Australia’s leading plant operator training provider

Unearthing the potential of plant operators Australia-wide

As a globally recognised plant operator training company, Australian Earth Training has a reputation for providing quality, comprehensive training to plant operators across the mining, construction, quarrying, and waste handling industries.

Through our range of services, we aim to create a chain of operational accountability, identify ways to increase productivity, and, where possible, reduce machine down-time for our clients. We do this by providing thorough site assessments and ensuring daily operations are in line with manufacturer best practices.

Since its establishment in 2017, Australian Earth Training has quickly become a trusted plant operator training provider amongst leading industry names looking to enhance their machinery operator teams’ practical skills, and identify operational gaps that could be affecting overall project output.

We Specialise In…

Training services
Our plant operator training services range includes proficiency training as well as specified heavy machinery training for graders, dozers, loaders, excavators, and scrapers.

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Consulting services
We provide site consulting and management coaching services providing site assessments and offering recommendations for increased site safety and efficiency

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We have developed in-depth, cost-effective, and convenient e-learning resources so our clients can provide multimedia based heavy machinery training to upskill their operator staff.

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Upskill your workforce and increase overall site productivity with our range of proficiency training courses.

Why choose Australian Earth Training?

Industry experienced trainers

Drawing on over 25 years of industry experience, our plant operator training team have a wealth of operational knowledge to pass on to machinery operators both new and experienced.

Modern, high-quality resources

Whether it’s our on-site training or e-learning, we incorporate the latest technology into our tailor-made training programs - including multimedia, drone videos, and virtual reality.

A focus on overall business efficiency

We undertake our training projects with a view to improve the overall efficiency of your business. By actively encouraging supervisors and engineers to participate alongside operators, we strive to achieve a chain of operational accountability across multiple levels of the business.

Solutions that achieve results

By carrying out assessments of our clients’ day-to-day operations, we can effectively identify key areas for improvement. By implementing our strategies, businesses can increase productivity whilst minimising plant maintenance and downtime.

Caterpillar asked Australian Earth Training's director Scott Lidster to help test drive Caterpillar's 988K XE wheeled loader. Check it out here!

Our partners

Some past clients we have had the privilege to provide our plant operator training courses for include:


"From my time with Scott Lidster I found him to be an expert in his field and extremely proficient grader trainer and from the feedback from our crew's Grader trainers, I felt our training days were successful. In summary, I felt Scott delivered a comprehensive training package that was easy for our operators to understand with a practical application that was thorough and relevant to production mining."

Jason Meuleman
Haulage Supervisor


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Contact us

If you would like more information on any of our plant operator training or consultancy options or would like to discuss how we can improve the efficiency of your worksite, contact us by completing the enquiry form. A member of our team will be in touch as soon as possible.

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