Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations - RII30820


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

This qualification reflects the role of individuals working as skilled operators with civil construction plant, who apply a broad range of skills in varied work contexts, using some discretion and judgement and relevant theoretical knowledge. These individuals may provide theoretical advice and support a team.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.


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

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Ballina Campus No
  • Part-time : 18 months
Brewarrina College No
Macquarie Fields College No
National Environmental Centre No
Wollongong Campus No

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