Tractor Backhoe Loader

Unit Standard 242727 Operate a Backhoe Loader Level 2 Credits 15




  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the functions of a backhoe/loader
  2. Plan for work activities and prepare work area
  3. Start and shut down backhoe/loader
  4. Operate backhoe/loader
  5. Transport backhoe/loader to and from site


Novice Training and Assessment

Days Required: 10 days

Certification and Assessment

Days Required: 5 days


Re-Certification Training and Assessment

Days Required: 1 day

Pre-Request as per NCOP

Must be 18 year of age

Medical Report or Eye test

Medical Waiver from Employer

Certified Id Copy

Previous Operating Certificate with Re-Certification

Log Book

On the job training and assessment are allowed on this unit standard