The nationally accredited Conduct Civil Construction Scraper Operations Course is designed to teach you how to prepare and operate a scraper to meet minimum training and assessment standards for the civil construction industry.

Basic verbal and written English communication skills sufficient to read material and understand instruction. Where necessary theory assessment can be answered verbally.

Typically the training and assessment is competency-based. 40 nominal hours of training or supervised operation is generally required although the full course can be completed in a few full days. Please Note-Total time is dependent on competency of each individual.

Training and assessment is both practical and theory based and delivery can be selected by the learner as either log book or full course.

LOG BOOK TRAINING–Designed for those learners whom wish to complete the 40 hours of practical training on the job or at their current employment with a competent supervisor.
Step 1-Completion of theory training and machine familiarization. Learner is then placed on a training plan with their supervisor.
Step 2– Learner completes approx. 40hrs of supervised operation by a competent operator.
Step 3– Learner books and completes a final theory and practical based assessment and is issued paperwork.

FULL COURSE TRAINING– Designed for learners who don’t have access to the equipment, a competent supervisor or require the delivery of practical in a very focused one on one environment.
Step 1-Completion of theory training and machine familiarization Learner is then placed on a training plan with the trainer.
Step 2– Learner completes approx. 40hrs of supervised operation practicing skills and operation process as instructed by the trainer in a structured learning environment in a small group.
Step 3– Learner completes a final theory and practical based assessment and is issued paperwork.

VERIFICATION OF COMPETENCY (VOC) assessments for all machinery types can be completed onsite or at our training facility. For more information on VOC assessments contact the office.

SITE AUTHORISATION RPL Turn your mine site authorisations into civil or mine recognised qualifications for use in other employment. Contact the office for further information.


1. Plan and prepare for scraper operations

1.1 Access, interpret and apply scraper operations documentation and ensure the work activity is compliant
1.2 Obtain, read, interpret, clarify and confirm work instructions
1.3 Identify and address risks, hazards and environmental issues and implement control measures
1.4 Select and wear personal protective equipment appropriate for work activities
1.5 Identify, obtain and implement traffic management signage requirements
1.6 Select, and check for faults, equipment and/or attachments for work activities
1.7 Obtain and interpret emergency procedures, and be prepared for fire/accident/emergency

2. Operate scraper

2.1 Carry out pre-start, start-up, park-up, shutdown and secure equipment procedures
2.2 Coordinate activities with others at the site prior to commencement of, and during, the work activity
2.3 Continually monitor hazards and risks , and ensure safety of self, other personnel, plant and equipment
2.4 Drive and operate scraper, and modify the operating technique to meet changing work conditions
2.5 Conduct, control and monitor operations within the equipment limitations
2.6 Load, transport and discharge material , ensuring minimum loss of load
2.7 Act on or report monitoring systems and alarms

3. Couple machines

3.1 Establish and maintain coordination with other scraper operator during coupling
3.2 Maintain coordination and with other machines and operators and complete the work plan
3.3 Provide assistance with safe disengagement of puller/pusher when bowls are filled to capacity
3.4 Use attachment in accordance with recommendations and design limits
3.5 Clean and store removed attachments in designated location

4. Relocate the scraper

4.1 Prepare scraper for relocation
4.2 Move scraper safely between worksites, observing relevant codes and traffic management requirements
4.3 Load and unload machine from float/trailer

5. Carry out machine operator maintenance

5.1 Prepare machine for maintenance
5.2 Conduct inspection and fault finding
5.3 Carry out scheduled maintenance tasks
5.4 Process written maintenance records

6. Conduct housekeeping activities

6.1 Clear work area and dispose of or recycle materials
6.2 Process records

  • Plan and prepare and conduct machine pre-operational checks
  • Operate and relocate a Scraper
  • Lift, carry and place materials
  • Select, remove and fit attachments
  • Carry out machine operator maintenance
  • Conduct post-operational checks and clean up