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

Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification considerations 

Licensing, legislative and certification requirements that apply to this qualification can vary between states, territories, and industry sectors. Users must check requirements with relevant body before applying the qualification.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Core units

RIIBEF201EPlan and organise work

RIICCM201E - Carry out measurements and calculations

RIICCM202E - Identify, locate and protect underground services

RIICCM203E - Read and interpret plans and job specifications

RIICCM205F - Carry out manual excavation

RIICCM206E - Support plant operations

RIICCM207E - Spread and compact materials manually

RIICCM208E - Carry out basic levelling

RIICOM201E - Communicate in the workplace

RIIRIS301E - Apply risk management processes

RIISAM201E - Handle resources and infrastructure materials and safely dispose of nontoxic materials

RIISAM203E - Use hand and power tools

RIISAM204E - Operate small plant and equipment

RIIWHS201E - Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures

RIIWMG203E - Drain and dewater civil construction sites


Group A

RIIMPO318F - Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations

RIIMPO319E - Conduct backhoe/loader operations

RIIMPO320F - Conduct civil construction excavator operations

RIIMPO321F - Conduct civil construction wheeled front end loader operations

RIIMPO322E - Conduct civil construction tracked front end loader operations

RIIMPO323E - Conduct civil construction dozer operations

RIIMPO324F - Conduct civil construction grader operations

RIIMPO325E - Conduct civil construction scraper operations

RIIMPO327E - Conduct pipe layer operations

RIIMPO337E - Conduct articulated haul truck operations

RIIMPO338E - Conduct rigid haul truck operations

Group B

RIICRC308E - Conduct paver operations

RIICRC309E - Conduct stabiliser operations

RIIHAN309F - Conduct telescopic materials handler operations

RIIHAN311F - Conduct operations with integrated tool carrier

RIIMPO315E - Conduct tractor operations

RIIMPO316E - Conduct self-propelled compactor operations

RIIMPO317F - Conduct roller operations

RIIMPO326E - Conduct water vehicle operations

RIIMPO328E - Conduct continuous bucket trencher operations

RIIMPO336E - Conduct belly dump truck operations

RIIVEH304E - Conduct tip truck operations

Group C

AHCSAW201 - Conduct erosion and sediment control activities

AHCSAW301 - Construct conservation earthworks

BSBTWK301  - Use inclusive work practices

CPCCCM2007* - Use explosive power tools

CPCCLDG3001A - Licence to perform dogging

CPCCLSF2001A - Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding basic level

CPCCWHS2001 - Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

HLTAID011 - Provide First Aid

RIICCM204E - Place and fix reinforcement materials

RIICCM209E - Carry out concrete work

RIICCM210E - Install trench support

RIICCM211E - Construct and dismantle fences and gates

RIICRC201E - Repair potholes

RIICRC208E - Lay pipes

RIIHAN208E - Perform dogging

RIIHAN211D - Conduct basic scaffolding operations

RIIHAN301E - Operate elevating work platform

RIIHAN308F - Load and unload plant

RIIQUA201E - Maintain and monitor site quality standards

RIIRIS201E - Conduct local risk control

RIIRIS202E - Respond to site based spills

RIISAM205E - Cut, weld and bend materials

RIISAM213E - Position and set up mobile lighting

RIIWHS202E - Enter and work in confined spaces

RIIWHS204E - Work safely at heights

RIIWHS205E - Control traffic with stop-slow bat

TLILIC0005 - Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)

TLILIC0008 - Licence to operate a non-slewing mobile crane (greater than 3 tonnes capacity)

An asterisk (*) against a unit code below indicates that there is a prerequisite requirement that must be met.