Certificate II in Bituminous Surfacing

This qualification reflects the role of individuals working in bituminous surfacing in the civil construction industry, performing routine tasks using practical skills and fundamental operational knowledge in a defined context, working under direct supervision.


Requirements for completion of the qualification

The following table provides the packaging rules for this qualification, followed by the list of relevant units of competency.

Successful completion of sixteen (16) units of competency made up of:

ten (10) Core units, and

six (6) elective units of which:

at least five (5) must come from the Group A electives listed below

up to one (1) unit may come from AQF level II III from this, or any other, Training Package or accredited course.

Units of competency chosen must:

be relevant to the competency requirements for the job function

reflect the competency profile for the occupation at the enterprise level

in the case of accredited course units of competency, not duplicate in part or in whole any unit from a Training Package.

Care must be taken to ensure that all prerequisites specified within imported units, or units chosen as electives, are complied with.

Core units of competency

Unit code

Unit title

add topic RIICBS201A

Conduct tack coat spraying operations

add topic RIICBS203A

Safely handle bituminous materials

add topic RIICCM201A

Carry out measurements and calculations

add topic RIICCM203A

Read and interpret plans and specifications

add topic RIICCM207A

Spread and compact materials manually

add topic RIICOM201A

Communicate in the workplace

add topic RIIOHS201A

Work safely and follow OHS policies and procedures

add topic RIISAM201A

Handle resources and infrastructure materials and safely dispose of non toxic materials

add topic RIISAM203B

Use hand and power tools

add topic RIISAM204B

Operate small plant and equipment

Group A Electives

Unit code

Unit title

add topic RIIBEF201B

Plan and organise work

add topic RIICBS202A

Hand spread asphalt

add topic RIICBS204A

Conduct aggregate spreader box operations

add topic RIICBS205A

Roll aggregate in sprayed sealing operations

add topic RIICBS206A

Conduct pavement sweeping operations

add topic RIICBS207A

Take samples of materials used in road surfacing

add topic RIICBS208A

Conduct road maintenance operations

add topic RIICBS302A

Conduct paver screeding operations

add topic RIICCM205A

Carry out manual excavation

add topic RIICCM206A

Support plant operations

add topic RIICRC201A

Repair potholes

add topic RIIOHS202A

Enter and work in confined spaces

add topic RIIOHS205A

Control traffic with stop-slow bat


    Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Licensing Information

Not applicable.

Employability Skills

The following table includes a summary of the employability skills as identified by the resources and infrastructure industry for this qualification. The table should be interpreted in conjunction with the detailed requirements of each unit of competency packaged in this qualification. The outcomes required here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on packaging options.

Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


speak clearly and directly

listen carefully to instructions and information

read and interpret work instructions and safety signs

calculate basic weights, distances and volumes

complete incident and maintenance reports

adjust communication style to meet the needs of people with diverse backgrounds


apply teamwork in a range of situations, particularly in a safety context

contribute to the planning and execution of operations

work cooperatively with people of different ages, gender, race, religion or political persuasion and people with disability

recognise and respond sensitively to people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds


adjust work methods in response to changing weather and site conditions

participate in team solutions to safety issues

Initiative and enterprise

independently adapt to changing work conditions or different work areas

identify potential improvements to working practice and conditions

identify and assess risks in the workplace

Planning and organising

manage time and priorities to complete work

identify and obtain appropriate equipment and permits

identify potential hazards and prepare appropriate responses

follow procedures and techniques relevant to the equipment and work being done


take responsibility for planning and organising own work priorities and completing assigned tasks

monitor own performance to ensure work will be completed well and on time

understand the standard of work expected at a work site


be willing to learn new ways of working

seek information to improve performance from people and workplace documents like policies, procedures etc

understand equipment characteristics, technical capabilities, limitations and procedures


use technology to monitor and report on work progress

use communications technology appropriate to the workplace (email, mobile, radio, etc)

operate equipment safely