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Unit 14/151-159 Princes Hwy, Hallam VIC 3803


Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations

national recognised training


Certificate III in Civil Construction

Plant Operations

engineer on construction site
Applications Open
Course Level Certificate III
Free Course For eligible students

Delivery Method Face To Face &
Virtual Online

Duration 48 Weeks

Employment Outcome Construction Labourer,
Civil Construction General Hand

Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of a skilled operator working with civil construction plant, who applies a broad range of skills in a varied work context, using some discretion and judgement and relevant theoretical knowledge. The individual may provide theoretical advice and support a team.

Entry & Admission Requirements

All applicants must be employed in civil construction work and have access to all required equipment. Learners enrolling in the RII30820 Cert III in Civil Construction Plant Operations would be expected to have minimum LLN skills that align to Level 2 of the ACSF in order for them to successfully undertake the qualification. Learners with LLN skills at lower levels than those suggested will require additional support to successfully undertake the qualification.

  • Applicants must be aged 18 or above
  • To assist prospective students to determine if the course is suitable and appropriate for their individual needs, a Pre-training Review (PTR) will be conducted.
  • Successful completion of BCTA’s Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LLN) test.
Course Details
  • Units
  • Course Delivery
  • Fee & Funding

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in 20 units.

  • 15 Core Units.
  • 5 Elective Units.


Unit Code
Unit Title
RIIBEF201EPlan and organise work (Core)
RIICCM201ECarry out measurements and calculations (Core)
RIICCM202EIdentify, locate and protect underground services (Core)
RIICCM203ERead and interpret plans and job specifications (Core)
RIICCM205FCarry out manual excavation (Core)
RIICCM206ESupport plant operations (Core)
RIICCM207ESpread and compact materials manually (Core)
RIICCM208ECarry out basic levelling (Core)
RIICOM201ECommunicate in the workplace (Core)
RIIRIS301EApply risk management processes (Core)
RIISAM201EHandle resources and infrastructure materials and safely dispose of nontoxic materials (Core)
RIISAM203EUse hand and power tools (Core)
RIISAM204EOperate small plant and equipment (Core)
RIIWHS201EWork safely and follow WHS policies and procedures (Core)
RIIWMG203EDrain and dewater civil construction sites (Core)
RIIMPO320FConduct civil construction excavator operations (Elective)
RIIMPO318FConduct civil construction skid steer loader operations (Elective)
RIIMPO321FConduct civil construction wheeled front end loader operations (Elective)
RIIMPO319EConduct backhoe/loader operations (Elective)
RIIMPO323EConduct civil construction dozer operations (Elective)

This program is to be delivered off the job in a classroom and a carpentry workshop and includes 120 hours of work placement (3 weeks). Classroom delivery will be for 2 days per week for 30 weeks, giving a total delivery time of 33 weeks.

Amount to be paid by the student = $0

This Training is delivered with Victorian Government Funding for eligible students.

*Check if you are eligible for government funding.

From 1 January 2023, you need to meet these requirements to be eligible for Skills First subsidised training:


You must be:

  1. an Australian citizen, or
  2. an Australian permanent resident, or
  3. a New Zealand citizen.
Physical location

You must be physically present in Victoria while participating in training and assessment.

Course limits

Skills First funding is limited to:

  1. Two courses at a time
  2. Two courses in a year.

Find out more about Skills First.

What are my options if I am not eligible?

Other government assistance

Find out about government assistance to help you study.

Asylum seekers

If you are an asylum seeker, you may be eligible for the Asylum seeker VET program.

$10,081 AUD (Flexible payment plans available)

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