RII30815 Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations

Award Course
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding


This qualification provides you will the skills to become a proficient operator working with a broad range of civil construction plant and machinery.


Mining, Irrigation, Local councils and building trades.

Course Delivery

This course is completed via traineeship where you are employed in a business and learn a broad range of Civil Construction plant operations skills in the workplace and via study. Your training will be supported by workplace visits, emails and phone calls from your trainer. Intakes are ongoing throughout the year and can start as soon as you are employed.

Entry Requirements

Each student will undertake a PreTraining Review before enrolling to help confirm the proposed course is suitable. It will provide valuable information about an individual's existing skills and knowledge, language, literacy and numeracy skills and whether the course will help in achieving learning and/or employment goals.

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
RIIBEF201D Plan and organise work 20 $22.00
RIICCM201D Carry out measurements and calculations 20 $22.00
RIICCM202D Identify, locate and protect underground services 30 $33.00
RIICCM203D Read and interpret plans and job specifications 40 $33.00
RIICCM205E Carry out manual excavation 40 $15.00
RIICCM206D Support plant operations 8 $15.00
RIICCM207D Spread and compact materials manually 12 $15.00
RIICCM208D Carry out basic levelling 16 $17.60
RIICOM201D Communicate in the workplace 20 $22.00
RIISAM201D Handle resources and infrastructure materials and safely dispose of nontoxic materials 16 $17.60
RIISAM203D Use hand and power tools 80 $88.00
RIISAM204D Operate small plant and equipment 20 $22.00
RIIWHS201D Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures 20 $22.00
RIIWMG203D Drain and dewater civil construction site 20 $22.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
RIIMPO317E Conduct roller operations 80 $0.00
RIIMPO319D Conduct backhoe/loader operations 200 $20.00
RIIMPO320E Conduct civil construction excavator operations 200 $220.00
RIIMPO321E Conduct civil construction wheeled front end loader operations 160 $176.00
RIIMPO323D Conduct civil construction dozer operations 240 $0.00

Course Assessment

  • Observation and oral questioning
  • Project
  • Practical task
  • Knowledge based test
  • Written task
Your particular units of study will be determined from the core and elective units required for this qualification.

RPL is a formal assessment process that recognises relevant skills and knowledge you have already gained through previous training, work and life experiences. Contact the Institute today to discuss your options for RPL.

Indicative Fees

Government Subsidised $4,880
Concession $1,601
RPL Government Subsidised $2,484
RPL Concession $497
RPL Self-funded $3,726
Self-Funded $6,122

Average total fees include designated materials and will vary according to your specific unit choices and other factors.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

For information on refunds in relation to withdrawals, transfers and cancellations refer to the following policies and procedures.
Refund of Course Fees Policy
Student Withdrawal and Refund of Course Fees Procedure

Please visit our Fees and Charges page for more information.
Intake Campus Course Details
2019 January Mildura Campus Full Time
2019 January Swan Hill Campus Full Time