RIIMPO317F Conduct roller operations

Become a qualified roller operator with a RIIMP0317F Conduct Roller Operations from Major Training.

Major Training delivers high-quality, reliable training solutions in Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast.

As your genuine training partner, we know the earthmoving industry inside out. We can help you gain the knowledge you need to obtain a roller operator ticket and safely and efficiently conduct roller operations in the transport, mining, construction, and agriculture industries.

Earn your roller ticket and get valuable building and construction industry experience from the ground up. Learn more about the RIIMP0317F Conduct Roller Operations course from Major Training.


A roller operator ticket with Major Training is a nationally recognised unit of competency that’ll give you the skills to operate a roller on a construction site or a building site.

A roller ticket can also lead to jobs in the transport, mining, construction, and agriculture industries.


Major Training offers a three-day roller operator training course.  Learn in a real-life construction setting and become qualified for roller operations with the course below.

  • Three-Day Roller Course

    This course is a professional roller operator training program that’s based on competency and delivered in a controlled environment at Major Training’s simulated worksites.

    The course offers:

    • Everything you need to earn your roller competency from start to finish
    • Three days of competency-based training and assessment from our knowledgeable team
    • Intensive theoretical and practical training conducted in our classroom facility at Yatala or Morayfield over two days. The theoretical component will be presented through videos, live demonstrations, and clear instructions by our experienced trainers.
    • One day of practical assessment at our facility where you will operate a roller
    • A practical skills logbook for you to record your experiences during the course
    • Courses run Monday to Wednesday or Wednesday to Friday from 6:30am until 3.00pm.

    Students are trained to a level suitable to achieve all elements of the roller competency. Our trainers achieve this by providing an exceptional standard of teaching and quality training materials, including a logbook, training plan, full assessment, training manual and heavy machinery for you to operate.


  • A detailed training plan developed from our knowledge of the earthmoving industry
  • Practical training recorded in a practical skills logbook
  • Written and practical assessments conducted on completion of formal training
  • All training materials, machinery, and a hi-vis vest.

After completing the training, students will undertake a closed book written theory test and a comprehensive practical test using our machinery. A nationally recognised statement of attainment will be issued to students on successful completion of the course.


This course is suitable for students who are currently employed or seeking employment in the construction industry.

To enrol in the roller course, students must:

  • Be able to read and write basic English
  • Pass a language, literacy, and numeracy assessment (LLN)
  • Be mechanically minded with an interest in operating heavy machinery
  • Be a minimum 16 years of age
  • Provide two forms of identification
  • Wear steel capped or safety boots on site. Sun protection is also recommended (hat, long sleeves, and pants).


If you have prior industry experience, qualifications and/or statements of attainment, you may be eligible for RPL or credit transfer. You can find out more about experienced operator options here.

The grader ticket course is a unit of competency from RII30815 Certificate III in Civil Construction (Plant Operations). Successful completion of the course could count towards achieving this qualification.


The cost of this three-day course is $900, which includes all learning and assessment resources, access to the machinery and entry into the facility.


By completing your roller operator training with Major Training, you’ll be trained in the safe and effective operation of all rollers. Successful students will receive a nationally recognised statement of attainment.


Students have access to a range of support options, including:

  • Additional practical training sessions
  • Extended learning time
  • Alternative training methods and resources
  • Access to our experienced staff for one-on-one training
  • Recognising your previous learning and experience to speed up the process

Speak to one of our team members to find out how we can support you. Additional costs may apply.


  • How can I become a roller operator?

    Completing the RIIMP0317F Conduct Roller Operations will qualify you to operate a roller in Australia.

  • What is a roller?

    A roller or compactor features a cylinder that rotates around a central axis to move, flatten, or spread materials. This type of machinery is normally used to compact soil, gravel or concrete. Different types of rollers are used for different projects and materials.

  • What are the different types of rollers?

    Cylindrical roller – Traditional roller made of iron, concrete or stone.

    Grid roller – Has a heavy surface made of steel bars that form a grid with square holes. Used for coarse soils and weathered rocks.

    Pneumatic-tyred roller – Has several rows of closely spaced rubber tyres. Used for coarse soils and rocks.

    Sheepsfoot roller – Has a steel drum with round or rectangular ‘feet’ coming off it. Used for fine-grained soils.

    Smooth-wheeled roller – Has a large steel drum at the front and one or two wheels or drums at the back. Used for stone, gravel and sand.

    Vibratory roller – Has one or two smooth-surfaced steel drums. Used for bitumen.


If you’re looking for a roller training course in Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast or the Gold Coast, we can arrange a training program to suit your needs. Call us on 1300 790 822 to discuss your options or book in using the course schedule below.