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Certificate III in
Civil Construction Plant

Australian Skills Group

The RII30820 Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations qualification provides the common skills required for working in the construction industry as well as those required of a skilled operator working with a range of civil plant. It would also be suitable for existing workers without a formal qualification looking to upskill or get formal recognition for their construction industry civil plant operation experience.


The RII30820 Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations qualification consists of 20 units of competency:

15 Core Units

5 Elective Units


Core Units

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


  • RIIMPO318F: Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations
  • RIIMPO320F: Conduct civil construction excavator operations
  • RIIMPO317F: Conduct roller operations
  • RIIWHS202E: Enter and work in confined spaces
  • RIIWHS204E: Work safely at heights


ASG require that participants are currently working in a general Civil Construction role on a construction project site. It is also an ASG requirement that individuals complete a LLN assessment or can provide evidence of having completed Year 10.


24 Months

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