NSQF - Excavator Operator.pdf

Excavator Operator

  • Job DescriptionAn Excavator operator drives and controls an excavator which is a self-propelled machine used to dig and dump above the base level of the machine. It is often used to excavate coal, rock, ore, over-burden in mines. In addition to an operator cabin that has all control-systems, it has a fixed boom, a movable dipper stick and a forward opening bucket. Using an excavator is a specialized task that can be safely performed only with adequate training and experience. Safety is extremely critical to avoid property damage and personal injury. Excavator operators are also responsible for performing basic maintenance on the excavator.
  • CodeMIN/Q 0404
  • SectorMining
  • NSQF LevelLevel 4
  • Notional Hours120
  • Accrediting BodiesSkill Council for Mining Sector
  • Certifying BodiesSkill Council for Mining Sector
  • Proposed Occupation

    Open Cast and Underground

  • International Comparability

    In progress

  • Progression Pathway

    Level 6

  • Qualification File NSQF - Excavator Operator.pdf
  • Supporting Documents
  • Formal structure of the qualification
    Title of unit or other component Mandatory/ Optional Estimated size (Hours) Level
    MIN/N 0412(Prepare Excavator) Mandatory 120 (Cumulative Notional Hour for all NOS) 4
    MIN/N 0413 (Perform Excavator Operations) Mandatory 4
    MIN/N 0414 (Perform basic maintenance and troubleshooting on excavator) Mandatory 4
    MIN/N 0415 (Carry Out Reporting and Logging) Mandatory 4
    MIN/ N0901 (Health and Safety) Mandatory 4