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 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.
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|
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:
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.