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  • RII30915

Certificate III in Civil Construction

At a glance

At a glance

Get your career in civil construction started with this practical course. Complete this course as a traineeship or have your existing skills recognised to become a skilled operator in infrastructure construction and maintenance.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Pipe Layer
  • Road Maintenance Worker
  • Road Construction Worker
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RII30915 Certificate III in Civil Construction

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Course overview

Course overview

Progress your career in civil construction with this practical course. Have your existing skills recognised or complete this course as a traineeship to become a skilled operator. Qualified civil construction workers are in high demand for major infrastructure projects such as highways, dams and other construction sites.

In this course you'll learn specialised skills for pipe laying or road construction and maintenance. You'll apply occupational health and safety standards to safely plan for, organise and carry out works on a construction site. Build the specific skills you want with electives in pipe laying, excavation and trenches, road maintenance and road construction. Our experienced teachers will assist you to gain a range of skills for site work including earthworks, drainage and concreting.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you as a skilled operator in pipe laying or road construction and maintenance. You can continue to progress your career with further study at a Certificate IV level.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 18 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
RIIBEF201D
Plan and organise work
RIICCM201D
Carry out measurements and calculations
RIICCM203D
Read and interpret plans and job specifications
RIICOM201D
Communicate in the workplace
RIISAM203D
Use hand and power tools
RIISAM204D
Operate small plant and equipment
RIIWHS201D
Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
RIICCM202D
Identify, locate and protect underground services
RIICCM205E
Carry out manual excavation
RIICCM206D
Support plant operations
RIICCM207D
Spread and compact materials manually
RIICCM208D
Carry out basic levelling
RIICCM209D
Carry out concrete work
RIICCM210D
Install trench support
RIICCM211D
Erect and dismantle temporary fencing and gates
RIICPL301D
Install water mains pipelines
RIICPL302D
Install stormwater systems
RIICPL304D
Install pre-cast gully pits
RIICRC201D
Repair potholes
RIICRC202D
Install signs
RIICRC203D
Install sub-soil drainage
RIICRC204D
Install and maintain roadside fixtures
RIICRC208D
Lay pipes
RIICRC209D
Lay reinforced concrete box culverts
RIICRC301D
Maintain drainage systems
RIICRC302D
Place and form concrete kerb, channel and fixtures
RIICRC303D
Lay pavers
RIICRC304D
Maintain sealed roads
RIICRC306D
Conduct earthworks
RIICRC307D
Conduct road pavement construction
RIIIMG301D
Maintain site records
RIIRIS201D
Conduct local risk control
RIISAM201D
Handle resources and infrastructure materials and safely dispose of nontoxic materials
RIIWHS205D
Control traffic with stop-slow bat
RIIWHS302D
Implement traffic management plan
RIIWMG203D
Drain and dewater civil construction site
RIIWMG301D
Control construction site water table

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

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.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


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

You are responsible for meeting the minimum occupational health and safety requirements in practical classes. 

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required relevant to the workplace for practical activities (subject to on-site requirements) 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.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

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. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland