Plan and organise work
Carry out measurements and calculations
Identify, locate and protect underground services
Read and interpret plans and job specifications
Carry out manual excavation
Support plant operations
Spread and compact materials manually
Carry out basic levelling
Communicate in the workplace
Handle resources and infrastructure materials and safely dispose of nontoxic materials
Use hand and power tools
Operate small plant and equipment
Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures
Drain and dewater civil construction site
Five (5) electives:
Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations
Conduct backhoe/loader operations
Conduct civil construction excavator operations
Conduct civil construction wheeled front end loader operations
Conduct civil construction dozer operations
Conduct civil construction grader operations
Conduct civil construction scraper operations
Conduct operations with integrated tool carrier
Conduct roller operations
Conduct water vehicle operations
Conduct articulated haul truck operations
Conduct tip truck operations
Install trench support
Erect and dismantle temporary fencing and gates
Operate elevating work platform
Load and unload plant
Conduct local risk control
Enter and work in confined spaces
Work safely at heights
Control traffic with stop slow bat
Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)
Operate and maintain chainsaws
Apply risk management processes
Implement traffic management plans
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.
This qualification reflects the role of a skilled operator working in civil construction plant, who applies a broad range of skills in a varied work context, using some discretion and judgement and relevant theoretical knowledge. The individual may provide theoretical advice and support a team.
This program is offered as a 24 month (WA) or 36 month (SA) Contract of Training. Formal training may be completed in a shorter amount of time.
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 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.
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.