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RII30920

Certificate III in Civil Construction

Road Construction and Maintenance

Break ground on a career in civil construction with this practical course. With a specialisation in road construction and maintenance this course will qualify you to seek work as a road construction worker. 

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NEXT INTAKE Traineeship: Toowoomba Starts anytime
STUDY LOCATIONS Darling Downs and South West Far North Queensland North Queensland
WAYS TO STUDY Apprenticeships and traineeships

Course overview

Break ground on a career in civil construction with this practical course specialising in road construction and maintenance. According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, there is stable future growth predicted for earthmoving plant operators including excavator, bulldozer, and grader operators. This large occupation is expected is create around 30,000 jobs over the next five years. 

In this course you'll gain a range of hands-on skills including how to carry out manual excavation, manually spread and compact materials, support plant operations, carry out basic levelling, and repair potholes. You'll also learn how to handle resources and infrastructure materials, safely dispose of nontoxic materials, implement a traffic management plan, drain and dewater civil construction sites, as well as identify, locate and protect underground services. 

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work in the civil construction industry as road construction worker. It will also prepare you for further studies in this area. 

What can I do?

  • Road Construction Worker

Course outcome:

RII30920 Certificate III in Civil Construction

Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) Funding

TAFE Queensland is a proud recipient of Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) funding and is a registered provider in the CSQ Skills Assessment and Gap Training Program – this course is subsidised under this program. It is important to note only eligible participants may receive funding for eligible courses. Learn more about eligibility criteria.

Upgrade your qualifications

At TAFE Queensland, we believe in providing opportunities and quality pathways to further learning. Use this course to progress to higher-level qualifications in civil construction including in civil construction supervision and surface extraction operations.

What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 18 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • RIIRIS301E
    Apply risk management processes
    UNIT CODE :
    RIIRIS301E
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply risk management processes in the mining, drilling and civil infrastructure industry.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply risk management processes

  • 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
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BLOCK TRAINING
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MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Cairns
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Townsville (Trade Training Centre Bohle)
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE

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Certificate III in Civil Construction (RII30920)
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

This qualification is available via a Traineeship pathway and is also available for corporate/commercial clients.

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

No specific resources are required to successfully complete this course.

You will require all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) relevant to your workplace for practical activities (subject to on-site requirements).

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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