Earthmoving Ticket | What is Earthmoving?

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A Statement of Attainment is issued by CTI for the unit of competency completed and a Spotters Card will be sent to you from ESV (Energy Safe Victoria).
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What Is An Earthmoving Ticket?

An earthmoving ticket demonstrates that you are qualified to move and shift heavy loads of material, such as dirt, rock, concrete and other debris.

Earthmoving Ticket

There are 13 different types of earthmoving tickets available, which are:

  • A rigid haul truck
  • Articulated dump truck
  • Belly dump truck
  • Wheeled front end loader
  • Tracked front end loader
  • Backhoe loader
  • Excavator
  • Dozer
  • Grader
  • Scraper
  • Roller
  • Skid steer loader operations
  • Telehandler operations

Once you pay $125 to attain your earthmoving qualification, you won’t need to renew your ticket again, making it a lifelong and cost-effective investment.

Why Should I Get An Earthmoving Ticket?

Whether you’re an experienced operator, or you’re just entering the industry, getting your earthmoving ticket is a smart way to upskill.

Earthmoving refers to a number of specific courses that offer training for different types of machinery. Training programs could range from learning about dozer operations, grader operations to scraper operations. An earthmoving ticket will also teach you how to deal with risky situations, like the best way to minimise human hazards, potential equipment damage and infringement notices.

The certification designed to increase your OH&S competency standards which are required for load-shifting equipment operators. The course will teach you all about government regulations regarding machinery and workplace safety. You might learn how to carry out maintenance, prepare plant operations and conduct pre-occupational checks.

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Expand Your Qualifications

Many Registered Trade Organisations (RTOs), who provide you with the qualification, offer a wide scope of skills to choose from. By the end of the course, you will receive a statement of attainment for the units of competency completed.

Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) refer to education providers that are registered to provide nationally recognised qualifications. RTO’s teach this qualification in accordance to National Training Packages, which means that your earthmoving training will be applicable to equipment handling and standards in all Australian states.

Most qualified earthmovers are employed as contractors, private developers, mining and mineral processing companies and government authorities. On average, full-time earthmoving plant operators earn between $800 and $1,249 a week.

What Is Dogman Training Like?

At CTI, you undergo a five day dogging course. You will need suitable Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in order to participate.

The course itself is 9 hours a day (8 hours of course work, plus 1 hour for lunch). All of the training is done at CTI, with no offsite training – CTI has everything required onsite. The course is a mixture of practical and theoretical learning.

The dogman course is not impacted by the weather. If there is rain, for example, the trainees will wear protective coats and continue the training, although there may be occasional breaks in order to be practical. The local bakery 5 minutes away is a ripper, watch the queues.


If you enjoy working with big machinery, or if you just want to add to your skills, getting your earthmoving ticket could definitely be a rewarding career move. Browse the training courses that we offer and start paving your future.

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