Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations

RII30815 Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations

This course is designed to provide new participants with the theoretical and practical skills, and the knowledge required to work in the civil construction industry. People undertaking this course could learn a range of skills, including infrastructure and building site preparation, environmental and safety requirements, operation of heavy machinery and equipment, installing pipework and drainage systems, and spreading compacting materials.

Importantly, existing workers who have experience in the industry but do not have recognised qualifications can also utilise this course as means of getting their current skills and competencies recognised through a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process.

Entry Requirements:

  • SafeWork NSW WHS White Card or interstate equivalent
  • Adequate literacy & numeracy skills
  • Unique Student Identifier (USI) Number

Trans-Plant Training recognises all Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and statements of attainment issued by any other Registered Training Organisation, and will grant credit transfer or Recognition of Prior Learning as appropriate for competencies previously achieved.

Course Code and Name RII30815 Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations
Cost Costs will vary based on the level of experience, and the number of participants.
Call us on (02) 4736 4735 to get a quote
Duration Approx 2 years
Topics Covered

14 Core Units

  • RIIBEF201D Plan and organise work
  • RIICCM201D Carry out measurements and calculations
  • RIICCM202D Identify, locate and protect underground services
  • RIICCM203D Read and interpret plans and job specifications
  • RIICCM205E Carry out manual excavation
  • RIICCM206D Support plant operations
  • RIICCM207D Spread and compact materials manually
  • RIICCM208D Carry out basic levelling
  • RIICOM201D Communicate in the workplace
  • RIISAM201D Handle Resources and infrastructure materials, and safely dispose of non-toxic materials
  • RIISAM203D use hand and power tools
  • RIISAM204D Operate small plant and equipment
  • RIIWHS201D Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures
  • RIIWMG203D Drain and dewater civil construction site

5 Elective Units, which must consist of:

    • at least one (1) must be chosen from group A
    • at least two (2) must be chosen from group B
    • no more than two (2) may be chosen from group C


  • at least two (2) must be chosen from group A
  • further three (3) may be chosen from group A, B, or C

Group A Electives

  • RIIMPO318F Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations
  • RIIMPO319E Conduct backhoe/loader operations
  • RIIMPO320F Conduct civil construction excavator operations
  • RIIMPO321E Conduct civil construction wheeled front end loader operations
  • RIIMPO322D Conduct civil construction tracked front end loader operations
  • RIIMPO323E Conduct civil construction dozer operations
  • RIIMPO324F Conduct civil construction grader operations
  • RIIMPO325E Conduct civil construction scraper operations

Group B Electives

  • RIIHAN309E Conduct telescopic materials handler operations
  • RIIMPO315E Conduct tractor operations
  • RIIMPO316D Conduct self propelled compactor operations
  • RIIMPO317E Conduct roller operations
  • RIIMPO326E Conduct civil construction water cart operations
  • RIIMPO336D Conduct belly dump truck operations
  • RIIMPO337D Conduct articulated truck operations
  • RIIMPO338E Conduct rigid haul truck operations
  • RIIVEH304D Conduct tip truck operations

Group C Electives

  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid
  • RIICRC208D Lay pipes
  • RIIHAN301D Operate elevating work platform
  • RIIHAN308E Load and unload plant
  • RIIWHS205E Control traffic with a stop/slow bat
  • RIIRIS201D Conduct local risk control
  • RIIWHS202D Enter and work in confined spaces
  • RIIWHS204D Work safely at heights
On Completion On successful completion of RII30815 Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations, participants will be issued with a Statement of Attainment by Trans-Plant Training Pty Ltd

To enrol in this course, please call us on 0491 249 029 or 02 4736 4735 to reserve your place as places are limited.

RII30815 Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations Courses conducted by Trans-Plant Training Pty Ltd are done under RTO#: 21488, and are applied by qualified Trainers & Assessors