Estimated completion time: 2 year/s
The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.
Refer to the relevant course information flyer for further information.
This qualification reflects the role of a skilled operator working in Civil Construction, who applies a broad range of skills in a varied work context, using some discretion and judgement and relevant theoretical knowledge.
This qualification applies to specialist occupation - Civil Construction General [Stream 9]. The individual may provide theoretical advice and support a team.
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.
This qualification may be suitable for Apprenticeships.
Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Civil Construction include:
- Leading Hand (Civil Construction)
- Bridge Constructor
- Road Builder
- Road Marker
- Utilities Industry Worker (Transmission Laying)
- Road Paver
- Timber Bridge Constructor
- Tunnel Constructor
- Site Maintenance Construction Worker
Credit transfers & pathways
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 VET RPL Enquiries on 1800 238 838 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Course information flyer(s)
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. However, students will need to demonstrate an
appropriate level of language, literacy and numeracy skills and knowledge to undertake a course at this level.
This qualification is suitable for Apprentices and Domestic Students.
Based on course nominal hours of between 784 hours, approximate 2019 course fees will be:
VET Tuition Fees: $2,508.00
Domestic Full Fees: $21,528.00
Fee for Service: as per fee for service agreement
The following Fees are applicable to this course:
This course is a full fee paying course. VET full fees will apply to all new and continuing domestic students enrolling in this course.
2019: Information about fees for non-subsidised VET courses is available 2019 VET Fees.pdf.
This course is subsidised by the NT Government.
2019: Information about 2019 VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents is available 2019 VET Fees.pdf. VET Tuition Fees for 2019 will be charged at $3.20 per nominal hour for subsidised training.
In some circumstances this course may be available as fee-for-service. Please contact the relevant team to discuss delivery charges for this program.
The annual tuition fee for commencing students in 2019 is AUD $15,500.00.
These fees are subject to annual increases each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.
CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.
This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the RII Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package.
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: Casuarina, Remote
Study Mode: Internal, Mixed mode
Some components of this qualification may be available in other modes of delivery and not all modes are available at all locations.
Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.
Automotive and Civil
To achieve a CERTIFICATE III IN CIVIL CONSTRUCTION a total of TWENTY-FIVE (25) units of competency must be completed comprising SEVEN (7) Core and EIGHTEEN (18) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.
no more than five (5) may be chosen from elsewhere within this training package, or from another endorsed training package, or from an accredited course.
at least ten (10) must be chosen from Group Y
at least three (3) must be chosen from Group Z
The total Nominal Hours for the qualification is between 784. The total nominal hours may vary depending on elective units selected.
|Code||Module/Unit of Competency||Hours|
|CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY|
|RIIBEF201D||Plan and organise work||20|
|RIICCM201D||Carry out measurements and calculations||20|
|RIICCM203D||Read and interpret plans and specifications||40|
|RIICOM201D||Communicate in the workplace||20|
|RIISAM203D||Use hand and power tools||80|
|RIISAM204D||Operate small plant and equipment||20|
|RIIWHS201D||Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures||20|
|Total nominal hours for core units||220|
|ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY - GROUP Y|
|RIIHAN307E||Operate a vehicle loading crane||40|
|RIIHAN308F||Load and unload plant||20|
|RIICPL301D||Install water mains pipelines||40|
|RIICPL302D||Install storm water systems||40|
|RIICPL303D||Install sewer pipelines||40|
|RIICPL304D||Install pre-cast gully pits||40|
|RIICRC301D||Maintain drainage systems||16|
|RIICRC304D||Maintain sealed roads||32|
|RIIIMG301D||Maintain site records||10|
|RIIMPO318F||Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations||80|
|RIIWHS302D||Implement traffic management plan||20|
|ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY - GROUP Z|
|RIICCM202D||Identify, locate and protect underground services||30|
|RIICCM206D||Support plant operations||8|
|RIICCM207D||Spread and compact materials manually||12|
|RIICCM208D||Carry out basic levelling||16|
|RIIRIS201D||Conduct local risk control||20|
|RIIWHS205D||Control traffic with stop-slow bat||20|
|Total nominal hours for the qualification||784|