Brisbane Office

Melbourne Office

Industry Training and Licensing

Accredited Trainers. Nationally Recognised Training Courses in Work Health and Safety.




Australian Wide Training by Industry Experts

We are Industry Experts in Work Health and Safety Training. Complete industry training at our facilities in Virginia and Copper Plains Brisbane Queensland (Melbourne Victoria Bacchus Marsh Victoria and North Laverton Victoria) or onsite at your workplace. We train in multiple plant, machinery and high-risk licences for industries such as Warehousing, Commercial & Civil Construction, Mining, Gas & Refinery. Affordable Training is affiliated with Tectra Australia RTO (#40889) and EWPA affiliated.

*Licences vary between states

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Affordable Training has over 25 training courses available within Queensland and Victoria. We offer a wide range of onsite training at your workplace.

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Are your staff fully trained to perform their duties? We can assist with competency assessment for pieces of plant and equipment.

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Find out if you are available for funding to our courses with BERT Training Fund (BTF) or Jetco Funding and apply for training subsidy.

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Affordable Training has in-depth industry knowledge which makes Affordable Training one of the most sought after and respected industry training organisations in Brisbane Queensland and Melbourne Victoria.

‘Promoting optimum learning support to reach your full potential.’

Nationally Accredited Trainers

Our Elevated Work Platform Training courses in Brisbane and onsite training at your location Australia Wide, We will bring the Scissor Lift to your workplace in Queensland. Comprehensive hands on training with fully Nationally accredited EWPA trainers.

Invest in Staff Training

“Improve business performance by investing in staff training. New skills helps staff remain motivated and improves work safety practices.”

David Sherry

Affordable Training

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Complete the Scissor Lift Training together with the Boom Lift Training for only $330!

Courses available Monday – Friday. Saturday Sunday by appointment.

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Course Certification

RIIMPO320F - Excavator Operations in Civil Construction

Course Duration & Dates

4 to 8 hour Courses (depending on students experience and number of students).

Next Course: 8th January 2024

Following Course: 12th January 2024

Other Dates: Monday 15th January 2024

Please contact the office to enquire about dates, if the dates above do not suit you. 

Courses are Run Daily Evenings. Weekends by appointment only.

Course Price

$550 Per person, Discount on Group Bookings.

Course Locations

Melbourne: Location (1). Kads Plant Hire 1/188 Dohertys Road Laverton North Victoria 3026 Location (2). 7 Rowsley Station Road Maddingley, Victoria 3340

Brisbane facilities: 65 Telford St Virginia Qld 4014. North side of Brisbane. Address: 65 Telford Street Virginia Queensland, meet at front gate. Corner of Telford St and Saltash St Virginia & Southside of Brisbane 

On-Site or Workplace Australia Wide.

Group bookings min 6 people, Canberra, Sydney

Course Overview

The Excavator Operations in Civil Constructions course is designed to give the trainee the knowledge and skills to operate an excavator safely.

The course is a competency based face-to-face training. Participants will show competency by passing both theory and practical Assessments. It is a Work Health Safety Requirement for the Participants to be able to read and write Basic English.

Participants will receive a PDF Version of their Statement of Attainment from RTO, Tectra Australia 40889, by Email, when him or her are deemed to be competent. Statements of attainment are documents (like a certificate) that show the units of competency that a student completes as part of a nationally recognised course and a small wallet sized plastic card.

Course Outline

  • Planning and Preparing
  • Pre operational checks
  • Operating the excavator
  • Familiarising yourself with the machine
  • Manicuring of the excavator
  • Digging with excavator
  • Levelling and trenching with the excavator
  • Theory training
  • Theory Assessment
  • Operational Assessment

Available Courses & Licences

Melbourne EWPA Yellow Card Training 

Melbourne EWPA Scissor Lift Training

Melbourne Skidsteer (bobcat) Training

Melbourne Working at Heights

Melbourne Confined Space Training

Melbourne Roller Ticket

Melbourne Front End Loader Ticket

Melbourne Telehandler Training
Melbourne Chainsaw Training
Melbourne First Aid & CPR Training


Workplace Health and Safety Training

Did you know business owners have responsibilities regarding health and safety in the workplace. Check out the “Serious About Safe Business Pack” produced by the Queensland and Victoria Government.


Tony Hall, Managing Director, Specfurn Commercial Furniture

We just wanted to thank you and your wonderful team for the amazing service you provide to our staff last week. From the moment you answered our phone call we felt welcomed, valued and you couldn’t do enough to assist. The excellent trainer was also friendly and professional. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend your company to other businesses needing your services. Thanks again 

Oliver Prigmore

Been meaning to write this for a while so here goes. Completed my HRW course with David a little while ago and i have to say the reason it was interesting and informative was due to the trainer Dave. An all round top bloke and made it fun at the same time. Will definitely recommend. Thanks again mate

Kate Sheppard

We have used David from Affordable Training for our machinery courses for a number of years. They have always been professional, reliant and easy to deal with. I would highly recommend them! Richard one of the trainers and assessors was fantastic.

Rhys James

I have recently completed excavator training with Affordable Training.

I cannot recommend them highly enough. The training was very throughout and well explained. The theoretical and practical assessments were explained in depth and you can tell from the get go they really know their stuff. The equipment was new, safe and expertly maintained.

I would not hesitate to recommend them and will definitely be booking my next qualifications with them in the future.

Lane Murison

Good learning environment, friendly trainers, explains everything well so it’s easy to understand and comprehend. Richard is a top trainer, would recommend this course. Will go around again for another ticket. Good stuff guys.

Enver de Beer

Affordable Training are very thorough and ensures that all students doing their training leave there competent and are very capable of using machinery trained for. I did my training with David for over 11meters knuckle boom lift & he was excellent in his delivery of training and makes sure that you understand all the risks involved as well with using these machines that’s what makes them be so thorough with their training. Very professional, very friendly the whole team of their organisation ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️👏🏽👏🏽

Raaz Goyat

Dave and Richard both are highly skilled trainers with kind behaviour. Nice workplace with all needed facilities. Highly recommend this place to go and get your license.

I really appreciate Richard’s way of teaching.

Thank you guys 🙏 Keep it up 👍”