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RIIVEH201D - Operate Light Vehicles

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Course Overview

This unit describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to operate a light vehicle in the Resources and Infrastructure Industries.

This unit is appropriate for those working in operational roles.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories, and Industry sectors. Relevant information must be sourced prior to application of the unit.

A light vehicle is classified as a vehicle under 4.5 tonnes and includes a vehicle equipped to transport up to 12 people. Four wheel drive sedans, family cars, station wagons, utes (2 & 4 wheel drive), vans and mini-buses all fall into this category.

Mining and resource industry employers are now more than ever, placing a heavy emphasis on being safety-compliant when employees are driving a light vehicle in an off-road or withing a mining environment.


This unit covers the operation of a light vehicle in the mining, resources (oil and gas) and infrastructure industries.


Course Content

Students will attain the practical application and understanding of defensive driving techniques and will be able to:

  • Plan and prepare for vehicle operations
  • Understand defensive driving techniques
  • Identify, address and report potential hazards and risks
  • Select and wear appropriate PPE
  • Carry out pre-start, start-up, park-up and shutdown procedures
  • Operate the vehicle and associated equipment
  • Conduct inspection and perform maintenance
  • Perform wheel change



Face-to-Face delivery only.


Further Opportunities

This unit forms part of the Full Qualification

  • RII20215 Certificate II Surface Extraction Operations
  • RII30115 Certificate III Surface Extraction Operations


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

  • Available


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