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:
  • Construction Worker
  • Earthmoving Plant Operator
  • Mobile Plant Operator
The typical daily activities and physical and social demands faced by workers in the civil construction industry may include the following:
  • Wearing equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats.
  • Spending time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.
  • Talking with people face-to-face.
  • Working outdoors, exposed to the weather.
  • Being exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.

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). For information regarding USI requirements please click here. 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. Some of out practical training sites have specific PPE requirements which may include steel capped boots, long sleeved high vis shirt, and long pants. Please speak to a staff member for course specific requirements.

A Certificate and Record of Result will be issued within 30 calendar days of you being assessed as meeting the requirements for the course. A Statement of Attainment will be supplied for partial completion.

Eligibility Criteria
  • Candidates must be over the age of 16.
  • 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 the student information section of our website 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 one of our staff members.

Further information, policies & procedures are located in the Student Handbook as well as within the student information section of our website. Click here to review the Student Handbook before registering.

Course operated by ABV – RTO 52592.

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