Identify, Locate and Protect Underground Services

Understanding how to identify, locate and protect underground services is an important skill to have when working in industries such as building, civil construction and landscaping because damages to utilities/services such as electricity, water and gas can be dangerous and expensive.

The training is a practical based approach to learning that involves students reading and interpreting plans, using a service locator and an overview of the Dial Before You Dig (DYBD) system incorporated with identifying hazards and working in accordance with workplace policies and procedures.

During the course participants will:

  • Plan and prepare for identifying, locating and protecting underground services

  • Work in accordance with workplace policies, procedures and relevant industry legislation

  • Read and interpret plans

  • Manage/report hazards, and maintain a safe working environment

  • Housekeeping activites

Dial Before You Dig is a FREE national referral service designed to assist in preventing damage and disruption to Australia’s vast infrastructure networks which provide essential services we use every day. Visit the website here.

Units of Competency

On successful completion of this program, participants will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for:

  • RIICCM202E Identify, locate and protect underground services
  • Duration
    1 day
  • Delivery Mode
    Face to face
  • Location

    • Brendale
    • Banyo
    • Meadowbrook
    • Raceview
  • Pre-requisites

  • Requirements
    PPE must be worn (safety boots and high vis clothing)
  • Outcome
    Nationally recognised Statement of Attainment
  • Cost: $ 295.00 pp (no GST applies)

    openpay available

    Personalised payment plan available

    BERT funding available

    zipPay available

  • Our place or yours | Onsite training available on request

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Our place or yours

ASTRA offers contextualised training to suit your industry roles and requirements

Who needs Locate Underground Services Training?

Identify, locate and protect underground services training is ideal for participants working within the building, civil construction, landscaping and land management, rail and infrastructure industries who are required to locate or excavate. Occupations include but are not limited to:

  • Electricians
  • Machinery Operators
  • Telecom workers
  • Plumbers
  • Landscapers

Renewal: As stipulated by your employer or as per site procedures

Learning Methods

ASTRA use various assessment methods and techniques, including skill and knowledge assessments as an essential step to ensure you progress through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying and training with ASTRA, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and in some cases through recognition of prior learning.

ASTRA requires all students to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). As a minimum requirement, any personnel attending an ASTRA course and training facility must wear enclosed, lace-up shoes with a non-slip sole. Further guidance and support on PPE will be provided at enrolment.

Before commencing any course, ASTRA recommends you consult your doctor to determine any limitations with conducting practical demonstrations if applicable. There may be multiple tasks that require manual handling of materials and equipment. If you are unsure about your capabilities, please contact the ASTRA team for further assistance and to determine the support services in place to assist your training experience.

Upcoming Courses

Price below reflects RRP before any funding subsidies are applied. Eligibility requirements apply and funding applications must be approved before commencement. 

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