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RII30820 Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations

This qualification reflects the role of individuals working as skilled operators with civil construction plant, who apply a broad range of skills in varied work contexts, using some discretion and judgement and relevant theoretical knowledge. These individuals may provide theoretical advice and support a team.

Successful completion of this qualification will provide learners with requirements to become a trade qualified plant operator in the civil construction industry. 


Units of Competency:

20 units of competency - 15 core units, 5 elective units. 


Requirements: All participants are required to provide identification, preferably with a photo (e.g. driver's licence, gun licence, passport). You must also bring your Unique Student Identifier (USI). We are unable to generate your certification without this. If you do not have a USI, please create one at

There are no pre-requisites for this qualification, however some imported units may have specific pre-requisites. 


Learning Support: If you feel as though you will need some additional learning support to complete this course, please provide details when making your booking. All participants are required to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment prior to beginning course.

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At a Glance

Suitable For

This qualification level reflects the role of an operator of large mobile plant and equipment, and work is generally outdoors. Workers take responsibility for aspects of their work's team.

Intake Dates

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12-24 months


Classroom-based, workplace-based, self-paced study

Work Placement

Work placement is compulsory to complete this qualification.


Subsidised training available - funding eligibility criteria applies.

User Choice approved (apprenticeship)

A student contribution fee applies. This fee is charged at $1.60 per nominal hour. Exemptions may apply if the student is school-based or under 25 years of age.

If not eligible for funding:

Full Fee: $13,980.00


On successful completion of all training and assessment, learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement and a Record of Results for RII30820 Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations

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