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Certificate IV in Civil Construction Supervision

  • National Course Code: RII40715
  • TAFE NSW code: RII40715-01V02-21NEC-066

Location – National Environmental Centre





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2 Years

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer

Course Details

The nationally accredited Certificate IV in Civil Construction Supervision elevates your skills to work as a civil construction site supervisor. Learn to work in teams and supervise construction projects, as well as implement operational plans and apply site risk management systems.


Through a mix of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Supervise civil works
  • Lead and supervise others
  • Ensure the quantity and quality of output
  • Help devise technical solutions to non-routine problems
  • Implement management and operational plans


Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills to resolve key construction challenges
  • Flexibility to take on changing environments, sites and obstacles
  • Interpersonal and communication skills for teamwork and collaborative tasks


Completing this course provides you with:

  • A pathway to further study in the civil construction field

Career opportunities:

  • Civil construction site supervisor


Take your career further with the:

  • Certificate IV in Civil Construction
  • Certificate IV in Civil Construction Design
  • Diploma of Civil Construction Design

This course is superseded.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.


There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol now.

TAFE NSW also offers the Certificate IV in Civil Construction Supervision as a traineeship. To be eligible to enrol as a trainee you must:

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

Thinking about a traineeship? Enquire today.


A white card (or general construction induction card) is required for workers who want to carry out construction work in NSW. This is specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007).

Visit the SafeWork website for more information on applying for your white card.


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

  • Intermediate computer skills
  • The ability to do maths at a Year 12 HSC level
  • The ability to read drawings, specifications and longer reports such as environmental, safety and quality reports
  • An understanding of workplace policies such as codes of conduct
  • The ability to work well as part of a team
  • A commitment to safety

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


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:

  • Working in the civil construction industry, in a supervisory role.
  • It is not essential that you are highly skilled at using computers to study this course, however, you need to be able to operate a computer.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • To have adequate motor skills and physical fitness to undertake routine tasks relevant to workplace activities.


This is a blended course. You will need to complete approximately 3 hours of study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 9 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including research, online learning material and workplace training.


This course offering is designed for people who:

  • Working in the civil construction industry and who are looking at expanding their knowledge and skills in this industry.

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
  • 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

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

An individual training plan will be provided when you enrol in this course. Your plan will outline the recommended study timetable and detail your units and assessments.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.


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 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
BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
BSBMGT402 Implement operational plan
BSBMGT401 Show leadership in the workplace
RIICWM401D Supervise civil works
RIIRIS401D Apply site risk management system
Elective Units
Number Title
RIICPL401D Apply the principles for the installation of underground service using open excavation
RIICSG401D Apply the principles of civil concrete structures construction
RIIMPO402D Apply the principles of earthworks construction
RIICWM402D Supervise civil works contractors
RIIRIS301D Apply risk management processes
RIIQUA401D Apply a quality management system on site
BSBSUS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

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

National Environmental Centre
Ettamogah Road, Thurgoona
Phone 131 601

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