National course code: RII20720

Certificate II in Civil Construction

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Overview About this course

Enjoy a versatile career as a civil construction labourer in the booming civil construction industry. Prepare for future construction projects and workforces and gain the skills to support safe and sustainable infrastructure across the country.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Plan and organise projects in a team

  • Read and interpret plans and specifications

  • Work safely on a construction site

  • Carry out measurements and calculations

  • Carry out manual excavation

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Experience working on foundational civil construction tasks

  • Exposure to real civil construction sites and settings

  • Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol.

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

  • This course is also offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the traineeship eligibility requirements.

Completion requirements

During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:

  • A general construction induction card (commonly known as a white card). You will need this before you can enter a construction site.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • The ability to use hand tools like drills and hammers

  • Willingness to work at heights and in confined spaces

  • Literacy and maths skills at an Australian Year 10 level

  • Fitness at an intermediate level to manage physical tasks like shovelling, moving surveying equipment and walking long distances

  • Teamwork and collaborative skills

  • A commitment to safety

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: Civil construction labourer, Civil construction worker, Civil construction road surfacing worker, Civil construction site maintenance worker, Civil construction road maintenance worker, Civil construction bridge maintenance worker and Civil construction pipe laying worker

Licensing

A white card (or general construction induction card) is required for workers who want to carry out construction work in NSW. This is specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007). Visit the SafeWork website for more information on applying for your white card.

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Certificate II in Civil Construction does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 0 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

The Certificate II in Civil Construction does not have any post-graduate courses.

Related study 2 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Subjects in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate II in Civil Construction qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 16 Units of competency, including 10 core and 6 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Identify, locate and protect underground services RIICCM202E

  • Carry out manual excavation RIICCM205F

  • Plan and organise work RIIBEF201E

  • Read and interpret plans and job specifications RIICCM203E

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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