The nationally accredited Operate Light Vehicle course covers the operation and maintenance of light vehicles in the resources and infrastructure industries. This course is appropriate for those working in operator roles, at worksites within:

  • Civil construction
  • Coal and Metalliferous mining and Extractive industries

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. Supervised operation is generally required with the full course being completed in a full day. 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.

FULL COURSE TRAINING– Designed for learners who don’t have access to the equipment required, a competent supervisor or require the delivery of practical in a very focused one on one environment.
Step 1-Completion of theory training and vehicle familiarization.
Step 2– Learner completes their 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 vehicles 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 light vehicle operations

1.1 Access, interpret and apply light vehicle operations documentation and ensure the work activity is compliant
1.2 Obtain, read, interpret and clarify vehicle information, work requirements and travel details
1.3 Plan vehicle operation considering work activity, travel duration, passengers and equipment safety
1.4 Select and load equipment and/or ancillary attachments
1.5 Identify, address and report potential hazards and risks
1.6 Select and wear appropriate personal protective equipment for planned work activities
1.7 Identify, address and report environmental issues

2. Operate light vehicle

2.1 Carry out pre-start, start-up, park-up and shutdown procedures
2.2 Operate light vehicle
2.3 Operate equipment within recommended speed, engine capability and limitations
2.4 Use vehicle lights and indicators in accordance with traffic regulations
2.5 Identify and respond appropriately to hazardous and/or emergency driving situations
2.6 Complete light vehicle operations according to work plan

3. Carry out operator maintenance

3.1 Conduct visual inspections to identify faults
3.2 Conduct routine operational servicing and housekeeping activities
3.3 Carry out minor maintenance and repairs
3.4 Report defective or irregular performance
3.5 Maintain and update vehicle written records

  • plan and prepare for light vehicle operations
  • operate a light vehicle
  • carry out operator maintenance