RII40720 - Certificate IV in Civil Construction [Operations]

South Australia

Units of Competency

Core Units

Successful completion of twelve (12) units of competency made up of: Five (5) CORE units – these are mandatory and cannot be changed
Unit CodeUnit Name
BSBLDR411Demonstrate leadership in the workplace
BSBOPS402Coordinate business operational plans
BSBWHS411Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
RIICWM401E Supervise civil works
RIIRIS401EApply site risk management system


Three (3) Group A units
Unit CodeUnit Name
BSBHRM413Support the learning and development of teams and individuals
BSBSTR402Implement continuous improvement
BSBSUS411Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
BSBPEF402Develop personal work priorities
RIICOM301ECommunicate information
RIIRIS301EApply risk management processes
Select two (2) Group B units
Unit CodeUnit Name
RIICWM402ESupervise civil works contractors
RIIMPO402DApply the principles of earthworks construction
RIIWHS302EImplement traffic management plans
RIICPL401ESupervise the installation of underground services using open excavation
Up to two (2) imported units
Unit CodeUnit Name
BSBWHS414Contribute to WHS risk management
BSBWHS415Contribute to implementing WHS management systems

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 employees working in supervisory positions in civil construction, performing tasks involving a broad range of varied activities most of which are complex and non-routine. They are responsible for the safety, efficiency and quality of work of others, contribute to the development of technical solutions to non-routine problems and apply management plans to the workplace.

Course Duration

This program is offered as a 24 month Contract of Training – Traineeship (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

Traineeship 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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