Certificate II in Civil Construction


Your Career in Civil Construction Starts Now

Kick start your civil construction career

  • Like the great outdoors?
  • Want to work on major infrastructure projects?
  • Come from a family of Construction workers?

The rise of major projects is placing high demand for skilled civil construction workers in Australia.  This RII20720 Certificate II in Civil Construction is an entry-level pathway into the civil construction arena; giving you the basic skills and knowledge needed to become a civil construction worker.

Throughout this civil construction course, you’ll learn how to perform routine tasks like manual excavation, pipe laying and trench work while developing your workplace skills in organisation and communication.

Enrol in the RII20720 Certificate II in Civil Construction and become a qualified civil construction worker today.

Why Bother?

  • Nationally Recognised Qualification
  • Support from industry qualified Trainers
  • Covers the fundamental skills of working in civil construction
  • Complete civil construction pathway

Job Prospects

Civil construction labourer
Construction Labourer
Civil Construction General Hand

Study Mode

Flexible Delivery With Workbook

Next Intake

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Discover what it’s like to study civil construction.


I did the course to gain some practical experience… What I actually got was self-confidence, improved communication skills, and [trade specific] skills that provided an employment pathway to an apprenticeship.”

Testimonial: Nicholas Borland
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RII20720 Certificate II in Civil Construction Course Flyer

An in-depth look at the course, to download your own copy, click ‘get course guide’ above.

Course Structure

What you’ll learn

This civil construction course is an entry-level qualification designed to build the basic knowledge and skill that industry requires of new recruits.

Ways to study


Studying online has never felt sociable! Get regular support from your trainer and learning engagement officer while you study, where you want and when you want.

Onsite Training

We like to think this is a bit of a game changer! Learn onsite, while you work. This means less time off the tools and more time focused on practical skills.


Sometimes we like to do it old-school! If you’re better on the tools than on a computer – we’ve got your back! At FTA, we’re determined to ensure you learn how you learn best.

To achieve this qualification, you must demonstrate competency in 10 core units and 6 elective units from the options below.

Core Units (10)

  • RIIBEF201E Plan and organise work
  • RIICCM201E Carry out measurements and calculations
  • RIICCM202E Identify, locate and protect underground services
  • RIICCM203E Read and interpret plans and job specifications
  • RIICCM205F Carry out manual excavation
  • RIICCM207E Spread and compact materials manually
  • RIICOM201E Communicate in the workplace
  • RIISAM203E Use hand and power tools
  • RIISAM204E Operate small plant and equipment
  • RIIWHS201E Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures

Suggested Elective Units (6)

  • RIISAM201E Handle resources and infrastructure materials and safely dispose of nontoxic materials
  • RIICCM210E Install trench support
  • RIICCM208E Carry out basic levelling
  • RIICCM206E Support plant operations
  • RIIWMG203E Drain and dewater civil construction sites
  • RIICCM209E Carry out concrete work
  • Civil construction labourer
  • Construction Labourer
  • Civil Construction General Hand

The course duration will vary depending on your experience, skills and chosen study mode. As a guide:

  • Fee for service: 6 – 12 months subject to the amount of RPL awarded and subsequent Gap Training required

Your skills will be assessed through a mix of practical and theory tasks. Which is essentially showing us what you’ve learnt and how you do it.

Theory will be assessed via Workbook. Practical Assessment will be conducted at your place of work or worksite with fit for purpose facilities and equipment which are to be made available to your FTA trainer & Assessor for training and assessment purposes.

Let’s talk about the money

Ready to take the leap towards your nationally recognised qualification? View the range of funding options available to assist both students and employers in gaining valuable training.

Fee For Service

Fee For Service

Our flexible Fee For Service model accommodates individuals ready to start their qualification today while making ongoing, manageable payments.

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Learner Support

Our trainers have years of hands on experience in civil construction, providing you with unparalleled access to first-hand industry knowledge throughout your course.

Limitless Learning

We believe that everyone should be able to learn in inspiring ways. That’s why we deliver training how you learn best plus, you get your own Learning Engagement Officer to support your progress through the course.

Recognised Qualifications

This civil construction course is nationally recognised, so you can work anywhere in Australia with confidence.