Unit of competency details

RIIMPO310E - Conduct grader operations (Release 2)


Usage recommendation:
Supersedes and is equivalent to RIIMPO310D - Conduct grader operations 13/Dec/2015
Is superseded by and equivalent to RIIMPO310F - Conduct grader operationsMinor updates to reflect changes to operator maintenance activities. 10/Dec/2018

Release Status:
ReleaseRelease date
2 (this release) 02/Mar/2020
(View details for release 1) 14/Dec/2015


SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 030717 Plant And Machine Operations  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 030717 Plant And Machine Operations  29/Apr/2016 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History




This unit replaces RIIMPO310D Conduct grader operations. Performance evidence amended and mapping table added.


Editorial corrections.


This unit describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to conduct grader operations in coal and metalliferous mining and extractive.

This unit is appropriate for those working in operational roles.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories, and industry sectors. Relevant information must be sourced prior to application of the unit.

Unit Sector

Coal mining


Metalliferous mining

Elements and Performance Criteria

1. Plan and prepare for grader operations

1.1 Access, interpret and apply grader operations documentation and ensure the work activity is compliant

1.2 Obtain, read, interpret clarify and confirm work requirements

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 Access, interpret and apply geological and survey data required to complete the allocated job

1.6 Inspect and prepare work area in coordination with others

1.7 Select, and check for faults, equipment and/or attachments for work activities

1.8 Obtain and interpret emergency procedures, and be prepared for fire/accident/emergency

2. Operate grader

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 Drive and operate grader, and modify the operating technique to meet changing work conditions

2.4 Conduct, control and monitor operations within the equipment limitations

2.5 Act on or report monitoring systems and alarms

2.6 Continually monitor hazards and risks, and ensure safety of self, other personnel, plant and equipment

2.7 Complete work plan within the operating capacity of the equipment

3. Carry out operator maintenance

3.1 Prepare machine for maintenance

3.2 Conduct inspection and fault finding

3.3 Carry out scheduled maintenance tasks

3.4 Return machine to service

3.5 Process written maintenance records

4. Conduct housekeeping activities

4.1 Clear work area and dispose of or recycle materials

4.2 Process records

Foundation Skills

Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit. Further information is available in the Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package Companion Volume.

Unit Mapping Information

Code and title

current version

Code and title

previous version


Equivalence status

RIIMPO310E Conduct grader operations

RIIMPO310D Conduct grader operations

Performance Evidence amendments made for clarity.



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Assessment requirements

Modification History




This unit replaces RIIMPO310D Conduct grader operations. Performance evidence amended and mapping table added.


Editorial corrections.

Performance Evidence

Evidence is required to be collected that demonstrates a candidate’s competency in this unit. Evidence must be relevant to the roles within this sector’s work operations and satisfy all of the requirements of the performance criteria of this unit and include evidence that the candidate:

  • locates and applies relevant documentation, policies and procedures
  • implements the requirements, procedures and techniques for the safe, effective and efficient completion of grader operations, including:
  • conducting prestart checks prior to commencing operations and shutdown procedures on completion of operations
  • carrying out vehicle refuelling requirements and procedures
  • driving and operating the equipment to site conditions
  • applying safe work practices and identifying and reporting all potential hazards, risks and environmental issues
  • applying problem solving and troubleshooting techniques
  • applying levelling techniques
  • interpreting plans, reports, maps and specifications
  • selecting and using the required tools and equipment
  • working safely around other machines, infrastructure and personnel
  • works effectively with others to undertake and complete grader operations that meet all of the required outcomes, including:
  • using a range of communications techniques and equipment to convey information to others
  • maintaining written and verbal reporting requirements and procedures
  • organising work activities to meet all task requirements
  • communicating clearly and concisely with others to receive and clarify work instructions
  • demonstrates completion of conducting grader operations that safely, effectively and efficiently meets all of the required outcomes on more than one (1) occasion including:
  • completing a variety of grader operations including:
  • manoeuvring grader
  • blade application
  • ripper application
  • towing and pushing
  • building and maintaining stockpiles
  • working safely around:
  • overhead power lines
  • other machines and personnel

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must demonstrate knowledge of the following when conducting grader operations:

  • ground conditions
  • isolation procedures
  • equipment processes, technical capability and limitations
  • geological and technical data (basic)
  • plans, reports, maps, specifications
  • signs of operator fatigue and how it should be managed
  • operational, maintenance and basic diagnostics
  • housekeeping activities

Assessment Conditions

  • Assessors must satisfy the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015/AQTF mandatory competency requirements for assessors; and industry regulations for certification and licensing; and,
  • this unit must be assessed in the context of this sector’s work environment; and,
  • this unit must be assessed in compliance with relevant legislation/regulation and using policies, procedures, processes and operational manuals directly related to the industry sector for which it is being assessed; and,
  • assessment may be conducted in conjunction with the assessment of other units of competency; and,
  • assessment must confirm consistent performance can be applied in a range of relevant workplace circumstances; and,
  • assessors must demonstrate the performance evidence, and knowledge evidence as outlined in this unit of competency, and through the minimum years of current* work experience specified below in an industry sector relevant to the outcomes of the unit; or,
  • where the assessor does not meet experience requirements a co-assessment or partnership arrangement must exist between the qualified assessor and an industry subject matter expert. The industry subject matter expert should hold the unit being assessed (or an equivalent unit) and/or demonstrate equivalence of skills and knowledge at the unit level. An industry technical expert must also demonstrate skills and knowledge from the minimum years of current work experience specified below in the industry sector, including time spent in roles related to the unit being assessed; and,
  • assessor and industry subject matter expert requirements differ depending on the Australian Qualifications Framework Level (AQF) of the qualification being assessed and/or industry sector as follows:
  • Industry sector

    AQF** Level

    Required assessor or industry subject matter expert experience

    Drilling, Metalliferous Mining, Coal Mining, Extractive (Quarrying) and Civil Construction


    1 Year


    2 Years

    Drilling, Coal Mining and Extractive (Quarrying)


    3 Years

    Metalliferous Mining and Civil Construction


    5 Years

    Other sectors

    Where this unit is being assessed outside of the Resources and Infrastructure Sectors, assessor and/or industry subject matter expert experience should be in-line with industry standards for the sector in which it is being assessed and, where no industry standard is specified, should comply with any relevant regulation.

    *Assessors can demonstrate current work experience through employment within industry in a role relevant to the outcomes of the unit; or, for external assessors this can be demonstrated through exposure to industry by conducting frequent site assessments across various locations.

    **Where a unit is being delivered outside of a qualification the first numeric character in the unit code should be considered to indicate the AQF level.


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