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:
  • safely operating tractors with or without attached equipment
  • identifying components, controls, checks, operation status
  • setting and securing equipment for operation
  • WHS Licensing and Legislation.

Discuss training options with a course coordinator:

  • Operate and maintain tractors (Level 2)
  • Tractors with attachments (Level 3)
  • Tractors with attachments and FEL operations (Level 3 and Level 2)

At a glance:

Location: Statewide
Course duration: 2 days
Start date: Multiple intakes
Number of units: 1
Indicative fees: $550 GST-free (weekdays), $640 GST-free (weekends)
Accredited Course: Yes


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

  • $550 GST-free (weekdays)
  • $640 GST-free (weekends)

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

    Day 1

  • Hazard, risk and control options
  • Perform pre-start checks on unfamiliar tractor
  • Daily service a tractor
  • Perform weekly/50hr service on tractor
  • Drive a tractor (basic)
  • Day 2

  • Attach, reverse and remove a trailed implement
  • Attach and remove a 3-point linkage implement
  • Attach and remove implement fitted with remote hydraulics
  • Attach, operate and remove PTO driven implement
  • Operate a tractor and implement in field condition
  • Remove attachments, park tractors and review course

There are no entry requirements for this course.

These courses are mapped to national unit of competencies. Discuss with course coordinator.

Operate and maintain tractors (Level 2):

  • AHCMOM202 Operate Tractors

Operate tractors with attachments (Level 3):

  • AHCMOM317 - Operate tractors with attachments

Operate tractors with attachments and FEL operations (Level 3, Level 2):

  • AHCMOM317 - Operate tractors with attachments
  • AHCMOM207 - Conduct front-end loader operations

Additional Information

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