RII30920 – Certificate III Civil Construction (Road Construction and Maintenance)

RII30920 - Certificate III in Civil Construction

Stream 4 - Road Construction and Maintenance

Course Description

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.

The qualification applies to specialist occupations in road construction and maintenance. The individual may provide theoretical advice and support a team.

Units of Competency

Successful completion of 25 units of competency made up of:

  • 7 core units, plus
  • 18 elective units, of which:
    • nine (9) must be chosen from Group J
    • at least two (2) must be chosen from Group K
    • at least two (2) must be chosen from Group L
    • no more than five (5) may come from elsewhere within this training package, or from another endorsed training package, or from an accredited course
    • at least five (5) of the eighteen (18) elective units chosen must be road construction and maintenance (RIICRC) units.

Units of Competency delivered

Core Units

  • 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
Elective Units
  • 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
  • RIICRC201D – Repair potholes
  • RIICRC208D – Lay pipes
  • RIICRC301D – Maintain drainage systems
  • RIICRC302D – Place and form concrete kerb, channel and fixtures
  • RIICRC304D – Maintain sealed roads
  • RIICRC309D – Conduct stabiliser operations
  • RIIIMG301D – Maintain site records
  • RIIRIS201D – Conduct local risk control
  • RIISAM201D – Handle resources and infrastructure materials and safely dispose of non-toxic materials
  • RIIWMG203D – Drain and dewater civil construction site
  • RIIWHS202D – Enter and work in confined spaces
  • RIIWHS302D – Implement traffic management plan


This course is delivered over approximately 12 – 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.

Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Pavement Layer
  • Road Construction Worker
  • Construction Labourer  – Civil 

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

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.