RII30815

Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations

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Fast Facts

Become a skilled Plant Operator.

Finally time to have your years of experience, recognised?
Love working on large infrastructure projects?
Want to start your career in civil construction?

Start or build on your plant operations career now. This course covers the skills and knowledge required to become a trade qualified plant operator. Plus, if you’ve already been working in the industry for many years you could fast-track your way to a qualification through Recognition of Prior learning.

In this course you’ll learn skills in Infrastructure development, subdivisions, bridge works, railways, harbours, sewerage and drainage and pipeline or rectification works.

Why Bother?

  • Hook in and gain your nationally recognised qualification for greater career opportunities
  • Diverse employment opportunities working within a civil construction plant environment
  • Support from highly qualified trainers
  • Flexible study options available – earn while you learn*
  • On the job trianing

Job Prospects

Civil Construction Plant Operator
Earthmoving operator
General civil construction worker

Study Mode

Blended delivery (on-site and off-site) with workplace learning and workbooks provided for any learning completed off-site.

Next Intake

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Subjects

19

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Grant, my Trainer was really supportive through the whole course. There was a quick-turnaround – I was impressed.”

Student Q&A: Chris Schloss
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Course Structure

What you’ll learn

This plant operations course covers the skills and knowledge needed to work in civil construction plant operations. It is aimed at anyone wanting to work in roles that support infrastructure projects or involves operating large earthmoving equipment and civil construction works.

Ways to study

Recognition of Prior Learning

Your experience adds up and you can use this to fast-track your qualification.  If you’ve got a tonne of industry experience this can be used to gain part or all of your qual.

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.

Apprenticeship

Get qualified while you earn! Apprenticeships are the best in to the industry for school leavers and a great way for long-timers to finally get qualified. Which one are you?

To achieve this qualification, you must demonstrate competency in 14 core units and 5 elective units from the options below. Please refer below for the core units of competency and a sample of suggested electives:

Core Units

  • 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

Suggested Electives

  • 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

When you’ve just won a tender, we get that it’s all hands on deck.  That means getting in onsite, training your crew up and ensuring you are compliant with your tender obligations, without delaying the progress of your project. We know how important this is and that’s why we’re here to support what you need now and in the future.

  • Customised training plans that suit your timeline requirements
  • Our Trainers share your background, having worked in civil construction for years, they are current with industry.
  • We are known for being responsive.
  • Meet your contract training requirements.
  • We work in partnership with the Australian Apprenticeships Network.
  • Eligible employers can access subsidies for Apprenticeships. Ask our team if you’re eligible!
  • Onsite training, we come to you.
  • Plant operator
  • Civil construction worker
  • Earth moving plant operator

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

  • Apprenticeship: Between 12 – 36 months years depending on the type of apprenticeship and the apprentice’s ability
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): 3-6 months – eligibility criteria apply
  • CSQ: Program completion date is 30 September 2020 (for the Skills and Gap Training program 2019/20 Contract).

This qualification requires learners to undertake theoretical and practical assessment and keep a logbook.

We require our students to be currently working in the industry with guidance from a trade qualified personnel.

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.

CSQ

CSQ

CSQ is designed to give Building and Construction workers recognition for skills learnt on the job but for which they don’t currently hold a formal qualification.

User Choice

User Choice

User Choice aims to provide funding for apprentices, trainees and their employers aligned to the skill needs of industry and changing government priorities.

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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 plant operations course is nationally recognised, so you can work anywhere in Australia with confidence.