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RII20720

Certificate II in Civil Construction

Kick start your career with this entry-level course to become a civil construction worker or labourer.

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TIME Anytime
STUDY LOCATIONS Darling Downs and South West
WAYS TO STUDY Apprenticeships and traineeships

Course overview

Kick start your career in civil construction with this entry-level course. Gain the basic skills and knowledge needed to become a civil construction worker or labourer.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, there is strong future growth predicted for building and plumbing labourers, including civil construction labourers. There are likely to be around 70,000 job openings expected in this very large occupation over the next five years. 

In this course you'll gain the practical skills and fundamental knowledge needed to perform routine tasks including manual excavation, concreting, trench work, pipe laying, and pothole repair. You will also develop a range of transferable skills including communicating in the workplace, planning and organising work, and working safely by following OHS policies and procedures. Our experienced teachers will give you the one-on-one support you need to succeed.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work as a civil construction worker or labourer. You can also continue to progress your career with further study at a certificate III and IV level.

What can I do?

  • Civil Construction Worker or Labourer

Course outcome:

RII20720 Certificate II in Civil Construction

What you will study.

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 6 elective units from the list below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • RIIBEF201E
    Plan and organise work
    UNIT CODE :
    RIIBEF201E
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan and organise work in the resources and infrastructure industries, including conducting basic workplace maintenance and housekeeping procedures.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Plan and organise work

  • UNIT CODE
  • RIICCM201E
    Carry out measurements and calculations
    UNIT CODE :
    RIICCM201E
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to carry out measurements and calculations in the resources and infrastructure industries. It includes using measurements and calculations to estimate quantities for various work activities.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Carry out measurements and calculations

  • UNIT CODE
  • RIICCM202E
    Identify, locate and protect underground services
    UNIT CODE :
    RIICCM202E
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify, locate and protect underground services in civil construction.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Identify, locate and protect underground services

  • UNIT CODE
  • RIICCM203E
    Read and interpret plans and job specifications
    UNIT CODE :
    RIICCM203E
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to read and interpret plans and job specifications in civil construction, including recognising amendments and commonly used symbols and abbreviations. It involves locating and identifying key features on site plans and reading and interpreting job plan specifications.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Read and interpret plans and job specifications

  • UNIT CODE
  • RIICCM205F
    Carry out manual excavation
    UNIT CODE :
    RIICCM205F
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to carry out manual excavation in civil construction, including confirming the location of underground services, manually excavating, placing barricades and isolating the excavation.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Carry out manual excavation

  • UNIT CODE
  • RIICCM207E
    Spread and compact materials manually
    UNIT CODE :
    RIICCM207E
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to spread and compact materials manually in civil construction, including conducting compaction machine operational checks, directing vehicles and materials, directing machine operator to spread materials and operating mechanical compaction equipment.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Spread and compact materials manually

  • UNIT CODE
  • RIICOM201E
    Communicate in the workplace
    UNIT CODE :
    RIICOM201E
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to communicate in the workplace in the resources and infrastructure industries and other industries with relevant work practices and procedures.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Communicate in the workplace

  • UNIT CODE
  • RIISAM203E
    Use hand and power tools
    UNIT CODE :
    RIISAM203E
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use hand and power tools in the resources and infrastructure industries.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Use hand and power tools

  • UNIT CODE
  • RIISAM204E
    Operate small plant and equipment
    UNIT CODE :
    RIISAM204E
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to operate small plant and equipment in the resources and infrastructure industries.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Operate small plant and equipment

  • UNIT CODE
  • RIIWHS201E
    Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures
    UNIT CODE :
    RIIWHS201E
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work safely and follow work health and safety (WHS) policies and procedures in the resources and infrastructure industries.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures

CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Toowoomba
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE

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Certificate II in Civil Construction (RII20720)

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Certificate II in Civil Construction

COURSE CODE: RII20720
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

To study an apprenticeship or traineeship program you must be indentured as an apprentice or trainee with your employer.

Employers need to be able to provide the necessary human and physical resources to qualify for an apprentice.

Resources Required

You are responsible for meeting the minimum occupational health and safety requirements in practical classes. This includes the use of safety glasses, protective footwear with covered uppers, steel capped toes and non-slip soles to AS2210, leather gloves to AS2161, and hair protection. You should also wear 100% cotton drill industry-standard clothing. If you fail to meet these minimum standards of dress, you will not be permitted entry into practical classes.

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University Pathways.

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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