Conduct skid steer loader operations is a nationally recognisedcourse that will give you the skills to operate a skid steer/bobcat in the civil construction industry. The training will also qualify you for earthmovingjobs in the mining, construction and agriculture industries.

Our industry Trainers and Assessors will provide you with high quality, flexible and reliable training, giving you hands on real-world skills to meet the highest standards of safety and compliance in the industry. Our trainers and assessors will ensure you are site ready and have the necessary skills and knowledge to safely and efficiently undertake work in a range of working environments.

Verification of Competency (VOC) courses also available.

The course will teach you how to plan and prepare skid steer loader operations,carry out machine operation such as;loading, carrying and placing materials, selecting, removing and fitting attachments, maintenance, machine relocationand conducting housekeeping activities. You will also learn about:

  • OH&S legislation
  • Hazard prevention and risk control methods
  • Carry out pre and post operational checks
  • Loading and unloading of the machine
  • Remove and fit attachments
  • Operate and modify working techniques to meet changing work conditions
  • Move the machine safely within and/or between work areas, observing relevant codes and traffic management requirements

Depending on prior knowledge and experience, our courses are run over 3 - 5-days involving high quality face to face and logbooktrainingat our training yard in Brisbane.

Onsite training and assessing is available onsite at your company location. However, in such cases, we would conduct an inspection of the equipment that will be used to ensure the safety and conditions of the equipment is ideal for on-site training and meets the requirements for assessment.

There are no pre-requisites for this course however, to undertake formal assessment and operation of the machine you must be at least 16 years of age, be proficient (read and write) with basic English and be able to pass a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) assessment

You will also be required to produce 2 forms of identification which should include a current photo ID. We would also require you to wear basic PPE such as hi-vis, safety helmet, boots (preferably steel capped) and wear sun protectionduring the training.

Any medical problems or health conditions are required to disclosed beforetraining commences.

The full course cost is to be paid prior to the commencement of the course.

50% of the course cost is to be paid at the time of the booking and the balance is payable prior to the commencement of formal assessment.

All payments can be made using Direct Debit, Visa, or Mastercard. In the case of a failed payment or dishonored transaction, the enrolment of the candidate will be suspended. In such cases, you can seek a transfer to another course.

You can find more information about enrolment and payment policies in student handbook.

Refund Policy

Kindly refer to our student handbook for more information on our refund policy.

Our focus is not limited to providing you with industry knowledge and developing the required skills. We ensure you have the confidence and capability to apply the knowledge and skills to real life construction jobs. On successful completion:
  • You will be issued a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for RIIMPO318E Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations
  • Personalized wallet sized Operators Card with the unit of competency listed
  • Industry knowledge and skills to operate askid steer/bobcat.

Subsidies are available for eligible candidates through Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ). CSQ is an independent industry-funded body supporting employers, workers, apprentices and career seekers in the building and construction industry. CSQ provides funding for QLD based eligible workers as specified in the Building and Construction industry (portable Log Service Leave Act 1991 for further details go to

More information regarding subsidised training courses and eligibility can be found on our CSQ page

For further information you can contact us on (07) 5658 0040 or email us at

This course covers civil construction skid steer loader operations and is essential for those working or wanting to work in the civil construction industry.

Skid steer is commonly known as bobcat.


The course content in conducting skid steer loader operations includes:


  • Plan and prepare for skid steer loader operations
  • Operate the skid steer loader
  • Load, carry and place materials
  • Select, remove and fit attachments
  • Relocate the skid steer loader
  • Carry out machine operator maintenance
  • Conduct housekeeping activities


Please click here to download a pdf of the complete course outline.

On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment RIIMPO318E Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations.