RII20715 - Certificate II in Civil Construction

South Australia

Units of Competency

Core Units

Successful completion of sixteen (16) units of competency made up of: Ten (10) CORE units – these are mandatory and cannot be changed
Unit CodeUnit Name
RIIBEF201DPlan and organise work
RIICCM201DCarry out measurements and calculations
RIICCM202DIdentify, locate and protect underground services
RIICCM203DRead and interpret plans and job specifications
RIICCM205ECarry out manual excavation
RIICCM207DSpread and compact materials manually
RIICOM201DCommunicate in the workplace
RIISAM203DUse hand and power tools
RIISAM204DOperate small plant and equipment
RIIWHS201DWork safely and follow WHS policies and procedures


Select up to six (6) electives
Unit CodeUnit Name
RIICBS202DHand spread asphalt
RIIHAN301EOperate elevating work platform
RIICCM206DSupport plant operations
RIISAM201DHandle resources and infrastructure materials and safely dispose of nontoxic materials
RIICCM208DCarry out basic levelling
RIIWHS202DEnter and work in confined spaces
RIICCM210DInstall trench support
RIIWHS205DControl traffic with stop-slow bat*
RIICCM211DErect and dismantle temporary fences and gates
RIIWMG203DDrain and dewater civil construction site
RIICRC201DRepair potholes
TLILIC0005Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)
RIICRC208DLay pipes
You can choose up to one (1) imported unit - Some Suggestions
Unit CodeUnit Name
AHCMOM213Operate and maintain chainsaws
RIIWHS302EOperate and maintain chainsaws
RIIRIS201DConduct local risk control
RIIMPO317FConduct roller operations

*In South Australia, you need both units to be able to conduct work zone traffic management operations, therefore one cannot be selected without the other (unless used as credit transfer).

Learners must be able to have regular and consistent on-the-job access to the tasks of the units selected.

Other electives may be offered, in accordance with the packaging rules. Please discuss with a Civil Train representative if you would like to discuss electives not identified on this course information brochure.

Course Overview

This qualification reflects the role of individuals working in an operational role in civil construction, who undertake a prescribed range of tasks using limited practical skills and fundamental knowledge, in a defined context working under supervision.

Course Duration

This program is offered as a full time, 12 week, course or it can be completed as an 18 month (SA) Contract of Training. Formal training may be completed in a shorter amount of time.

Entry Requirements

• Civil Train will conduct a Foundation Skills entry assessment at a level required to successfully complete the qualification and work in the industry at the level required for this qualification. Potential clients who are identified as not meeting course entry requirements will be assisted with referral to appropriate support services.

• In general, participants will need to be physically fit due to the nature of the work.

• Civil Train will conduct a suitability interview prior to enrolment

• Entrants will be required to be employed in the civil construction industry

• Entrants will be required to have a White Card prior to starting training on the qualification

Delivery & Assessment

There are theory and practical training and assessment components to the course.

Skills will be trained and assessed through a mixture of off-the-job and on-the-job training and assessment.

You may be able to seek recognition for your previous studies or experience. Civil Train offers Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) and Credit Transfer (CT) for this qualification.

Credit Transfer

Credit transfer involves assessing a previously completed course or subject to see if it provides equivalent learning or competency outcomes to those required within the current course of study.


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) provides students with an opportunity to have their current skills and competencies recognised.
These skills and competencies may relate to units that they are about to commence and as a result may exempt them from studying these units.

Fees Breakdown

Please refer to our Fees Schedule for current fees and subsidies.

Please refer to our Fees and Refunds Policy for terms and conditions.

The student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as Student services and resource fees.


The CTF provided funding support for training of eligible workers in the construction industry. We acknowledge the support of the CTF in reducing the costs of training for eligible workers.



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