Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations


The qualification RII30815 Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations is designed for operators working in civil construction, including plant operations, planning and carrying out civil construction tasks, and applying workplace health and safety.
This qualification provides training across 19 units of competency, including 14 core units, and five (5) elective units.  Participants may select elective units that are relevant to their workplace and position.
Qualification Cost:
The full cost of this qualification is:
  • $10,950 for Training & Assessment
  • $4,180 for Recognition of Prior Learning
The cost of each pathway will be discussed further during sign up.
Funding Available:
  • User Choice – SWQ Training is an approved provider under the User Choice Funding program to deliver this qualification in an apprenticeship arrangement
  • CSQ – SWQ Training is a proud recipient of CSQ Funding for Skills Assessment and Gap Training (SAGT)
For more information about funding opportunities, please visit https://swqtraining.com.au/funding/
Target Audience:
This course is intended for:
  • New workers looking to enter the civil construction industry
  • School leavers entering the industry
  • Existing workers who have not previously completed the full qualification
Entry Requirements:  There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification, however participants require the necessary language, literacy and numeracy skills to complete each specific unit of competency.  SWQ Training will assess each participant upon enrolment to determine any support requirements.
Benefits to Clients:
Participants will be issued with a Certificate and Statement of Results upon successful completion of the qualification requirements.
Learning Outcomes:
  • Plan and prepare work
  • Read plans and carry out measurements for the task
  • Support plant operations in the workplace
  • Conduct plant operations in the workplace
  • Carry out levelling, compaction and excavation tasks
  • Maintain communication throughout tasks
  • Complete tasks in line with workplace health and safety requirements
Unit Options:
Upon sign up one of our Trainer/Assessors will discuss the selection of elective units.  For a list of all elective unit options, please review the Enrolment Plan.
Learning Methods:
Delivery option 1:  Workplace Training and Assessment.  The majority of this qualification will be delivered via workplace training, with participants signed on to a logbook/training record book, working under supervision of a suitably qualified person.  A Workplace Trainer/Assessor will visit the workplace every 1-2 months, to conduct assessments and initial training for commencing units of competency.
NB. Participants undertaking an apprenticeship through User Choice are required to keep their Training Record Book onsite as evidence of their workplace training activity.
Delivery option 2:  Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).  Participants will discuss their experience with a Workplace Trainer/Assessor and provide supporting evidence to determine their competence across all required units of competency.
Individual pathways may include of combination of Option 1 & Option 2, and will be detailed on individual training plans.

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