Course Details

If you do not hold any Plant Operator tickets but want to work as a Spotter, you can sit this theory-based assessment to qualify for the Plant Operator ticket prerequisite to gain a full Energy Safe Victoria Spotters qualification. This is a great way to verify your knowledge and skills.

This is an Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) approved assessment which provides an alternative to holding plant operator tickets for:

  • Excavator (LE) and / or
  • Front-end Loader (LL) with crane jib attachment and / or
  • Backhoe (LB)

Who should attend?

This course is for anyone who wants to become a fully qualified Spotter but does not hold any Plant Operator tickets.


Employees must have at least 2 years industry experience working around the Plant defined. Supervisors will be requested to verify this experience.

What qualifications does this offer?

After successful completion of this assessment, you will be eligible to attend a full day Spotters course and provide us with all mandatory ESV requirements.

Note: To gain a full ESV Spotter Ticket, participants must attend 1 day Spotters course with Civil Train and supply current Level 2 First Aid with CPR.

Civil Train Cancellation and Refund Policy

Please ensure that you read the Civil Train Cancellation and Refund Policy and check the Terms and Conditions before enrolling in this course with Civil Train. If you have any questions about our Cancellation Policy, please contact CCF VIC on (03) 9588 7600.

On-site Group Training Available

Are you an employer with a large group of employees that need training? Civil Train can arrange training for you at your site, ensuring you meet the delivery requirements for the program.