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 judgement and relevant theoretical knowledge. The individual may provide theoretical advice and support a team. We will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to undertake a range of manual labouring tasks and operate machinery on constructions sites. You will learn about safe work practices, using equipment, tools and effective communication. You will also learn skills that will enable you to read plans, take measurements, drain site, spread and compact materials manually, assist in excavation, operate small plant and organise your work.

The typical job roles that you could move into following this course include:
  • Civil Construction Plant Operator
  • Civil Foundations Worker
  • Construction worker Site Maintenance
  • Mobile Plant Operator

Students are required to read the Student Handbook and agree to the Terms and Conditions prior to enrolment. All candidates must satisfactorily complete a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) assessment as well as a course suitability discussion during the enrolment process. You will receive course confirmation after your enrolment has been reviewed.

All students require a valid Unique Student Identifier (USI). Assessment methods vary according to the specific requirements for the unit of competency but may include written knowledge questions, projects, demonstration of skill, reports, and direct observation of practical tasks. Alternative methods of assessment are based on reasonable adjustment.

Practical aspects of the training may be conducted at a different location to the classroom components based on facility availability.

A Certificate and Record of Result will be provided for all students who successfully complete all aspects of the course. A Statement of Attainment will be supplied for partial completion.

Eligibility Criteria
  • Candidates must be unemployed or under employed.
  • Candidates must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or holders of a sub-class 309, 444, 785, 790, 820 or 826 visa; secondary holders of a temporary visa of sub-class 457; or holders of a Bridging Visa E (subclasses 050 and 051) where the visa holder has made a valid application for a visa of subclass 785 or 790
  • Candidates under the age of 18 who are mandatory high school age must have an accompanying NOA or have an exemption.
Tuition Fees
  • The student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as Student service and resource fees.
  • All fees and charges for funded training are taken from the DTWD VET Fees and Charges Policy. Please refer to our web site for more information.
  • For RPL fees, please refer to the Fees and Charges Policy on our web site.
  • Payment plans are available via EziDebit. Additionally, students who feel they are experiencing financial hardship should seek further advice from a Training Department staff member.

Further information, policies & procedures are located in the Student Handbook as well as within the student information section of our web site. Please ensure you read the Student Handbook before registering.

Information regarding eligibility and course tuition fees specific to each course can be found by following the link to check upcoming course dates and locations.

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