Course Start Date
4.2 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Apprenticeship Allowed
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
Build your career as a trade qualified plant operator with the nationally accredited Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations. Learn how to safely operate plant equipment such as excavators, loaders, dozers and rollers, and work on exciting civil infrastructure projects in this booming industry.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through theory and practical course-work, you will learn:
- How to operate a small plant and equipment including excavators, loaders, dozers, graders and rollers
- How to handle resources and infrastructure materials and safely dispose of non-toxic materials
- To identify, locate and protect underground services
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Develop the personal qualities and skills needed to get ahead in this field:
- Confidence to communicate with people at all levels on a construction site
- Analytical skills to read and interpret plans and specifications quickly
- Problem solving skills to meet the challenges of civil construction work
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Completing the course will equip you with:
- Work readiness as a trade qualified plant operator
- Hands on experience working in simulated environments
- Practical skills in operating hand and power tools, and heavy machinery
- Practical experience in basic levelling and excavation
GROW YOUR CAREER
Take your career further:
- Certificate IV in Civil Construction (Operations)
- Certificate IV in Civil Construction (Supervision)
- Certificate IV in Civil Construction (Design)
- Diploma of Civil Construction (Engineering and Management)
- Associate Degree of Civil Construction (Engineering and Management)
The civil construction sector is booming across NSW. Skilled plant operators are in high demand due to project works commissioned by the Federal and state government, local councils, private contracting firms and the mining industry.
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.
This is a full time, blended style course. You will need to attend approximately 4.2 hours of class, over 1 days a week, for 3 years.
You may also be required to complete approximately 6.9 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who:
- Students enrolled in this qualification are apprentices employed full time in civil construction and are seeking to gain skills and knowledge to become skilled civil construction workers after successful completion.
- Students are receiving on the job experience at their workplace while studying through TAFE NSW Wollongbar at the same time.
- Students will gain skills and knowledge to become qualified civil construction workers in the civil construction industry, ie, in the private, public or local government sectors.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:
- Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Student Support and Services
- Accessibility and Disability Services
- Personal Counselling
- Vocational Counselling
- Learning Support
- Multicultural Support
We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services
As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:
- LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
- Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
- Easy computing online short courses
- Access to local TAFE libraries
- Accessibility and Disability Support Services
- Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home
To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID 19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.
Australian Apprenticeships training can be on-the-job, off-the-job or a combination of both. TAFE NSW will negotiate your attendance and study pattern with you and your employer.
SMART AND SKILLED FEES
This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.
Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.
For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?
READ BEFORE YOU ENROL
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Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.
Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition
|RIISAM201D||Handle resources and infrastructure materials and safely dispose of nontoxic materials|
|RIISAM203D||Use hand and power tools|
|RIISAM204D||Operate small plant and equipment|
|RIIWHS201D||Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures|
|RIIWMG203D||Drain and dewater civil construction site|
|RIIBEF201D||Plan and organise work|
|RIICCM201D||Carry out measurements and calculations|
|RIICCM202D||Identify, locate and protect underground services|
|RIICCM203D||Read and interpret plans and job specifications|
|RIICCM205E||Carry out manual excavation|
|RIICCM206D||Support plant operations|
|RIICCM207D||Spread and compact materials manually|
|RIICCM208D||Carry out basic levelling|
|RIICOM201D||Communicate in the workplace|
|RIIRTM203D||Work as a safety observer/spotter|
|RIICCM209D||Carry out concrete work|
|RIIMPO317F||Conduct roller operations|
|RIIMPO318F||Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations|
|RIIMPO319E||Conduct backhoe/loader operations|
|RIIMPO320F||Conduct civil construction excavator operations|
Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.
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