RII40720 – Certificate IV in Civil Construction Supervision

RII40720 - Certificate IV in Civil Construction Supervision

Course Description

This qualification reflects the role of employees working in supervisory positions in civil construction. They perform tasks involving a broad range of varied activities most of which are complex and non-routine. They are responsible for the quantity and quality of the output of others, contribute to the development of technical solutions to non-routine problems and apply management plans to the workplace.

Units of Competency

Successful completion of 12 units of competency made up of:

  • 5 core units, plus
  • 7 elective units

Units of Competency delivered

Core Units
  • BSBMGT401 Show leadership in the workplace
  • BSBMGT402 Implement operation plan
  • BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
  • RIICWM401D Supervise civil works
  • RIIRIS401D Apply site risk management system
Elective Units
  • BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals
  • BSBMGT403 Implement continuous improvement
  • BSBSUS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • RIICOM301D Communicate information
  • RIICPL401D Apply the principles for the installation of underground service using open excavation
  • RIICSG401D Apply the principles of civil concrete structures construction
  • RIIMPO402D Apply the principles of earthworks construction


This course is delivered over approximately 12 – 18 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 supervisory 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:

  • Civil Construction Contract Supervisor 
  • Earthworks Technician (Civil Construction)

After achievement of this qualification, graduates may wish to undertake RII50415 – Diploma of Civil Construction Management.

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.