Certificate III in Civil Construction

Construction Industry Training by COVE

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RII30915 Certificate III in Civil Construction

Course Description

The Certificate III in Civil Construction qualification reflects the role of a skilled operator working with civil construction plant, who applies a broad range of skills in a varied work context, using some discretion and judgement and relevant theoretical knowledge.

Target Participants

This course is designed for students who want to develop new skills and increase their employment prospects in the Civil Construction Industry.

Cove Training Course Admission Requirements

Admission requirements for Certificate III in Civil Construction:

  • To complete Certificate III in Civil Construction students must be at least 18 years of age; Due to the nature of the equipment operated, students under 18 are not permitted to enrol
    For Licence to drive a medium rigid vehicle. Hold a Victorian Drivers Licence for twelve months (If not an alternative elective will be selected)
  • Have completed Year 10 in the Australian school system or equivalent
  • Must have physical characteristics required for effective civil construction traffic management
  • Students must have Language, literacy skills at ACSF Level 2and numeracy skills at ACSF Level 3
  • CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry. Construction Induction (White card). Must be issued by Worksafe Victoria

Participant Identification Requirements

The Civil Construction course has the following specific participant identification requirements for an application for enrolment to be accepted:

  • Unique Student Identifier. Visit www.usi.gov.au
  • Australian legal photo identification to verify identity for assessment purposes.

Course Duration

The standard duration for Certificate III in Civil Construction is twelve (12) months

Participants may complete the program earlier than these timelines through achievement of RPL or credit transfer. Please refer to the Cove Training Student Handbook for further information.

Course Delivery Mode

Participants should expect to undertake approximately 20 hours study & course activities per week for the standard duration of the course. It is noted that there is large variation between units in study requirements – please refer to the Course Schedule for further information.

Schedule and Sequencing

The course is available for open enrolment throughout the year.

Certificate III in Civil Construction

Licensing Requirements

TLILIC2015 Licence to drive a medium rigid vehicle.

Being awarded this unit of competency is a necessary requirement to obtain a Medium Rigid Driver Licence but is only one of several criteria.

Prospective licence applicants should check with VicRoads for other criteria (such as licence tenure and medical fitness) to confirm other eligibility requirements before undertaking training and/or assessment.

https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/licences/licence-and-permit-types/heavy-vehicle-licence/how-to-get-a-heavy-vehicle-licence

Student Tuition

The Certificate III in Civil Construction course tuition fees are $4585.00 Full fee paying students.

The Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Fee is $2000.00.

Cove Training’s Student Advice and Selection Policy outlines in detail a process to be followed for granting Recognition of Prior Learning.

The student tuition fees are subject to change


Unit CodeUnit NameCore or ElectiveHours
RIIWHS201DWork safely and follow WHS policies and proceduresCore20
RIICOM201DCommunicate in the WorkplaceCore20
RIIBEF201DPlan and organise workCore20
RIICCM201DCarry out measurement and calculationsCore20
RIICCM203DRead and interpret plans and specificationsCore40
RIISAM203DUse hand and power toolsCore80
RIISAM204DOperate small plant and equipmentCore20
RIIIMG301DMaintain site recordsElective10
BSBFLM312Contribute to team effectivenessElective40
BSBFLM305Support operational planElective40
BSBCUS301Deliver and monitor a service to customersElective35
RIICRC306DConduct earthworksElective80
RIIHAN308ELoad and unload plantElective20
RIIMPO318EConduct civil construction skid steer loader operationsElective80
RIICCM301DConstruct and dismantle fences and gatesElective40
RIICRC301DMaintain drainage SystemsElective16
RIIRTM203DWork as a safety observer/spotterElective20
RIIRIS201DConduct local risk controlElective20
RIIWHS205DControl traffic with stop-slow batElective20
RIICCM211DErect and dismantle temporary fencing and gatesElective40
CPCCCSF2004APlace and fix reinforcement materialsElective80
RIICRC302DPlace and form concrete kerbs, channel and fixturesElective36
RIICRC317DFinish concrete pavementsElective40
RIICRC404DInspect and report of pavement conditionsElective40
TLILIC2015Licence to drive a medium rigid vehicleElective40

The elective unit options listed represent the only approved elective unit options offered that have been selected and approved for delivery by Cove Training.  Total course nominal hours, for the course selected are 917.

RPL / Credit Transfer

Cove Training’s Student Advice and Selection Policy outlines in detail a process to be followed for granting Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer. This is supported with RPL Resources available for all course units.

Participants must apply for RPL or Credit Transfer prior to or immediately after formal enrolment but prior to the commencement of the delivery of the units. Any RPL’s granted must be accepted and signed off by the participant.

Credit Transfer is granted if a participant has an original Statement of Attainment* for the unit of competency they are seeking credit for.

*Or a copy of original Statement of Attainment that has been certified by an approved professional.  See link below for approved occupations and professions.

https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Citi/Appl/What-documents-do-you-need/Designated-list-of-occupations-and-professions

Delivery Location

Cove Training

5 Broadlands Street, Dandenong, VIC

Phone: (03) 8773 9000

Delivery Arrangements

The delivery environment for the Certificate III in Civil Construction course is classroom based with the addition of a simulated workplace for practical skills assessment.

