Certificate III in

Civil Construction Plant Operations

Course Brief


3 Years


On-the-job / Work Based Traineeship

Course Fee

Cost available on application

RII30820 Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations

Course 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. 

Selection Criteria

  • Students must not have fear of confinement
  • Students must have the capacity to stand for extended periods of time 
  • Due to the physical requirements of these units the student must have the ability to perform lifting and manual excavation tasks using a variety of equipment
  • Students must be able to get on their knees on the floor and perform CPR on a manikin continuously for a least 2 minutes


2 Years


On the job / work-based-traineeship

Safety Requirement

As a minimum, construction plant operations participants are required to comply with their employer’s safety standards.

Resources Provided

All construction plant operations courseware and handouts

Recognition of Prior Learning

All construction plant operations students are offered the opportunity to apply for RPL, please see the Student Handbook or enquire at the RTO for the procedure on how to apply.


construction plant operations

Units of Competency

  • RIIBEF201E – Plan and organise work
  • RIICCM201E – Carry out measurements and calculations
  • RIICCM202E – Identify, locate, and protect underground services
  • RIICCM203E – Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • RIICCM205F – Carry out manual excavation
  • RIICCM206E – Support plant operations
  • RIICCM207E – Spread and compact materials manually
  • RIICCM208E – Carry out basic levelling
  • RIICOM201E – Communicate in the workplace
  • RIISAM201E – Handle resources and infrastructure materials and safely dispose of non-toxic materials
  • RIISAM203E – Use hand and power tools
  • RIISAM204E – Operate small plant and equipment
  • RIIWHS201E – Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures
  • RIIWMG203E – Drain and dewater civil construction site
  • RIIMPO318F – Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations
  • RIIMPO317F – Conduct roller operations
  • RIIMPO321F – Conduct civil construction wheeled front end loader operations
  • HLTAID011 – Provide first aid
  • RIIWHS202E – Enter and work in confined spaces

Course Fee

Price available on application

Mode of Assessment

On-the-job/Work Based – Students will complete all
their training and assessments on the job, with the
exception of the electives:

HLTAID011 Provide first aid

RIIWHS202E Enter and work in confined spaces

These two electives will be delivered through attendance at Face to Face training. Participants will be required to complete a written theory assessment and undertake a practical
assessment for each UOC.


Courses on offer

Contact Us

RTO Information

LDO Group Training Pty Ltd trading as LDO Training

16 Spitfire Place, Rutherford NSW 2320

(02) 4936 9000


RTO ID: 91268