Certificate III in Civil Construction


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.

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The Certificate III in Civil Construction qualification can be done at any of our High-Risk Training Facilities, located at Yatala, Moranbah, Townsville, Rockhampton, Gladstone, Cairns, Weipa, and Darwin. Your course consists of learning material, theory assessment, and a practical assessment. ENROL NOW

Course Overview

The Certificate III in Civil Construction qualification will provide you with the skills and knowledge to further your career in an operational capacity. You will learn how to work in a Civil Construction environment with little supervision and work in a team environment.

Potential job outcomes include:

  • Local government
  • Mining
  • Quarrying
  • Other civil related industries

The qualification has core and elective units of competency that cover the skills for the following eight (8) specialist and one (1) general Civil construction streams:

  • Stream 1 – Bituminous Surfacing
  • Stream 2 – Bridge Construction and Maintenance
  • Stream 3 – Pipe Laying
  • Stream 4 – Road Construction and Maintenance
  • Stream 5 – Road Marking
  • Stream 6 – Tunnel Construction
  • Stream 7 – Timber Bridge Construction and Maintenance
  • Stream 8 – Traffic Management
  • Stream 9 – Civil Construction General

Total number of units = 25

Core Units = 7
Elective Units = 18

Course Duration:

Australian Qualifications Framework volume of learning for a Certificate III qualification*

1 – 2 years (1200 – 2400 hours)
Hours may be reduced depending on:

  • RPL awarded
  • Credit transfers
  • Additional documented experience

* Certificate III qualifications are often the basis for trade outcomes and undertaken as part of a traineeship or apprenticeship. In these cases, up to four years may be required to achieve the learning outcomes.

Understanding the amount of training required

The AQF ‘volume of learning’ range is considered to be a starting point for RTOs determining the ‘amount of training’ required to deliver a particular qualification. In a competency-based training environment, which is centred on demonstrated competence against industry-defined standards of performance rather than strict course durations, students aren’t required to study for a specified number of weeks or months. Competency-based training is the concept that individuals learn at different rates as well as through different modes and different environments and that the skills and knowledge that a student has acquired previously are able to be formally recognised.

For further information please call 1300 CIVIL S to request an information pack.

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  • Funding – This course may or may not be subsidised by government funding or industry incentives. Some courses as low as $50 (your contribution) Enquire NOW to see if you are eligible for any funding options available (for some courses only) – we are a registered RTO for various State & Federal Funding including UserChoice, Certificate 3 Guarantee, CSQ, Skilling Queenslanders for Work, Aboriginal Responsive Skilling Grants or BERT
Study Options
  •    Blended
  •    Night course options (subject to minimum numbers)
  •    We can come to you
  •    Group bookings
  •    Bundle packages available

About This Course

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning is offered by Civil Safety. Call 1300 CIVIL S to enquire about fees and processes

Credit Transfer

Credit transfer may be offered on units of competency that you already hold. Contact Civil Safety. Call 1300 CIVIL S to enquire about fees and process

Course Locations

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Course Fees

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LLN Indicator

If you have not previously studied a certificate-level qualification before we will need to check your readiness for study. Please call 1300 CIVIL S prior to enrolling for more information.