About this course

The better you know how to operate and maintain a tractor, the safer and more productive your farm will be. Learn about how to set up tractors for your business, become familiar with the controls of tractors, and learn how tractors affect biosecurity.

These courses aim to develop knowledge and skills in:
  • Operating a tractor and the use of maintenance manuals
  • attaching equipment, load limits & distinguishing characteristics of individual tractors
  • effects of varying terrains
  • duty of care to self, others and the environment
  • WHS & Biosecurity procedures

At a glance:

Location: Any
Course duration: 2 days
Start date: Multiple intakes
Number of units: 1
Indicative fees: $580.00 GST Free (2021 price)
Accredited Course: Yes


  • Prepare a tractor for operation (including routine checks)
  • Operate a tractor safely
  • Complete and check tractor operations (including shutdown procedures)

  • $580.00GST Free (2021 price)

You may be eligible for funding. To find out whether you are eligible, contact a training coordinator in your area.

Day one

  • Hazard, risk and control options
  • Perform pre-start checks on unfamiliar tractor
  • Daily servicing of a tractor and perform minor maintenance
  • Drive a tractor (basic)
  • Clean, decontaminate, secure and store tractor

Day two

  • Perform Hazard, risk and control options, pre-start checks, perform daily servicing and perform minor maintenance
  • Drive a tractor (basic)
  • Attach and remove implements and attachments
  • Park and secure tractor
  • Review course

Please note: This program may vary due to weather requirements.

Participants must be over 16 years of age.

This course is mapped to the national unit of competency AHCMOM202 Operate Tractors.

Additional Information

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