From six months to a year (or three to four years typically if you are doing an apprenticeship or traineeship). This qualification level includes theory and hand-on skills for careers and/or provides pathways to advanced-study level.

A Certificate 3 is a common qualification that civil construction workers can obtain whilst in the workplace. Relevant qualifications may include Cert 3 in Civil Construction. There are 8 streams to this qualification, meaning it is relevant to most of the work undertaken within the Industry.