RII30815 Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations

Duration:  Course duration will vary according to your unit selection. Please contact us for more information.

Pre-requisites:   NIL

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.
The qualification has 19 units in total being made up of 14 Core and 5 Elective units.
Only one unit can be selected from outside this training package to make up the necessary requirements to meet the qualification criteria.
The qualification can be delivered via a training plan agreed to between the client and the RTO ensuring all performance criteria are met and assessment is conducted progressively over time

Single units can be delivered and assessed on application on or off-site dependant on participant or client needs.

All units are delivered and assessed to address leaner needs and RPL is available to candidates who meet the RPL criteria for each unit (refer to RPL / RCC Policy)

The units of competency currently available for delivery and assessment are:

Individual Units of Competency:

  • 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

  • RIICCM208D Carry out basic levelling

  • RIICCM207D Spread and compact materials manually

  • 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


  • 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

  • RIIMPO323E Conduct civil construction dozer operations

  • RIIMPO324F Conduct civil construction grader operations

  • RIIMPO325E Conduct civil construction scraper operations

  • RIIHAN309F Conduct telescopic materials handler operations

  • RIIHAN311F Conduct operations with integrated tool carrier

  • RIIMPO315E Conduct tractor operations

  • RIIMPO317F Conduct roller operations

  • RIIMPO326E Conduct water vehicle operations

  • RIIMPO337E Conduct articulated haul truck operations

  • RIIMPO338E Conduct rigid haul truck operations

  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid (refer to unit of competency for course details)

  • RIIHAN208D Perform dogging

  • RIIHAN301E Operate elevated work platform (EWP)

  • RIIHAN308F Load and unload plant

  • RIIRIS201D Conduct local risk control

  • RIIRIS202D Respond to site-based spills

  • RIIWHS202D Enter and work in confined spaces (refer to unit of competency for course details)

  • RIIWHS204D Work safely at heights (refer to unit of competency for course details)

  • RIIWHS205D Control traffic with stop-slow bat

  • RIISAM213D Position and set up mobile lighting



The Qld Coal Mining Act requires all coal mine workers to complete a refresher of every skill that they have a unit of competency for at least once every 5 years. The holder of some units unit may have to complete this refresher to obtain or maintain authorisation to enter and work in a confined space 

Note: Some refresher periods may differ from site to site

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