WELCOME TO START TRAINING
MELBOURNES TOP RATED EARTH MOVING TRAINING ORGANISATION

Book Online Now from Just $395* Or call (03) 9756 0244

BEGINNER

1 Type of Equipment
$699*
Per Piece of Equipment

  • Choose 1 from Excavator, Skid Steer, Front End Loader, Backhoe, Roller or Tractor
  • Free Additional Training
  • Small Class Size
  • Industry Experienced Trainers
  • Up To 3 Days Competency Based Training
  • No Experience Required
  • Nationally Recognised Units of Competency
  • Ferntree Gully Training Centre
Book now Or call (03) 9756 0244

BEGINNER

2+ Types of Equipment
$599*
Per Piece of Equipment

  • Choose 2 or more from Excavator, Skid Steer, Front End Loader, Backhoe, Roller or Tractor
  • Free Additional Training
  • Small Class Size
  • Industry Experienced Trainers
  • 3 to 5 Day Competency Based Training
  • No Experience Required
  • Nationally Recognised Units of Competency
  • Ferntree Gully Training Centre
Book now Or call (03) 9756 0244

EXPERIENCED

1 Type of Equipment
$449*
Per Piece of Equipment

  • Choose 1 from Excavator, Skid Steer, Front End Loader, Backhoe, Roller or Tractor
  • Free Additional Training
  • Small Class Size
  • Industry Experienced Trainers
  • Up To 2 Days Competency Based Training
  • For Experienced Operators
  • Nationally Recognised Units of Competency
  • Ferntree Gully Training Centre
Book now Or call (03) 9756 0244

EXPERIENCED

2+ Types of Equipment

$349*
Per Piece of Equipment

  • Choose 2 or more from Excavator, Skid Steer, Front End Loader, Backhoe, Roller or Tractor
  • Free Additional Training
  • Small Class Size
  • Industry Experienced Trainers
  • 2 To 5 Days Competency Based Training
  • For Experienced Operators
  • Nationally Recognised Units of Competency
  • Ferntree Gully Training Centre
Book now Or call (03) 9756 0244

EARTH MOVING TRAINING MELBOURNE COURSE STRUCTURE

Our Earth Moving Training Melbourne courses include both practical and theory training.The structure of the course and our small class sizes ensure that students receive maximum time operating the equipment on our simulated worksite. Most units overlap in content so doing a number of units in the one course saves time and money. Course dates are flexible and students can design a course to suit their needs from the dates available.

Nationally Recognised Units of Competency
RIIMPO317F Conduct Roller Operations
RIIMPO318F Conduct Civil Construction Skid Steer Loader Operations
RIIMPO320F Conduct Civil Construction Excavator Operations
RIIMPO319E Conduct Backhoe/Loader Operations
RIIMPO321F Conduct Civil Construction Wheeled Front End Loader Operations
AHCMOM202 Operate Tractors
RIIMPO315E Conduct Tractor operations

  • Valid photo identification (click here for details)
  • Basic English and numeracy skills. Please let us know if you need assistance with reading or writing
  • Complete a workbook prior to your course

On successful completion of the course, participants will be issued a Plant Operator Card and the corresponding RII Statement of Attainment.
Available RII units of competency include;

• RIIMPO317F Conduct roller operations
• RIIMPO318F Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations
• RIIMPO320F Conduct civil construction excavator operations
• RIIMPO319E Conduct backhoe/loader operations
• RIIMPO321F Conduct civil construction wheeled front end loader operations
• AHCMOM202 Operate Tractors
• RIIMPO315E Conduct Tractor operations

If you’re running a business and have access to earth moving equipment we can deliver onsite training and assessment, saving you time and money. We can deliver training for any type of earth moving equipment, in all areas of Melbourne and county Victoria. Please contact us to discuss you companies requirements, or call (03) 9756 0244. Click here to view requirements for onsite training and assessment

WHY CHOOSE START TRAINING FOR YOUR EARTH MOVING TRAINING MELBOURNE?

Start Training are Melbourne’s highest rated Earth Moving Training Organisation and we strive to create a friendly and supportive training environment where students of all experiences and backgrounds can train comfortably and with confidence.

