RII30920 - Certificate III in Civil Construction [Bituminous Surfacing]

South Australia

Units of Competency

Core Units

Successful completion of twenty five (25) units of competency made up of: Eight (8) CORE units – these are mandatory and cannot be changed
Unit CodeUnit Name
RIIBEF201EPlan and organise work
RIICCM201ECarry out measurements and calculations
RIICCM203ERead and interpret plans and job specifications
RIICOM201ECommunicate in the workplace
RIIRIS301EApply risk management processes
RIISAM203EUse hand and power tools
RIISAM204EOperate small plant and equipment
RIIWHS201EWork safely and follow WHS policies and procedures


At least four (4) Group A and/or Group B units
Unit CodeUnit Name
RIICBS202EHand spread asphalt
**RIICBS302EConduct paver screeding operations
**RIICBS304ECompact asphalt with rollers
**RIICBS305EConduct asphalt paver operations
**RIICBS313Conduct tack coat spraying operations
RIICCM207ESpread and compact materials manually
Group B
Unit CodeUnit Name
**RIICBS306EConduct micro surfacing operations
**RIICBS307EConduct bitumen sprayer operations
**RIICBS308ELoad and aggregate using purpose built loaders
**RIICBS309EConduct self-propelled aggregate spreader operations
**RIICBS312EConduct bitumen tanker operations
**RIICBS314Conduct aggregate spreader box operations
**RIICBS315Roll aggregate in sprayed sealing operations
Select up to nine (9) Group C units
Unit CodeUnit Name
RIICBS203ESafely handle bituminous materials
RIICBS207ETake samples of road surfacing materials
RIICBS310EConduct patching operations
RIICBS316Conduct pavement sweeping operations
RIICCM205FCarry out manual excavation
RIIIMG301EMaintain site records
RIISAM201EHandle resources and infrastructure materials and safely dispose of nontoxic materials
RIIVEH304EConduct tip truck operations
RIIWHS302EImplement traffic management plans
You can choose up to four (4) imported units – some suggestions
Unit CodeUnit Name
RIIMPO317FConduct roller operations
RIICCM206ESupport plant operations
RIIHAN308FLoad and unload plant
RIIMPO318FConduct civil construction skid steer loader operations
RIIMPO319EConduct backhoe/loader operations
RIIMPO321FConduct civil construction wheeled front end loader operations
RIIMPO337EConduct articulated haul truck operations
RIIHAN311FConduct operations with integrated tool carrier
RIIMPO317FConduct roller operations
RIIMPO324FConduct civil construction grader operations

**These units are available when assessed in conjunction with an appropriate industry expert, provided by the employer. The industry expert must hold the relevant vocational competencies and have current industry skills directly relevant to the training and assessment being provided and must work alongside a trainer and/or assessor to conduct the assessment. This means the industry subject matter expert should hold the unit being assessed (or an equivalent unit), and must also demonstrate skills and knowledge from the minimum 5 years of current work experience after competency has been obtained.

Learners must be able to have regular and consistent on-the-job access to the tasks of the units selected.

Other electives may be offered, in accordance with the packaging rules. Please discuss with a Civil Train representative if you would like to discuss electives not identified on this course page.

Course Overview

This qualification reflects the role of a skilled operator working in civil construction, who applies a broad range of skills in a varied work context, using some discretion and judgement and relevant theoretical knowledge.

Course Duration

This program is offered as a 36 month apprenticeship (WA) or 36 month Contract of Training (SA). Formal training may be completed in a shorter amount of time.

Entry Requirements

  • Civil Train will conduct a Foundation Skills entry assessment at a level required to successfully complete the qualification and work in the industry at the level required for this qualification. Potential clients who are identified as not meeting course entry requirements will be assisted with referral to appropriate support services.
  • In general, participants will need to be physically fit due to the nature of the work.
  • Civil Train will conduct a suitability interview prior to enrolment
  • Entrants will be required to be employed in the civil construction industry
  • Entrants will be required to have a White Card prior to starting training on the qualification

Delivery & Assessment

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

Skills will be trained and assessed through a mixture of off-the-job and on-the-job training and assessment.

You may be able to seek recognition for your previous studies or experience. Civil Train offers Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) and Credit Transfer (CT) for this qualification.

Credit Transfer

Credit transfer involves assessing a previously completed course or subject to see if it provides equivalent learning or competency outcomes to those required within the current course of study.


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) provides students with an opportunity to have their current skills and competencies recognised.
These skills and competencies may relate to units that they are about to commence and as a result may exempt them from studying these units.

Fees Breakdown

Apprenticeship subsidies are supported by Government of South Australia.

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

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



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