National course code: RII20120

Certificate II in Resources and Infrastructure Work Preparation

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Overview About this course

Build a solid foundation for a career as a civil construction labourer in the secure civil construction industry. Use industry standard machinery, learn risk management and building techniques and transferrable worksite communication skills.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

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

    • Implement workplace health and safety processes for different worksites
    • Use tools and equipment
    • Communicate with peers and colleagues using construction terms
    • Understand fundamental theories behind the civil construction, mining or quarrying sectors

Course Outcomes

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

    • Experience working in a team to complete civil construction tasks
    • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
    • Credit towards the Certificate III in Civil Construction (General)

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

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

  • To be eligible for this course, you need to demonstrate the following:

    • Have access to a civil construction site, and can provide a letter from the construction company working on the site

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:

    • Comfort working at heights and in confined spaces
    • 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
    • An interest in learning basic maths calculations to work out areas and volumes

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 worker


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).

Study pathways

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The Certificate II in Resources and Infrastructure Work Preparation does not have any pre-requisite courses.

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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 Resources and Infrastructure Work Preparation qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 9 Units of competency, including 4 core and 5 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 and assess environmental and heritage concerns RIIENV201E

  • Conduct local risk control RIIRIS201E

  • Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures RIIWHS201E

  • Communicate in the workplace RIICOM201E

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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