Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations

Duration Up to 12 months Part Time
National CodeRII30815
TAFE SA CodeTP00947
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Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access WorkReady funding will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills as part of course counselling before enrolling.
    If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by Date of application
    If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.
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    How to Apply

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    Note: You must be an Australian Resident to apply for this course. For International Students please visit International Courses.

    Employment Outcomes

    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.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations (RII30815)
    14 core units:

    • Plan and organise work
    • Carry our measurements and calculations
    • Identify, locate and protect underground services
    • Read and interpret plans and specifications
    • Carry out manual excavation
    • Support plant operations
    • Spread and compact materials manually
    • Carry out basic levelling
    • Communicate in the workplace
    • Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures
    • Handle resources and infrastructure materials and safely dispose of non toxic materials
    • Use hand and power tools
    • Operate small plant and equipment
    • Drain and dewater civil constructions site
    • plus 5 elective units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.


    This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative. To access subsidised training through WorkReady, your suitability to complete the qualification will be assessed. This may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment.