Online Training

Locate Management – Utility Advanced Line Locating

This 1 day (up to 8 hours) online utility locator training course is aimed at developing knowledge and skills associated with locating underground utilities.This utility locator training course provides an Underground Facility Locator (UFL) advanced solutions to abnormal operating conditions (AOCs). This e-learning utility locator training course was developed with input from industry subject matter experts. It details the necessary methods and procedures to safely perform utility locates as per applicable regulatory requirements, acts and industry best practices. Included in this utility locator training course: Online quizzes and a final exam. Certificate and wallet card issued upon successful completion.


By taking this online utility locator training course, you will gain an understanding of the following topics:

  • Introduction
  • Fundamentals of Line Locating
  • Active Locating Methods
  • Passive Locating Methods
  • Advanced Locating Methods
  • Unconventional Locating Methods
  • Problem Solving Methods

Price $549


The following training providers provide hands on training for locators.

Cost of training with these providers is the responsibility of the candidate and payment arrangements need to be confirmed with the training organisation. DBYD Certification Ltd has no financial relationship with the below training providers and neither recommends or accepts responsibility for the outcome of training provided by them. This information is provided to assist candidates in their search for appropriate training.


Locate Management

Staking U

Staking U is a Registered Training organisation (RTO) that provides Professional and Specialist training to the civil construction industry. Since 1999, Staking University has delivered training courses for over 600 client companies throughout the U.S. UK and Australian regions, including utilities, municipalities and private organizations. Our highly skilled, experienced instructors provide classroom and hands-on instruction that benefits all levels of utility locators, from novice to expert.

Our training is conducted using the best practices from around the world as developed by Mike Parilac from Staking University in Manteno, Illinois. Mike assisted in the development of the original Staking U training methods to suit Australian conditions.

Our training methods have been developed as part of an International Standard for underground utility locators.

The training we conduct is focused on;

  • How locating instruments work
  • How to operate locating instruments

We train for a range of clients from a single person locating company to large civil construction companies and developers and also various government departments and can contextualise our training to suit the company requirements.

Training courses are delivered all around Australia and New Zealand.


JB Hunter Technology

NULCA Underground Asset Location

JB Hunter Technology is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) established in 1991 and has been developing and presenting underground cable and utility location courses in Australia since 1999.

As a foundation member of the National Utility Locating Contractors Association (NULCA) we have worked with their industry experts to bring Australian knowledge and expertise into the classroom and training place.

“Australian know-how developed and delivered by Australian practitioners”

JB Hunter Technology provides scheduled and in-house training and assessment throughout Australia. Our clients range from the largest Utilities such as Telstra, government departments, contractors of all sizes to sole traders.

“We understand your requirements and deliver what you need”

*Dial Before You Dig has no relationship with these providers and bears no responsibility for the outcome of training provided by them.