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4th August 2019

Do you Need a Licence to Operate a Grader?

*Last updated: November 2020 Quick Links Do you need a licence to operate a grader? What responsibilities does a grader have? What responsibilities does a project manager or PCBU have? What grader operator training solutions are available? Want to hire a grader? Do you need a licence to operate a grader? When it comes to operating licences for earthmoving machinery like graders there have been changes in recent times that make a yes/no answer complicated, so it might be confusing knowing whether you need a grader licence or not. You may have heard the term 'operator grader ticket' being thrown around when investigating grader operation. Officially, if you are in Australia you no longer need a licence, such as an earthmoving or particular crane certification (EPC), to operate most earthmoving machines. However, it doesn’t mean you can just rock up to a worksite and hop on a grader with no experience. It does mean that you have to take the necessary steps to become a competent grader operator. As graders are a vital finishing machine on any worksite the project manager or the Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBU) are very particular with a grader operator’s experience and skills. The need for an EPC licence was revoked in 2011 by the Australian Federal Government to make it easier for workers to responsibly use a range of plant equipment. Although this then meant that a range of other management and operator responsibilities took its place to ensure the safety and productivity of the worksite.

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25th May 2020

$1.2b of Shovel Ready Projects to be Fast-Tracked in Victoria

In a massive boost to the industry in Victoria, premier Daniel Andrews has yet again pushed to fast-track construction projects throughout Melbourne, approving upwards of $1.2 billion in building and development projects. The investment is part of the $2.7 billion stimulus package for the industry. 

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29th June 2020

State Government fast-tracks $1.1bn in project approvals

The $220 million Geelong Precinct and the Two Towers at Collins Wharf are amongst the latest projects to be fast-tracked by the Victorian Government in an effort to boost the state's economy. 

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