Charles Darwin University

Certificate III in Civil Construction - RII30920

Charles Darwin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00300K

This qualification reflects the role of individuals working as skilled operators in civil construction, who apply a broad range of skills in varied work contexts, using some discretion and judgement and relevant theoretical knowledge. The individual may provide theoretical advice and support a team.The qualification applies to specialist occupations in bituminous surfacing, bridge construction and maintenance, pipe laying, road construction and maintenance, road marking, tunnel construction, timber bridge construction and maintenance, traffic management and general civil construction occupations. Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification considerationsLicensing, legislative and certification requirements that apply to this qualification can vary between states, territories, and industry sectors. Users must check requirements with relevant body before applying the qualification.


  • Install pre-cast parapets
  • Line tunnels
  • Escort mobile works
  • Cut, weld and bend materials
  • Implement traffic management plans on high volume roads
  • Coordinate business operational plans
  • Handle resources and infrastructure materials and safely dispose of nontoxic materials
  • Construct and dismantle fences and gates
  • Conduct profile planer operations
  • Supervise on-site operations
  • Plan and organise work
  • Construct formwork and false work on concrete bridges
  • Conduct pile driving operations
  • Install raised pavement markers
  • Install and maintain roadside fixtures
  • Conduct pavement sweeping operations
  • Carry out manual handling tasks
  • Prepare workplace documents
  • Use communications systems
  • Lay reinforced concrete box culverts
  • Perform dogging
  • Control construction site water tables
  • Work in a team
  • Place and compact concrete
  • Maintain site records
  • Conduct cast in-situ pilings operations
  • Operate a light vehicle
  • Carry out manual excavation
  • Store, handle and transport explosives
  • Implement traffic management plans
  • Prepare surfaces for road marking
  • Install temporary support members
  • Install sub-soil drainage
  • Install noise barriers
  • Conduct underground development shotfiring
  • Lay pavers
  • Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures
  • Conduct bitumen tanker operations
  • Conduct aggregate spreader box operations
  • Conduct road pavement construction
  • Conduct side tipper operations
  • Erect temporary modular support systems (baileys) on existing bridges
  • Operate bridge inspection units
  • Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding basic level
  • Operate a forklift
  • Conduct airless and atomised spraying operations
  • Load aggregate using purpose built loaders
  • Conduct surface shotfiring operations
  • Install or replace super-structure members
  • Conduct fluid assisted directional boring
  • Conduct basic scaffolding operations
  • Electrofusion weld polyethylene pipelines
  • Fall trees manually (intermediate)
  • Conduct concrete road curing and texturing operations
  • Use concreting materials and equipment
  • Conduct screw piling operations
  • Butt weld polyethylene plastic pipelines
  • Conduct tip truck operations
  • Install signs
  • Install pre-cast access chambers
  • Install water mains pipelines
  • Conduct road marking measuring operations
  • Operate elevating work platform
  • Install pre-cast concrete crash barriers
  • Position, set-up and operate portable traffic signals
  • Conduct concrete road paver operations
  • Spray linings for existing pipeline systems
  • Conduct patching operations
  • Complete workplace orientation/induction procedures
  • Handle concrete materials
  • Participate in sustainable work practices
  • Maintain business resources
  • Conduct ride on road marking operations
  • Read and interpret maps
  • Construct, maintain and remove coffer dams
  • Safely handle bituminous materials
  • Read and interpret plans and job specifications
  • Operate drilling fluids and mud pits
  • Roll aggregate in sprayed sealing operations
  • Construct underpinning
  • Apply, monitor and report on compliance systems
  • Finish concrete pavements
  • Support shotfiring operations
  • Conduct tunnel boring machine operations
  • Hand spread asphalt
  • Install or replace truss members
  • Operate a vehicle loading crane
  • Conduct bitumen sprayer operations
  • Conduct tack coat spraying operations
  • Direct cast in-situ piling operations
  • Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations
  • Implement traffic management plans on motorways and freeways
