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Offering Info

Certificate III in Civil Construction (General)

  • National Course Code: RII30915
  • TAFE NSW code: RII30915-09V02-20KCL-249

Location – Wollongbar TAFE (Apprenticeship)

Study Type

Part Time Day

Course Start Date

Enquire Now

Study Commitment

3.3 Hours per week

Duration

3 Years

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

Course Details

The nationally accredited Certificate III in Civil Construction (General) will give you a broad overview of the construction industry. This highly-regarded qualification is recognised by construction employers, it can lead to work on substantial, exciting infrastructure projects across Australia.

CONSTRUCT YOUR CAREER

You can also choose to specialise in the following civil construction areas:

  • Bridge Construction and Maintenance
  • Pipe Laying
  • Road Construction and Maintenance
  • Tunnel Construction

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through theory and practical course-work, you will learn to:

  • Measure and calculate materials
  • Read and interpret plans
  • Use hand and power tools
  • Operate small plant and equipment

You will also learn about work health and safety, planning and organisation in the civil construction industry.

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the personal qualities and skills needed to get ahead in this field, including:

  • Communication skills
  • Analytical skills to read and interpret plans and specifications
  • Collaboration and team work
  • Problem solving with a solutions focus

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing the course will equip you with:

  • Hands-on experience working in simulated environments
  • Practical skills in operating hand and power tools, and small plant and equipment

GROW YOUR CAREER

Build on your career with further learning:

  • Certificate IV in Civil Construction (Operations)
  • Certificate IV in Civil Construction (Supervision)
  • 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 construction workers are in high demand due to project works commissioned by the Federal and state government, local councils and private contracting firms.

This course is superseded.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.

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.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible for this course, you must:

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

TAFE NSW offers the Certificate III in Civil Construction (General) as either an apprenticeship or non-apprenticeship, traineeship or non-traineeship, so you can construct the career you want.

Apprenticeship

To be eligible for this course, you must:

  • Be employed as an apprentice in the civil construction industry
  • Submit your training plan proposal (TPP) with your application

Non-apprenticeship

There may be options available for you to study as a non-apprentice. Enquire today and our Apprenticeship and Traineeship team will support you to understand any eligibility or entry requirements for our non-apprenticeship qualifications.

Traineeship

To be eligible for this course you must:

  • Be employed in the civil construction industry as this course is delivered in the workplace
  • Have signed a traineeship contract

Non-traineeship

To be eligible for this course you must:

  • Be employed in the civil construction industry

WORK PLACEMENT

There is no work placement requirement for apprentices or trainees undertaking this qualification, as you will gain your experience on-the-job with your employer.

Non-apprentices and non-trainees will need to be in either relevant employment or have access to appropriate simulated workplace environments to complete the learning and assessment requirements.

You are responsible for arranging your own work placement. Our team can offer support and guidance to assist you.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

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

  • An ability to comply with safety procedures
  • Good hand-eye coordination
  • The ability to work in confined spaces and at heights if required
  • Literacy, language and numeracy skills to Year 10 high school level
  • A high level of physical fitness
  • The ability to operate a computer

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this qualification can vary between states, territories, and industry sectors.

A white card (or general construction induction card) is required for workers who require access to construction sites. Local regulations should also be checked for requirements.

Refer to SafeWork Australias licensing requirements and guidelines before applying to study this qualification.

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 25 units 7 core units and 18 elective units

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a part time day, blended style course. You will need to attend approximately 3.3 hours of class, 1 day per week, for 3 years.

You may also be required to complete approximately 8.6 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including assessment preperation and mentoring in the workplace.


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.
  • 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.

There is a new version of this course coming soon. If it is available before you complete your studies, you will be notified of your options and may be transferred to the new course.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

TAFE NSW Wollongbar campus provides the following services to ensure a supported and successful learning environment for all students.

  • 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)
  • Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
  • 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

There are a range of study options for NSW Apprentices and eligible non-apprentices with relevant industry work experience in this course.

Under the NSW Government fee-free apprenticeship initiative, NSW apprentices that commence their training on or after 1 July 2018 may be eligible for fee-free training. Apprentices are required to provide evidence of their NSW apprenticeship to finalise their enrolment and applicable fees.

This course is also a TAFE NSW Trade Pathways Qualification and ideal if you have been working in this industry for an extended period of time but havent received a qualification. To be eligible to enrol as a non-apprentice and secure funding, you must firstly meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria and be:

  • over 21 years of age
  • able to demonstrate and provide evidence of extensive industry experience and
  • able to demonstrate relevant ongoing work experience and provide workplace evidence to support the achievement of competence.
To study this course as a NSW apprentice or to check if you meet the non-apprentice requirements for NSW funding, please enquire now or call 131 601. For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding

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

Enquire now for Semester 2 2020 and be notified when enrolments open.

TAFE NSW is open for business so to find out more information on this course including when it will start and how it will be delivered (face-to-face, in a virtual classroom, self-paced, online or a mixture), submit an online enquiry by clicking the Enquire Now button on this page. You can also call 131 601 during business hours* to chat with a member of our friendly customer service team.

* Our customer service team are available from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm AEST.

Core Units
Number Title
RIIBEF201D Plan and organise work
RIICCM201D Carry out measurements and calculations
RIICCM203D Read and interpret plans and job specifications
RIICOM201D Communicate in the workplace
RIISAM203D Use hand and power tools
RIISAM204D Operate small plant and equipment
RIIWHS201D Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures
Elective Units
Number Title
RIICCM202D Identify, locate and protect underground services
RIICCM205E Carry out manual excavation
RIICCM206D Support plant operations
RIICCM207D Spread and compact materials manually
RIICCM208D Carry out basic levelling
RIICCM209D Carry out concrete work
RIICRC301D Maintain drainage systems
RIICRC304D Maintain sealed roads
RIICRC306D Conduct earthworks
RIIIMG301D Maintain site records
RIIRTM203D Work as a safety observer/spotter
RIISAM201D Handle resources and infrastructure materials and safely dispose of nontoxic materials
RIIWMG203D Drain and dewater civil construction site
RIIWHS302D Implement traffic management plan
RIICRC201D Repair potholes
RIIMPO318F Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations
RIICRC302D Place and form concrete kerb, channel and fixtures
RIIHAN301E Operate elevating work platform
RIIHAN308F Load and unload plant

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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