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ABOUT Affordable Training

Discover why businesses and individuals trust us for all their Work Health and Safety requirements.


Years of Experience

Affordable Training was founded by David Sherry.

David has a partnership agreement with Tectra Australia Pty Ltd RTO 40889. He is an accredited trainer with an OH&S background. He also has 26 years of real world experience across a broad range of industries. These include Warehousing, Commercial & Civil Construction, Mining, Gas and Refinery.
David Sherry


Training Delivery

We believe in delivering training that emulates real workplace scenarios. We provide students with proper exposure to the field they will be working in. David and his staff will ensure that you receive optimum learning support to reach your full potential.

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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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Is your staff are 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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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