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Certificate III in
Civil Construction Plant Operations

Australian Skills Group

The RII30815 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. Completion of CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry is required before entering a construction work site.


The RII30815 Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations qualification consists of 19 units of competency:

14 Core Units

5 Elective Units

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 specifications
  • RIICCM205E: Carry out manual excavation
  • RIICCM206D: Support plant operations
  • RIICCM207D: Spread and compact materials manually
  • RIICCM208D: Carry out basic levelling
  • RIICOM201D: Communicate in the workplace
  • RIIWHS201D: Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures
  • 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
  • RIIWMG203D: Drain and dewater civil construction site

Elective Units

  • RIIWHS202D: Enter and work in confined spaces
  • RIIWHS204D: Work safely at heights
  • RIIMPO318E: Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations
  • RIIMPO320E: Conduct civil construction excavator operations
  • RIIMPO317E: Conduct roller operations


Minimum Age: 17 Years


Up To 36 Months

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