RTCSA’s training and assessment courses are designed for individuals who have little to no experience in the operation of specified plant and equipment.

These courses provide participants with the skills, knowledge and information necessary to safely and competently operate plant – laying down the foundation skills that will assist them to continue to safely improve their skills and machinery operations.

Assessment and Course Delivery:

Training and assessment courses have both theory and practical components. Course duration will vary as to the level of experience participants have and the ease at which they are able to incorporate new skills and knowledge into demonstrated competency.  For a person with no experience, the nominal time anticipated is up-to 3 days.

Photo identification must be provided on the day.

Prerequisites/Entry requirements:

There are no formal prerequisites. However, assessment requires a reasonable command of English, literacy and numeracy to be able to successfully complete the tools of assessments, and we recommend that participants have completed Year 10.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Long sleeved hi-vis shirt (or long-sleeved shirt with hi-vis vest)
  • Enclosed safety shoes 
  • Long pants
  • Appropriate weather attire – ie. hat, sunscreen, etc.

Costs: Onsite training and assessment is priced on a case-by-case basis dependent upon needs of the individual, location and machinery viability. Contact us directly for a quote for your training and assessment.

Site requirements:

  • An area suitable for completion of theory assessment, including shelter, desk, chair for all participants
  • Machines in a safe and compliant condition
  • Safe area for practical operation of machines where earth can be moved or excavated.

All machines are to be supplied by the client. If you are unable to access a machine, we are able to hire one for a further cost.

Successful participants receive a Duty of Care – Plant Competency Card for the specific machine they were assessed on, endorsed by RTCSA and benchmarked against the National Guidelines for Occupational Health and Safety Competency Standards for the operation of Load Shifting Equipment and other Types of Specified Equipment (NOHSC:7019 {1992}).

This training does not lead to a nationally recognised qualification.

Please NOTE: If plant or heavy machinery is required to be driven on-road, please ensure you check with the appropriate licensing department as to required competency, licencing, permit (or exemption).

South Australia: https://www.sa.gov.au/topics/driving-and-transport