If you are looking to develop a broad range of skills to further your career in the civil construction industry, then the Certificate III in Civil Construction apprenticeship is for you.
Career opportunities, include:
- civil construction worker
- civil engineer
- plant operator
- site manager
Pathways to further study:
- RII40815 Certificate IV in Civil Construction Design
- RII40615 Certificate IV in Civil Construction Operations
- RII40715 Certificate IV in Civil Construction Supervision
Studying the Certificate III in Civil Construction at Holmesglen
As a leading provider of a range of apprenticeships in the building trades, Holmesglen offers a flexible and engaging experience for apprentices.
We have a proven reputation for providing quality training that is designed to meet the needs of individuals and of companies and employers.
Our Civil Construction department offers apprenticeship training in the general stream. Holmesglen's innovative model of delivery is based on the principles of 70/20/10 training where 70 per cent is on the job, 20 per cent is coaching and peer review, and 10 per cent is classroom-based learning. All course unit/s theory and much of the practical assessment are completed in our Drummond Street campus and the Victorian Tunnelling Centre at Chadstone. Trainers make some workplace visits to demonstrate and assess practical aspects for some of the units.
Our training and assessment caters for varying entry levels while seeking to recognise your current skills and experience. Our qualified trainers come with a range of industry experience and we can customise training to suit your needs.
This course is also being offered as a traineeship. For more information, employers can contact us for a tailored solution.
Holmesglen does not offer school based or other forms of apprenticeship for the Certificate III Civil Construction qualification.
To receive this qualification you must complete seven core units and 18 elective units.
The electives were selected in consultation with the industry as being most relevant to work activities in general civil construction.
If you already hold statements of attainment for any of the units these may be eligible for credit transfer to count towards completion of the qualification.
||Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures
||Plan and organise work
||Communicate in the workplace
||Carry out measurements and calculations
||Read and interpret plans and job specifications
||Use hand and power tools
||Operate small plant and equipment
||Maintain site records
||Identify, locate and protect underground services
||Control traffic with stop-slow bat
||Implement traffic management plan
||Maintain drainage systems
||Install stormwater systems
||Install trench support
||Enter and work in confined spaces
||Work in accordance with an issued permit
||Load and unload plant
||Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations
||Contribute to team effectiveness
||Work as a safety observer/spotter
||Conduct civil construction excavator operations
||Conduct civil construction wheeled front end loader operations
||Carry out basic levelling
||Licence to perform dogging
| Code || Name |
|RIIWHS201D||Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures|
|RIIBEF201D||Plan and organise work|
|RIICOM201D||Communicate in the workplace|
|RIICCM201D||Carry out measurements and calculations|
|RIICCM203D||Read and interpret plans and job specifications|
|RIISAM203D||Use hand and power tools|
|RIISAM204D||Operate small plant and equipment|
|RIIIMG301D||Maintain site records|
|RIICCM202D||Identify, locate and protect underground services|
|RIIWHS205D||Control traffic with stop-slow bat|
|RIIWHS302D||Implement traffic management plan|
|RIICRC301D||Maintain drainage systems|
|RIICPL302D||Install stormwater systems|
|RIICCM210D||Install trench support|
|RIIWHS202D||Enter and work in confined spaces|
|MSMPER200||Work in accordance with an issued permit|
|RIIHAN308F||Load and unload plant|
|RIIMPO318F||Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations|
|BSBFLM312||Contribute to team effectiveness|
|RIIRTM203D||Work as a safety observer/spotter|
|RIIMPO320F||Conduct civil construction excavator operations|
|RIIMPO321F||Conduct civil construction wheeled front end loader operations|
|RIICCM208D||Carry out basic levelling|
|CPCCLDG3001A||Licence to perform dogging|
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.
Apprentices must have a training agreement in place with a registered employer from a relevant industry.
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview. These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.
Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
Qualification and recognition
On completion, you will attain the RII30915 Certificate III in Civil Construction.
How to apply
A training contract must be completed by the employer and apprentice within the first two weeks of employment.
An Australian Apprenticeship Support Network representative will visit the workplace to complete the training contract with the employer and the apprentice.
Visit the Australian Apprenticeships Support Network for more information.
If you have further questions about your application, please contact the department:
1300 639 888
Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.
Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.
|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
|Gov. subsidised Apprenticeship||$1,265.00|
Additional costs may apply to students who may require a Working With Children Check, National Police Check, consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and immunisation costs as relevant to the course requirements.
All fees are indicative only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. Find out more about paying for your course.