Our highly experienced trainers have a wealth of industry knowledge that ensures you get the best possible training course and our support staff are on hand to assist where needed including our dedicated Student Welfare Officer who can assist with one on one Language, Literature and Numeracy (LLN) training if required.

When completing your Earth Moving Training Melbourne course with Start Training you will have access to the following:

  • Start Training’s simulated worksite allowing full operation of plant in realistic conditions
  • Option to train in multiple pieces of plant; excavator, front end loader, backhoe, skid-steer and roller
  • Conveniently located in Ferntree Gully, Melbourne
  • Weekend training
  • Free re-testing and additional training if required
  • All required training material provided at no extra cost
  • Highly experienced and qualified trainers with a wealth of industry knowledge
  • A friendly and relaxed environment where students of all experiences and backgrounds can train comfortably and with confidence

Our Earth Moving Training is conducted at our Earthworks Facility located at 7-9 Hayward Road, Ferntree Gully. During your training course you will have access to our simulated worksite and range of plant including Excavator, Skid Steer, Front End Loader, Backhoe and Roller. During your training you will be taught how to operated the relvant machine including including pre-start checks, maneuvering and many other exercises tailored to your ability.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

We conduct all Earth Moving Training at our Earthworks facility located at 7-9 Hayward Road, Ferntree Gully Road, VIC 3156.

We have multiple types of plant available for training our students including excavators, backhoes, tractors, rollers, skid steer and front end loaders. We also have various accessories including augers, buckets including quick hitch and trailers to practice loading and unloading. We have a variety of machine brands including Wacker Neuson, JCB and John Deere ensuring that you get maximum exposure to various machines and equipment as possible.

There are a number of shops and takeaways within a short distance of our Ferntree Gully facility including bakeries located at the Mountain Gate shopping centre, Red Rooster, On It Burgers, McDonalds, Subway and KFC. If you are unsure about their locations one of our friendly staff can direct you. McDonalds is the closest food outlet just 1-2 minutes walk from our premise. We also offer free tea, coffee and biscuits for all our students.

Generally our classes begin at 8.00am each day Monday through to Saturday. Some of our classes begin slightly earlier at 7.30am, you will be informed of your class start time via a booking confirmation and a confirmation SMS sent to you a few days prior to your class.

Yes, we offer ample breaks throughout the day. An initial break is provided at 9.45am at which time a food van visits our Ferntree Gully location. Lunch and other shorter regular breaks are provided throughout the day.

We provide all safety equipment necessary for your course including hi-vis vest and hard-hats where applicable. All you need to bring is a sturdy pair of shoes (no thongs please) and adequate clothing. Please note that during winter months the temperatures can be low, please come with sufficient warm clothing on cold weather days.

Yes, once you have been booked in you will receive an e-mail with all relevant training materials.

Yes, we have a dedicated Student Welfare Officer that can assist you with your needs. We have successfully trained thousands of students including those with additional requirements. Give us a call on (03) 09756 0244 and ask to speak to one of our Training Consultants who will walk you through the options available.

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UPCOMING COURSES

Follow the steps below to book your course online. If you have any problems with the online booking portal please give one of our Training Consultants a call on (03) 9756 0244.

BEGINNERS

July

wed24jul8:00 amwed3:30 pmBeginners Earth Works CourseFerntree Gully Hayward Road Training Centre8:00 am - 3:30 pm(GMT+00:00)

thu25jul8:00 amthu3:30 pmBeginners Earth Works CourseFerntree Gully Hayward Road Training Centre8:00 am - 3:30 pm(GMT+00:00)

fri26jul8:00 amfri3:30 pmBeginners Earth Works CourseFerntree Gully Hayward Road Training Centre8:00 am - 3:30 pm(GMT+00:00)

sat27jul8:00 amsat3:30 pmBeginners Earth Works Course (SAT)Ferntree Gully Hayward Road Training Centre8:00 am - 3:30 pm(GMT+00:00)

sun28jul8:00 amsun3:30 pmBeginners Earth Works Course (SUN)Ferntree Gully Hayward Road Training Centre8:00 am - 3:30 pm(GMT+00:00)

mon29jul8:00 ammon3:30 pmBeginners Earth Works CourseFerntree Gully Hayward Road Training Centre8:00 am - 3:30 pm(GMT+00:00)

tue30jul8:00 amtue3:30 pmBeginners Earth Works CourseFerntree Gully Hayward Road Training Centre8:00 am - 3:30 pm(GMT+00:00)

wed31jul8:00 amwed3:30 pmBeginners Earth Works CourseFerntree Gully Hayward Road Training Centre8:00 am - 3:30 pm(GMT+00:00)

