Training Package:

RII Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package

(Release 3  31/01/2020)     


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 nineteen (19) units of competency made up of:

  • fourteen (14) core units of competency, and

  • five (5) elective units from the electives list below, including:

  • at least one (1) unit from Group A and

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

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

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


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

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

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

  • Care must be taken to ensure that all prerequisites specified within imported units, or units chosen as electives,
    are complied with.


    Unit Code and Title

    RIIBEF201D - Plan and organise work

    RIICCM201D - Carry out measurements and calculations

    RIICCM202D - Identify, locate and protect underground services

    RIICCM203D - Read and interpret plans and specifications

    RIICCM205E - Carry out manual excavation

    RIICCM206D - Support plant operations

    RIICCM207D - Spread and compact materials manually

    RIICCM208D - Carry out basic levelling

    RIICOM201D - Communicate in the Workplace

    RIIWHS201D - Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures

    RIISAM201D - Handle resources and infrastructure materials and safely dispose of non-toxic materials

    RIISAM203D - Use hand and power tools

    RIISAM204D - Operate small plant and equipment

    RIIWMG203D - 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



    Unit Code and Title

    RIIMPO317F - Conduct roller operations

    RIIMPO337E - Conduct articulated truck operations

    RIIVEH304D - Conduct tip truck operations



    Unit Code and Title

    RIIHAN308F - Load and unload plant

    RIIRIS201D - Conduct local risk control


  • Note: New units applicable as of 1st October 2019



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

RII30815 - Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations

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