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Offering Info

Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations

  • National Course Code: RII30815
  • TAFE NSW code: RII30815-01V03-20KCL-250

Location – Kingscliff

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

4.2 Hours per week

Duration

3 Years

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Apprenticeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

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)

INDUSTRY DEMAND

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.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

TRAINING PACKAGE REQUIREMENTS

There are no Training Package entry requirements for this qualification.

TAFE NSW REQUIREMENTS

You must be at least 15 years old to enrol in this course.

WORK PLACEMENT

You need to be employed in the civil construction industry and work at a civil construction plant before enrolling in this course.

Practical activities will be completed through your workplace.

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification.

BE PREPARED

To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you have:

  • Knowledge about handling tools and equipment

If you need support in preparation for study, contact us to learn more about the options available.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you are:

  • General Induction Training (White Card) ? The requirement to hold the White Card is communicated with students prior to enrolment. Achievement of unit CPCCWHS1001 covers the requirement for the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007), commonly known as White Card.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • Complete 19 units including 14 core units and 5 elective units

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.

STUDY COMMITMENT

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
  • Scholarships
  • 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?

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RECOGNITION

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

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Core Units
Number Title
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
Elective Units
Number Title
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

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

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.

Course Location

Kingscliff
Cudgen Road, Kingscliff
Phone 131 601

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