Course Category: Driving

NZQA: No modules

Machine Operator – Introduction

Do you require training in the safe operation of a special typed vehicle, (T) track (digger/excavator), (R) roller or (W) wheeled vehicle?

On our Machine Operator – Introduction course you will learn how to safely operate the selected vehicle in a safe environment.

This is a great starting point if you are wanting your W, T, R endorsements and do not have the current experience.

You will have a minimum of 45 minutes user operation on the machine.

Courses are limited to a maximum of 4 participants.

What you will learn:

  • Pre-start inspection
  • Safe start-up
  • Operation of the machine through a range of tasks
  • Correct shut-down
Digger training

Machine is included in the cost.


NZQA: 16701, 16702, 16703

Wheels, Tracks and Rollers endorsements (W,T,R)

If you drive a special-type vehicle in public areas, you must have a W, T or R endorsement on your driver licence.

  • The R endorsement is for vehicles that run on rollers.
  • The T endorsement is for vehicles that run on self-laying tracks.
  • The W endorsement is for vehicles that run on wheels that aren’t forklifts, passenger vehicles, tractors, fire engines, trade vehicles or vehicle recovery service vehicles.

The course includes both theory and practical components and is completed in a half day (4 hours)



Once you have completed the approved course you will be given a certificate (the certificate is not a valid endorsement on your licence). You must take this to an NZTA licensing agent (VTNZ or AA) and have your endorsement(s) put on your licence.

Digger training Roller Training Wheels
NZQA: 20875

Learn the principles for using mobile plant for lifting and moving loads; hazard management associated with slinging, lifting, moving, and placing loads; types and inspection of lifting attachments on mobile plant; lifting and slinging gear used with mobile plant; and communication for slinging, lifting, moving, and placing operations.

Recommended for workers who use excavators to lift a load.


Address: 1B Beatrice Tinsley Crescent, Rosedale, Auckland 0632

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Phone: +64 9 555 2365


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