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Certificate II Civil construction pathways RII20720

Kick-start your career in the Civil Construction industry with this nationally recognised course and gain the foundational skills employers are looking for!

Gain practical experience and knowledge in the growing civil construction industry with this 12-week entry-level course.

Whether you are a school leaver or amature-aged person looking for a career change, this course will help you develop an understanding of basic civil skills and principles, as well as expose you to common scenarios you would face on a civil site.

In this qualification, our experienced teachers will teach you how to work safely to use hand tools, power tools, and small plant and equipment. You’ll learn how to plan, organise work and carry out a range of measurements and calculations, and read and interpret plans and specifications. In this course you will also and have the opportunity to undertake basic civil construction projects using basic tools, equipment and materials.

In the civil construction industry, safety is critical. This course will also provide you with the knowledge you need to work safely and sustainably in the civil industry, as well as how to apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures.

You will also learn how to undertake basic levelling, simple concrete work, and repairing roads and pot holes.

Gain an advantage over your peers and increase your employment prospects as a potential apprentice or a trades assistant with the foundation skills and knowledge that every tradesperson hopes for!

On successful completion of this course, you will have the skills you need to provide a range of support tasks applicable to civil construction work sites right around Australia. This course is excellent preparation for gaining an apprenticeship in the civil construction industry.

Career opportunities

  • Labourer
  • Trainee plant operator
  • Apprentice

For this certificate there are 10 Core units and 6 electives:


  • RIIBEF201E Plan and organise work
  • RIICCM201E Carry out measurements and calculations RIICCM202E Identify, locate and protect underground services
  • RIICCM203E Read and interpret plans and job specifications RIICCM205F Carry out manual excavation
  • RIICCM207E Spread and compact materials manually
  • RIICOM201E Communicate in the workplace
  • RIISAM203E Use hand and power tools
  • RIISAM204E Operate small plant and equipment
  • RIIWHS201E Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures


  • RIICCM206E Support plant operations
  • RIICCM208E Carry out basic levelling
  • RIICCM209E Carry out concrete work
  • RIICRC201E Repair potholes
  • RIISAM201E Handle resources and infrastructure materials and safely dispose of nontoxic materials
  • RIIWMG203E Drain and dewater civil construction sites

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