Course delivery typically occurs during weekdays and standard working hours. Weekend or out of standard hours’ sessions may however be negotiated on a client by client basis if needed.

The delivery approaches used are face to face delivery.

As the learning topics are a mix of theory and practical content, this approach is most suitable to provide the individual all the required skills and knowledge to be deemed competent in this qualification.

Assessment Approach / Evidence Gathering Techniques

Assessments for all units of the Certificate III in Civil Construction course include the three main assessment approaches as noted below:

  • Theory Assessment – Questioning in verbal and/or written form.
  • Practical Assessment – including:

Project work– Creating and providing work product(s) and questioning/explanation where required.

Observation – Observation/demonstration of the participant’s skills & knowledge via Assessor observation in the work environment and review of work product(s) where applicable.

Unit of CompetencyTheory AssessmentPractical Assessment
ProjectObservation
Work safely and follow WHS policies and proceduresYesYesYes
Conduct local risk controlYesYesYes
Maintain site recordsYesYesYes
Communicate in the workplaceYesYesYes
Contribute to team effectivenessYesYesYes
Support operational planYesYesYes
Deliver and monitor a service to customersYesYesYes
Plan and organise workYesYesYes
Carry out measurements and calculationsYesYesYes
Read and interpret plans and specificationsYesYesYes
Construct and dismantle fences and gatesYesYesYes
Erect and dismantle temporary fencing and gatesYesYesYes
Use hand and power toolsYesYesYes
Load and unload plantYesYesYes
Conduct earthworksYesYesYes
Operate small plant and equipmentYesYesYes
Place and fix reinforcement materialsYesYesYes
Place and form concrete kerb, channel and fixturesYesYesYes
Finish concrete pavementsYesYesYes
Inspect and report on pavement conditionsYesYesYes
Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operationsYesYesYes
Licence to drive a medium rigid vehicleYesYes
Work as a safety observer/spotterYesYes
Control traffic with stop-slow batYesYesYes

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

For the Certificate III in Civil Construction course COVE training will provide each student with a high visibility vest and disposable earplugs

Each student will be required to provide the following PPE themselves:

  • Safety footwear
  • Hard hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Safety goggles
  • Riggers gloves

Educational & Support Services

The design and content of the Certificate III in Civil Construction course supports equitable access and progression for all participants.

Cove Training:

Has ensured that training and assessment processes and methods do not disadvantage individual learners; and

Determines the needs of individual learners and provides access to any educational and support services necessary.

Please refer to the Access & Equity Policy in the Cove Training Policy Manual for further information.

Reasonable Adjustment

Reasonable adjustments to the way in which evidence of performance is gathered (e.g. in terms of the information to be provided to the candidate and the type of evidence to be collected from the candidate) is provided by Cove Training in this course only where the adjustments do not alter the expected performance standards for learning and assessment.

Please refer to the Access & Equity Policy in the Cove Training Policy Manual for further information.

RII30915 Certificate III in Civil Construction

Course Schedule

Course CodeUnit CodeUnit NameStudy Weeks
RII30915Pre-Training Review, Enrolment & Orientation
Cluster 1
RIIWHS201DWork safely and follow WHS policies and proceduresWeeks 1 - 7
RIIRIS201DConduct local risk control
RIIIMG301DMaintain site records
Cluster 2
RIICOM201DCommunicate in the workplaceWeeks 8-14
BSBFLM312Contribute to team effectiveness
BSBFLM305Support operational plan
BSBCUS301Deliver and monitor a service to customers
Cluster 3
RIIBEF201DPlan and organise workWeeks 15-21
RIICCM201DCarry out measurements and calculations
RIICCM203DRead and interpret plans and specifications
Cluster 4
RIICCM301DConstruct and dismantle fences and gatesWeeks 22-27
RIICCM211DErect and dismantle temporary fencing and gates
RIISAM203DUse hand and power tools
RIIHAN308ELoad and unload plant
Cluster 5
RIICRC306DConduct earthworksWeeks 28-34
RIISAM204DOperate small plant and equipment
CPCCSF2004APlace and fix reinforcement materials
RIICRC301DMaintain drainage systems
Cluster 6
RIICRC302DPlace and form concrete kerb, channel and fixturesWeeks 35-41
RIICRC317DFinish concrete pavements
RIICRC404DInspect and report on pavement conditions
Cluster 7
RIIMPO318EConduct civil construction skid steer loader operationsWeeks 42-45
TLILIC2015Licence to drive a medium rigid vehicle
Cluster 8
RIIRTM203DWork as a safety spotter/observerWeeks 46-52
RIIWHS205DControl traffic with a stop-slow bat
Course Evaluation
This schedule is subject to change

Training at 3 Convenient Locations

Note: Not all courses are available at all locations. Call for further details.

Seaford

56 Bardia Avenue VIC 3198
Phone: (03) 8773 9000

Dandenong

5 Broadlands Street VIC 3175
Phone: (03) 8773 9000

Thomastown

3 Lucknow Crescent VIC 3074
Phone: (03) 8773 9000