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RIIMPO323E – Conduct civil construction dozer operations

RIIMPO323E – Conduct civil construction dozer operations

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Course Overview

Dozer (Bulldozer) Operations covers conducting dozer operations in the civil construction industry. It includes: planning and preparing; conducting machine pre-operational checks; operation of a dozer including stripping/spreading topsoil and materials, cut and fill, battering, stockpiling, bulk excavation, cutting drains, benching and backfilling; selecting, removing and fitting attachments; relocating the machine; carrying out machine operator maintenance; and cleaning up.


Course Duration

The duration will vary depending on your background and experience. There is a logbook that must be completed with on-the-job training, they have 7 tasks listed in the front of the logbook that must be completed a certain number of times each, the amount of times will vary depending on your level of experience. Assessment cannot be conducted until these tasks have been completed and the assessment may take from 4 to 8 hours to complete.


Suitable For

This course is suitable for those who wish to operate a excavator within the Resources, Construction and Infrastructure industries.



Yes - participants may be required to undergo a competency test


Qualification Outcome

Successful students receive a Statement of Attainment which is recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework.

National units of competency 

  • RIIMPO323E Conduct Civil Construction Dozer Operations


Licensing Regulation

Load shifting (other than Forklift) equipment no longer are required to have a licence however an operator must still be deemed competent. Statement of Attainment received from completing this course is suitable.


Further Opportunities

This unit forms part of the Full Qualification RII30815 Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations.


What is a Dozer?

A Dozer is a self-propelled tracked or wheeled vehicle. It has a blade mounted at the front end and a ripper mounted at the rear. On a civil construction work site, a dozer will be used for -

  • Cutting and Filling
  • Battering
  • Bulk Excavating
  • Stockpiling
  • Cutting Drains
  • Benching and Backfilling
  • Stripping or Spreading Topsoil and Materials


A dozer may also be used for -

  • Track Rolling
  • Ripping and Scraping
  • Push Loading
  • Towing Equipment
  • Working in Tandem
  • Winching
  • Boxing
  • Mixing Materials
  • Land Clearing and Construction Firebreaks



Attachments used with a Dozer

  • Bull Blade
  • Coal Blade
  • Tree Spear - tree pusher
  • Side Broom - pipe laying crane
  • Rippers
  • Stick Rake

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RIIMPO323E – Conduct civil construction dozer operations