RII30920 - Certificate III in Civil Construction [Road Construction and Maintenance]

South Australia

Units of Competency

Core Units

Successful completion of twenty six (26) 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


There are eighteen (18) electives - at least five (5) of the eighteen (18) units must be road and maintenance (RIICRC) units. Nine (9) Group J units are mandatory and cannot be changed.
Unit CodeUnit Name
RIICCM202EIdentify, locate and protect underground services
RIICCM205FCarry out manual excavation
RIICCM206ESupport plant operations
RIICOM207ESpread and compact materials manually
RIICCM208ECarry out basic levelling
RIICRC201ERepair potholes
RIISAM201EHandle resources and infrastructure materials and safely dispose of nontoxic materials
RIIWHS302EImplement traffic management plans
RIIWMG203EDrain and dewater civil construction site
Select at least two (2) Group K units
Unit CodeUnit Name
RIICRC301EMaintain drainage systems
RIICRC302EPlace and form concrete kerb, channel and fixtures
RIICRC303ELay pavers
RIICRC306EConduct earthworks
RIICRC307EConduct road pavement construction
Select at least two (2) Group L units
Unit CodeUnit Name
RIICBS202EHand spread asphalt
RIICBS203ESafely handle bituminous materials
RIICCM210EInstall trench support
RIICPL302EInstall stormwater systems
RIICPL304EInstall pre-cast gully pits
RIICPL305EInstall pre-cast access chambers
RIICRC208ELay pipes
RIIIMG301EMaintains site records
RIIRIS201EConduct local risk control
RIIWHS202EEnter and work in confined spaces
RIIWHS204EWork safely at heights
RIIWHS205EControl traffic with stop-slow bats
TLILIC0003Licence to operate a forklift truck
RIIHAN301EOperate elevating work platform
You can choose up to four (4) imported units – some suggestions
Unit CodeUnit Name
RIIHAN311FConduct operations with integrated tool carrier
RIIMPO317FConduct roller operations
RIIMPO319EConduct backhoe/loader operations
RIIMPO320FConduct civil construction excavator operations
RIIMPO321FConduct civil construction wheeled front end loader operations

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 information brochure.

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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