Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations

Duration Up to 12 months Part Time
National CodeRII30815
TAFE SA CodeTP00947
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This course is for those who want to enter or are currently employed in the civil construction industry. It covers civil operations work undertaken in local government, state road authorities and civil contractors. You will be trained across different areas including the operation of load shifting equipment and plant, excavation techniques, trenching and confined space work.



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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.
    If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by Date of application
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    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. Job roles may include Team Leader/Supervisor of a Civil Construction Work Team, Machine Operator, Fitter, Labourer.

    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)
    This course provides skills in communication and organisation, measurements and calculations, interpreting plans and specifications, manual excavation, plant operations, basic levelling, hand and power tools and workplace safety. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 14 core units and 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.


     Fee Range (approx)
    Total TAFE SA course cost$11,628 - $19,260
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