Certificate IV in Civil Construction Supervision

This qualification reflects the role of employees working in supervisory positions in civil construction. They perform tasks involving a broad range of varied activities most of which are complex and non-routine. They are responsible for the quantity and quality of the output of others, contribute to the development of technical solutions to non-routine problems and apply management plans to the workplace.

Packaging Rules

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

Total number of units = 12

5 core units plus

7 elective units, of which:


  • at least two (2) must be chosen from Group A
  • at least two (2) must be chosen from Group B
  • no more than two (2) units may be chosen from elsewhere within this training package, or from another endorsed training package, or from an accredited course.
All elective units selected from outside this qualification must reflect current occupational and learning outcomes of this AQF qualification level.

There are prerequisites to imported units listed in this qualification. Where a unit is imported as an elective care must be taken to ensure that all prerequisites specified are complied with.

Units of Competency

Core units of competency:
BSBMGT401 - Show leadership in the workplace
BSBMGT402 - Implement operational plan
BSBWHS401 - Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
RIICWM401D - Supervise civil works
RIIRIS401D - Apply site risk management system

Group A Electives:
LGAWORK401A - Develop works maintenance schedule
LGAWORK402A - Prepare for operational works
MSL924003 - Process and interpret data
MSL975031 - Supervise sampling, inspections and testing at construction sites
Prerequisite units:
MSL954004 - Obtain representative samples in accordance with sampling plan
MSL973021 - Conduct field-based acceptance tests for construction materials
MSL975044 - Perform complex tests to measure engineering properties of materials
Prerequisite units:
MSL974026 - Perform tests to determine the properties of construction materials
MSL973022 - Conduct laboratory-based acceptance tests for construction materials)
RIIBLA401D - Manage blasting operations
RIIBLA402D - Monitor and control the effects of blasting on the environment
RIICBS401D - Apply the principles for the asphalt paving and compaction
RIICBS402D - Apply the principles for the application of bituminous sprayed treatment
RIICBS403D - Apply the principles for the application of polymer modified binder
RIICBS404D - Apply the principles for the selection and use of bituminous emulsion
RIICBS405D - Apply the principles for the application of slurry surfacing
RIICBS406D - Apply the principles of pavement profiling using a profiler
RIICBS407D - Apply the principles for the manufacture and delivery of hot mix asphalt
RIICBS408D - Apply the principles for the manufacture of cold mix
RIICBS409D - Apply the principles for the manufacture of polymer modified binder
RIICBS410D - Apply the principles for the manufacture of bituminous emulsion
RIICBS411D - Apply the principles for the manufacture of slurry surfacing
RIICPL401D - Apply the principles for the installation of underground service using open excavation
RIICRC401D - Apply the principles of flexible pavement construction
RIICRC402D - Apply the principles of rigid pavement construction
RIICRC403D - Apply the principles of the stabilisation of materials
RIICRC404D - Inspect and report on pavement condition
RIICRC405D - Carry out pavement condition measurement
RIICRC406D - Apply the principles of pavement maintenance
RIICSG401D - Apply the principles of civil concrete structures construction
RIICSG402D - Apply the principles of civil steel structures construction
RIICSG403D - Apply the principles of civil timber structures construction
RIICSG404D - Apply the principles of civil masonry, crib and gabion structure construction
RIICSG405D - Carry out inspections of civil structures
RIICSG406D - Apply principles of maintenance of civil structures
RIICTC401D - Apply the principles of tunnel construction
RIICTT401D - Apply the principles for the installation of underground services using trenchless technology
RIICTT402D - Apply the principles for the repair and rehabilitation of underground services using trenchless technology
RIICWD525D - Select pavement surfacing
RIICWM402D - Supervise civil works contractors
RIICWM503D - Prepare civil works cost estimate
RIICWM504D - Prepare civil works bill of quantities
RIICWM505D - Prepare civil works schedule of rates
RIIDML401D - Apply the principles of demolitions
RIIMEX403D - Apply the principles of canal construction
RIIMPO402D - Apply the principles of earthworks construction

Group B Electives:
BSBCUS401 - Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies
BSBFIA412 - Report on financial activity
BSBFIM501 - Manage budgets and financial plans
BSBINM401 - Implement workplace information system
BSBINN301 - Promote innovation in a team environment
BSBLED401 - Develop teams and individuals
BSBMGT403 - Implement continuous improvement
BSBPMG413 - Apply project human resources management approaches
BSBPMG416 - Apply project procurement procedures
BSBPMG522 - Undertake project work
BSBSMB403 - Market the small business
BSBSMB404 - Undertake small business planning
BSBSMB402 - Plan small business finances
BSBSUS401 - Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
BSBWOR404 - Develop work priorities
LGACOM401A - Administer contracts
LGACOM402A - Arrange contracts
LGACOM409A - Prepare tender documentation
LGACOM410A - Prepare response to tenders
LGADMIN417A - Conduct community consultations
MSL953003 - Receive and prepare samples for testing
MSL973013 - Perform basic tests
MSL973014 - Prepare working solutions
MSL973018 - Prepare trial batches for evaluation
MSL974016 - Perform physical and mechanical tests
MSL974017 - Prepare, standardise and use solutions
MSL974019 - Perform chemical tests and procedures
RIICCR401D - Develop and maintain positive community relations
RIICOM301D - Communicate information
RIICWD503D - Prepare work zone traffic management plan
RIIENV401D - Supervise dust and noise control
RIIGOV401D - Apply, monitor and report on compliance systems
RIILAT402D - Provide supervision in the leadership of diverse work teams
RIIQUA401D - Apply a quality management system on site
RIIRAI402D - Apply and monitor site plant and resource management plan
RIIRIS301D - Apply risk management processes
RIIRIS403D - Managing and coordinating spill response
RIISAM401D - Apply site plant, equipment and infrastructure management plan
RIIWHS302D - Implement traffic management plan
RIIWHS401D - Supervise work in confined spaces

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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