Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations - RII30815

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Qualification Name

Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations

Qualification Code and Units of Competency


Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of a skilled operator working with civil construction plant, who applies a broad range of skills in a varied work context, using some discretion and judgement and relevant theoretical knowledge. The individual may provide theoretical advice and support a team.
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.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules

The following provides the packaging rules for this qualification, followed by the list of relevant units of competency. Total number of units = 19 14 core units plus 5 elective units, of which:
  • 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
  • no more than one (1) may be chosen from elsewhere within this training package, or from another endorsed training package, or from an accredited course.
  • at least two (2) must be chosen from Group A
  • a further three (3) may be chosen from Group A, B, or C
  • no more than one (1) may be chosen from elsewhere within this training package, or from another endorsed training package, or from an accredited course.
All elective units selected from outside this qualification must reflect current occupational and learning outcomes of this AQF qualification level. There are both licensed and non-licensed units of competency relating to high risk work in the RII Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package. To be appointed under any statutory requirements in related roles, units of competency should be selected to meet the state/territory licensing requirements. There are prerequisites to imported units listed in this qualification. Where a unit is imported as an elective care must be taken to ensure that all prerequisites specified are complied with.

Core units of competency
Unit code Unit title
RIIBEF201D Plan and organise work
RIICCM201D Carry out measurements and calculations
RIICCM202D Identify, locate and protect underground services
RIICCM203D Read and interpret plans and 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
Group A
Unit code Unit title
RIIMPO318F Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations
RIIMPO319E Conduct backhoe/loader operations
RIIMPO320F Conduct civil construction excavator operations
RIIMPO321F Conduct civil construction wheeled front end loader operations
RIIMPO322E 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
RIIMPO327E Conduct pipe layer operations
Group B
Unit code Unit title
RIICRC308D Conduct paver operations
RIICRC309D Conduct stabiliser operations
RIIHAN309F Conduct telescopic materials handler operations
RIIHAN311F Conduct operations with integrated tool carrier
RIIMPO315E Conduct tractor operations
RIIMPO316E Conduct self propelled compactor operations
RIIMPO317F Conduct roller operations
RIIMPO326E Conduct water vehicle operations
RIIMPO328E Conduct continuous bucket trencher operations
RIIMPO336E Conduct belly dump truck operations
RIIMPO337E Conduct articulated haul truck operations
RIIMPO338E Conduct rigid haul truck operations
RIIVEH304E Conduct tip truck operations
Group C
Unit code Unit title
AHCSAW201 Conduct erosion and sediment control activities
AHCSAW301 Construct conservation earthworks
BSBDIV301 Work effectively with diversity
CPCCCM2007B Use explosive power tools §  Prerequisite unit: CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in §  the construction industry
CPCCLDG3001A Licence to perform dogging
CPCCLSF2001A Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding basic level
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
RIICCM204D Place and fix reinforcement materials
RIICCM209D Carry out concrete work
RIICCM210D Install trench support
RIICCM211D Erect and dismantle temporary fencing and gates
RIICRC201D Repair potholes
RIICRC208D Lay pipes
RIIHAN208D Perform dogging
RIIHAN211D Conduct basic scaffolding operations
RIIHAN301E Operate elevating work platform
RIIHAN308F Load and unload plant
RIIQUA201D Maintain and monitor site quality standards
RIIRIS201D Conduct local risk control
RIIRIS202D Respond to site based spills
RIISAM205D Cut, weld and bend materials
RIISAM213E Position and set up mobile lighting
RIIWHS202D Enter and work in confined spaces
RIIWHS204D Work safely at heights
RIIWHS205D Control traffic with stop-slow bat
TLILIC0005 Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)
TLILIC0008 Licence to operate a non-slewing mobile crane (greater than 3 tonnes capacity)

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