National code: RII30920

    Certificate III in Civil Construction (Road Construction and Maintenance)

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    OverviewAbout this course

    Make your mark in the civil construction industry as a road surfacing construction worker. Conduct a variety of road marking operations using ride-on, long line and thermoplastic methods and develop skills that are recognised across borders.

    OutcomesWhat you'll gain

    Learning outcomes

    Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

    • Plan and organise civil construction works

    • Carry out measurements and calculations

    • Read and interpret plans and specifications

    • Use industry hand and power tools

    • Operate small plant and equipment

    • Operate road marking machinery

    Course outcomes

    Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

    • Experience line marking in a range of environments, such as roads, tennis courts and parking lots

    • Confidence to safely operate plant and equipment in the civil construction industry to conduct road marking operations

    • Practical skills in operating hand and power tools

    • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

    SuitabilityIs this course right for you?

    Entry requirements

    This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

    • Check the campus page for requirements to take this course as an apprenticeship

    • This course may also be offered as a non-apprenticeship. Enquire today to discuss your eligibility

    Completion requirements

    During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:

    • A valid general construction induction card (commonly known as a white card)

    Entry recommendations

    To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

    • An interest in working outdoors and in all-weather terrain

    • Fitness at an intermediate level to manage outdoor physical tasks like shovelling, working with hot asphalt and working in heat and extreme weather

    • Excellent hand-eye coordination

    • Aptitude to use electronic devices in order to complete daily online risk assessments

    • Teamwork and collaborative skills

    • A commitment to safety

    • The ability to provide your own personal protective equipment

    • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 10 high school level

    • TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test.

    • This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.

    TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

    PathwaysFuture career and study options

    Career pathways

    Our graduates go onto roles like: road surfacing construction worker, civil construction worker (site maintenance), civil construction worker (general) and plant and equipment operators.


    A white card (or general construction induction card) is required for workers who want to carry out construction work in NSW. This is specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007). Visit the SafeWork website for more information on applying for your white card. Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this qualification can vary between states, territories, and industry sectors. Visit NSW Fair Trading for licensing requirements and guidelines before you apply.

    Study pathways

    Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

    Previous study1 Course

    Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

    Further study2 Courses

    Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

    Related study1 Course

    Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

    Your experience counts

    At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

    UnitsUnits taught in this course

    Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Civil Construction (Road Construction and Maintenance) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 26 Units of competency, including 8 core and 18 speciality units.

    Please note, not all specialty units are offered at every TAFE NSW location. It is highly recommended that you check with your preferred campus for information about the specialty units offered at that location.

    Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

    • Plan and organise workRIIBEF201E

    • Carry out measurements and calculationsRIICCM201E

    • Read and interpret plans and job specificationsRIICCM203E

    • Communicate in the workplaceRIICOM201E

    TAFE NSW servicesFacilities and support

    TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

    • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

    • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

    • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

    • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

    • TAFE NSW Libraries

    • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

    • Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home

    • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

    • Student associations – get social with our student community

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