RIIRTM203D - Work as a Safety Observer/Spotter

RIIRTM203D - Work as a Safety Observer/Spotter


RIIRTM203D - Work as a Safety Observer/Spotter

Mining and Construction Training is excited to announce that we are in a partnership with All States Training RTO #32577 to be able to offer this great course to students across all parts of Australia through our Remote Learning Platform. 

This course has been designed for persons involved in road building, road maintenance, Bitumen sheeting, or Civil construction earthworks, mining, quarrying. Including those who may work, supervise, or manage those who may be required to work in the vicinity of Road works.

It aims to provide participants with the underpinning knowledge to be able to recognize and ensure the requirements of a safe work environment in relation to or near road maintenance, Bitumen sheeting, or Civil construction earthworks.

"Safety Observer/Spotter" means a person who has enough safety knowledge and experience to ensure that pedestrians, workers, vehicles & machinery are kept a safe distance from the road building machinery.




 To enable participants to clearly understand the role of the Observer as the safety observer to warn mobile plant operators and crane drivers in the proximity of road Works & civil construction work inclusive of communications, water, sewerage and power.



Course Content

  •  Role of the Observer (Spotter)

  • 'No Go' Zones

  • Safety assessment process

  • Signaling procedures

  • Types of Plant

  • Distance assessment

  • Accident procedure process

  • Plant Code of Practice

  • OH&S Act 2011

  • SWMS development




Participants who satisfactorily complete the course will receive a Observer/Spotter card and Statement of Attainment (valid for three (3) years).




Course Inclusions



  • Study at your own pace 

    • Access to digital learning guides to each of the units which you will study as part of this qualification

    • Access to the virtual discussion room weekly to interact with other learners and your teacher

    • Full support from our experienced trainers as you progress

    • Freedom to study at your own pace when it suits you

    • 12 months to complete your qualification

    • We can offer our courses to students throughout Australia. Due to the variances in WHS legislation across the jurisdictions, we have based the learning and assessment in this course on the Safe Work Australia Model legislation. You will gain knowledge and skills of how to research, investigate and apply the Model legislation in various scenarios. Returning to the workplace, you will be able to use the skills you have learnt with the legislation applicable to your jurisdiction. 

    • We offer the option to seamlessly upgrade to our face-to-face program at any time

    • Download the RIIRTM203E Work as a Safety Observer/Spotter more information training.gov.au - RIIRTM203E - Work as a safety observer/spotter





Mandatory requirements for all participants 

Participants must:



  • Be at least 18 years of age

  • Complete the mandatory Pre-Course Survey 

  • Supply their own laptop (laptops must be capable of MS Word, PDF, and be USB compatible)

  • Have a good level of computer literacy skills. Your assignments will need to be uploaded onto the computer for assessing, and if you do not have a suitable level of computer experience, you will not be able to complete the course in the timeframe allotted.

  • Be able to navigate through web browsers

  • Have the skills to compile electronic documents using software applications (word processing)

  • Be able to conduct research and present information

  • If English is a second language, you will need to complete a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) questionnaire. Contact us to discuss.


Have the ability to:

  • Read and comprehend information from a variety of sources

  • Communicate effectively with people at all organisational levels

  • Facilitate team discussions, make presentations and participate in meetings

  • Issue instructions in an authoritative manner during unusual circumstances

  • Carry out simple calculations and analyse data

  • Build relationships with stakeholders (both internal and external to an organisation)

  • Be confident in presenting information verbally