Certificate III in Civil Construction

This qualification reflects the role of a skilled operator working in civil construction, 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.


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 twenty five (25) units of competency made up of:

seven (7) mandatory units, and

eighteen (18) elective units of which:

at least fourteen (14) must come from the electives or the high risk work electives list below including at least ten (10) at Certificate III level

up to four (4) units may come from Certificate II, Certificate III or Certificate IV level from this, or any other Training Package

Units chosen must be relevant to the job function.

There are both licensed and non-licensed units of competency relating to high risk work in the RII09 Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package. Units of competency should be demonstrated to meet the state/territory licensing requirements in order to be appointed under any statutory requirements in related roles. State/territory licensing requirements need to be confirmed by the Registered Training Organisation delivering and/or assessing the competency.

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

Mandatory units of competency

Unit code

Unit title

add topic RIIBEF201B

Plan and organise work

add topic RIICCM201A

Carry out measurements and calculations

add topic RIICCM203A

Read and interpret plans and specifications

add topic RIICOM201A

Communicate in the workplace

add topic RIIOHS201A

Work safely and follow OHS policies and procedures

add topic RIISAM203A

Use hand and power tools

add topic RIISAM204A

Operate small plant and equipment


Unit code

Unit title

add topic CPCCCM2007A

Use explosive power tools

add topic CPCCSF2004A

Place and fix reinforcement materials

add topic BSBCUS301A

Deliver and monitor a service to customers

add topic BSBFLM312B

Contribute to team effectiveness

add topic BSBFLM305C

Support operational plan

add topic FPICOT2221A

Trim and cross cut felled trees

add topic FPIFGM3204A

Fall trees manually (intermediate)

