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Key details

Duration

2 year/s

This program is delivered over a period of 24 to 48 months. The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.

Intake

Locations

Alice Springs, Casuarina, Katherine, Nhulunbuy, Tennant Creek, Remote
Not available to international students.

Course code

RII30920

Overview

This qualification reflects the role of individuals working as skilled operator 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.

This qualification applies to specialist occupations in bituminous surfacing, bridge construction and maintenance, pipe laying, road construction and maintenance, road marking, tunnel construction, timber bridge construction and maintenance, traffic management and general civil construction occupations.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Civil Construction include:
>Plant operator
>Skilled operator
>Forman
>Supervisor

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Skill recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.This can include skills from:

  • Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
  • Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
  • Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).

RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.

Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.

For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact Student Central on 1800 061 963 (free call) or email Student.Central@cdu.edu.au.

Credit Transfer

Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.

Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.

In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.

Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.

Pathways

VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline.

Further training pathways from this qualification include but are not limited to Certificate IV qualifications.

Fees

2023 course fee for students who are eligible for an NT Government supported place is $2,814.00, and for students who are not eligible is $16,080.00.

VET fee exempt

Exemptions apply to VET tuition fees for NTG supported courses only.

At the time of enrolment, students in these categories will be exempt from paying tuition fees:

  • Recipient of a Centrelink payment
  • Recipient of a Veteran's Affairs payment
  • Enrolled Secondary Students
  • Permanent residents with refugee or humanitarian status

Certified copy of the evidence must be provided at the time of enrolment.

If your course is delivered in a location that is listed on the NTG’s Location Categories for VET Funded Programs, with remote as the location category you may be eligible for the Remote 2 Location tuition fee exemption.

Delivery allowance for VET funded programs

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Why study trades at CDU?

Whether you're an apprentice, a trainee, or already working in the industry, our trades courses are for you.

Start your career or upskill in a variety of areas from construction and electrotechnology to plumbing and metal trades. Wherever your interest lies, you'll learn from experts with industry-standard technologies and tools so you can graduate workplace ready.

  • NT's largest training provider
  • Access to specialised trade training facilities
  • Recognition of prior learning so you can qualify faster
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Why study at CDU?

"Study with the Northern Territory's largest provider of Vocational Education and Training (VET) and gain industry-ready skills and experience.

  • Learn from expert lecturers and industry professionals
  • Access to first-class facilities - Recognition of prior learning accepted
  • Packages into higher education available for most courses"

What will I study?

To achieve RII30920 Certificate III in Civil Construction a total of twenty-five (25) units of competency must be completed comprising eight (8) Core and seventeen (17) Elective units of competency as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below. The elective units offered may vary between campuses.

Course structure

The total nominal hours for the sequence listed below is 804.

CodeModule/Unit of CompetencyHours
CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
RIIBEF201EPlan and organise work20
RIICCM201ECarry out measurements and calculations20
RIICCM203ERead and interpret plans and job specifications40
RIICOM201ECommunicate in the workplace20
RIIRIS301EApply risk management processes40
RIISAM203EUse hand and power tools80
RIISAM204EOperate small plant and equipment20
RIIWHS201EWork safely and follow WHS policies and procedures20
 Total nominal hours for core units260
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY (Select 17)
RIIHAN307EOperate a vehicle loading crane40
RIIHAN308FLoad and unload plant20
RIICPL301EInstall water mains pipelines40
RIICPL302EInstall storm water systems40
RIICPL303EInstall sewer pipelines40
RIICPL304EInstall pre-cast gully pits40
RIICRC301EMaintain drainage systems16
RIICRC304EMaintain sealed roads32
RIICRC306EConduct earthworks80
RIIIMG301EMaintain site records10
RIIMPO318FConduct civil construction skid steer loader operations80
RIIWHS302EImplement traffic management plan20
RIICCM202EIdentify, locate and protect underground services30
RIICCM206ESupport plant operations8
RIICCM207ESpread and compact materials manually12
RIICCM208ECarry out basic levelling16
RIIWHS205EControl traffic with stop-slow bat20
 Total nominal hours for elective units544
 Total nominal hours for the qualification804

 

 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

CDU Domestic Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification; however students may be required to undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment to determine applicable support requirements.
This qualification is suitable to both Apprentices and Non-Apprentices.

All of my lecturers were top notch former tradies with a solid grasp of what they were teaching. Whatever my issue was, they were always there for me. It was great.

Yron

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Yron VET Trades

Course details

Accreditation

This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the RII Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package.

VET for secondary schools

VET for Secondary Students (VSS)

Select VSS for more detail about this program.

Employability skills

Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: training.gov.au

Location and study mode

Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

Locations: Alice Springs, Casuarina, Katherine, Nhulunbuy, Tennant Creek, Remote

Study Mode: On campus

Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.

Additional information

Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION
Occupation types
Earthmoving Plant Operator (General)
Area of study
Building and Construction, Engineering

Contact details

Email:Student.Central@cdu.edu.au. Phone: 1800 061 963 (free call).

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