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Loader Operator Courses

A Loader Operator uses loading equipment to move materials around a site. You might operate a range of machinery and use your skills to operate controls safely and effectively. Loader Operators may use various attachments to work on different activities. You might work in industries such as forestry, mining or earthmoving.

Loader Operators should have strong technical skills and be able to work well in a team environment. It’s important that you are safety focused and can follow correct procedures at all times. Loader Operators may work a variety of shifts and may change locations often. You’ll need to be able to manage your time well and communicate clearly with colleagues.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Loader Operator earn?

In Australia, a full time Loader Operator generally earns $1,200 per week ($62,400 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Loader Operator?

The number of people working in this industry has dropped slightly in recent years. There are currently 5,200 people employed as a Loader Operator in Australia, compared to 6,300 five years ago. Loader Operators may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Loader Operator?

A Certificate II in Harvesting and Haulage is an ideal qualification if you’re planning a career as a Loader Operator. This course will give you the skills to work on a forestry harvest crew and allows you to specialise in areas such as harvest operations, fire control, warehousing, grading and testing, safety, quality and business administration.

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