Choose the best training course that delivers the skills you need to drive a dump truck in the mining industry.
Get behind the wheel of the big trucks.
Why you can benefit from dump truck training.
Learn where the jobs are.
FREE dump truck training information.
Reasons to do a dump truck course.
Mining jobs are on the rise across Australia (we can show you where to find them and how to apply so your resume gets read by a human).
Online jobs boards such as SEEK and Indeed are full of dump truck operator jobs.
The haul truck qualification means you can also drive dump trucks on civil construction sites as well as in a quarrying environment
Look for a course which gives you maximum time behind the wheel, where you’ll enjoy high-level instruction on safe driving, haul truck inspection, theory and operation.
The Nationally Recognised RIIMPO338D – Conduct Haul Truck Operations means you can work anywhere in Australia.
What you'll learn in a dump truck operator course.
Typically, courses are designed to provide participants with theoretical and practical skills, and the knowledge required to work in the civil construction, mining and quarrying industry.
People undertaking this course could learn a range of skills, including infrastructure and building site preparation, environmental and safety requirements, operation of heavy machinery and equipment, installing pipework and drainage systems, and spreading compacting materials.
Importantly, existing workers who have experience in the industry but do not have recognised qualifications, can utilise this course as a means of getting their current skills and competencies recognised through a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process.
FREE dump truck operator and maintenance manuals.
When you add your name to our mailing list, we’ll send you Caterpillar Dump Truck manuals, as well as additional information over the next few days about all kinds of dump trucks. We’ll include links to the best dump truck videos and jobs so you can get a feel for what these trucks can do on a mine site, what it’s really like to work in the mining environment; and where the job are.
Think of this as free education in the world of dump truck operations. Even if you don’t decide to do a dump truck training course, this FREE info you’re about to get your hands on will quickly bring you up to speed. You’ll discover the tasks dump truck operators do on a daily basis; and learn what it takes to become a good dump truck operator.
- Get the latest Dump Truck course brochure, so when the course starts again, you know what to expect.
- Get 2 Caterpillar operator manuals for the 773 and 773F dump trucks and the essential maintenance manual.
You could be learning on big mine-sized dump trucks like the Caterpillar 773, CAT 769 and Komatsu; just like the ones you’ll be driving when you do onsite.
During this course you’ll discover the truck interior, operating features and functions.
About a typical dump truck training course
- You’ll get a real feel for operating the dump truck.
- A lot of practise reversing up to an excavator and prepare to be loaded.
- Drive the truck empty as well as fully loaded.
- Become good at carrying out correct dumping techniques.
- Learn advanced emergency braking techniques to show employers you can handle their multi-million dollar trucks.
- Learn industry standard RADIO commands to keep you in contact with other machinery working nearby.
- Be compliant and CONFORM to Mining and Quarrying Act guidelines at all times.
- You be shown HOW to find dump truck jobs after your training is complete.
Completing this dump truck course means you’ll have the confidence to operate large mining trucks safely.
Dump truck qualifications are your stepping stone into a mining career that gives you plenty of options to earn some big money.
Are there plenty of jobs for dump truck operators?
The biggest number of dump truck operator jobs are found in Western Australia’s iron-ore-rich Pilbara region; Northern and Eastern Queensland and New South Wales Hunter Valley locations.
There has been a surge in mining activity lately and we are seeing a lot of jobs advertised requiring only a few months of driving experience; and if you’re lucky, you might just find an employer who will put you through the training and get you on site faster. These jobs are hard to find, although if you take your time looking on the mining jobs websites, you’ll find them.
Are all dump trucks the same?
Dump trucks come in all shapes and sizes, makes and models, although they all function relatively the same way. The most common dump trucks in Australia are Caterpillar (CAT), Komatsu, Hitachi, Leibherr and Terex. Most are diesel powered and the more recent diesel/electric/hybrid trucks, however, their basic operation remains the same.
The most important aspect of driving these massive trucks is being able to be always aware of other road, plant and machinery operators close by.
One of the most common accidents we see on mine sites are when dump trucks collide with other vehicles. This is normally covered in great detail in a course, because your safety and the safety of other workers remains the number one priority.
Dump truck courses run by training providers (iMINCO is not a training organisation) are Nationally Recognised. The full name of the most current course is: RIIMPO338D – Conduct Rigid Haul Truck Operations.
Course Fees and Duration
Dump truck courses can be run over 2 – 5 days, depending on your previous experience. Some people can get through the course quicker, however this can be at the instructors discretion.
Entry Requirements (can vary with training providers)
• SafeWork NSW WHS White Card or interstate equivalent
• Adequate literacy & numeracy skills
• Unique Student Identifier (USI) Number
Full fee: Depending on prior experience. POA.
You can make an enquiry and go on the waiting list.
iMINCO is not a RTO. We provide information about mining jobs and training opportunities.