RII30815 – Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations

Course Code and Name:
RII30815 – Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations

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:
Requirements for completion of the qualification;
The following provides the packaging rules for this qualification, followed by the list of relevant units of competency.
Total number of units = 19

  • fourteen (14)

    Core 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
    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

  • five (5) elective units of which:
    • at least one (1) must be chosen from

      Group A
      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
      and,

    • at least two (2) must be chosen from

      Group B  
      RRCRC308D 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 track operations
      RIIMPO337E Conduct articulated haul truck operations
      RIIMPO338E Conduct rigid haul truck operations
      RIIVEH304D Conduct tip truck operations

    • no more than two (2) may be chosen from

      Group C  
      AHCSAW201 Conduct erosion and sediment control activities
      AHCSAW301 Construct conservation earthworks
      BSBDIV301 Work effectively with diversity
      CPCCCM2007 Use explosive power tools
        • Prerequisite unit: CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS 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 & dismantle temporary fencing & 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
      RIIWHS205D Control Traffic with a stop-slow Bat
      RIIQUA201D Maintain and monitor site quality standards
      RIIRIS201D Conduct local risk control
      RIIRIS202D Respond to site based spills
      RIISAM205D Cut, weld and bend materials
      RIISAM213D Position and set up mobile lighting
      RIIWHS202D Enter and work in confined spaces
      RIIWHS204D Work safely at heights

  • 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.
    1. – OR –
  • at least two (2) must be chosen from group A, and,
  • 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.