Course Overview - Traineeship

Qualification Duration

This course is delivered over a minimum period 14 months and is delivered in the form of an traineeship.

Qualification AQF Level

Certificate III

Delivery Mode

This qualification is delivered using a face-to-face, classroom-based delivery mode.

This qualification reflects the role of a skilled operator working with Civil construction – Plant Operations, who applies a broad range of skills in a varied

work context, using some discretion and judgement and relevant theoretical knowledge.

Qualification Detail

The successful completion of this qualification requires competency to be achieved in 20 units comprising of fifteen (15) core units and five (5) elective units.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, although applicants will need to undertake an LLN assessment. Students must also be over the
age of 16. 

Units in this Qualification

Unit CodeUnit NameCore/Elective
RIIBEF201EPlan and organise workCore
RIICCM201ECarry out measurements and calculationsCore
RIICCM203ERead and interpret plans and job specificationsCore
RIIWHS201EWork safely and follow WHS policies and proceduresCore
RIICOM201ECommunicate in the workplaceCore
RIISAM203EUse hand and power toolsCore
RIISAM204EOperate small plant and equipmentCore
RIIRIS301EApply risk management processesCore
RIISAM201EHandle resources and infrastructure materials and safely dispose of non-toxis materials (Core
RIIWMG203EDrain and dewater civil construction siteCore
RIICCM202EIdentify, locate and protect underground servicesCore
RIICCM205FCarry out manual excavationCore
RIICCM206ESupport plant operationsCore
RIICCM207ESpread and compact materials manuallyCore
RIICCM208ECarry out basic levellingCore
RIIMPO318FConduct civil construction skid steer loader operationsElective
RIIMPO319EConduct backoe/loader operations (Elective
RIIMPO320FConduct civil construction excavator operationsElective
RIIMPO323EConduct civil construction dozer operationsElective
RIIMPO321FConduct civil construction wheeled front end loader operationsElective

Qualification Outcomes

  1. Bridge Construction Worker
  2. Civil Foundations Worker
  3. Mine Rescue Worker
  4. Civil Construction Rescue Worker
  5. Mobile Plant Operator


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Individuals and or employers may be eligible for Government funding. AIVD will be able to discuss with you the different funding available and cost of training.
The Student Tuition Fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding

AIVD encourages individuals with disabilities to access training subsidised through the Skills First Program.

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