Federation University Australia

Certificate II in Civil Construction - RII20715

Federation University Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00103D

This qualification reflects the role of individuals working in an operational role in civil construction, who undertake a prescribed range of tasks using limited practical skills and fundamental knowledge, in a defined context working under supervision.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.


10 core units plus 6 electives.


  • Identify, locate and protect underground services
  • Enter and work in confined spaces
  • Use hand and power tools
  • Hand spread asphalt
  • Cut, weld and bend materials
  • Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding basic level
  • Work effectively with diversity
  • Conduct basic scaffolding operations
  • Respond to site based spills
  • Carry out manual excavation
  • Operate elevating work platform
  • Erect and dismantle temporary fencing and gates
  • Direct pile driving operations
  • Use explosive power tools
  • Licence to perform dogging
  • Fall trees manually (intermediate)
  • Spread and compact materials manually
  • Trim and cut felled trees
  • Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures
  • Support plant operations
  • Handle resources and infrastructure materials and safely dispose of nontoxic materials
  • Lay pipes
  • Install trench support
  • Repair potholes
  • Drain and dewater civil construction site
  • Licence to perform rigging basic level
  • Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)
  • Operate small plant and equipment
  • Communicate in the workplace
  • Direct cast in-situ piling operations
  • Read and interpret plans and job specifications
  • 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

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
SMB (Ballarat) No
SMB (Ballarat) No

Further information

Students wishing to access WorkReady funding will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills as part of course counselling before enrolling.

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