Civil Construction Operations

Qualification Certificate IV (NRT)
Course number 19871
National Code RII40609
Training Package RII09 - Resources and Infrastructure Industry
Program area Agrifood Skills DMC Forestworks  
Duration (nominal hours) 570
This course replaced 17593 - Civil Construction Operations

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Course overview

Course Description

This course is for people wanting to enter or currently employed in the
civil construction industry. It reflects the role of specialist personnel
who provide technical specialist tasks.
You will learn to perform tasks involving a broad range of varied
activities most of which are complex and non-routine. Examples include
skills involving risk management, quality management systems, workplace
safety, environmental policies and technical solutions for non-routine

You will be assessed in a work environment or a simulated environment as
specified in the Resources and Infrastructure Training Package. You will be
advised of the requirements relating to accessing a workplace(s) and
relevant WHS safety requirements at enrolment.

Entry Requirements

 There are no entry requirements for this qualification.
Before commencing workshop activities or on-site training and assessment in this
course, learners must have completed WorkCover approved WHS General Induction


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Industry Subgroup: Agrifood Skills DMC Forestworks

Locations & fees

Commercial fees apply to offerings of this course at the following locations.
Location Status Start date End date How to Enrol Cost
Nat Environ Cen Proposed 14-Jul-2014 30-Jun-2015 Apply Now $9780


Course structure

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What you must do to complete the course

The course structure below shows what you must do to complete this course.
units/modules are arranged in groups and sometimes also in subgroups.
You must complete each group as specified as well as following the course
completion instructions.   If a course contains optional groups there will
statement at the top of the course indicating how many you must do.  At the
top of any group containing optional subgroups there will be a statement
saying how many you must do.
This course reflects the packaging requirements for RII40609 Certificate
IV in Civil Construction Operations (Release 2) within the RII09 Resources
Infrastructure Training Package (Release 3.2).
The qualification packaging rules state:
Successful completion of twelve (12) units of competency made up of:
- four (4) Core units, and
- eight (8) elective units of which:
- at least four (4) from the Group A electives listed in RII40609
- at least two (2) must come from the Group B listed in RII40609
- up to one (1) unit may come from this, or any other Training Package or
accredited course.
Units of competency chosen must
- be relevant to the competency requirements for the job function
- reflect the competency profile for the occupation at the enterprise level
- in the case of accredited course units of competency, not duplicate in
part or in whole any unit from a Training Package.
Care must be taken to ensure that all prerequisites specified within
imported units, or units chosen as electives, are complied with.
To satisfy the Training Package requirements, this TAFE NSW course has been
structured as follows:
12 units must be completed - 4 core plus 12 electives
Group 1 - Core Units
All 4 core units must be completed
Group 2 - Group A Elective Units listed in RII40609
At least 4 units must be completed.
Group 3 - Group B Elective Units listed in RII40609
At least 2 units must be completed.
Group 4 - Units from RII09, other Training Packages or accredited courses
You do not need to select any units from this group but if you do, then no
than 1 unit may be completed.
Students who require support to meet their learning goals may co-enrol in
the Learner Support course (TAFE Course Number 9999). Talk to your teacher
think you may require learner support.
Talk to your teacher and/or workplace trainer to ensure that your
combination of electives provides you with a suitable vocational outcome.
If you have completed other relevant training you may be eligible to have
units of competency from previous training counted towards completion for
this course. Talk to your teacher or workplace trainer if you think you
may be eligible for recognition for units previously completed.
Some units in this course may have prerequisites that must be completed in
lower level qualification or selected as part of this course. Refer to the
Training Package or consult your teacher for information about
prerequisites to elective units.

Course Elective Completion:

At least 8 elective modules/units must be completed. These may be chosen from groups 2, 3, 4

All module/units must be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
BSBOHS407A Monitor a safe workplace 40
RIIENV402A Implement and monitor environmental policies 40
RIIQUA401A Apply a quality management system on site 30
RIIRIS301B Apply risk management processes 40
At least 4 module/units must be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
BSBPMG408A Apply contract and procurement procedures 30
LGACOM401A Administer contracts 35
LGACOM402A Arrange contracts 35
LGACOM409A Prepare tender documentation 35
LGACOM410A Prepare response to tenders 35
LGAWORK401A Develop works maintenance schedule 25
LGAWORK402A Prepare for operational works 20
LGAWORK403A Manage civil plant and resources 35
MSL924001A Process and interpret data 40
MSL953001A Receive and prepare samples for testing 30
MSL973001A Perform basic tests 70
MSL973002A Prepare working solutions 30
MSL973006A Prepare trial batches for evaluation 50
MSL974001A Prepare, standardise and use solutions 110
MSL974003A Perform chemical tests and procedures 130
MSL974005A Perform physical tests 80
MSL974010A Perform mechanical tests 36
PMLTEST403B Assist with geotechnical site investigations 40
RIIBLA301A Conduct surface shotfiring operations 40
RIICBS401B Apply the principles of asphalt paving and compaction 40
RIICBS402B Apply the principles for the application of bituminous sprayed treatmen 45
RIICBS403B Apply the principles for the application of polymer modified binder 25
RIICBS404B Apply the principles for the selection and use of bituminous emulsion 20
RIICBS405A Apply the principles for the application of slurry surfacing 40
RIICBS406A Apply the principles of pavement profiling using a profiler 30
RIICBS407A Apply the principles for the manufacture and delivery of hot mix asphalt 40
RIICBS408A Apply the principles for the manufacture of cold mix 40
RIICBS409A Apply the principles for the manufacture of polymer modified binder 40
RIICBS410A Apply the principles for the manufacture of bituminous emulsion 40
RIICBS411A Apply the principles for the manufacture of slurry surfacing 40
RIICPL401A Apply the principles for the installation of underground service using open excavation 60
RIICRC401A Apply the principles of flexible pavement construction 50
RIICRC402A Apply the principles of rigid pavement construction 50
RIICRC403A Apply the principles of the stabilisation of materials 50
RIICRC404A Inspect and report on pavement condition 40
RIICRC405A Carry out pavement condition measurement 50
RIICRC406B Apply the principles of pavement maintenance 50
RIICSG401A Apply the principles of civil concrete structures construction 100
RIICSG402A Apply the principles of civil steel structures construction 100
RIICSG403A Apply the principles of civil timber structures construction 100
RIICSG404A Apply the principles of civil masonry, crib and gabion structure construction 100
RIICSG405A Carry out inspections of civil structures 100
RIICSG406A Apply principles of maintenance of civil structures 100
RIICTC401A Apply the principles of tunnel construction 100
RIICTT401A Apply the principles for the installation of underground services using trenchless technology 60
RIICWD525B Select pavement surfacing 60
RIICWM402A Supervise civil works contractors 80
RIIDML401A Apply the principles of demolitions 100
RIIMEX403A Apply the principles of canal construction 80
RIIMPO402A Apply the principles of earthworks construction 80
At least 2 module/units must be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
BSBMGT402A Implement operational plan 40
BSBMGT403A Implement continuous improvement 40
RIICCR401A Develop and maintain positive community relations 20
RIICOM301B Communicate information 50
RIIGOV401B Apply, monitor and report on compliance systems 30
No more than 1 module/unit may be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
RIIRIS401A Apply site risk management system 50

Requirements to receive the qualification

To achieve RII40609 Certificate IV in Civil Construction Operations, learners
are required to complete 12 units of competency as follows:
-  all 4 core units from Group 1
-  8 elective units including:
- at least 4 units from Group 2
- at least 2 units from Group 3
- a maximum of 1 unit from Group 4.

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