A course that covers the principles of road construction and the techniques required to produce an acceptable industry standard. Grader operators will have knowledge of correct road construction methods and standards in the application to which the operator is expected to work.

  • Road Construction Terminology
  • Safe Operation of Grader
  • Parts of the Road
  • Reading Levels
  • Identifying Soil Types
  • The Construction Process
  • Subgrade preparation
  • Base course preparation
  • Water binding
  • Compaction and density
  • Pre-start Inspections
  • Start-up and Shut-down Procedures
  • Operation Procedures
  • Basic blade positions
  • Moving and spreading windrows
  • Working to levels
  • Marking and cutting drains

Course Cost:

3 day course 3:1 – $2000 per person
1 day course 1:1 – $2000 per person (experienced operators only)

*The student tuition fees are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.


Participants will be assessed in accordance with the following nationally recognised units of competency as part of the qualification RII30820 Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations

RIIMPO324F  Conduct civil construction grader operations