RII30915 – Certificate III Civil Construction Pipelaying

Course Description

This is a general qualification for a person engaged or wishing to engage in basic operations within the Civil Construction Pipelaying environment undertaking a range of tasks involving known routines and procedures, and taking some responsibility for the quality of work outcomes


Units of Competency

Successful completion of twenty five (25) units of competency with at least four (4) of electives chosen must be at Certificate III level made up of:

Stream 3 – Pipe Laying

  • Seven (7) core units, and
  • Eighteen (18) elective units of which:
    • Ten (10) must be chosen from Group E
    • At least three (3) must be chosen from Group F and/or Group Q
    • At least one (1) must be chosen from Group G
    • Up to four (4) may come from Certificate II, Certificate III or Certificate IV from this, or any other Training Package or accredited course

Units of Competency delivered

  • RIIBEF201D – Plan and organise work
  • RIICCM201D – Carry out measurements and calculations
  • RIICCM203D – Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • RIICOM201D – Communicate in the workplace
  • RIISAM203D – Use hand and power tools
  • RIISAM204D – Operate small plant and equipment
  • RIIWHS201D – Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures
  • RIICCM202D – Identify, locate and protect underground services
  • RIICCM205E – Carry out manual excavation
  • RIICCM206D – Support plant operations
  • RIICCM207D – Spread and compact materials manually
  • RIICCM208D – Carry out basic levelling
  • RIICCM210D – Install trench support
  • RIISAM201D – Handle resources and infrastructure materials and safely dispose of non-toxic materials
  • RIIWHS302D – Implement traffic management plan
  • RIIWMG203D – Drain and dewater civil construction site
  • RIICRC208D – Lay pipes
  • RIICRC301D – Maintain drainage systems
  • RIICCM211D – Erect and dismantle temporary fencing and gates
  • RIIIMG301D – Maintain site records
  • RIIRIS201D – Conduct local risk control
  • RIIWHS202D – Enter and work in confined spaces
  • RIICRC203D – Install sub soil drainage
  • RIICPL301D – Install water mains pipelines
  • RIICPL302D – Install storm water systems


This course is delivered over approximately 18-24 months, allowing for application of learnings within the workplace in between structured sessions.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification. Students are expected to be already working in a site-based role.

Course Outcome and Pathways

Successful graduates will receive a Certificate of Award and Transcript for this qualification. Students who do not complete the full qualification can exit with a Statement of Attainment for successfully completed units of competency.

After achievement of this qualification, graduates may wish to undertake RII40715 – Certificate IV in Civil Construction Supervision.

National Recognition

Everyone is entitled to an opportunity to have their previous skills and knowledge recognised in order to gain formal qualifications and reduce duplication of training and/or assessment activity (and sometimes cost). Students are encouraged to apply at program commencement. Please refer to the Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) information in our Student Handbook for further information.

Training and Assessment

Kevesther delivers its training programs onsite at clients’ workplaces (or alternatively at Kevesther’s own training facilities) through face-to-face training, coaching and assessment activity (assessment includes knowledge questions and practical demonstration). Wherever possible, we utilise our client’s own company documentation and worksite-specific construction plans, etc. for more effective transfer of learning relevant to individual workplaces. Kevesther’s trainers and assessors work with our clients in a team-approach to ensure each student is given every opportunity to successfully complete their programs.