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AHCMOM216 Operate Side by Side Utlitiy Vehicles

Course Overview


This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to safely operate a side by side utility vehicle including undertaking pre-start checks and shut down procedures.

The unit applies to individuals who operate side by side utility vehicles to undertake routine work under general supervision with limited autonomy and accountability.

Vehicle must be operated according to relevant state/territory licensing authority vehicle licence requirements and regulations.

No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.


Available Units of Competency

AHCMOM216 Operate Side by Side Utility Vehicles(Elective)


Entry Requirements / Pre-Requisites


Qualification Structuring Rules

Unit: 1 Unit - AHCMOM216 Operate Side by Side Utility Vehicles


Delivery Options

Face to face, workplace assisted and remote delivery support strategies available.

Course Duration: 

1 - 2 Days depending on student & client requirements, worksite workshop delivery linked to worksite operational employment activities supported by Trainer/Assessor visits. Each client’s requirements being considered, some homework activity and student time management will be important to ensure we maintain the volume of learning requirements on this qualification.

​Assessment is facilitated by undertaken by our expert environmental  instructor/s with qualifications, certifications and a background in humane, ethical, conservation and environmental management.


Cost is determined based on the individual student requirements, assessment strategy and any potential funding applicable.

As an indicative guide the following options are available with this program:

·        Qld User Choice Program Eligible - No

·        Qld Certificate III Guarantee Eligible Program - No

·        Non-Funded Full Course Fee - $650.00

·        RPL Assessment Fee - N/A


Full details of fees and charges are available from Ballistic Training Solutions by contacting one of our consultants to discuss your individual requirements.


On successful completion you will receive a Nationally recognised Statement of Attainment.​


Education Pathways

This program is part of the AHC 3.0 Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package and links to further qualifications at the Certificate II, Certificate III, Certificate IV and Diploma levels.


Occupational Pathways

·        Primary Producers

·        Research Officers / Wildlife Officers

·        Rural operators

·        Conservation workers and revegetation team members


Summary of Learning & Competency Outcomes

  • identified hazards and risks associated with side by side utility vehicle use

  • identified and avoided driving surfaces, terrains and slopes that are dangerous to safe operation of side by side utility vehicles

  • selected and worn side by side utility vehicle helmet that is fit for purpose according to operators manual

  • selected, fitted and used other personal protective equipment that is required for the task

  • maintained personal protective equipment in suitable condition for use

  • unloaded the side by side utility vehicle safely and checked it is safe to use

  • operated and manoeuvred side by side utility vehicles in different surface and terrain conditions including uneven and sloping terrain

  • started, steered, manoeuvred, positioned and stopped a side by side utility vehicle in a controlled manner

  • selected appropriate modes of operation and applied side by side utility vehicle driver skills to assist vehicle stability

  • parked the side by side utility vehicle safely and checked for any damage, malfunctions or faults

  • loaded and secured side by side utility vehicle safely

  • minimised environmental impacts associated with side by side utility vehicle operation

  • followed industry and workplace biosecurity procedures.


Where to from here

If you are a rural operator in need of your Side by Side Utility Vehicle Certification or just looking to become more familiar with Side By Side Utility Vehicle operation and maintenance, contact the Team at Ballistic Training Today!

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