RII30820 Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations and CPC30320 Certificate III in Concreting


The dual RII30820 Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations and CPC30320 Certificate III in Concreting provides a trade level outcome for individuals working as skilled operators with civil construction plant, who apply a broad range of skills in varied work contexts, as well as undertaking concreting work on civil construction and subdivision projects.

This practical course is delivered mainly on the job, allowing participants to learn, gain, validate and improve their skills and knowledge in civil construction, plant operation and concreting.

The core units of competency in the qualification cover common skills for the civil construction industry, the concreting trade, and specialist units in operating plant and equipment and laying concrete for building and infrastructure projects.

This course is delivered by National Construction Training (NCT), a trading name of National Training Services Pty Ltd (RTO 21254).


Training for these qualifications is conducted on the job over 17 months.


Career outcomes after completing this course may include:

  • Earth moving plant operators.
  • Structural steel construction workers
  • Paving and surfacing layers
  • Mobile plant operators
  • Road constructor
  • Tunnel constructor
  • Bridge constructor
  • Pipe layer
  • Foundations constructor
  • Concreter
  • Concreter tilt panel fabricator


    This qualification is suitable for those who are currently working in the civil construction industry as well as regularly undertaking concreting tasks. This qualification is also designed to assist concreters who are looking to become qualified in preparation for the introduction of new Victorian Building Authority trades registration requirements which have been approved by the Victorian Government.


    There are no prerequisites, however you must be employed in a position undertaking civil construction plant operations and concreting tasks. This could be within the building and construction industry in in civil construction areas such as establish infrastrucure on land subdivision sites.

    You should confirm having a valid White Card by selecting the option ‘Yes’ in ‘Vocational Education and Training Qualification History’ section of NTS Enrolment Application Form


    National Training Services can access state government funding for these qualifications through the Victorian Skills First funding program. Participants who are eligible for Skills First funding will pay no tuition fees. If participants are not eligible for funding a fee may be required. See our Statement of Fees for details of the fee for service costs if you are not eligible for Skills First funding..


    You may be eligible for Skills First Funding if you are:

    • an Australian citizen, permanent resident, New Zealand citizen, or a holder of an approved bridging, protection, safe haven or humanitarian visa; and
    • living in Victoria
    • enrolling in no more than 2 Skills First funded programs this year

    Statement of fees for Skills First funded students

    Contact National Training Services to inquire about your eligibility for State Government funding. Phone 03 9988 7989.


    To be awarded the RII30820 Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations competency must be achieved in twenty (20) units of competency. These are comprised of:

    • Fifteen core units
    • Five elective units

    To be awarded the CPC30320 Certificate III in Concreting competency must be achieved in twenty two (22) units of competency. These are comprised of:

    • Seventeen core units
    • Five elective units

    There are 4 units common to both qualifications. This means the dual qualification can be achieved by completing a total of 38 units.

    View the full list of units of competency here  →


    Learning and assessment materials are supplied by NTS and equipment is provided by the workplace.

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    These 3 elective units require specialized equipment. National Training Services staff will undertake an equipment check before enrolment and advise you of any required equipment that is not available.

    If equipment for any of these 3 units is not available on the work site, then National Training Services may be unable to undertake training and assessment in these units or complete the qualification unless alternative elective units can be agreed on or participants can undertake some of the equipment training off-site with NTS or with another provider that has the equipment. Contact National Training Services during business hours if you want to discuss any of these options.

    Training undertaken with another RTO will be at the participant’s own time and expense and a Statement of Attainment will be required by National Training Services before the scheduled completion of training so that the full qualification can be issued.

    Details of the 3 elective units this charge applies to can be found on the list of units of competency.



    The scheduled duration for training and assessment of this program is 17 months.

    National Training Services has a one (1) month break in training and assessment each year which coincides with Christmas and New Year.

    One (1) month will be added to the scheduled duration of this program for each Christmas / New Year break in training and assessment where applicable.

    Depending on the program commencment date, the total time to complete this program will be extended by 1 or 2 months.

    The total time to complete this program will be shown on your training plan and course schedule that will include applicable Christmas/New Year breaks.

    Completion within the specified program duration is dependent on participants maintaining consistent attendance and submitting their assessments on time.

    Please note there will normally be a period of 1 month following the submission of final assessments before the results are processed and the certification issued.


    • Short answer questions
    • Workplace activities
    • Workplace Observations
    • Third Party Report
    • Projects related to Civil Construction


    • Training is delivered over 17 months
    • One on one learning
    • Self-paced reading
    • Research
    • Practical demonstration and practice
    Helpful links

    training.gov.au  –  for detailed course information.

    vba.vic.gov.au  –  Victorian Building Authority.


      Brokering Arrangements
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      For eligible students this training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.