RII30920 - Certificate III in Civil Construction Bituminous Surfacing

Western Australia

Units of Competency

Core Units

Successful completion of twenty five (25) units of competency made up of: Seven (7) CORE units – these are mandatory and cannot be changed
Unit CodeUnit Name
RIIBEF201EPlan and organise work
RIICCM201ECarry out measurements and calculations
RIICCM203ERead and interpret plans and job specifications
RIICOM201ECommunicate in the workplace
RIIRIS301EApply risk management processes
RIISAM203EUse hand and power tools
RIISAM204EOperate small plant and equipment
RIIWHS201EWork safely and follow WHS policies and procedures


At least four (4) group A and/or group B units
Unit CodeUnit Name
RIICBS202EHand spread asphalt
**RIICBS302EConduct paver screeding operations
**RIICBS304ECompact asphalt with rollers
**RIICBS305EConduct asphalt paver operations
**RIICBS313Conduct tack coat spraying operations
**RIICCM207ESpread and compact materials manually
Group B
Unit CodeUnit Name
**RIICBS306EConduct micro surfacing operations
**RIICBS307EConduct bitumen sprayer operations
**RIICBS308ELoad aggregate using purpose built loaders
**RIICBS309EConduct self-propelled aggregate spreader operations
**RIICBS312EConduct bitumen tanker operations
**RIICBS314Conduct aggregate spreader box operations
**RIICBS315Roll aggregate in sprayed sealing operations
Select no more than nine (9) group C units
Unit CodeUnit Name
BSBOPS304Deliver and monitor a service to customers
BSBOPS402Coordinate business operational plans
BSBTWK301Use inclusive work practices
RIICBS203ESafely handle bituminous materials
**RIICBS207ETake samples of road surfacing materials
**RIICBS310EConduct patching operations
**RIICBS316Conduct pavement sweeping operations
RIICCM205FCarry out manual excavation
RIIIMG301EMaintain site records
RIISAM201EHandle resources and infrastructure materials and safely dispose of nontoxic materials
**RIIVEH304EConduct tip truck operations
RIIWHS302EImplement traffic management plans
You can choose up to five (5) imported units – some suggestions
Unit CodeUnit Name
RIIMPO317FConduct roller operations
RIICCM206ESupport plant operations
RIIHAN308FLoad and unload plant
RIIMPO318FConduct civil construction skid steer loader operations

**These units are available when assessed in conjunction with an appropriate industry expert, provided by the employer. The industry expert must hold the relevant vocational competencies and have current industry skills directly relevant to the training and assessment being provided and must work alongside a trainer and/or assessor to conduct the assessment. This means the industry subject matter expert should hold the unit being assessed (or an equivalent unit), and must also demonstrate skills and knowledge from the minimum 5 years of current work experience after competency has been obtained.

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 page.

Course Overview

This qualification reflects the role of a skilled operator working in civil construction, who applies a broad range of skills in a varied work context, using some discretion and judgement and relevant theoretical knowledge.

Course Duration

This program is offered as a 36 month apprenticeship (WA) or 36 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.



If you are interested in this course, you may also be interested in

Our Industry Partners

As the training division of the civil construction industry association, we come with some heavy duty industry endorsement. Here are just a few of our valued industry partners that are proud to use Civil Train as their training provider of choice.

Civil Train W RTO White PNG


Office Details
1 South Road, Thebarton SA 5031, Australia
Ph: 08 8111 8001 Fax: (08) 8111 8002
Email: courses@ccfsa.com.au

Civil Train Live Works Site
59-71 Heaslip Rd, Burton, SA 5110, Australia

Civil Train Regency Park
Unit 2 16-18 Tikalara Street, Regency Park, SA, 5010, Australia


Alice Springs
475 South Stuart Highway, Kilgariff NT 0873, Australia
Ph: 08 8953 3515 / 0416 439 090 / 0427 003 913
Email: coursesnt@ccfsa.com.au

76 The Esplanade, Darwin, NT 0800, Australia


CCF WA House
70 Verde Drive, Jandakot WA 6164, Australia
Ph: 08 9417 1980 or 0400 223 470
Email: courseswa@ccfsa.com.au

to work in civil, you need to
Train with the civil experts

As an industry association for civil construction we engage with our members to learn of emerging technologies and trends. Utilising this knowledge to continue to adapt and deliver high quality, job specific training to our industry, focused on competency and safety.

Quick MSG

© 2019 – 2022, Civil Contractors Federation South Australia.  All Rights Reserved /// RTO 45621 /// ABN: 92619501512