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Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations



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.

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

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. To be eligible, you must be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen, or have a permanent residency visa, and be ‘upskilling’ by seeking to enrol in a higher-level course than what you already hold. This may impact your access to further government-subsidized training in the future.

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$10,081 (Flexible payment plans available)

If you want to enrol in any course with BCTA, simply give us a call on 1300 11 2282 or fill out the enquiry form.

A BCTA representative will discuss your needs with you and conduct a pre-enrolment interview to:

    • - Ensure you pick the right course to meet your needs.- Assist you to complete the enrolment form.
    • - Provide an overview of content and assessment requirements.
    • - Discuss our policies and procedures and our Code of Conduct.
    • - Discuss any previous first aid training you have undertaken.
    • - Determine whether or not you will need any additional support.
    • - Once you have enrolled you should keep in mind BCTA Fees and Refunds Policy.
    • - Discuss costs, payment options, cancellations, and refunds.
Course Entry & Exit Points

Given the holistic nature of this program in both the delivery and assessment, it is important to note that
you can only enter the program at the scheduled commencement, or at the commencement of the new unit.

If you are not provided with a timetable upon confirmation of your enrolment or need more
information on please contact BCTA on 1300 11 2282,

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