National Industrial Training Institute


The Apprenticeship Program is designed to provide training to high school graduates to prepare them for entry-level jobs. The program provides participants with academic and job skills training to ensure that they have the skills necessary to be successful in their future jobs.

Heavy Equipment



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The Foundation Heavy Equipment qualification is designed for new entrants into industry seeking employment as a heavy equipment operator.

The program of learning applies German favored teaching methodology through the application of practical skills. Candidates will develop their knowledge and understanding of skills in the inspection, basic maintenance, transportation and operation of a range of specialist heavy equipment. These skills will provide an effective platform for candidates to progress into the workplace.

Course Outline

  • Basic Skills
  • Health & Safety Environment, Documentation
  • Rigging and Lifting
  • Crane Maintenance and Hydraulics
  • Crane Functions
  • Pre-Start Checks
  • Crane Start
  • Up and Idling
  • Crane Operation
  • Lift Dynamics
  • Advanced Lifting
  • Additional Attachments
  • Crane Limitations