RII30920- Certificate III in Civil Construction (General)

This qualification reflects the role of individuals working as skilled operators in civil construction, who apply a broad range of skills in varied work contexts, using some discretion and judgement and relevant theoretical knowledge. The individual may provide theoretical advice and support a team.
The qualification applies to specialist in general construction occupations.





From $9,700


1-24 months

Funding Available

IPS Payment Plans

Industry Jobs

Civil Construction Labourer, Civil Construction Worker, Construction Worker

Earning Potential

course salary potential

Certificate III in Civil Construction (General)

At IPS Institute we provide you with the right practical skills and relevant theoretical knowledge for a varied work environment. This course is designed for those currently working in the Civil Construction industry to upskill you with current and relevant industry knowledge so that you can stand out from the masses and progress in your career!

This qualification has core units of competency that cover common skills for the civil construction industry and provides a trade outcome as well as specialist fields of work in general construction.

Course Information


Individuals undertaking this qualification as a self-paced learning may take 1-24 months.

Individuals undertaking this qualification as a traineeship may take 6-75 months.

Delivery Method 


Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

RPL available (partial and full)

Entry Requirements

Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) level 3

White card

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 25

(Units are selected to best suit specializations and accommodate deliverables. If tailored units are required please visit training.gov.au and contact us today). 

8 core units, plus

17 elective units 

Units of Competency

Core units:

RIIBEF201E Plan and organise work

RIICCM201E Carry out measurements and calculations

RIICCM203E Read and interpret plans and job specifications

RIICOM201E Communicate in the workplace

RIIRIS301E Apply risk management processes

RIISAM203E Use hand and power tools

RIISAM204E Operate small plant and equipment

RIIWHS201E Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures

Elective units:

RIICRC208E Lay pipes

RIICCM202E Identify, locate and protect underground services

RIIHAN308F Load and unload plant

RIIWMG203E Drain and dewater civil construction sites

RIICCM205F Carry out manual excavation

RIICCM206E Support plant operations

RIICCM207E Spread and compact materials manually

RIICCM208E Carry out basic levelling

RIICCM209E Carry out concrete work

RIICCM210E Install trench support

RIICRC201E Repair potholes

RIICRC202E Install signs

RIIIMG301E Maintain site records

RIIRIS201E Conduct local risk control

RIICRC301E Maintain drainage systems

RIICRC304E Maintain sealed roads

RIICRC306E Conduct earthworks


Funding Available

IPS Payment Plans (Monthly Plans, Upfront Costs, Quarterly Fees) 


More Information

Licensing, legislative and certification requirements that apply to this qualification can vary between states, territories, and industry sectors. Users must check requirements with relevant body before applying the qualification.


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