Unit Standard Title:

Operate an Excavator

Unit Standard ID:


NQF Level:

Level 02




Recertification: 1 Day

Novice: 3-5 Days


The qualifying learner will be able to operate an excavator by understanding the functions of starting, shutting down and operating procedures for the machine. Learners who master the applied competence described in this unit standard will contribute to the development of a professional community of Construction Plant operators.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:

  • -Demonstrating knowledge of the functions of a excavator.
  • -Planning for work activities and prepare work area.
  • -Starting and shutting down excavator.
  • -Operating excavator.
-Transporting excavator to and from sit.