Locating Underground Services

South Australia

Are you required to locate underground services in a civil construction context?

RIICCM202E Identify, locate and protect underground services

Course Overview

Underground pipes and cables carry vital services such as water, electricity, communications and gas. It is essential to identify existing underground services prior to commencing a job to save time and ensure a safe work environment.

Identifying and locating underground services requires the work to be well planned and safely carried out according to site procedures and State or Territory legislative requirements, including obtaining necessary permits, approvals and Before You Dig Australia (BYDA) plans. For more information on BYDA visit www.byda.com.au

Safety is of prime concern to all working in identifying and locating underground services. Workers must at all times during operations be aware of their responsibilities for worker safety and to protect the environment.


Course Outcomes

On completion of the course you will be able to:

  • Prepare to identify, locate and protect underground services
  • Identify and locate underground services
  • Protect underground services
  • Conduct housekeeping activities

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Statement of Attainment. While individuals undergo essential training, possessing competence alone doesn’t automatically grant the authority to locate services for asset owners who specifically require certified locators.

    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:

    • communicating to clarify instructions and information
    • using a range of communications techniques and equipment
    • 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, Perth and Alice Springs.
    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 regional locations and dates.

    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
    13 August 2024 08:00 am - 04:00 pm 1 South Road, Thebarton, SA 5031 $355.00
    28 August 2024 08:00 am - 04:00 pm 1 South Road, Thebarton, SA 5031 $355.00
    19 September 2024 08:00 am - 04:00 pm 1 South Road, Thebarton, SA 5031 $355.00
    9 October 2024 08:00 am - 04:00 pm 1 South Road, Thebarton, SA 5031 $355.00
    4 November 2024 08:00 am - 04:00 pm 1 South Road, Thebarton, SA 5031 $355.00
    25 November 2024 08:00 am - 04:00 pm 1 South Road, Thebarton, SA 5031 $355.00
    4 December 2024 08:00 am - 04:00 pm 1 South Road, Thebarton, SA 5031 $355.00

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