Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations


About the Qualification – RII30820

Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant reflects the role of individuals working as skilled operators with civil construction plant.

Plant operators use a range of earthmoving plants to assist with building roads, rail, water supplies, dams, treatment plants and agricultural earthworks.

This qualification is suited to individuals that apply a broad range of skills in varied work contexts, using some discretion and judgement and relevant theoretical knowledge.

Packaging Rules – 20 Units consisting of 15 Core and 5 Electives

Core Units – All Core units must be completed and cannot be changed.

  • Plan and organise work.
  • Carry out measurements and calculations.
  • Identify, locate and protect underground services.
  • Read and interpret plans and job specifications.
  • Carry out manual excavation.
  • Support plant operations
  • Spread and compact materials manually
  • Carry out basic levelling.
  • Communicate in the workplace.
  • Apply risk management processes.
  • Handle resources and infrastructure materials and safely dispose of nontoxic materials
  • Use hand and power tools.
  • Operate small plant and equipment.
  • Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures.
  • Drain and dewater civil construction sites

Elective Units on offer ( choose 5)

  • Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations.
  • Conduct backhoe/loader operations.
  • Conduct civil construction excavator operations.
  • Conduct civil construction wheeled front end loader operations.
  • Conduct civil construction tracked front end loader operations.
  • Conduct civil construction dozer operations.
  • Conduct civil construction grader operations.
  • Conduct civil construction scraper operations.
  • Conduct pipe layer operations.
  • Conduct articulated haul truck operations.
  • Conduct rigid haul truck operations.
  • Conduct paver operations.
  • Conduct stabiliser operations.
  • Conduct telescopic materials handler operations.
  • Conduct operations with integrated tool carrier.
  • Conduct tractor operations.
  • Conduct self-propelled compactor operations.
  • Conduct roller operations.
  • Conduct water vehicle operations.
  • Conduct continuous bucket trencher operations.
  • Conduct belly dump truck operations.
  • Conduct tip truck operations.
  • Apply WHS requirements, policies, and procedures in the construction industry.
  • Place and fix reinforcement materials
  • Carry out concrete work.
  • Install trench support.
  • Construct and dismantle fences and gates.
  • Repair potholes
  • Lay pipes
  • Load and unload plant
  • Maintain and monitor site quality standards.
  • Respond to site-based spills.

How Can I Study

  • Theory – either at your workplace or via teams
  • Practical – at your workplace


  • Full Course Fee – $7995.00
  • RPL & Gap train Fee – $4495.00
  • Per unit – $400
  • For 3 units – $1080

Payment and Wage Subsidy Options are available for this

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    Variation Title Price Quantity
    Full Course Fee $ 7995.00
    RPL & Gap train Fee $ 4495.00
    Per unit $ 400
    For 3 units $ 1080

    Additional information


    Full Course Fee, RPL & Gap train Fee, Per unit, For 3 units


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