RII30815 Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations

This nationally accredited, trade qualification is the industry standard for those who work as mobile plant operators.

By completing this course, students will have the most current industry qualification for operating equipment such as excavators, loaders, dozers, graders and rollers and develop a range of skills related to earthworks, road construction and general civil works.

With Government spending in infrastructure expected to be over $125 billion over the next 10 years, plant operators with recent qualifications will be in great demand.

Students can complete this course through an apprenticeship and there are significant Government
subsidies that recognise skills shortages in this area.


• Live training facilitys – courses run Monday to Friday at our unique quarry training facilitys, giving students the opportunity to get experience in a real working environment.

Our Trainers

Our trainers are highly qualified with decades of industry experience & knowledge between them .

They will confidently give you the training nessecary to be a succesful operator.

RII30815 Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations


To gain this qualification you need to complete 19 units of competency made up of 14 core units and 5 electives.

Core Units:

RIIBEF201D Plan and organise work
RIICCM201D Carry out measurements and calculations
RIICCM202D Identify, locate and protect underground services
RIICCM203D Read and interpret plans and specifications
RIICCM205E Carry out manual excavation
RIICCM206D Support plant operations
RIICCM207D Spread and compact materials manually
RIICCM208D Carry out basic levelling
RIICOM201D Communicate in the workplace
RIIWHS201D Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures
RIISAM201D Handle resources and infrastructure materials and safely dispose of non toxic materials
RIISAM203D Use hand and power tools
RIISAM204D Operate small plant and equipment
RIIWMG203D Drain and dewater civil construction sites


RIIMPO318E Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations
RIIMPO319D Conduct backhoe/loader operations
RIIMPO320E Conduct civil construction excavator operations
RIIMPO321E Conduct civil construction wheeled front end loader operations
RIIMPO323D Conduct civil construction dozer operations
RIIMPO317D Conduct roller operations
RIIMPO326D Conduct civil construction water cart operations
RIIMPO337D Conduct articulated truck operations
RIIRTM203D Work as a safety observer/spotter
RIIHAN308E Load and unload plant