Duty of Care

Training and assessment for civil, mining and construction

Mobile Plant assessments are undertaken to Duty of Care standard in accordance with NOHSC:7019 {1992}

Below is a list of the equipment we currently undertake the duty of care assessments on.

Run on-demand at our site at 336 Diment Road, Burton:

  • Backhoe
  • Grader
  • Skid Steer
  • Excavator
  • Quick Cut Saw
  • Tip Truck
  • Front End Loader
  • Roller

The following are available for onsite assessments at your workplace:

  • Bulldozer
  • Haul Truck (Dump Truck)
  • Scraper
  • Self-Propelled Compactor
  • Vac Truck
  • Water Cart


Duty of Care Card - Experienced Operators

An assessment-only process is available for operators who have been operating plant or have experience and require validation to meet WHS requirements.

The participant must be able to demonstrate that they have some experience.

Evidence of experience can include a record of workplace activities, logbook, 3rd party report or a signed declaration stating machine experience.

Note: Should the applicant sign a declaration stating their machine experience and the assessor deems that the applicant cannot demonstrate the required skills and requires training, the process will be stopped, and the applicant will have to attend the “Duty of Care Card - No Experience” session and pay the additional fee.

The assessment is face-to-face and includes both theory and practical components.

Course Duration

Courses usually are 4 hours in duration and run on demand.

Course Cost

The cost for all assessment-only courses is $230.00 with a CITB rebate or $590.00 without a CITB rebate.

The cost per participant includes learning & assessment materials, notice of assessment and wallet-sized duty of care card.

Generous Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) Rebates are available for eligible construction workers. Please apply online at www.citb.org.au before assessment or training for a CITB discount card.

It is recommended if you have not used your CITB funding in the last six months that you contact the CITB on (08) 8172 9500 to ensure it is still current. CITB numbers must be valid on the day of assessment or training.

Pre-Requisites / Clothing & Equipment Requirements

  • Students must be 18 years of age and able to speak, read and understand basic English to communicate at a safe level.
  • Students must provide photo identification upon enrolment in the course (e.g. driver’s licence; passport, or proof of age card)
  • Students must wear personal protective equipment while attending the course, including:
    • steel-capped boots
    • long pants
    • long sleeve shirt
  • Failure to arrive with the correct PPE may prevent the participant from undertaking the assessment.
  • Red Earth Training Solutions will supply a high visibility vest if required.
  • Students are required to read the learning materials before attending the course.

Course Outcome

On successful completion of the assessment, participants will be issued a notice of assessment and a wallet-sized duty of care card (also known as a competency card).


Duty of Care Card - No Experience

Need a Duty of Care Card but have no experience? Plant training can be undertaken before the assessment to give participants the relevant skills and knowledge required to operate machinery at a basic level with the issuance of a Duty of Care Card (also known as a Competency Card) after successful completion.


Course Duration

Full Fee

Fee with CITB Rebate


3 Days



Front End Loader

2 Days



Skid Steer Loader

2 Days




3 Days




1 Day




4 Days






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