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Offering Info

Certificate III in Civil Construction (General)

  • National Course Code: RII30915
  • TAFE NSW code: RII30915-09V02-21MFD-136

Location – Macquarie Fields (Apprenticeship)

Study Type

Part Time

Course Start Date

01 Mar 2021

Study Commitment

5 Hours per week

Duration

2 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This course is superseded.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

TAFE NSW offers the Certificate III in Civil Construction Operations as an apprenticeship. There may also be options available for you to study as a non-apprentice or traineeship.

Apprenticeship

To be eligible for this course, you must:

  • Be employed as an apprentice in the civil construction industry evidenced by a letter of support from your employer
  • 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

TAFE NSW also offers theCertificate III in Civil Construction as a traineeship. To undertake this course as a traineeship you must meet the entry requirements above as well as submit your signedtraineeship contract.

COURSE SUCCESS REQUIREMENTS

During your study, you will need to meet specific requirements that are necessary for you to complete your course work and be successful.

You will need to meet the following success requirements to be able to undertake work placement within industry. Your teacher will let you know when you need to provide evidence of:

  • A general construction induction card (commonly known as a white card) - you will need this before you can enter a construction site

WORK PLACEMENT

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

Non-apprentices 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:

  • Good language, literacy and numeracy skills

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

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

Occupational licenses are required if you want to work in civil construction nationally.

State and territory jurisdictions have different regulatory requirements depending on the level of licensing you need. Check with your state or territory licensing and regulatory authorities regarding their educational requirements.

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:

  • an apprentice (you will work in industry and study at the same time)
  • employed full time
  • signed up with an Apprentice Network Provider and have a Training Plan Proposal
  • seeking to gain skills and knowledge to become qualified after successful completion

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • work place evidence for all units of competency.

To register for an information session, head to tafensw.edu.au/infofest. Students who cannot attend the Information Session please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 601 for more information about the course!

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a part-time day, face to face course. You will need to attend approximately 35 hours of class, over 5 days a week, for 2 years, in block release.

You may also be required to complete approximately 13 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, research and workplace evidence.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:

  • are registered apprentices working in the civil industry.

MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE

This course is delivered in block release. 5 blocks in the first year and 5 blocks in the second year. Class times are Monday to Thursday 7:30am to 3:30pm and Friday 7:30am to 12:30pm. 35 hours per week.

Log book for plant hours is required and workplace evidence for all units of competency.

Block dates for 2021 are:

1 - 01/03/21 - 04/03/21
2 - 26/04/21 - 29/04/21
3 - 07/06/21 - 10/06/21
4 - 09/08/21 - 12/08/21
5 - 11/10/21 -14/10/21

SERVICES AND STUDY 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.

Proposed attendance: Block delivery - 5 Days per block. Class times are Monday to Thursday from 7:30am to 3:30pm and Friday 7:30am to 12:30pm, 35 hours per week.

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?

This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply. If you are a registered apprentice, you may be eligible for a Fee Free Apprenticeship, which will be verified at enrolment.

The fee category that will apply to you depends on your eligibility and your individual circumstances. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit https://smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au/are-you-eligible

PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE

Fees: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/enrol/fees

Payment - funding: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/enrol/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.

Find out more about recognition: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/enrol/recognition-credit-transfers

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

Before you can start an apprenticeship, you first need to find an employer in the industry you're interested in that will support you through your studies. You and your employer should contact an Apprenticeship Network Provider (ANP) and tell them you're interested in studying at TAFE NSW.

The ANP will help you and your employer to complete a Training Contract. Once you have a Training Contract, we will help you, your employer and the ANP to complete a Training Plan Proposal. Once you have both these documents, the ANP will lodge them with State Training Services, who will provide further advice about next steps.

Find out more: https://www.training.nsw.gov.au/apprenticeships_traineeships/index.html

For further information or assistance, call 13 79 74.

Find out more about Applying and Enrolling

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
RIICPL304D Install pre-cast gully pits
RIICRC201D Repair potholes
RIICRC301D Maintain drainage systems
RIICRC304D Maintain sealed roads
RIICRC306D Conduct earthworks
RIICRC307D Conduct road pavement construction
RIIHAN301E Operate elevating work platform
RIIHAN308F Load and unload plant
RIIIMG301D Maintain site records
RIIMPO318F Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations
RIIWHS302D Implement traffic management plan
RIIWMG203D Drain and dewater civil construction site

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

Macquarie Fields
32 Victoria Road, Macquarie Fields
Phone 131 601

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