Certificate IV in Civil Construction (Operations)


Step Into Leadership with this Civil Operations Course

Become a qualified civil construction Foreman.

Ready to move up in your career?
Finally time to have your years of experience, recognised?
Is construction supervision the next step for you?

The rise of major projects is placing high demand for qualified civil construction professionals with high level skills in management and operations. The RII40720 Certificate IV in Civil Construction (Operations) qualification reflects the role of individuals working in supervisory and technical specialist positions in civil construction.

Throughout this civil operations course, you’ll learn how to demonstrate leadership in the workplace, coordinate business operational plans, meet WHS legislative requirements. As well as supervise and apply management systems, support the development of teams and individuals and supervise contractors.

The RII40720 Certificate IV in Civil Construction (Operations) can be funded under the Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) Higher Qualification Initiative* You may also be eligible for RPL allowing you to fast track your qualification.

*Eligibility required, ask us how you can qualify.

Why Bother?

  • Pave your way with a nationally recognised qualification for greater career opportunities
  • Mentorship from highly qualified trainers and employers
  • Flexible study options available – earn while you learn*
  • We come to you

Job Prospects

Site foreman
Civil Construction Leading Hand
Civil Construction Supervisor

Study Mode

Flexible Delivery With Workbook

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RII40720 Certificate IV in Civil Construction (Operations) Course Flyer

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Course Structure

What you’ll learn

This civil construction operations course is your leg up into management level operations. It is aimed at anyone wanting to work in roles that plan, manage and supervise infrastructure projects or 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.


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 5 core and 7 elective units. Please refer below for the core units of competency and a sample of suggested electives:

Core Units (5)

  • BSBLDR411 Demonstrate leadership in the workplace
  • BSBOPS402 Coordinate business operational plans
  • BSBWHS411 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
  • RIICWM401E Supervise civil works
  • RIIRIS401E Apply site risk management system

Suggested Elective Units (7)

  • BSBPEF402 Develop personal work priorities
  • RIIGOV401E Apply, monitor and report on compliance systems
  • BSBHRM413 Support the learning and development of teams and individuals
  • RIICWM503E Prepare civil works cost estimates
  • RIICWM402E Supervise civil works contractors
  • RIIMPO402D Apply the principles of earthworks construction
  • RIIWHS302E Implement traffic management plans

When you’ve got multiple sites on-the-go and need skilled supervisors that you can trust, it’s critical you have confidence in their skills. And, that comes back to ensuring the quality, authenticity and currency of their training. We have stringent curriculum requirements and make no excuses about this because, it delivers results. Especially, when it comes to your assurance in quality training. That is what makes us different.

  • Customised training plans that suit your timeline requirements
  • Our Trainers share your background, having worked civil construction for many years, they are current with industry.
  • We are known for being responsive.
  • Meet your contract training requirements.
  • Onsite training, we come to you.
  • Site foreman
  • Civil Construction Leading Hand
  • Civil Construction Supervisor

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

  • Between 12 – 24 months depending on your current experience and skills
  • 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 Higher Level Skills civil program 2020/21 Contract).
    • Program completion date is 20 September 2022 (for the Apprentice Advance+ Higher Level Skills Civil program 2020/21 Contract).
    • Program completion date is 20 September 2022 (for the Major Projects program 2020/21 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 may be assessed Online or via Workbook. Practical Assessment will be conducted at your place of work or work site 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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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 supervision course is nationally recognised, so you can work anywhere in Australia with confidence.