"Heavy Equipment Operator" technicians operate heavy machinery such as heavy articulating rock trucks, loaders, excavators, backhoes, dozers and graders. These machines are used universally for all manner of heavy construction, earth moving, road building, mining, forestry, mega projects all included. Technicians may also be responsible for the basic maintenance of equipment, safety around equipment and the compliance of markers, grades and stakes.
Please note that the Forestry equipment endorsements (Feller/Buncher, Wheel Skidder, Track Skidder, Dangle Head Processor, Grapple Yarder & Log Loader) are unavailable pending further consultation.
The Exam Weighting Chart for the Certificate of Qualification is available and shows the approximate percentage of weighting per General Area of Competency (GAC).
Challenge Certification/Recognize Prior Experience
- How to Apply
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- Application Form
- Personal information and exams scheduling information (for challenge option)
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- Employer Declaration
- Document of relevant work experience
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- Statutory Declaration
- Attestation for self-employment/work experience when employer cannot be contacted
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