Certificate III in Bituminous Surfacing

This qualification reflects the role of a skilled operator working in bituminous surfacing 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:

fourteen (14) mandatory units, and

eleven (11) elective units of which:

at least ten (10) must come from the electives listed below including at least three (3) bituminous surfacing units at Certificate III level (CBS3) OR at least two (2) bituminous surfacing units at Certificate III level (CBS3) and one (1) at Certificate IV level (CBS4)

up to one (1) unit 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.

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 RIICBS202A

Hand spread asphalt

add topic RIICBS203A

Safely handle bituminous materials

add topic RIICBS207A

Take samples of materials used in road surfacing

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 RIIOHS302A

Implement traffic management plan

add topic RIISAM201A

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

add topic RIISAM203A

Use hand and power tools

add topic RIISAM204A

Operate small plant and equipment

add topic RIIIMG301A

Maintain site records


Unit code

Unit title

add topic BSBCUS301A

Deliver and monitor a service to customers

add topic BSBFLM305C

Support operational plan

add topic BSBFLM312B

Contribute to team effectiveness

add topic RIICBS201A

Conduct tack coat spraying operations

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 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 RIICBS402A

Apply the principles for the application of bituminous sprayed treatment

add topic RIICCM205A

Carry out manual excavation

add topic RIICCM206A

Support plant operations

add topic RIICCM208A

Carry out basic levelling

add topic RIICRC201A

Repair potholes

add topic RIICRC307A

Conduct road pavement construction

add topic RIIHAN208A

Perform dogging

add topic RIIOHS202A

Enter and work in confined spaces

add topic RIIOHS205A

Control traffic with stop-slow bat

add topic RIIRIS201B

Conduct local risk control

add topic RIIVEH304A

Conduct tip truck operations


    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