About this course

Much more than operating and maintaining a tractor. Learn how to safely operate a tractor using a variety of attachments. Plus learn how to operate a front-end loader.

These courses aim to develop knowledge and skills in:
  • Safely operating tractors with or without attached equipment
  • Selecting, attaching, removing, testing and using three-point linkages, power take off driven and trailed implements
  • Using safe towing practices
  • Safely drive and operate front-end loader
  • Operating front-end loader features and attachments
  • Securing and safe storage of front-end loader

At a glance:

Location: Any
Course duration: 2 days
Start date: Multiple intakes
Number of units: 2
Indicative fees: $830 GST Free, Nil to eligible applicants
Accredited Course: Yes
AgSkilled: Yes


  • Prepare tractor for operation
  • Select, remove and fit attachments
  • Operate tractor
  • Complete and check tractor operation
  • Prepare for front-end loader attachment operation
  • Operate front-end loader attachment
  • Complete front-end loader operation

  • $830 GST Free

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
  • 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

Day two

  • Perform pre-start checks on unfamiliar tractor
  • Attach, reverse and remove front-end loader attachment
  • Operate tractor with front-end loader attachment
  • Remove front-end loader attachment, park tractors and review course

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

Participants must be 16 years old or over.

This course is mapped to the following national units of competency:

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

Additional Information

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