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RIISAM204D - Operate Small Plant & Equipment

Course Overview

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to operate small plant and equipment in the resources and infrastructure industries.

It applies to those working in operational roles. They generally work under supervision to undertake a prescribed range of functions involving known routines and procedures and take responsibility for the quality of own work outcomes.

Licensing, legislative and certification requirements may apply to this unit and can vary between states, territories and industry sectors. Users must check requirements with relevant body before applying the unit.

This training course is based on the National Unit of Competency RIISAM204D: Use Small Plant & Equipment. This course covers the use of small plant and equipment in the resources and infrastructure industries. It includes

  • Planning and preparing for work
  • Selecting and using the correct small plant and equipment  for the job &
  • Cleaning up.

 

This unit is appropriate for those working in operational, service and maintenance roles, at worksites within: 

  • Civil construction. 
  • Coal mining.
  • Extractive industries.
  • Metalliferous mining.

 

Must include Power Sources and at least three other categories. These may include but are not limited to:  

Power Sources include:

  • Generator
  • Compressor
  • Inverter solar

Compaction equipment may include:

  • Plate compactor
  • Pedestrian roller
  • Wacker
  • Tamper

Concrete equipment may include:

  • Concrete mixer
  • Batcher
  • Vibration
  • Trowelling machine (helicopter)

Excavation equipment may include:

  • Mini loader (dingo)
  • Jackhammer
  • Posthole borer
  • Pedestrian trencher

Cutting equipment may include:

  • Masonry saw
  • Construction saw
  • Band saw

Maintenance equipment may include:

  • Mower
  • Brushcutter
  • Mulcher
  • Line trimmer
  • Chainsaw

 

Small plant and equipment  

Must include Power Sources and at least three other categories. These may include but are not limited to: 

Water equipment may include:

  • Pump
  • Spear
  • Pressure cleaner

Lighting equipment may include:

  • Mobile lighting plant

Traffic Management may include:

  • Mobile variable message sign

Materials to use

 

May include:

  • Water
  • Clays, silts, stone, gravel, mud, rock, sand, topsoil
  • Bituminous mixes
  • Timber
  • Fuels and oils
  • Power leads
  • Replacement parts and consumables

 

Qualification

Successful students receive a Statement of Attainment for Use Small Plant & Equipment which is recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework.

National units of competency

  • RIISAM204D - Use Small Plant & Equipment

 

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

In order to receive a certificate for any accredited course, all students must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). We recommend that you create your USI before you book your course. You will need your USI to enrol. Create one or find out more at www.usi.gov.au

 

What Small Plant & Equipment can I be trained in?