Certificate IV in Civil Construction - RII40720

Victoria University (VU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00124K

This qualification reflects the role of individuals working in supervisory and technical specialist positions in civil construction. They perform tasks involving a broad range of varied work activities most of which are specialised and within known or changing contexts. They are responsible for the quantity and quality of their own work, as well as for the output of others. They contribute to the development of technical solutions to non-routine problems.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.


  • Provide leadership in the supervision of diverse work teams
  • Manage civil plant and resources
  • Coordinate business operational plans
  • Supervise micro surfacing operations
  • Implement customer service strategies
  • Manage and coordinate spill response
  • Apply site risk management system
  • Supervise the application of polymer modified binders
  • Promote innovation in team environments
  • Supervise the manufacture of polymer modified binders
  • Supervise dust and noise control
  • Obtain representative samples in accordance with sampling plan
  • Apply a quality management system on site
  • Supervise rigid pavement construction
  • Supervise flexible pavement construction
  • Supervise work in confined spaces
  • Implement traffic management plans
  • Inspect and report on pavement condition
  • Apply site plant, equipment and infrastructure maintenance management plans
  • Supervise civil steel structure construction
  • Apply project human resources management approaches
  • Implement continuous improvement
  • Supervise demolitions
  • Apply the principles of earthworks construction
  • Conduct laboratory-based acceptance tests for construction materials
  • Conduct community consultations
  • Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Report on financial activity
  • Perform chemical tests and procedures
  • Supervise civil works
  • Monitor and control the effects of blasting on the environment
  • Prepare tender documentation
  • Conduct surface shotfiring operations
  • Supervise the selection and use of bituminous emulsions
  • Carry out pavement condition measurement
  • Develop personal work priorities
  • Supervise civil concrete structure construction
  • Supervise the installation of underground services using open excavation
  • Receive and prepare samples for testing
  • Supervise the installation of underground services using trenchless technology
  • Administer contracts
  • Perform complex tests to measure engineering properties of materials
  • Supervise the stabilisation of materials
  • Supervise civil masonry, crib and gabion structure construction
  • Apply, monitor and report on compliance systems
  • Support the learning and development of teams and individuals
  • Conduct tunnel boring machine operations
  • Carry out inspections of civil structures
  • Research and develop business plans
  • Supervise civil timber structure construction
  • Conduct field-based acceptance tests for construction materials
  • Apply risk management processes
  • Perform basic tests
  • Supervise the manufacture of bituminous emulsions
  • Prepare response to tenders
  • Supervise the manufacture and delivery of hot mix asphalt
  • Supervise tunnel construction
  • Prepare civil works schedule of rates
  • Supervise canal construction
  • Supervise the manufacture of cold mixes
  • Develop works maintenance schedule
  • Apply project procurement procedures
  • Undertake project work
  • Plan finances for new business ventures
  • Prepare working solutions
  • Supervise civil works contractors
  • Supervise maintenance of civil structures
  • Supervise the manufacture of micro surfacing mixes
  • Communicate information
  • Supervise sampling, inspections and testing at construction sites
  • Prepare civil works bill of quantities
  • Prepare trial batches for evaluation
  • Select pavement surfacing
  • Supervise repair and rehabilitation of underground services using trenchless technology
  • Supervise asphalt paving and compaction operations
  • Demonstrate leadership in the workplace
  • Manage blasting operations
  • Apply and monitor site plant and resource management plan
  • Supervise pavement profiling operations using a profiler
  • Prepare civil works cost estimates
  • Implement and monitor environmental policies
  • Perform physical and mechanical tests
  • Perform tests to determine the properties of construction materials
  • Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs
  • Arrange contracts
  • Supervise pavement maintenance
  • Prepare traffic management plans and traffic guidance schemes
  • Prepare, standardise and use solutions
  • Supervise tunnel boring machine operations
  • Supervise the application of bituminous sprayed treatments
  • Market new business ventures
  • Coordinate workplace information systems
  • Develop and maintain positive community relations
  • Manage budgets and financial plans
  • Prepare for operational works
  • Process and interpret data

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Werribee Domestic: $1,400
  • Full-time : 5 months
  • Flexible Delivery : 1.5 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Werribee.

Material fees and/or Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF) may also apply. Concessions may apply to tuition fee and SSAF fee costs only. Contact Victoria University Polytechnic (TAFE division of Victoria University) to enquire: 1300 823 387.

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