Small Plant and Equipment

Western Australia

Do you need to check, operate and maintain a range of power generated equipment, including mixing fuels, air filter cleaning and changing the blades?

RIISAM204E Operate small plant and equipment

Course Overview

This course covers the accredited unit for safely operating a range of small plant and equipment which may include; quick cut saw, chainsaw, jackhammer, pressure cleaner, masonry saw, generator, compressor, brush cutter, leg rammer, mower, mulcher, compressor etc.

Small plant and equipment must include power sources and at least three other categories that may include:

  • Compaction equipment
  • Concrete equipment
  • Excavation equipment
  • Maintenance equipment
  • Water equipment
  • Lighting equipment
  • Lifting and materials handling equipment
  • Traffic management equipment

Course Outcomes

On completion of the course you will be able to:

  • Plan and prepare for the use of small plant and equipment
  • Conduct pre-operational checks
  • Identify and manage risks and hazards
  • Select, check and adjust fuel, oil, hydraulic fluid and water levels
  • Correct operating techniques to achieve optimum output
  • Operator maintenance
  • Correct storing techniques
  • Clearing work area

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be issued with a Statement of Attainment and a plastic wallet card.

    Course Duration

    This course is one day (8 hours).

    Entry Requirements

    All learners must be 16 years or older and will be required to provide photographic identification upon arriving for their course.

    As part of your course enrolment at Civil Train there is a requirement that you complete a short online quiz. This will assist Civil Train to understand your current levels of language, literacy and numeracy (LLN), to ensure you are at the appropriate level to successfully complete your selected training course. This is a one-time quiz and results will be saved to your learner file and referred to for all future enrolments.

    Language. Literacy and Numeracy skills required for this course include:

    • Using a range of communication techniques and equipment to convey information to others
    • Complying with written and verbal reporting requirements and procedures

    Please note: Civil Train only carries out assessments in English.  If English is your second language, you may engage a professional (accredited) and independent translator at your cost, for training purposes only.  However, you will be required to undertake the assessment in English without the aid of your translator.

    Delivery & Assessment

    This course is delivered and assessed face to face.
    There are theory and practical training and assessment components to the course.


    Public courses are scheduled frequently in Perth.
    This course can also be delivered regionally – please contact the office for regional locations and dates.
    Civil Train can come to your worksite to deliver training to a group of employees – please contact the office for a quote.

    Fees Breakdown

    Please refer to our Fees Schedule for current fees and subsidies.

    Please refer to our Fees and Refunds Policy for terms and conditions.


    Date Time Location Full Fee Cost Enrolling Myself Enrolling Someone Else
    12 August 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm Civil Train Perth - 70 Verde Drive, Jandakot $390.00
    9 September 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm Civil Train Perth - 70 Verde Drive, Jandakot $390.00
    14 October 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm Civil Train Perth - 70 Verde Drive, Jandakot $390.00
    11 November 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm Civil Train Perth - 70 Verde Drive, Jandakot $390.00
    9 December 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm Civil Train Perth - 70 Verde Drive, Jandakot $390.00

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