August

thu01aug8:00 amthu3:30 pmBeginners Earth Works CourseFerntree Gully Hayward Road Training Centre8:00 am - 3:30 pm(GMT+00:00)

fri02aug8:00 amfri3:30 pmBeginners Earth Works CourseFerntree Gully Hayward Road Training Centre8:00 am - 3:30 pm(GMT+00:00)

sat03aug8:00 amsat3:30 pmBeginners Earth Works Course (SAT)Ferntree Gully Hayward Road Training Centre8:00 am - 3:30 pm(GMT+00:00)

sun04aug8:00 amsun3:30 pmBeginners Earth Works Course (SUN)Ferntree Gully Hayward Road Training Centre8:00 am - 3:30 pm(GMT+00:00)

mon05aug8:00 ammon3:30 pmBeginners Earth Works CourseFerntree Gully Hayward Road Training Centre8:00 am - 3:30 pm(GMT+00:00)

tue06aug8:00 amtue3:30 pmBeginners Earth Works CourseFerntree Gully Hayward Road Training Centre8:00 am - 3:30 pm(GMT+00:00)

wed07aug8:00 amwed3:30 pmBeginners Earth Works CourseFerntree Gully Hayward Road Training Centre8:00 am - 3:30 pm(GMT+00:00)

thu08aug8:00 amthu3:30 pmBeginners Earth Works CourseFerntree Gully Hayward Road Training Centre8:00 am - 3:30 pm(GMT+00:00)

fri09aug8:00 amfri3:30 pmBeginners Earth Works CourseFerntree Gully Hayward Road Training Centre8:00 am - 3:30 pm(GMT+00:00)

sat10aug8:00 amsat3:30 pmBeginners Earth Works Course (Sat)Ferntree Gully Hayward Road Training Centre8:00 am - 3:30 pm(GMT+00:00)

sun11aug8:00 amsun3:30 pmBeginners Earth Works Course (Sun)Ferntree Gully Hayward Road Training Centre8:00 am - 3:30 pm(GMT+00:00)

mon12aug8:00 ammon3:30 pmBeginners Earth Works CourseFerntree Gully Hayward Road Training Centre8:00 am - 3:30 pm(GMT+00:00)

EXPERIENCED

July

wed24jul8:00 amwed3:30 pmExperienced Earth Works CourseFerntree Gully Hayward Road Training Centre8:00 am - 3:30 pm(GMT+00:00)

thu25jul8:00 amthu3:30 pmExperienced Earth Works CourseFerntree Gully Hayward Road Training Centre8:00 am - 3:30 pm(GMT+00:00)

fri26jul8:00 amfri3:30 pmExperienced Earth Works CourseFerntree Gully Hayward Road Training Centre8:00 am - 3:30 pm(GMT+00:00)

sat27jul8:00 amsat3:30 pmExperienced Earth Works Course (SAT)Ferntree Gully Hayward Road Training Centre8:00 am - 3:30 pm(GMT+00:00)

sun28jul8:00 amsun3:30 pmExperienced Earth Works Course (SUN)Ferntree Gully Hayward Road Training Centre8:00 am - 3:30 pm(GMT+00:00)

mon29jul8:00 ammon3:30 pmExperienced Earth Works CourseFerntree Gully Hayward Road Training Centre8:00 am - 3:30 pm(GMT+00:00)

tue30jul8:00 amtue3:30 pmExperienced Earth Works CourseFerntree Gully Hayward Road Training Centre8:00 am - 3:30 pm(GMT+00:00)

wed31jul8:00 amwed3:30 pmExperienced Earth Works CourseFerntree Gully Hayward Road Training Centre8:00 am - 3:30 pm(GMT+00:00)

