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Training Package:

RII Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package

(Release 3  23/03/2022)     


The key client groups for this qualification are local contractors and staff at a workplace. These workplaces include:

  • Civil Construction projects


This qualification will appeal to anyone currently employed or wanting to be employed in the civil construction industry. Clients will obtain, confirm or further their skills within the construction industry.

Safework Australia encourages formal competency-based training and assessment for the operation of this type of equipment through registered training organisations. Formal training and assessment, together with currency of experience will go a long way in demonstrating the competency of the operator.

Entry Requirements:

DATS will consider training applicants less than 18 years of age but all applicants must be able to speak and understand English in order to participate in the assessment. Oral assessments can be arranged for applicants with writing and reading difficulties.

Course Description:

This qualification reflects the role of a skilled operator working with civil construction plant, who applies a broad range of skills in a varied work context, using some discretion and judgment and relevant theoretical knowledge. The individual may provide theoretical advice and support a team

Qualification Structuring Rules:

The following table provides the packaging rules for this qualification, followed by the list of relevant units of competency.

Successful completion of twenty (20) units of competency made up of:

  • fifteen (15) core units of competency, and

  • five (5) elective units of which:

  • at least one (1) must be chosen from group A,

  • at least two (2) must be chosen from Group B,

  • no more than two (2) may be chosen from Group C,

  • no more than one (1) may be chosen elsewhere within this this training package, or from another endorsed training package, or from an accredited course

  • OR

  • at least two (2) must be chosen from group A,

  • a further three (3) may be chosen from group A, B, or C,

  • no more than one (1) may be chosen elsewhere within this this training package, or from another endorsed training package, or from an accredited course

All elective units selected from outside this qualification must reflect current occupational and learning outcomes of this AQF qualification level.


Unit Code and Title

RIIBEF201E - Plan and organise work

RIICCM201E - Carry out measurements and calculations

RIICCM202E - Identify, locate and protect underground services

RIICCM203E - Read and interpret plans and 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

RIIWHS201E - Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures

RIISAM201E - Handle resources and infrastructure materials and safely dispose of non-toxic materials

RIISAM203E - Use hand and power tools

RIISAM204E - Operate small plant and equipment

RIIWMG203E - Drain and dewater civil construction site



Unit Code and Title

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

RIIMPO323E - Conduct civil construction dozer operations

RIIMPO324F - Conduct civil construction grader operations

RIIMPO325E -  Conduct civil construction scraper operations

RIIMPO337E -  Conduct articulated truck operations



Unit Code and Title

RIIHAN309F - Conduct telescopic materials handler operations

RIIMPO315F -  Conduct tractor operations

RIIMPO316E - Conduct self-propelled compactor operations

RIIMPO317F - Conduct roller operations

RIIMPO337E - Conduct articulated truck operations

RIIVEH304E - Conduct tip truck operations



Unit Code and Title

RIIHAN301E - Operate elevating work platform

RIIHAN308F - Load and unload plant

RIIRIS201E - Conduct local risk control



Apprenticeship requirements

Participants in the qualification will be signed up with an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) and will enter into a Training Contract with an employer. In accordance with contract requirements, the commencement date for training will commence after the 3 month probationary period in order to determine compatibility and suitability of the apprentice.



Obtain work as a Plant Operator

Access and Equity Principles:

Dickens Assessment and Training Services have made every effort to ensure the ethnic, cultural and intellectual aspects of the target group have been considered in the selection of appropriate delivery and assessment methods for this qualification

Learning Needs of Candidates

A number of units in this qualification have key competencies at Level 3, which indicates a high level of Language, Literacy and Numeracy. RTO administers a LLN assessment to all candidates at the ‘sign up’ stage to determine any required needs; and through their monitoring process can identify areas of concern and offer support throughout the course progression.


Prerequisite requirements

No prerequisites

Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations

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