RIIMPO316E Conduct self propelled compactor operations


This course provides the training required to operate a compactor on civil construction worksites.


Upon successful completion of all course requirements, participants will be able to:
  • Identify and understand the relevant workplace health and safety legislation, standards and codes of practice
  • Apply site and equipment safety requirements including safe operating in all terrains
  • Interpret drawings and sketches using civil construction terminology
  • Understand basic principles of soil technology and activity sequences of road construction , earthworks and drainage levelling and compacting techniques
  • Understand the safety data sheet and material handling methods
  • Operate, maintain and understand self-propelled compactor tasks and procedures, including basic diagnostics, methods of changing machine attachments, levelling techniques and shutdown and clean up procedures appropriate for the task.
  • Follow legislative, organisational and site requirements/procedures including traffic management control and environmental requirements.
  • Understand and apply JSAs/Safe Work Method Statements.

Target Audience:

This course is intended for any person who is required to undertake self-propelled compactor operations as part of their workplace duties, or who would like to extend their workplace duties to include self-propelled compactor operations.  

Learning Outcomes:

Learning Methods:

Delivery Option 1:  3-day face-to-face training sessions and final assessment.  Delivery length may vary dependent on client needs.
Delivery Option 2:  Initial enrolment, induction and logbook issue to learn while operating under the supervision of a licenced operator at your workplace, face to face training sessions and final assessment (please contact SWQ Training to discuss Delivery Option 2).

Experienced Operators:  ½ - 1 day face-to-face training session and final assessment, along with sufficient evidence to confirm operating history (ie. Third Party Report).
All learning resources are included in this course.

ONSITE DELIVERY:  This course can be delivered onsite.  Please enquire below for onsite delivery options.

Program Benefits:

  • This course is nationally recognised (accredited).
  • Participants who successfully complete all requirements will be issued with a Statement of Attainment and competency card.


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