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Get invaluable skills with this two-day short course. Learn how to prepare to use a skid steer (Bobcat) as well as operate the machine in a variety of ways, including tripping / spreading topsoil and materials, lifting, loading vehicles, excavations, mixing materials; selecting, removing and fitting attachments; relocating the skid steer loaders; carrying out machine operator maintenance; and cleaning up. Course details

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Townsville Trade Training Centre

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Full time: 2 days / 8 hours per day

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  • Full Fee $560

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1300 656 959

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Townsville Trade Training Centre Full time / 8 hours per day Classroom

Entry requirements

This program is funded by Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ), there are a number of requirements that need to be met to access this funding. CSQ funded and subsidised courses are for existing, and eligible workers in the building and construction industry. To help guide you on what the requirements are and what evidence you will need to provide there is an Eligibility kit below under "Relevant Documents". For information regarding funding by CSQ please visit


Townsville Trade Training Centre
763 Ingham Road
Townsville QLD 4818

Resources required

Please be aware that you will also be required to supply the following items at your cost:

  • Broad brimmed hat for all outdoor activities
  • Steel capped safety boots are required while engaged in work activities and while students are in designated areas of TAFE
  • Long sleeved shirts are highly recommended * Singlet tops are not allowed.
  • A calculator, pens (preferably blue and black ink), pencils, eraser, whiteout (optional) and/or ruler
  • Ring binder folder/s and plastic sleeves or other types of folders to store own workbooks and other work material


Cairns campus: Course delivered over 2 days; 8:00am – 4:00pm; dates to be negotiated with teacher.

Townsville Trade Training Centre (Bohle): Course will be delivered over 2 days; 8:00am – 4:00pm; set dates will be advised.

Relevant documents:

Important Information

*Participants with previous machinery experience will be given a challenge test and may complete in a shorter time with training delivered at the Trade Training Centre.  Other site are available by negotiation.  Workshops are run on demand and require a minimum number of participants.  Workshops can be tailored to suit industry groups.


RIIMPO318E Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations Mandatory


Not all electives available at all campuses

Students ineligible for CSQ Funding will be required to pay the full fee. CSQ eligible students will pay $0 in contribution fees.



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The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.


You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability. Further information about concessions.

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Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.


RIIMPO318E Conduct civil construction skid steer operations

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  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked you meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the student rules and refund policy
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to TAFE Queensland
  • If you are applying for a subsidised cost, please ensure you have all the relevant documents at time of enrolment

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By telephone: 1300 656 959. In person: at any TAFE Queensland North location.


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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 14 December 2017

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