RII20715 – Certificate II In Civil Construction


This qualification reflects the role of individuals working in an operational role in civil construction, who undertake a prescribed range of tasks using limited practical skills and fundamental knowledge, in a defined context working under supervision.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this qualification can vary between states, territories, and industry sectors. Relevant information must be sourced prior to application of the qualification.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific academic entry requirements for this qualification.

Applicants for the Certificate II in Civil Construction are expected to:

  • Have a demonstrated capacity in learning, reading, writing, oracy and numeracy competencies to Level 2 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). See Australian Core Skills Framework.

The above requirements could be demonstrated by applicants in a variety of ways such as:

  • Having completed secondary school to year 10;
  • Verified references from an employer indicating that the applicant has demonstrated the above requirements in their workplace;
  • Via an interview process that assesses the applicant’s skills.

Work Placement Requirements

Not required

Licencing Requirements

Students must be over 18 years of age for High Risk Licence training

Upon successful completion of High Risk Licencing units, students are provided with a Tax Invoice to apply for their High Risk Work Licence. There is an additional cost to the student associated with the issuance of the licence, please visit www.safework.sa.gov.au for more information

Other Course Requirements

Students should be comfortable working at heights and in confined spaces

Students must wear full Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including steel cap boots, long pants and long sleeved shirt at all times

Course Length

Course length is 18 months

Course Locations

Whyalla, Port Lincoln, Roxby Downs, Adelaide

Delivery Modes Available

Full-time attendance at a group delivery in a venue conducted by a facilitator

Course Fees

Total course cost $6,700.00

Additional costs associated with High Risk Licencing – see above Licencing Requirements

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 16

10 core units  plus

6 elective units,  of which:

at least five (5) must be chosen from electives

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.

All elective units selected from outside this qualification must reflect current occupational and learning outcomes of this AQF qualification level.

There are both licensed and non-licensed units of competency relating to high risk work in the Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package. To be appointed under any statutory requirements in related roles, units of competency should be selected to meet the state/territory licensing requirements.

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.

Suggested Units

RIIBEF201D               Plan and organise work

RIICCM201D             Carry out measurements and calculations

RIICCM202D             Identify, locate and protect underground services

RIICCM203D             Read and interpret plans and job specifications

RIICCM205E             Carry out manual excavation

RIICCM207D             Spread and compact materials manually

RIICOM201D            Communicate in the workplace

RIISAM203D             Use hand and power tools

RIISAM204D             Operate small plant and equipment

RIIWHS201D             Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures

RIICCM206D             Support plant operations

RIICCM208D             Carry out basic levelling

RIICCM209D             Carry out concrete work

RIIWHS202D             Enter and work in confined spaces

RIIWHS205D             Control traffic with stop-slow bat

TLILIC2005               Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)


If you have any questions regarding this course or would like to enrol, please contact us on:
Phone: 1300 885 697
Email: trainingpartnerships@ceg.net.au

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