Install Trench Support

South Australia

Are you required to work around trenches and install trench support in a civil construction context?

RIICCM210E Install trench support

Course Overview

Working in trenches is arguably one of the most dangerous tasks undertaken in the civil construction industry.

The primary function of any trench support method is to protect people from caving ground. The secondary function is to provide support to nearby structures and allow equipment access to the work.

You will learn about the effect of different soils and ground types, trenches, control of excavations (benching, battering, shoring) and safe removal of trench support.

Course Outcomes

On completion of the course you will be able to:

  • Plan and prepare for installing trench support
  • Install trench shoring
  • Remove trench shoring
  • Conduct housekeeping activities

Upon successful completion, you will receive a Statement of Attainment.

    Course Duration

    This course is one (1) day.

    Entry Requirements

    All learners must be 16 years or older and will be required to provide photographic identification upon arriving for their course.

    • In South Australia a child of compulsory school age (between 6-16 years of age) cannot be employed during the hours that they are required to attend school or participate in an approved training program.
    • If you are under 16 years of age, you can still apply for Civil Train SA courses, but you will need to talk to your School’s principal to discuss your exemption. The principal will provide you with the appropriate exemption application form and tell you what evidence or documentation is required.

    As part of your course enrolment at Civil Train there is a requirement that you complete a short online quiz. This will assist Civil Train to understand your current levels of language, literacy and numeracy (LLN), to ensure you are at the appropriate level to successfully complete your selected training course. This is a one-time quiz and results will be saved to your learner file and referred to for all future enrolments.

    Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills required for this course include:

    • using a range of communications techniques and equipment to convey information to others
    • complying with written and verbal reporting requirements and procedures

    Please note: Civil Train only carries out assessments in English.  If English is your second language, you may engage a professional (accredited) and independent translator at your cost, for training purposes only.  However, you will be required to undertake the assessment in English without the aid of your translator.

    Delivery & Assessment

    This course is delivered and assessed face to face.

    There are theory and practical training and assessment components to the course.


    Public courses are scheduled frequently in Adelaide at Civil Train Live Site in Burton, South Australia.

    Also available in WA and NT on request.

    This course can also be delivered regionally or  Civil Train can come to your worksite to deliver training to a group of employees – please contact the office for a quote.

    Fees Breakdown

    Please refer to our Fees Schedule for current fees and subsidies.

    Please refer to our Fees and Refunds Policy for terms and conditions.


    Date Time Location Full Fee Cost Enrolling Myself Enrolling Someone Else
    2 August 2024 08:00 am - 04:00 pm Civil Train Live Site 59 -71 Heaslip Burton SA $450.00
    13 September 2024 08:00 am - 04:00 pm Civil Train Live Site 59 -71 Heaslip Burton SA $450.00
    10 October 2024 08:00 am - 04:00 pm Civil Train Live Site 59 -71 Heaslip Burton SA $450.00
    21 November 2024 08:00 am - 04:00 pm Civil Train Live Site 59 -71 Heaslip Burton SA $450.00
    14 April 2025 08:00 am - 04:00 pm Civil Train Live Site 59 -71 Heaslip Burton SA $450.00
    15 September 2025 08:00 am - 04:00 pm Civil Train Live Site 59 -71 Heaslip Burton SA $450.00

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