Certificate III in Civil Construction (Pipe Laying)

Course Description

This qualification reflects the role of individuals working as skilled operators in civil construction, who apply a broad range of skills in varied work contexts, using some discretion and judgement and relevant theoretical knowledge. The individual may provide theoretical advice and support a team.

This specialisation ensures you are skilled in pipe laying infrastructure.

  • Time and project management skill development
  • Workplace Health and Safety requirements to perform civil construction works
  • Metric and calculation skills
  • Use of mixed materials to facilitate storm water, sewerage and water-supply
  • Underground services studies
  • Interpretation of plans and specifications

Career Opportunities

This course is suitable for those who are employed in quarrying, plant operation, civil construction, earthmoving, or general operations.

Core Units

Course Requirements

To successfully achieve this qualification, learners must demonstrate competency in a total of twenty units of competency, which is made up of eight core units and eighteen elective units.

  • RIIBEF201E
    Plan and organise work
  • RIICCM201E
    Carry out measurements and calculations
  • RIICOM201E
    Communicate in the workplace
  • RIIRIS301E
    Apply risk management processes
  • RIISAM203E
    Use hand and power tools
  • RIISAM204E
    Operate small plant and equipment
  • RIIWHS201E
    Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures
  • RIICCM203E
    Read and interpret plans and job specifications

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Elective Units

  • RIICCM202E
    Identify, locate and protect underground services
  • RIICCM205F
    Carry out manual excavation
  • RIICCM206E
    Support plant operations
  • RIICCM207E
    Spread and compact materials manually
  • RIICCM208E
    Carry out basic levelling
  • RIIWMG203E
    Drain and dewater civil construction sites
  • RIISAM201E
    Handle resources and infrastructure materials and safely dispose of nontoxic materials
  • RIIWHS302E
    Implement traffic management plans
  • RIICCM210E
    Install trench support
  • RIICRC208E
    Lay pipes
  • RIICPL301E
    Install water mains pipelines
  • RIICPL302E
    Install storm water systems
  • RIICPL303E
    Install sewer pipelines
  • RIIRIS201E
    Conduct local risk control
  • RIICRC203E
    Install sub-soil drainage
  • RIICRC201E
    Repair potholes
  • RIIMPO320F
    Conduct Civil Construction Excavator Operations
  • RIIHAN308F
    Load and unload plant

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Course Delivery

  • Combination of practical and theoretical learning and assessment.

Program Length

  • Have your existing skills recognised or complete this course as a traineeship on the job. Three years full-time and six years part-time.

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