add topic NWP331B

Inspect conduit and report on condition and features

add topic NWP440A

Supervise conduit inspection and reporting

add topic RIIBLA201A

Support shotfiring operations

add topic RIIBLA202B

Support underground shotfiring operations

add topic RIIBLA205A

Store, handle and transport explosives

add topic RIIBLA301A

Conduct surface shotfiring operations

add topic RIIBLA303A

Conduct underground development shotfiring

add topic RIICBM201A

Strip pile heads

add topic RIICBM301A

Maintain concrete bridges

add topic RIICBM302A

Install pre-cast girders

add topic RIICBM303A

Install pre-cast parapets

add topic RIICBM304A

Operate a bridge inspection unit

add topic RIICBM305A

Install pre-cast concrete bridge decks

add topic RIICBM306A

Undertake concreting work on concrete bridges

add topic RIICBM307A

Construct formwork and false work on concrete bridges

add topic RIICBS201A

Conduct tack coat spraying operations

add topic RIICBS202A

Hand spread asphalt

add topic RIICBS203A

Safely handle bituminous materials

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 RIICBS301A

Conduct profile planer operations

add topic RIICBS302A

Conduct paver screeding operations

add topic RIICBS303A

Conduct materials transfer vehicle operations

add topic RIICBS304A

Compact asphalt with rollers

add topic RIICBS305A

Conduct asphalt paver operations

add topic RIICBS306A

Conduct slurry sealing operations

add topic RIICBS307A

Conduct bitumen sprayer operations

add topic RIICBS308A

Load aggregate using a purpose built loader

add topic RIICBS309A

Conduct self-propelled aggregate spreader operations

add topic RIICBS310A

Conduct patching operations

add topic RIICBS311A

Produce asphalt products

add topic RIICBS312A

Conduct bitumen tanker operations

add topic RIICCM202A

Identify, locate and protect underground services

add topic RIICCM205A

Carry out manual excavation

add topic RIICCM206A

Support plant operations

add topic RIICCM207A

Spread and compact materials manually

add topic RIICCM208A

Carry out basic levelling

add topic RIICCM209A

Carry out concrete work

add topic RIICCM210A

Install trench support

add topic RIICCM211A

Erect and dismantle temporary fencing and gates

add topic RIICCM301A

Construct and dismantle fences and gates

add topic RIICFW301A

Construct underpinning

add topic RIICFW302A

Install temporary and permanent rock anchors

add topic RIICFW303A

Install primary ground support

add topic RIICFW304A

Conduct pile driving operations

add topic RIICFW305A

Conduct cast in-situ piling operations

add topic RIICFW306A

Direct pile driving operations

add topic RIICFW307A

Direct cast in-situ piling operations

add topic RIICPL301A

Install water mains pipelines

add topic RIICPL302A

Install stormwater systems

add topic RIICPL303A

Install sewer pipelines

add topic RIICPL304A

Install pre-cast gully pits

add topic RIICPL305A

Install pre-cast access chambers

add topic RIICRC201A

Repair potholes

add topic RIICRC202A

Install signs

add topic RIICRC203A

Install sub-soil drainage

add topic RIICRC204A

Install and maintain roadside fixtures

add topic RIICRC205A

Install utility poles

add topic RIICRC206A

Install pre-cast concrete crash barriers

add topic RIICRC207A

Install noise barriers

add topic RIICRC208A

Lay pipes

add topic RIICRC209A

Lay reinforced concrete box culverts

add topic RIICRC301A

Maintain drainage systems

add topic RIICRC302A

Place and form concrete kerb, channel and fixtures

add topic RIICRC303A

Lay pavers

add topic RIICRC304A

Maintain sealed roads

add topic RIICRC305A

Conduct road construction paver screeding operations

add topic RIICRC306A

Conduct earthworks

add topic RIICRC307A

Conduct road pavement construction

add topic RIICRM201A

Escort mobile road marking operations

add topic RIICRM202A

Handle and store road marking materials

add topic RIICRM203A

Conduct pedestrian road marking operations

add topic RIICRM204A

Prepare surface for road marking

add topic RIICRM205A

Conduct road marking measuring operations

add topic RIICRM206A

Conduct airless and atomised spraying operations

add topic RIICRM207A

Install raised pavement markers

add topic RIICRM301A

Conduct ride on road marking operations

add topic RIICRM302A

Conduct long line road marking operations

add topic RIICRM303A

Conduct thermo plastic road marking operations

add topic RIICTC301A

Install tunnelling constructions services

add topic RIICTC302A

Line tunnel

add topic RIICTC303A

Excavate tunnel by machine

add topic RIICTC304A

Muck out tunnel earthworks

add topic RIICTC305A

Construct portals

add topic RIICTT301A

Conduct fluid assisted directional boring

add topic RIICTT302A

Conduct impact moling, ramming and augering

add topic RIICTT303A

Control micro tunnelling and pipe-jacking

add topic RIICTT304A

Undertake on-line replacement for existing pipeline systems

add topic RIICTT305A

Undertake localised repair and sealing of existing pipeline systems

add topic RIICTT306A

Install cure in-place linings for existing pipeline systems

add topic RIICTT307A

Spray linings for existing pipeline systems

add topic RIICTT308A

Install close-fit linings for existing pipeline systems

add topic RIICTT309A

Install slip lining in existing pipeline systems

add topic RIICTT310A

Renovate large diameter pipes and chambers

add topic RIIHAN201A

Operate a forklift

add topic RIIHAN208A

Perform dogging

add topic RIIHAN211A

Conduct basic scaffolding operations

add topic RIIHAN301B

Operate elevating work platform

add topic RIIHAN307A

Operate a vehicle loading crane

add topic RIIHAN309A

Conduct telescopic materials handler operations

add topic RIIIMG301A

Maintain site records

add topic RIIOGF302A

Operate drilling fluids and mud pits

add topic RIIOGN303A

Operate mud systems

add topic RIIOHS202A

Enter and work in confined spaces

add topic RIIOHS205A

Control traffic with stop-slow bat

add topic RIIOHS302A

Implement traffic management plan

add topic RIIRIS201B

Conduct local risk control

add topic RIISAM205A

Cut, weld and bend materials

add topic RIIWMG203A

Drain and dewater civil construction site

add topic RIIWMG301A

Control construction site water table

add topic TLID1107C

Conduct specialised forklift operations

add topic UEGNSG202A

Construct and lay distribution pipelines

High risk work electives

Unit code

Unit title

add topic CPCCLDG3001A

Licence to perform dogging

add topic CPCCLRG3001A

Licence to perform rigging basic level

add topic CPCCLSF2001A

Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding basic level


    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)