Charles Darwin University

Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations - RII30815

Charles Darwin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00300K (NT); 03286A (NSW)

This qualification reflects the role of a skilled operator working with civil construction plant, who applies a broad range of skills in a varied work context, using some discretion and judgement and relevant theoretical knowledge. The individual may provide theoretical advice and support a team.Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this qualification can vary between states, territories, and industry sectors. Relevant information must be sourced prior to application of the qualification.


  • 19 units: 14 core
  • 5 elective


  • Conduct civil construction dozer operations
  • Identify, locate and protect underground services
  • Conduct tip truck operations
  • Conduct self-propelled compactor operations
  • Conduct civil construction tracked front end loader operations
  • Enter and work in confined spaces
  • Construct conservation earthworks
  • Place and fix reinforcement materials
  • Use hand and power tools
  • Cut, weld and bend materials
  • Perform dogging
  • Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding basic level
  • Conduct telescopic materials handler operations
  • Maintain and monitor site quality standards
  • Work effectively with diversity
  • Conduct civil construction wheeled front end loader operations
  • Conduct basic scaffolding operations
  • Conduct rigid haul truck operations
  • Respond to site based spills
  • Conduct articulated haul truck operations
  • Carry out manual excavation
  • Conduct paver operations
  • Operate elevating work platform
  • Erect and dismantle temporary fencing and gates
  • Conduct civil construction grader operations
  • Load and unload plant
  • Conduct civil construction scraper operations
  • Use explosive power tools
  • Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations
  • Conduct erosion and sediment control activities
  • Conduct operations with integrated tool carrier
  • Conduct continuous bucket trencher operations
  • Licence to perform dogging
  • Spread and compact materials manually
  • Position and set up mobile lighting
  • Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures
  • Support plant operations
  • Handle resources and infrastructure materials and safely dispose of nontoxic materials
  • Lay pipes
  • Conduct civil construction water cart operations
  • Conduct roller operations
  • Install trench support
  • Conduct local risk control
  • Conduct civil construction excavator operations
  • Conduct pipe layer operations
  • Repair potholes
  • Conduct tractor operations
  • Drain and dewater civil construction site
  • Conduct backhoe/loader operations
  • Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)
  • Licence to operate a non-slewing mobile crane (greater than 3 tonnes capacity)
  • Operate small plant and equipment
  • Communicate in the workplace
  • Provide first aid
  • Conduct belly dump truck operations
  • Read and interpret plans and job specifications
  • Conduct stabiliser operations
  • Work safely at heights
  • Plan and organise work
  • Carry out concrete work
  • Carry out basic levelling
  • Control traffic with stop-slow bat
  • Carry out measurements and calculations

Study information

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Casuarina No
Remote Learning No

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