  • Operate truck or trailer mounted attenuators
  • Apply risk management processes
  • Carry out basic levelling
  • Run on-site operations
  • Conduct asphalt paver operation
  • Use hand and power tools
  • Maintain timber bridges
  • Seal concrete pavements
  • Identify and rectify site operating problems
  • Install stormwater systems
  • Control micro tunnelling and pipe-jacking operations
  • Produce bridge drawings and sketches
  • Conduct self-propelled aggregate spreader operations
  • Conduct road maintenance operations
  • Produce asphalt products
  • Conduct pipe layer operations
  • Conduct specialised forklift operations
  • Trim and cut felled trees
  • Construct specialised timber deck systems
  • Conduct skid steer loader operations using attachments
  • Licence to perform dogging
  • Provide work skill instruction
  • Maintain drainage systems
  • Install sewer pipelines
  • Handle and store road marking materials
  • Use inclusive work practices
  • Position, set-up and operate variable message signs
  • Install pre-cast gully pits
  • Saw and cut concrete pavements to initiate planned cracks
  • Carry out the risk management process
  • Operate small plant and equipment
  • Construct portals
  • Maintain and monitor site quality standards
  • Install temporary and permanent rock anchors
  • Support plant operations
  • Undertake on-line replacement for existing pipeline systems
  • Install close-fit linings for existing pipeline systems
  • Undertake visual inspections
  • Position, set up and program portable traffic control devices
  • Use explosive power tools
  • Comply with site work processes/procedures
  • Install trench support
  • Conduct stabiliser operations
  • Install cure in-place linings for existing pipeline systems
  • Conduct intermediate scaffolding operations
  • Support underground shotfiring operations
  • Conduct earthworks
  • Conduct road construction paver screeding operations
  • Install pre-cast concrete bridge decks
  • Install pre-cast girders
  • Undertake localised repair and sealing of existing pipeline systems
  • Repair potholes
  • Respond to site based spills
  • Receive, check and record concrete deliveries
  • Undertake concreting work on concrete bridges
  • Use automated paving guidance systems
  • Apply shotcrete underground
  • Enter and work in confined spaces
  • Control traffic with portable traffic control devices and temporary traffic signs
  • Install primary ground supports
  • Control traffic with stop-slow bat
  • Licence to perform rigging basic level
  • Licence to operate a forklift truck
  • Work safely at heights
  • Lay pipes
  • Conduct local risk control
  • Apply bridge durability treatments
  • Strip pile heads
  • Spread and compact materials manually
  • Carry out measurements and calculations
  • Provide first aid
  • Load and unload plant
  • Maintain concrete bridges
  • Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • Assemble and disassemble temporary modular bridges
  • Splice and connect timber members
  • Take samples of road surfacing materials
  • Install or replace sub-structure members
  • Conduct paver screeding operations
  • Install underground enclosures and conduit
  • Work as a safety observer/spotter
  • Conduct civil construction excavator operations
  • Prepare traffic management plans and traffic guidance schemes
  • Conduct pedestrian road marking operations
  • Renovate large diameter pipes and chambers
  • Conduct impact moling, ramming and augering operations
  • Conduct thermo plastic road marking operations
  • Supervise the application of bituminous sprayed treatments
  • Direct pile driving operations
  • Muck out tunnel earthworks
  • Excavate tunnel by machine
  • Communicate in the workplace
  • Support plant operations
  • Install utility poles
  • Cure concrete
  • Insert tie bars in fresh concrete
  • Set up and maintain concrete paver stringlines
  • Conduct micro surfacing operations
  • Conduct materials transfer vehicle operations
  • Conduct long line road marking operations
  • Maintain sealed roads
  • Operate, monitor and maintain mud systems
  • Drain and dewater civil construction sites
  • Carry out concrete work
  • Place and fix reinforcement materials
  • Conduct telescopic materials handler operations
  • Install slip lining in existing pipeline systems
  • Identify, locate and protect underground services
  • Compact asphalt with rollers
  • Place and form concrete kerb, channel and fixtures
  • Install tunnelling constructions services

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Alice Springs No
Casuarina No
Katherine Town Centre No
Nhulunbuy No
Remote Learning No
Tennant Creek Centre No

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