment appropriate for work activities
1.7 Identify, address and report environmental issues, potential hazards and risks
1.8 Obtain and interpret emergency procedures, and be prepared for fire/accident/emergency
2. Locate pile positions and establish piling rig plant
2.1 Establish location for piles from reference points and set out
2.2 Establish plant and equipment in position and conduct pre-start checks
2.3 Prepare and check pile for conformity
2.4 Identify and protect area for pile driving

3. Drive pile
3.1 Manoeuvre pile into position using the piling rig
3.2 Set up piling rig and drive pile into place
3.3 Carry out splicing or jointing
4. Remove piling rig
4.1 Dismantle plant and equipment
4.2 Relocate piling rig in preparation for next piling installation
5. Clean up
5.1 Clear work area and dispose of or recycle materials
5.2 Clean, check, maintain and store plant, tools and equipment

Qualifications provided by partner organisations