RII30815 Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations

Registered Training Organisation

RTO 0860


This qualification reflects the role of a skilled operator working with civil construction plant, who applies a broad range of skills in a varied work context, using some discretion and judgement and relevant theoretical knowledge. The individual may provide theoretical advice and support a team.

Licensing/Legislative Requirements

Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this qualification can vary between states, territories, and industry sectors. Relevant information must be sourced prior to application of the qualification.


For participants with no previous experience, ISAustralia Job Central offers this course over a period of nineteen weeks.

Training is from 8.00am to 4.00pm with 30 minutes for lunch.

This duration will be increased or decreased dependent on the participant’s previous experience, the modes of delivery and the number of units to be completed.

Any change to the course duration is determined through a comprehensive pre-enrolment interview with ISAustralia Job Central to identify the specific needs of each participant as well as aligning with the Australian Quality Framework and training package requirements.

Pre-requisites and Entry Requirements

There are no Pre-Requisites or Entry Requirements for this course.

ISAustralia Job Central requires that participants must attend with, as a minimum, the following Personal Protective Equipment including Hi-Vis Clothing, Safety Boots, Safety Glasses, Safety Gloves and Sunscreen Protection as well as possessing basic literacy and numeracy skills (assessed at the Pre-enrolment Interview).

Failure to comply with the above will result in the participant being unable to participate.

For those participants who do not have a White Card, a one-day course covering the unit “CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry” will be conducted for a fee of $100 per participant. Participants will receive an additional Statement of Attainment upon successful completion of this unit.

Prior to Enrolment and Support Services

Prior to enrolment, in addition to providing the participant with information regarding suitable course/s, course content, mode/s of delivery and assessment, pre-requisites and entry requirements, course fees, payment terms and conditions, subsidy/funding support eligibility, duration, venue and commencement date, ISAustralia Job Central conducts an interview to determine if tailored support is required by the participant, including the provision of specialist in-house services to those participants with specific needs.

Participants are required to provide their Unique Student Identifier (USI). To register or for more information visit https://www.usi.gov.au.

Participants are required to read and familiarise themselves with ISAustralia Job Central’s Participant Handbook and Participant Code of Conduct.

Delivery and Assessment

The ISAustralia Job Central Participant Handbook provides participants with clear, concise and comprehensive information about assessment.

The assessment for the units includes a theory test, a project and an observation of practical demonstration (unless the participant is applicable for Recognition of Prior Learning RPL).

Course Award

The participant will receive a nationally recognised Testamur and Record of Result upon successful completion of this course.

Those participants also required to undertake the “CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry” unit will receive a Statement of Attainment upon successfully completing this unit.

Providing all agreed fees have been paid, ISAustralia Job Central will issue Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) certification documentation within thirty (30) calendar days of the participant being assessed as meeting the requirements of the training product in which the participant is enrolled.

Venue and Commencement Date/s

Courses commence at regular intervals and ISAustralia Job Central will discuss the most appropriate location/venue and commencement date with each participant prior to enrolment.

Fees, Payment Terms and Conditions

The course fee is $9650.oo.

Participants are required to pay for their Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)…….to include Hi-Vis Clothing, Safety Boots, Safety Glasses, Safety Gloves and Sunscreen Protection.  This cost of approximately $250.00 may be funded by the participant’s Employment Services Provider (note: each participant will need to negotiate this directly with their Employment Services Provider).

Participants must possess basic literacy and numeracy skills to be enrolled in the course (these skills will be assessed at the Pre-enrolment Interview).

ISAustralia Job Central accepts cash, all major credit cards and bank transfers.

ISAustralia Job Central accepts payment of up to $1,500.00 prior to the commencement of the course.

The balance owing can be paid throughout the duration of the course, with each payment being to a maximum of $1,500.00.

The balance owing must be paid before a Testamur or Statement of Attainment will be issued.

Commercial terms are offered for Industry or corporate bookings on approval of account.

Information on reprinting and reissuing can be found in the ISAustralia Job Central Participant Handbook.

More information on payments, cancellations, deferrals and refunds can be found in the ISAustralia Job Central Participant Handbook or discussed with ISAustralia Job Central.

Units of Competency

To achieve this qualification, the participant must demonstrate competency in 19 Units;  being 14 Core Units PLUS 5 Elective Units.
Through extensive consultation with local industry, ISAustralia Job Central offers the following:

Core Units

RIIBEF201D      Plan and organise work
RIICCM201D     Carry out measurements and calculations
RIICCM202D     Identify, locate and protect underground services
RIICCM203D     Read and interpret plans and job specifications
RIICCM205E     Carry out manual excavation
RIICCM206D     Support plant operations
RIICCM207D     Spread and compact materials manually
RIICCM208D     Carry out basic leveling
RIICOM201D    Communicate in the workplace
RIISAM201D     Handle resources and infrastructure materials and safely dispose of non-toxic materials
RIISAM203D     Use hand and power tools
RIISAM204D     Operate small plant and equipment
RIIWHS201D    Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures
RIIWMG203D    Drain and dewater civil construction site


Elective units

RIIMPO318E     Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations
RIIMPO320E     Conduct civil construction excavator operations
RIICRC201D     Repair potholes
RIIWHS205D    Control traffic with stop slow bat
RIIWHS302D    Implement traffic management plan

Prior to enrolment, participants can discuss alternative elective units with ISAustralia Job Central.