• Skilled operator, working specifically in Civil Construction – draining and pipe laying.


  • Face to face in the workforce.
  • Online (supported by our dedicated Trainers).
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (for people who have evidence to support their current competence in the relevant units of competency, which comprise the qualification).
  • Blended (using a combination of the modes described).


The assessment in this qualification involves a variety of workbook activities, practical tasks and project work.

Participants will be supported by their Trainer throughout their journey.


There are no pre-requisite entry requirements for this course of study.

Students must undergo a Language, Literacy and Numeracy evaluation prior to commencement of studies.


Learners should expect a duration between 12 and 24 months to meet the requirements of Certificate III in Civil Construction, which is consistent with the AQF volume of learning a Certificate III qualification.

Decisions about the duration of this qualification take into account the candidate’s likelihood of successfully achieving the learning outcomes and ensure that the integrity of the qualification’s outcomes are maintained.


For further detailed information on the course, please contact us on 1300 269 026 or info@traden.com.au.


Develop practical skills and knowledge in a fast-growing industry with a Certificate III in Civil Construction (RII30920).


This qualification reflects the role of individuals working as skilled operators in Civil Construction, who apply a broad range of skills in varied work contexts, using some discretion and judgement and relevant theoretical knowledge.

The individual may provide theoretical advice and support a team.

The qualification applies to specialist occupations in pipe laying, drainage, and general Civil Construction occupations.

Students gain knowledge and skills in:

  • Reading & Interpreting Plans & Specifications

  • Measurements & Calculations

  • Operation of a Plant & Equipment

  • Hand Tools & Power Tools

  • Planning & Organising Work

  • Workplace Communication & Safety

  • Risk Management


Total Course Fees of $12,500 apply (not including PPE and other associated costs).

Note: Some courses may have funding available under various Federal and / or State Government schemes. Please check with Traden staff to see if you are eligible for any such funding opportunities before enrolment in this course.

There are 26 units in the RII30920 Certificate III in Civil Construction.

These are divided into 8 core units and 18 elective units.

The units in the Traden program are listed below:

Core Units

  • RIIWHS201E Work Safely & Follow WHS Policies & Procedures
  • RIICOM201E Communicate in the Workplace
  • RIIBEF201E Plan & Organise Work
  • RIIRIS201E Apply Risk Management Processes
  • RIICCM201E Carry Out Measurements & Calculations
  • RIICCM203E Read & Interpret Plans & Specifications
  • RIISAM203E Spread & Compact Materials Manually
  • RIISAM204E Operate Small Plant & Equipment

Elective Units

  • RIIRIS201E Conduct Local Risk Control
  • RIIWHS302E Implement Traffic Management Plan
  • RIICCM202E Identify, Locate & Protect Underground Services
  • RIICCM205E Carry Out Manual Excavation
  • RIICCM206E Support Plant Operations
  • RIICCM207E Spread & Compact Materials Manually
  • RIICCM208E Carry Out Basic Levelling
  • RIISAM201E Handle Resources & Infrastructure Materials & Safely Dispose of Non-Toxic Materials
  • RIIMPO320E Construct Civil Construction Excavator Operations
  • RIICRC201E Repair Potholes
  • RIIWMG203E Drain & Dewater Civil Construction Site
  • RIICRC203E Install Subsoil Drainage
  • RIICCM210E Install Trench Support
  • RIICPL301E Install Watermains Pipelines
  • RIICPL302E Install Stormwater Systems
  • RIICPL304E Install Pre-Cast Gully Pits
  • RIICRC208E Lay Pipes
  • RIICRC209E Lay Reinforced Concrete Box Culverts