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Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations

National Course Code: RII30815


The nationally accredited Certificate III in Civil Construction builds your plant operations skills so you can contribute to exciting infrastructure projects as an earthmoving plant operator. Collaborate with colleagues and work on a range of projects from roads, to railways, to airports.


Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Operate a small plant and equipment including excavators, loaders, dozers, graders, and rollers
  • Handle industry resources and infrastructure materials
  • Safely dispose of non-toxic materials
  • Identify, locate, and protect underground services


Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
  • The ability to work in changing environments
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • The ability to work as part of a team


Completing this course provides you with:

  • Experience reviewing real construction plans, specifications and drawings
  • Industry networks with peers, colleagues and plant operations professionals
  • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate III level
  • Accreditation to work as a trade qualified plant operator

Career opportunities:

  • Earthmoving plant operator


Take your career further with the:

  • Certificate IV in Civil Construction Supervision
  • Certificate IV in Civil Construction Design
  • Diploma of Civil Construction Design

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.


This course is currently available at 7 campus locations across NSW. Enquire now for other locations.

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Apprenticeship Allowed
  • Blended, Part Time Day
  • Fully government-subsidised
  • JobTrainer

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  • Start Date: Anytime
  • Duration: 2 Years

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