R1120715 Certificate II in Civil Construction

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.

The course is designed to provide new participants with the theoretical and practical skills and knowledge required to work in the civil construction industry. People undertaking this course will learn a range of basic skills including general measurements and calculations, use of hand and power tools, operation of small plant and equipment, spreading and compacting materials and carrying out concrete work.



We offer this course as a pre-employment program to unemployed job seekers looking to acquire entry level skills for employment in the civil construction industry. The training is usually conducted at a community organization where practical projects including paving and concreting are carried out.

The first week is typically conducted in a classroom environment where theory is taught.  Following the theory, the training is conducted in a live works, hands on setting where participants are actively and directly involved in the practical construction of projects.



A Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process may be undertaken prior to the commencement of the training to identify the skills and knowledge the person has acquired through work experience, formal and informal training and / or general life experience.

Ongoing assessments will be conducted throughout the program and may include completion of activity workbooks, actual or simulated workplace activities, observation of skills and knowledge applied, written tests and informal / formal questioning.


White Card

White card is a compulsory part of every course given it is a mandatory requirement under the law for all persons wishing to carry out construction type work anywhere in Australia. This will include the live works project students will be working on as part of their training.

This will be provided at no additional cost to the student and will be issued on a separate Statement of Attainment once competency is achieved.


Core Units

Successful completion of sixteen (16) units of competency made up of ten (10) core units, and six (6) elective units. Core units include:

Core units of competency
Unit code Unit code
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


Enrolment conditions

Students must be over 18 years of age to be eligible for this training program. Enrolments for persons under 18 years of age will not be accepted.

English language requirements

International students must satisfy our English language proficiency requirements for admission into all of our courses. For applicants whose first language is not English they will need to have:

  •  Achieved an IELTS (Academic Module) overall score of 5.5 (no band less than 5.0); or
  • Successful completion of an approved secondary or tertiary qualification, taught in the English language in a country where English is the official language or the main language spoken with evidence no more than five years old on the proposed date of commencement of the course; or
  • Successfully completed a pre-course English program from an approved ELICOS Provider.

Other evidence of English language proficiency may be accepted.

Evidence of English language proficiency must be no more than two years old on the proposed date of commencement of the course.

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