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Civil Construction

RII30919 Certificate III IN Civil Construction


This qualification reflects the role of a skilled operator working in Civil construction and has core unit of competency to cover common skills for the construction industry, and elective units to cover specialist fields of work.

Construction Industry Training has customised their electives to cover 2 specialist occupations being pipe laying and road construction and maintenance.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Civil Construction Pipe Layer
  • Civil Road Construction and Maintenance worker
  • Civil Construction Labourer

The qualification has 7 core units of competency plus 18 elective units of competency. A total of 25 units of competency are required

The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires most units of competency to be delivered in this context.

A construction “White Card”, the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCWHS1001 – Prepare to work safely in the construction industry (or its equivalent) covers this requirement.

Course Duration

It is anticipated this course may take up to 3 years to complete, depending on the delivery method and course attendance from the student.  Levels of experience and any additional prior qualifications in a relevant industry may reduce these time frames.

Delivery Options

This course is offered via the following methods across South-East Queensland:

Flexible workplace delivery: (must be working in the industry)

  • Self-paced learning
  • Regular Trainer/Assessor contact through workplace visits, phone calls, texts and email

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):

  • for experienced workers
  • Trainer/Assessor one on one workplace visit/s to assist with the application and undertake a personal interview to confirm your skills

Students are supported with:

  • Access to a dedicated Trainer/Assessor until the program is completed
  • Quality learning resources
  • Access to additional support through the course program department on 1300 852 852
  • Our Student Handbook

Entry Requirements

Participants are to supply their own suitable protective clothing, including safety boots.

For specific eligibility requirements surrounding possible funding available go to QLD Funding.

Course Fees

For current course fees and information on possible subsidy available go to Course Fees and QLD Funding.

Core Units

RIIBEF201D Plan and organise work
RIICCM201D Carry out measurements and calculations
RIICCM203D Read and interpret plans and 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

Elective Units

Pathway 1 - Pipe Laying a further 18 electives units to be advised soon
Pathway 2 - Road Construction and Maintenance a further 18 electives units to be advised soon


For more information on this course, including fees and funding availability, contact Construction Industry Training on 1300 852 852 or

This Nationally accredited Qualification is delivered by Construction Industry Training – RTO: 41288
All training, assessment and issuance of Qualifications are the responsibility of Construction Industry Training.
For information on refund policy, complaints and appeals procedure, and learners rights refer to information in the Student Handbook.

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