Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations

This unit describes the skills required to construct and install wastewater collection assets.

This unit applies to those working as field staff with specific responsibility for ensuring that wastewater pipelines are constructed and installed in a safe and timely manner.

The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to, particularly those related to manufacturer guidelines and WHS.

Those undertaking this unit would work independently or in a team using own familiar resources, while performing routine tasks in a range of familiar contexts.


Packaging Rules

The following provides the packaging rules for this qualification, followed by the list of relevant units of competency.

Total number of units = 19 

14 core units  plus

5 elective units , of which:

  • at least one (1) must be chosen from Group A
  • at least two (2) must be chosen from Group B
  • no more than two (2) may be chosen from Group C
  • no more than one (1) may be chosen from elsewhere within this training package, or from another endorsed training package, or from an accredited course.


  • at least two (2) must be chosen from Group A
  • a further three (3) may be chosen from Group A, B, or C
  • no more than one (1) may be chosen from elsewhere within this training package, or from another endorsed training package, or from an accredited course.

Units of Competency

  • 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

Group A 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
  • RIIMPO323E - Conduct civil construction dozer operations
  • RIIMPO324F - Conduct civil construction grader operations
  • RIIMPO325E - Conduct civil construction scraper operations
  • RIIMPO327E - Conduct pipe layer operations

Group B Electives:

  • RIICRC308D - Conduct paver operations
  • RIICRC309D - Conduct stabiliser operations
  • RIIHAN309F - Conduct telescopic materials handler operations
  • RIIHAN311F - Conduct operations with integrated tool carrier
  • RIIMPO315E - Conduct tractor operations
  • RIIMPO316E - Conduct self propelled compactor operations
  • RIIMPO317F - Conduct roller operations
  • RIIMPO326E - Conduct civil construction water cart operations
  • RIIMPO328E - Conduct continuous bucket trencher operations
  • RIIMPO336E - Conduct belly dump truck operations
  • RIIMPO337E - Conduct articulated haul truck operations
  • RIIMPO338E - Conduct rigid haul truck operations
  • RIIVEH304D - Conduct tip truck operations

Group C Electives:
  • AHCSAW201 - Conduct erosion and sediment control activities
  • AHCSAW301 - Construct conservation earthworks
  • BSBDIV301 - Work effectively with diversity
  • CPCCCM2007B - Use explosive power tools (Prerequisite unit: CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry)
  • CPCCLDG3001A - Licence to perform dogging
  • CPCCLSF2001A - Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding basic level
  • HLTAID003 - Provide first aid
  • RIICCM204D - Place and fix reinforcement materials
  • RIICCM209D - Carry out concrete work
  • RIICCM210D - Install trench support
  • RIICCM211D - Erect and dismantle temporary fencing and gates
  • RIICRC201D - Repair potholes
  • RIICRC208D - Lay pipes
  • RIIHAN208D - Perform dogging
  • RIIHAN211D - Conduct basic scaffolding operations
  • RIIHAN301E - Operate elevating work platform
  • RIIHAN308F - Load and unload plant
  • RIIQUA201D - Maintain and monitor site quality standards
  • RIIRIS201D - Conduct local risk control
  • RIIRIS202D - Respond to site based spills
  • RIISAM205D - Cut, weld and bend materials
  • RIISAM213D - Position and set up mobile lighting
  • RIIWHS202D - Enter and work in confined spaces
  • RIIWHS204D - Work safely at heights
  • RIIWHS205D - Control traffic with stop-slow bat
  • TLILIC0005 - Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)
  • TLILIC0008 - Licence to operate a non-slewing mobile crane (greater than 3 tonnes capacity)

Vocational Outcomes

Successful completion of this qualification will result in the student receiving a Nationally Recognised Certificate from the Resources and Infrastructure Training Package issued by Pipeline Training Australia (RTO91431).

Funding Options

Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) subsidy may be available, eligibility criteria applies.

Additional subsidies are also available, eligibility criteria also applies.

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Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

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