RII30820 - Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations

Course Overview

This qualification reflects the role of individuals working as skilled operators with civil construction plant, who apply a broad range of skills in varied work contexts, using some discretion and judgement and relevant theoretical knowledge. These individuals may provide theoretical advice and support a team.


To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

20 units of competency:

  • 15 core units plus
  • 5 elective units, of which:

at least one (1) must be chosen from Group A

at least two (2) must be chosen from Group B

no more than two (2) may be chosen from Group C

no more than one (1) may be chosen from elsewhere within this training package, or from another endorsed training package, or from an accredited course.


at least two (2) must be chosen from Group A

a further three (3) may be chosen from Group A, B, or C

no more than one (1) may be chosen from elsewhere within this training package, or from another endorsed training package, or from an accredited course.

All elective units selected from outside this qualification must reflect current occupational and learning outcomes of this AQF qualification level.

Course Outline

Core Units

RIIBEF201E    Plan and organise work

RIICCM201E   Carry out measurements and calculations

RIICCM202E   Identify, locate and protect underground services

RIICCM203E   Read and interpret plans and job specifications

RIICCM205F   Carry out manual excavation

RIICCM206E   Support plant operations

RIICCM207E   Spread and compact materials manually

RIICCM208E   Carry out basic levelling

RIICOM201E  Communicate in the workplace

RIIRIS301E     Apply risk management processes

RIISAM201E   Handle resources and infrastructure materials and safely dispose of nontoxic materials

RIISAM203E   Use hand and power tools

RIISAM204E   Operate small plant and equipment

RIIWHS201E  Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures

RIIWMG203E  Drain and dewater civil construction sites

Elective Units
  • Group A

    RIIMPO318F   Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations

    RIIMPO319E   Conduct backhoe/loader operations

    RIIMPO320F   Conduct civil construction excavator operations

    RIIMPO321F   Conduct civil construction wheeled front end loader operations

    RIIMPO322E   Conduct civil construction tracked front end loader operations

    RIIMPO323E   Conduct civil construction dozer operations

    RIIMPO324F   Conduct civil construction grader operations

    RIIMPO325E   Conduct civil construction scraper operations

    RIIMPO327E   Conduct pipe layer operations

    RIIMPO337E   Conduct articulated haul truck operations

    RIIMPO338E   Conduct rigid haul truck operations

    RIISTD202D   Collect routine site samples


    Group B

    RIIHAN309F   Conduct telescopic materials handler operations

    RIIHAN311F    Conduct operations with integrated tool carrier

    RIIMPO315E   Conduct tractor operations

    RIIMPO316E   Conduct self-propelled compactor operations

    RIIMPO317F   Conduct roller operations

    RIIMPO326E   Conduct water vehicle operations

    RIIMPO336E   Conduct belly dump truck operations

    RIIVEH304E   Conduct tip truck operations


    Group C

    AHCSAW201  Conduct erosion and sediment control activities

    AHCSAW301  Construct conservation earthworks

    BSBTWK301  Use inclusive work practices

    CPCCWHS2001         Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

    HLTAID011      Provide First Aid

    RIICCM204E   Place and fix reinforcement materials

    RIICCM209E   Carry out concrete work

    RIICCM210E   Install trench support

    RIICCM211E   Construct and dismantle fences and gates

    RIICRC201E   Repair potholes

    RIICRC208E   Lay pipes

    RIIHAN208E   Perform dogging

    RIIHAN301E   Operate elevating work platform

    RIIHAN308F   Load and unload plant

    RIIQUA201E   Maintain and monitor site quality standards

    RIIRIS201E     Conduct local risk control

    RIIRIS202E     Respond to site based spills

    RIISAM205E   Cut, weld and bend materials

    RIISAM213E   Position and set up mobile lighting

    RIIWHS202E  Enter and work in confined spaces

    RIIWHS204E  Work safely at heights

Course Inclusions

  • Training will be conducted by one of our experienced trainer / assessors who have industry currency and supported by a strong knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations and industry standards.
  • Practical and theoretical activities drive the training experience to ensure that the training is engaging, interesting and relevant.
  • 12 months of training. Up to 12 trainees per course.
Participants must
  • Be at least 15 years of age
Equipments requirements
  • We supply all equipment necessary for you to undertake training in training centre

    Certain training equipment may be required for some units, please contact us to discuss.




Appropriate clothing, closed-in footwear.

Course Duration

6 to 12 months


$4,500.00 pp for public courses.

For group bookings outside our public course schedule or at your location, please contact our office on 07 49822541


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