The civil construction industry is set to boom in the coming years, and you could be a part of it!
Get your Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations to become a trade-qualified and skilled operator within the civil construction sector as you master skills in state-of-the-art equipment to complete crucial tasks in your workplace.
You’ll learn to apply a broad range of skills to different work situations, using your judgement to make informed decisions, and work on an endless list of projects including subdivisions, bridgeworks, railways, sewer systems, harbours, and so much more.
Taught over a six-month period, you’ll work very closely with our expert teachers who will guide and support your learning as you become confident in your skills. Being such an immersive and hands-on course, you’ll definitely feel prepared to enter the workforce when you’re finished!
And entering the workforce could mean working in roles such as bridge works, on subdivisions, railways, harbours, sewerage and drainage, electrical infrastructure, pipeline and recreation works, and so many more!
It will also mean gaining experience with a range of equipment including excavators, front end loaders, rollers and other civil construction machinery.
You can choose to take your studies further by completing a Certificate IV in Civil Construction Supervision, a Diploma Engineering Technology (Civil), an Advanced Diploma Engineering Technology (Civil), or a Bachelor Civil Engineering (not offered at TAFE Gippsland).
All these courses are designed to increase your employment opportunities and help you gain even more skills while you work in an industry you love.
Set yourself up for further study or a thriving career in civil construction with the Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations, because there has never been a better time to take control of your future.
|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.|
TimesMonday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8.30am - 4.00pm
Qualifications and RecognitionUpon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations.
Job roles could include working on subdivisions, bridge works, railways, harbours, sewerage and drainage, electrical infrastructure, and pipeline and recreation works.
Develop experience with a range of equipment such as excavators, front end loaders, rollers and other civil construction machinery.
Opportunities for Further Study
- Certificate IV in Civil Construction Supervision (Not on offer at TAFE Gippsland)
- Diploma Engineering Technology (Civil) (Not on offer at TAFE Gippsland)
- Advanced Diploma Engineering Technology (Civil) (Not on offer at TAFE Gippsland)
- Bachelor Civil Engineering (Not on offer at TAFE Gippsland)
Recommended entry requirements
- An interest in the Civil Construction industry. In order to be able to complete the learning and assessment required in a certificate III qualification, participants need to have adequate level skill levels in language, literacy and numeracy.
Limitations to entry
- In order to be able to complete the learning and assessment required in a certificate III qualification, participants need to have adequate level skill levels in language, literacy and numeracy. All applicants will be required to undertake an interview with the course facilitators.
Specialist Course Information
Pathway to Industry Licence
Material and Equipment supplied by students
Student ServicesSupport 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 LearningMany TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.
Sample course units
|RIIWMG203E Drain and dewater civil construction sites|
|RIIWHS201E Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures|
|RIISAM204E Operate small plant and equipment|
|RIISAM203E Use hand and power tools|
|RIISAM201E Handle resources and infrastructure materials and safely dispose of nontoxic materials|
|RIIRIS301E Apply risk management processes|
|RIICOM201E Communicate in the workplace|
|RIICCM208E Carry out basic levelling|
|RIICCM207E Spread and compact materials manually|
|RIICCM206E Support plant operations|
|RIICCM205F Carry out manual excavation|
|RIICCM203E Read and interpret plans and job specifications|
|RIICCM201E Carry out measurements and calculations|
|RIIBEF201E Plan and organise work|
|RIICCM202E Identify, Locate And Protect Underground Services|
|CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry|
|RIIMPO320F Conduct civil construction excavator operations|
|RIIMPO319E Conduct backhoe/loader operations|
|RIIMPO317F Conduct roller operations|
|RIIMPO318F Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations|