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The RII30820 Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations is suitable for those already working as or seeking to become a skilled operator working with civil construction plant. This role typically applies a broad range of skills in a varied work context, using some discretion, judgement and relevant theoretical knowledge. Persons in this role may also provide advice to others and support a team.

Site Skills and Competency Training’s course utilises various delivery methods depending on your circumstances. Please note that training and assessment in this qualification require access to facilities and equipment in a relevant work environment and/or simulated work environment.

Participants undertaking this qualification are provided options to allow them to complete their training in a format and timeframe most appropriate to their previous experience and qualifications.

Funding Options
Funding Site Skill Training by Jobs & Skills Funding Site Skill Training by Jobs & Skills

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, but a moderate English language, literacy and numeracy skill level is recommended. Participants will undertake a Language, Literacy, Numeracy and Digital (LLND) assessment prior to enrolment to identify any educational support needs.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Please enquire regarding the availability of RPL.

To be awarded the RII30820 Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations qualification, participants must achieve competency in twenty (20) units of competency, consisting of:

  • Fifteen (15) core units, and
  • Five (5) elective units.
RIIBEF201E Plan and organise work Core
RIICCM201E Carry out measurements and calculations Core
RIICCM202E Identify, locate and protect underground services Core
RIICCM203E Read and interpret plans and job specifications Core
RIICCM205F Carry out manual excavation Core
RIICCM206E Support plant operations Core
RIICCM207E Spread and compact materials manually Core
RIICCM208E Carry out basic levelling Core
RIICOM201E Communicate in the workplace Core
RIIRIS301E Apply risk management processes Core
RIISAM201E Handle resources and infrastructure materials and safely dispose of nontoxic materials Core
RIISAM203E Use hand and power tools Core
RIISAM204E Operate small plant and equipment Core
RIIWHS201E Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures Core
RIIWMG203E Drain and dewater civil construction sites Core

A list of elective units is available upon request.

Qualification Pathways

Job roles and titles can vary across different industry sectors, however possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Civil Construction Worker
  • Plant Operator
  • Earthmoving Plant Operator

After achieving this qualification, participants may consider undertaking further study in a Certificate IV-level qualification within the construction or resources industries.

Mcdonald Goh
Mcdonald Goh
The trainers at site skills were very knowledgeable and worked with the guys that were finding it hard. We had Kurt and he was very hands on and took his time to explain and go through parts that seem difficult at first but got easier as we kept doing the revision. Top notch.
Chris Lawrence
Chris Lawrence
Friendly trainers and staff plenty of parking and easy to find. Smoko van pull up for smoko and lunch just outside the building.
Scott Bayntun
Scott Bayntun
Great facility and good trainers for the dogman course
Nigel Walton
Nigel Walton
Good course material, equipment & facilities. Great instructor. Thanks ????

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Perth Facility Map of Site Skills Training

Perth Facility

72-80 Belgravia St,
Belmont, Perth WA 6104

Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday: 7:30AM - 4:30PM

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Course Contacts

Darren Jackson

Operations Manager - West

Gladstone Facility of Site Skills Training

Gladstone Facility

17-19 South Tree Drive,
South Trees, Gladstone QLD 4680

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 7:30am-4:30pm

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