• Traineeship

Course Overview

Course Type:
Accredited course
Mode of Delivery:

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Course Duration:
3 years
Commencing in:
  • 2024

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About this course

Build skills for the civil construction industry with a Certificate III in Civil Construction traineeship, specialising in road construction and maintenance.

The demand for skilled civil construction workers is huge! Those with the qualifications will be first in line for the jobs.
Our Certificate III in Civil Construction traineeship is a stepping stone to future employment opportunities in this vibrant industry. This qualification reflects the role of a skilled operator working in civil construction, who applies a broad range of skills in a varied work context.

Career Opportunities

Road Construction Workers operate specialised plant and machinery to construct new roads, and to improve existing ones.

Opportunities for Further Study

RII40720 Certificate IV Civil Construction Supervision
Diploma Engineering Technology (Civil)
Advanced Diploma Engineering Technology (Civil)
Bachelor Civil Engineering

Skills or Knowledge gained

Skills and knowledge gained to work in the Civil Construction Industry.

Entry Requirements

Are there specified requirements for entry into the course/qualification?: No

Mandatory entry requirements:

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Recommended entry Requirements:

There are no recommended entry requirements for this qualification.

Limitations to course Entry:

Enrolment into RII30920 Certificate III in Civil Construction (Stream 4) is limited to trainees with a current contract of training. Employer and trainee will nominate TAFE Gippsland as the place of learning (POL).

Minimum Industry Requirement

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Requirements

Will this course/qualification or a constituent unit provide a pathway to an industry licence or regulated outcome: No

Qualifications and Recognition - 2024

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate III in Civil Construction.

Work Placement - 2024

Does this course require placement?: No

Further Information - 2024


Fees and charges Government subsidised concession Government subsidised Full-fee paying student
Maximum full course tuition fee* (GST exempt) $1,047.48 $5,237.40 $15,471.40
Materials fee* (GST exempt) $420.00 $420.00 $420.00
Total $1,467.48 $5,657.40 $15,891.40
VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

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Sample course 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
RIICRC201E Repair Potholes
RIICRC202E Install Signs
RIICRC208E Lay pipes
RIICRC304E Maintain Sealed Roads
RIICRC306E Conduct Earthworks
RIIMPO317F Conduct roller operations
RIIMPO318F Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations
RIIMPO319E Conduct backhoe/loader operations
RIIMPO320F Conduct civil construction excavator operations
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
RIIWHS205E Control traffic with stop-slow bat
RIIWHS302E Implement traffic management plans
RIIWMG203E Drain And Dewater Civil Construction Sites

The assessment for each course varies. It may include knowledge questions, practical skills tasks, projects, research work, on the job assessment, etc. Your assessor or educator will provide specific information on the requirements for your course.

You can expect that:

  • assessment methods are clear
  • assessment tasks are relevant and meet the requirements of your course
  • assessor or educator demonstrate fairness and lack of bias when assessing your work
  • educators will provide open and honest feedback about assessment tasks.