Civil Construction (Plant Operations)

Civil Construction (Plant Operations)
Qualification Code:Qualification Name:
RII30815Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations

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About this course

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.

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.


Funding for the Certificate III in Civil Construction (Plant Operations) is available for eligible students through the following programs:

CSQ SAGT Program

Qualification Description

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

Mandatory assessment
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.

Core Units of Competency

Course Code
Course Name
Plan and organise work
Carry out measurements and calculations
Identify, locate and protect underground services
Read and interpret plans and specifications
Carry out manual excavation
Support plant operations
Spread and compact materials manually
Carry out basic levelling
Communicate in the workplace
Handle resources and infrastructure materials and safely dispose of non-toxic materials
Use hand and power tools
Operate small plant and equipment
Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures
Drain and dewater civil construction site

Elective Units of Competency

Course Code
Course Name
1) Select a minimum of two and maximum of four units from the list below:
Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations
Conduct backhoe/loader operations
Conduct civil construction excavator operations
Conduct civil construction wheeled front end loader operations
2) Select a maximum of three units from the list below:
Conduct roller operations
Use explosive power tools
Licence to perform dogging
Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding basic level
Perform dogging
Conduct basic scaffolding operations
Operate elevating work platform
Enter and work in confined spaces
Work safely at heights
Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)
Licence to operate a non-slewing mobile crane (greater than 3 tonnes capacity)
3) Select a maximum of one unit from the list below:
Licence to perform rigging basic level
Licence to perform rigging intermediate level
Licence to perform rigging advanced level
Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding intermediate level
Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding advanced level
Licence to operate a forklift truck
Licence to operate a personnel and materials hoist
Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 20 tonnes)
Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 60 tonnes)
Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 100 tonnes)
Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (over 100 tonnes)
Licence to operate a tower crane
Licence to operate a self-erecting tower crane

Core/Elective Units

Why train with us?

  • Large variety of funding options available:
    • CSQ Short Course
    • BERT Training Fund
  • We do not cancel courses due to low numbers*
  • We include RII units
  • Extensive range of plant equipment
  • Tax deduction for accredited training

*Except where required by the state safe work regulator

Training Requirements & What To Bring

  • High Risk Work Licence assessments can only be undertaken at the age of 18 years or over
  • 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
  • Applicants will be required to have a basic knowledge and understanding of the English language

Please bring the following to your course:

  • Current High Risk Work Licence (if applicable)
  • Photo ID i.e. Queensland or Interstate Driver’s Licence or Passport
  • Unique Student Identifier (USI) is required prior to course commencement – please bring USI number to course
  • Logbooks, Statements of Attainment or other training records (if applicable)

WH&S More Skills will provide all general training equipment i.e. notes, logbooks and training plans, calculators and pens. For dogging and rigging courses. whistles will also be supplied

Terms and Conditions

Please go here to read our complete Terms and Conditions and Refunds & Cancellations policy.

We provide a range of funding options.

We service the construction, manufacturing, defence, transport, energy and mining industries, providing formal training and assessment, refresher courses and verifications of competency as well as on-site and off-site training solutions.