The Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations (RII30815) program offered by WH&S More Skills is designed for participants who have prior experience in the construction industry or other related industries. The duration of the program is tailored to each individual student and is dependent on your prior learning experiences. Students with no previous civil construction experience can expect to complete their qualification over a duration of up to 36 months.
What is Civil Construction and Plant Operation?
Civil construction falls into the category of civil engineering which is all about designing, constructing and maintaining the physical and naturally built environment. Civil construction is the art of building bridges, dams, roads, airports, canals, and buildings.
Plant operators are responsible for operating heavy machinery and equipment used in industrial and manufacturing processes—otherwise known as plant. This can involve digging trenches, excavating, crushing rocks, transporting materials and many other tasks. These operators may specialize in a specific plant type or develop skills with a variety of equipment and machinery over the course of their career. The role is heavily reliant on operation and control, making it a suitable career path for physically capable individuals who enjoy completing practical, hands-on tasks.
Units of Competency
The following provides the packaging rules for this qualification, followed by the list of relevant units of competency.
Total number of units = 19
14 core units plus
5 elective units , of which:
- at least two (2) must be chosen from Group A
- a further three (3) may be chosen from Group A, B, or C
- no more than one (1) may be chosen from elsewhere within this training package, or from another endorsed training package, or from an accredited course.
All elective units selected from outside this qualification must reflect current occupational and learning outcomes of this AQF qualification level.
CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
|Course Code||Course Name|
|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|
|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|
|RIIWHS201D||Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures|
|RIIWMG203D||Drain and dewater civil construction site|
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
WH&S More Skills offer the following units of competency for students to select when completing their qualification. Students must select a total number of five elective units from the lists below:
1) Select a minimum of two and maximum of four units from the list below:
|Course Code||Course Name|
|RIIMPO318E||Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations|
|RIIMPO319D||Conduct backhoe/loader operations|
|RIIMPO320E||Conduct civil construction excavator operations|
|RIIMPO321E||Conduct civil construction wheeled front end loader operations|
2) Select a maximum of three units from the list below:
|Course Code||Course Name|
|RIIMPO317E||Conduct roller operations|
|CPCCCM2007B||Use explosive power tools|
|CPCCLDG3001A||Licence to perform dogging|
|CPCCLSF2001A||Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding basic level|
|RIIHAN211D||Conduct basic scaffolding operations|
|RIIHAN301D||Operate elevating work platform|
|RIIWHS202D||Enter and work in confined spaces|
|RIIWHS204D||Work safely at heights|
|TLILIC2005||Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)|
|TLILIC3006||Licence to operate a non-slewing mobile crane (greater than 3 tonnes capacity)|
3) Select a maximum of one unit from the list below:
|Course Code||Course Name|
|CPCCLRG3001A||Licence to perform rigging basic level|
|CPCCLRG3002A||Licence to perform rigging intermediate level|
|CPCCLRG4001A||Licence to perform rigging advanced level|
|CPCCLSF3001A||Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding intermediate level|
|CPCCLSF4001A||Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding advanced level|
|TLILIC2001||Licence to operate a forklift truck|
|CPCCLHS3001A||Licence to operate a personnel and materials hoist|
|TLILIC3008||Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 20 tonnes)|
|TLILIC4009||Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 60 tonnes)|
|TLILIC4010||Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 100 tonnes)|
|TLILIC4011||Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (over 100 tonnes)|
|CPCCLTC4001A||Licence to operate a tower crane|
|CPCCLTC4002A||Licence to operate a self-erecting tower crane|
This qualification reflects the role of a skilled operator working with civil construction plant, who applies a broad range of skills in a varied work context, using some discretion and judgement and relevant theoretical knowledge. The individual may provide theoretical advice and support a team.
Qualification Training & Outcomes
With successful completion of this qualification, applicants will be issued with a Certificate in:
RII30815 Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations
For students who have selected a High Risk Work Licence outcome(s) as an elective unit, you will be required to complete a mandatory assessment. On successful completion, you will be issued with an assessment summary (AS1) and Statement of Attainment (SOA) for the HRW Licence unit(s) of competency achieved.
High Risk Work Licence Application
For students who select a HRW Licence as one of their elective units
Successful applicants will receive an assessment summary (AS1) from the accredited assessor and a Statement of Attainment from WH&S More Skills. Applicants need to complete the online application for a new Queensland HRW Licence on the Workplace Health and Safety QLD website. This must be done within 60 days of successfully completing the practical assessment. The application fee is $88.40 and payable at the time of your application.
Students should retain their AS1 and proof of payment as evidence that they can lawfully perform work in the relevant class of High Risk, pending a decision on your application. Upon lodgement, enquiries regarding your application should be directed to Workplace Health and Safety QLD on phone 1300 369 915.
Training Requirements & What To Bring
- High Risk Work Licence assessments can only be undertaken at the age of 18 years or over
- Please bring all current High Risk Work Licences (if applicable)
- Unique Student Identifier (USI) is required prior to course commencement – please bring number to course.
- Photo ID i.e. Queensland or Interstate Driver’s Licence or Passport
- Applicants will be required to have a basic knowledge and understanding of the English language
- PPE must be worn by students attending the course on all occasions. This includes steel cap boots, long pants, long sleeves, (high vis shirt if possible otherwise long sleeves with a high vis vest) and a safety hard hat. For dogging, rigging & scaffolding courses, students are required to bring gloves and safety glasses.
WH&S More Skills will provide whistles as well as the general training equipment, notes, logbook and training plans, calculators and pens.
The training facilities are comfortable air conditioned with modern training aids. Tea and coffee making facilities are provided as well as fridges and a microwave for participants to use. There are several takeaway lunch spots of good quality within a kilometre. Lunch is not provided with the training.
Students have direct access to all the necessary plant required for the relevant course i.e. Cranes, EWP, Forklifts and Scaffold.
The Construction Training Centre offers a free car park for all students and visitors, as well as a cafe onsite.
On-site Training & Group Bookings
We also offer onsite training as well as group booking options at our training facilities.
Onsite training and group bookings provide the advantage of being able to choose the course dates as it is suitable for you and your employees.
For more information contact us on (07) 3183 0000 or send an email enquiry.