August

thu01aug8:00 amthu3:30 pmExperienced Earth Works CourseFerntree Gully Hayward Road Training Centre8:00 am - 3:30 pm(GMT+00:00)

fri02aug8:00 amfri3:30 pmExperienced Earth Works CourseFerntree Gully Hayward Road Training Centre8:00 am - 3:30 pm(GMT+00:00)

sat03aug8:00 amsat3:30 pmExperienced Earth Works Course (SAT)Ferntree Gully Hayward Road Training Centre8:00 am - 3:30 pm(GMT+00:00)

sun04aug8:00 amsun3:30 pmExperienced Earth Works Course (SUN)Ferntree Gully Hayward Road Training Centre8:00 am - 3:30 pm(GMT+00:00)

fri09aug8:00 amfri3:30 pmExperienced Earth Works CourseFerntree Gully Hayward Road Training Centre8:00 am - 3:30 pm(GMT+00:00)

sat10aug8:00 amsat3:30 pmExperienced Earth Works Course (Sat)Ferntree Gully Hayward Road Training Centre8:00 am - 3:30 pm(GMT+00:00)

sun11aug8:00 amsun3:30 pmExperienced Earth Works Course (Sun)Ferntree Gully Hayward Road Training Centre8:00 am - 3:30 pm(GMT+00:00)

mon12aug8:00 ammon3:30 pmExperienced Earth Works CourseFerntree Gully Hayward Road Training Centre8:00 am - 3:30 pm(GMT+00:00)

tue20aug8:00 amtue3:30 pmExperienced Earth Works CourseFerntree Gully Hayward Road Training Centre8:00 am - 3:30 pm(GMT+00:00)

sat24aug8:00 amsat3:30 pmExperienced Earth Works Course (Sat)Ferntree Gully Hayward Road Training Centre8:00 am - 3:30 pm(GMT+00:00)

sun25aug8:00 amsun3:30 pmExperienced Earth Works Course (Sun)Ferntree Gully Hayward Road Training Centre8:00 am - 3:30 pm(GMT+00:00)

mon26aug8:00 ammon3:30 pmExperienced Earth Works CourseFerntree Gully Hayward Road Training Centre8:00 am - 3:30 pm(GMT+00:00)

CHECK OUT OUR REVIEWS

Start Training are Melbourne’s Highest Rated Forklift Training Organisation and we are consistently rated highly for customer service, student support and trainer knowledge, but don’t take our word for it, check out some of our reviews below:

