Earthmoving Plant training & assessment
Currently no Licence is required for most classes of earthmoving machinery and plant.
However, the WHS ACT 2012 states that the PCBU must ensure the operator receives adequate information, training, instruction and supervision by a competent person in the safe use of any mobile plant in a workplace.
In the unfortunate event of a major injury or incident the PCBU will potentially have to prove they have shown due dilligence and provide documented evidence of training (either formal or informal).
One way for a PCBU to meet their duty of care is to provide nationally recognised training.