RII30920 - Certificate III in Civil Construction

Course Overview

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

The qualification applies to specialist occupations in bituminous surfacing, bridge construction and maintenance, pipe laying, road construction and maintenance, road marking, tunnel construction, timber bridge construction and maintenance, traffic management and general civil construction occupations.


To be awarded the Certificate III in Civil Construction (Road Construction and Maintenance) the following packaging rules apply:

Total number of units = 26

  • 8 core units plus
  • 18 elective units, of which:

nine (9) must be chosen from Group J

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

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

up to four (4) may be chosen from the electives below, elsewhere within this training package, or from another endorsed training package, or from an accredited course

at least five (5) of the eighteen (18) elective units chosen must be road construction and maintenance (RIICRC) units.

Course Outline

Core Units

RIIBEF201E       Plan and organise work

RIICCM201E     Carry out measurements and calculations

RIICCM203E     Read and interpret plans and job specifications

RIICOM201E     Communicate in the workplace

RIIRIS301E         Apply risk management processes

RIISAM203E      Use hand and power tools

RIISAM204E      Operate small plant and equipment

RIIWHS201E     Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures

Elective Units
  • Group J Road Construction and Maintenance (Specialisation Core)

    RIICCM202E     Identify, locate and protect underground services

    RIICCM205F     Carry out manual excavation

    RIICCM206E     Support plant operations

    RIICCM207E     Spread and compact materials manually

    RIICCM208E     Carry out basic levelling

    RIICRC201E      Repair potholes

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

    RIIWHS302E     Implement traffic management plans

    RIIWMG203E    Drain and dewater civil construction sites


    Group K Road Construction and Maintenance (Technical)

    RIICRC301E      Maintain drainage systems

    RIICRC302E      Place and form concrete kerb, channel and fixtures

    RIICRC303E      Lay pavers

    RIICRC304E      Maintain sealed roads

    RIICRC305E      Conduct road construction paver screeding operations

    RIICRC306E      Conduct earthworks

    RIICRC307E      Conduct road pavement construction

    RIICRC309E      Conduct stabiliser operations

    RIICRC311E      Conduct concrete road paver operations

    RIICRC312E      Set up and maintain concrete paver stringlines

    RIICRC313E      Conduct concrete road curing and texturing operations

    RIICRC314E      Handle concrete materials

    RIICRC315E      Use concreting materials and equipment

    RIICRC316E      Place and compact concrete

    RIICRC317E      Finish concrete pavements

    RIICRC318E      Cure concrete

    RIICRC319E      Saw and cut concrete pavements to initiate planned cracks

    RIICRC320E      Seal concrete pavements

    RIICRC322E      Receive, check and record concrete deliveries

    RIICRC323E      Insert tie bars in fresh concrete


    Group L Road Construction and Maintenance (General)

    BSBTWK301      Use inclusive work practices

    FWPCOT2239  Trim and cut felled trees

    FWPFGM3212 Fall trees manually (intermediate)

    RIICBS202E       Hand spread asphalt

    RIICBS203E       Safely handle bituminous materials

    RIICBS301E       Conduct profile planer operations

    RIICCM209E     Carry out concrete work

    RIICCM210E     Install trench support

    RIICCM211E     Construct and dismantle fences and gates

    RIICPL302E       Install stormwater systems

    RIICPL304E       Install pre-cast gully pits

    RIICPL305E       Install pre-cast access chambers

    RIICRC202E      Install signs

    RIICRC203E      Install sub-soil drainage

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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