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Course Type:
Accredited Course; Traineeship; Free TAFE; JobTrainer
Study Mode:
On Campus
2 - 3 years
Starting Date:
Ongoing enrolments
Bairnsdale, Yallourn

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Course Overview

Start your career in civil construction with this practical qualification. Apply a broad range of skills to different work contexts, learning to judge situations and implement theoretical knowledge. Complete this course to become a skilled operator on major infrastructure projects. You’ll take part in building amazing developments that will change the way people live in cities.

As a part of your Certificate III in Civil Construction, you’ll learn about pipe laying, occupational health and safety, and planning and completing major earthworks, drainage and concreting projects. Become a skilled operator and progress your career today.

ATTENTION: As much as we’d love to offer more, we can only offer one Free TAFE course per person. If you’ve already enrolled and commenced, or enrolled but didn’t complete a Free TAFE course at any Victorian TAFE in the past you will NOT be eligible for another and will need to pay tuition and materials fees when you enrol. Reach out to us if you think this is you.


Campus Attendance Days
Bairnsdale Thursday (08:00 - 16:30)
Yallourn Friday (08:00 - 16:30)

Qualifications and Recognition

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

Career Opportunities

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

Opportunities for Further Study

  • RII40715 Certificate IV Civil Construction Supervision (Not on offer at TAFE Gippsland)
  • Diploma Engineering Technology (Civil)
  • Advanced Diploma Engineering Technology (Civil)
  • Bachelor Civil Engineering

Further Information

Course and Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Limitations to entry

  • Enrolment into RII30915 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 (RTO).


Not Applicable

Online requirement

Not Applicable


Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

Help with Fees

Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information



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Pathway to Industry Licence

Not Applicable

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Not Applicable

Student Services

Support is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Many TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Course Structure

Course Modules

Course units
RIIWHS302E Implement traffic management plan
RIIWHS205E Control traffic with stop-slow bat
RIICCM202E Identify, locate and protect underground services  
RIIMPO320F Conduct civil construction excavator operations
RIIMPO319E Conduct backhoe/loader operations
RIIMPO318F Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations
RIIWMG203D Drain And Dewater Civil Construction Site
RIISAM201D Handle resources and infrastructure materials and safely dispose of nontoxic materials
RIICCM207D Spread And Compact Materials Manually
RIIWHS201D Work Safely And Follow WHS Policies And Procedures
RIISAM204D Operate Small Plant And Equipment
RIISAM203D Use Hand And Power Tools
RIICOM201D Communicate In The Workplace
RIICCM203D Read and interpret plans and job specifications
RIICCM201D Carry Out Measurements And Calculations
RIIBEF201D Plan And Organise Work
RIIWHS205D Control traffic with stop-slow bat
RIIWHS302D Implement traffic management plan
RIICCM202D Identify, Locate And Protect Underground Services
RIICRC202D Install Signs
RIICRC208D Lay pipes
RIICCM208D Carry Out Basic Levelling
RIICCM206D Support Plant Operations
RIICRC201D Repair Potholes
RIICRC304D Maintain Sealed Roads
RIICRC306D Conduct Earthworks
RIICCM205E Carry Out Manual Excavation
RIIMPO317F Conduct roller operations


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