Amazing experience at Start Training, course are amazing and detail!
方墨
方墨
1721585483
melroy nunes
melroy nunes
1721439304
We had two different trainers (Nick & Rob) over the 2 days, both we're very good. We had a couple of new english speaking students, and both instructors took their time with everyone.It will be the first port of call for future training.
Vladimir Markov
Vladimir Markov
1721370988
Attended Start Training for Yellow Card and EWP High Risk work licence. Daniel and Adam were both fantastic trainers that were confident, knowledgeable and engaging. Highly recommend this company and these trainers. Great experience.
Scott Jell
Scott Jell
1721360320
Great people, very kind and professional! I would definitely recommend!
Gino Latshika
Gino Latshika
1721272784
Great experience
Jiandong Liao
Jiandong Liao
1721129641
My experience in Start Training was one of my best decisions i ever made. Nev who was my instructor made me understand all aspects in the forklift perfectly. I was unsure to pass the text since it was my first time handle a forklift but was amazed to pass the assessment since I gained a lot of content from my instructor.
Edwin
Edwin
1720852513
Completed Yellow Card, the trainer was very informative and encouraging. Prior to training had never been on a Boom or Scissor lift and now can confidently operate both.
D Chang
D Chang
1720423337
Recently obtained Forklift licence with Start Training, highly recommend as trainer Nathan did a good job in getting us prepared to pass the tests.
Lorenzo D'Acri
Lorenzo D'Acri
1720337061
Very impressed with these guys. Got into the course instantly. Very professional and informative. Highly recommend
Mark Wagner
Mark Wagner
1720315968
Highly recommended , the instructors were patient and knowledgble , one in particular is NEV top guy got an fantastic attitude and instructing skills Nev and all the Team keep up the awesome work guys .Peter Repac
Peter Repac
Peter Repac
1720299254
Chris Morison
Chris Morison
1720247816
Excellent training consultants and in class teachers, both excellent and the service provided was excellent and super friendly.Plenty of morning/afternoon tea with small but adequate kitchen area facilities.Would be great to have a bigger area to have breaks, study or just relax a little bit. Stool areas just don't cut it for this type of thing.Highly recommend these guys for training, and am booked in to do more in the coming weeks.
Roger Milborn
Roger Milborn
1720219173
I have plenty of experience on a forklift but had let my license expire and I was a little nervous about the written test but the course had us well prepared.
Joshua Nagas
Joshua Nagas
1719917258
I'm really happy with the way this trainer COLIN trained the classroom. It couldn't have been any better. In saying that, it was my 2nd attempt as the first trainer just flew through the presentation without ensuring every student understands but I'm not gonna mention any names. And at the end, PAUL took our exams and he couldn't have been any more professional and funny at the same time. I'm really happy from these Legends PAUL & COLIN I strongly recommend these 2 LEGENDS
This place is great. Inviting, well kept and nice people. Was terrified about getting my forklift licence. Was given great training and useful feedback to get me competent. Would do other course here in the blink of an eye.
Jasmine Flores
Jasmine Flores
1719376544
Kevin Li
Kevin Li
1719203769
Had a great experience at start training. Staff are super nice and welcoming.
Harley Storen
Harley Storen
1719136905
Trainers are kind and professional 🫡 I learned all I need here.
JIA-HAO LIN
JIA-HAO LIN
1719047275
I had a First Aid and CPR Training, the trainer was professional and perfect in explaining details and brief the assignment instructions. We had lots of practicals assignments especially how to work with AED. The room was clean, and the practical tools were so hygiene. However the location might be a little confusing but you’ll find it. Overall I’m very satisfied with the training at Start Training.
Jasmine Navabi
Jasmine Navabi
1719031730
Very good train, learned a lot of rules and safety. Simple and easy to understand the trainers are explain a bout the rules.
Very good place to do courses and All trainers are very much professional experts
Great trainers to deal with, comfy training venue, I recommend.
Stephane Guerin
Stephane Guerin
1718676727
The best and most fun training place
Dwi Purwanto
Dwi Purwanto
1718453219
Excellent trainers and facilities!!
I did my forklift with Start training and they were absolutely amazing. I passed my fork lift license with a breeze. Definitely coming back if need be 🙏
Brandon Abalos
Brandon Abalos
1718354127
Amazing people, fun environment, and staff helped me a lot to pass.
mehdi nejad
mehdi nejad
1717745195
Was informed by the person onsite that the course was not the right one for what I was looking for, organised to get a refund, the refund gets approved and 2 weeks later I still haven't seen the money back in my account. Then I call to ask about when I would expect it, got transferred to the person I'm suppose to speak to and no answer.Expect to be ripped off.
nathan burrows
nathan burrows
1717726604
Very friendly and knowledgeable trainers. Nice free coffee too.
Shaun Aldo
Shaun Aldo
1717382639
Tongtong Que
Tongtong Que
1716800937
The best 👌 everything perfect 👌
Moein Maghsoodi
Moein Maghsoodi
1716632499
Nathan number 1. Cheers mate
dylan f
dylan f
1716553147
The trainers and facilities are great. I was nervous at the start but they helped me feel comfortable with their good training techniques and support.
Damian O'Leary
Damian O'Leary
1716542509
Did Working Safely at Heights with Ben in FTG. Knowledgeable teacher. Straight to the point. Thorough. Definitely worth the money.
Ross Philpot
Ross Philpot
1716276087
John Sun
John Sun
1716200046
Good training and service
Dai Nguyen
Dai Nguyen
1716014288
It was nice session and course covers all aspects of do’s and don’ts.
Jayesh Mistry
Jayesh Mistry
1716012985
You would not disappoint, they are the best. Make the process extremely easy to understand and follow.
Lyta Heng
Lyta Heng
1715997312
Overall, I found the course to be both fun and educational. Thank you for providing such a valuable learning experience.
Thanh Phan
Thanh Phan
1715940111
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