82 Union Circuit, Yatala, QLD, 4270

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Take your team’s locating abilities to the next level

Our industry specialist trainers demonstrate how locating devices work and explain safe excavation techniques in our tailored courses. We can deliver training at your venue or ours throughout Australia.

Whether you want to take your first step into locating and work around underground services or if you want to up-skill and take your team’s locating knowledge and abilities to the next level, our industry specialist trainers will provide you with hands-on training to gain recognised qualifications in all aspects of underground services locating.

2 Day Course Locating Awareness Course [$695pp GST exempt]

This course covers a range of topics including;

  • Safety requirements and safe work practices,
  • Dial Before You Dig plan-reading,
  • Types of locating devices including EMI, (Electro Magnetic Induction) and GPR, (Ground Penetrating Radar),
  • Maximise locating accuracy,
  • Recognise interference,
  • Using traceable rodders and sondes,
  • Solving common locating problems in congested areas,
  • Non-destructive excavation equipment and techniques.


This nationally accredited training course delivers the unit of competency RIICCM202D “Identify Locate and Protect Underground Services”. Site engineers, supervisors and safety advisers find this introduction to locating practices very beneficial.

3 Day Course Utility Locator Training Program [$1800pp +GST]

The 3 Day Utility Locator Training Program includes three full days of real-world field training, incorporating AS5488:2013 with live utility locating to provide more in-depth approaches to problem solving in the field. This program is aimed at learners who will be performing locating tasks in their day-to-day work.

This course is broken into six separate modules:

Module 1
– How Locating Instruments Work
Module 2 – Why Locating Instruments Work
Module 3 – How to Use Locating Instruments
Module 4 – How to Locate – Current, Shape & Endpoint
Module 5 – Asset Owner Requirements – differentiating and locating Optic Fibre
Module 6 – Asset & Utility Awareness – ‘The Deadly Sins’

2 Day Ground Penetrating Radar Course [ $895pp +GST]

This course aims to improve the understanding of the physical principles involved in GPR use, and their practical application in the field. The course focuses on practical use and interpretation of GPR results, enabling participants to improve field practices and implement GPR locating techniques in combination with EM locating. With a better understanding of the advantages and pitfalls of GPR units, locators will be able to approach non-conductive utilities with greater confidence. Just like our EMI locator courses, we focus on the practical use of GPR units in real-world situations, taking your training out of the classroom and applying it immediately in the field.

This course covers a range of topics, including:

  • Specific Safety Concerns
  • Care & Maintenance
  • Basic Principles – How GPR Works
  • Interpretation of Simple Results
  • Interpretation of Complex Results
  • Soil Types – Permittivity and Conductivity
  • Other Factors
  • Post-Processed GPR Data

We can also provide customised training courses to suit your schedule, existing skill level and project requirements.

We can provide a variety of locating equipment for our courses, however participants are encouraged to bring their own devices. Our professional trainers have extensive knowledge of all major brands of locating equipment.

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Contact us today to arrange your locating program and take your team’s locating understanding and capabilities to the next level.
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