Certificate III in Civil Construction (Road Construction & Maintenance)


Specialise in Road Construction and Maintenance

Grab your Qualification in Civil Construction.

Looking at a Traineeship in Road Construction?
Need your qual to get on T1 and T2 sites?
Are you working in the Civil space and want to have your years of experience, recognised?

Learn the skills to confidently work in road construction. This road construction course teaches you the practical and technical skills of road construction, building and repair. This qualification can launch you into a Traineeship in civil or can be used as a recognition of your expertise in the field.

in the RI30920 Certificate III in Civil Construction (Road Construction and Maintenance) you will learn how to carry out manual excavation, spread and compact materials while also covering skills and knowledge in a range of plant operations. In this course, you will also learn how to carry out basic levelling, repair potholes and safely dispose of nontoxic materials. Throughout the course, you’ll also be exposed to theoretical and practical skills in traffic management strategies and how to identify, locate and protect underground services.

The RII30920 Certificate III in Civil Construction (Road Construction and Maintenance) can be completed as a traineeship and is a nationally accredited qualification.

Why Bother?

  • Pave your way with a nationally recognised qualification for greater career opportunities
  • Achieve your goals with practical experience while you earn
  • Support from highly qualified trainers
  • Flexible study options available – earn while you learn*
  • On the job training

Job Prospects

Civil Construction Plant Operator
Road maintenance worker
Road construction worker

Study Mode

Flexible Delivery With Workbook

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Discover what it’s like to study Road Construction and Maintenance.


There are always positives in Training. Grant, out Trainer, had great knowledge of the content and was very easy to work with.”

Student Q&A: David Scott
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RII30920 Certificate III in Civil Construction (Road Construction and Maintenance) Course Flyer

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Course Structure

What you’ll learn

This civil construction courses is the accepted entry-level qualification required to work on Tier1 and Tier2 construction sites. It is aimed at anyone wanting to work in roles that support infrastructure projects or involves and road construction and repair.

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.


Get qualified while you earn! Traineeships 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 8 core units and 18 elective units from the options below. Please refer below for the core units of competency and a sample of suggested electives:

Core Units (8)

  • RIIBEF201E Plan and organise work
  • RIICCM201E Carry out measurements and calculations
  • RIICCM203E Read and interpret plans and job specifications
  • RIICOM201E Communicate in the workplace
  • RIIRIS301E Apply risk management processes
  • RIISAM203E Use hand and power tools
  • RIISAM204E Operate small plant and equipment
  • RIIWHS201E Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures

Suggested Elective Units (18)

  • RIICCM202E Identify, locate and protect underground services
  • RIICCM205F Carry out manual excavation
  • RIICCM206E Support plant operations
  • RIICCM207E Spread and compact materials manually
  • RIICCM208E Carry out basic levelling
  • RIICRC201E Repair potholes
  • RIISAM201E Handle resources and infrastructure materials and safely dispose of nontoxic materials
  • RIIWHS302E Implement traffic management plans
  • RIIWMG203E Drain and dewater civil construction sites
  • RIICRC301E Maintain drainage systems
  • RIICRC302E Place and form concrete kerb, channel and fixtures
  • RIICRC306E Conduct earthworks
  • RIICRC315E Use concreting materials and equipment
  • RIICRC314E Handle concrete materials
  • RIICCM209E Carry out concrete work
  • RIICRC202E Install signs
  • RIICRC203E Install sub-soil drainage
  • RIIRIS201E Conduct local risk control

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
  • Road Builder
  • Road Marker
  • Road Paver
  • Site Maintenance Construction Worker

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

  • Apprenticeship: Between 12 – 36 months depending on the type of apprenticeship and the apprentice’s ability
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): 3-6 months- this term may be extended by Funding Criteria, amount of RPL awarded and subsequent Gap Training required  – eligibility criteria apply
  • CSQ: Program completion date is 20 September 2022 (for the Skills and Gap Training program 2021/22 Contract).
  • Fee for service: 3-12 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.



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.

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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 road construction and maintenance course is nationally recognised, so you can work anywhere in Australia with confidence.