Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations (RII30820)

Mobile plant operator |
Job Outcome: Mobile plant operator
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Estimated Salary: $55,000*
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If you’re working in or want to work in civil construction, our RII30820 Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations is right for you.

This civil construction course will develop your skills across a range of tools and equipment, and provide valuable knowledge to help you progress. Our RII30820 Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations covers a range of skills in areas such as plant operations and equipment, hand and power tools, basic levelling and excavation to prepare you to become a civil construction worker.


On-the-job training

This civil construction course is hands-on and will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to undertake a range of manual tasks and operate machinery on construction sites.
It is delivered with both theory and practical elements, with a mixture of classroom, group discussions, and individual research.

About the RII30820 Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operation

Career pathways

After successfully completing this civil construction course you will have a solid foundation of the skills and knowledge needed to work in the civil construction industry.

Entry requirements

  • You are over 16 years of age (if you’re under 18, your parent or guardian must sign the enrolment form on your behalf).
  • You are already working within Civil Construction and want to gain additional skills and knowledge or you would like to enter the civil construction industry.
  • Your language, literacy and numeracy will be evaluated to identify any support requirements.


Option 1:  This course is held 3 days per week and runs for 26 weeks.


Option 2: This course runs for 50 weeks comprising of:

3 days a week over 12 weeks

1 day a week over 33 weeks

Student will also be provided an additional 5 weeks at the completion of their face to face classes to complete all assessment tasks and practice skills where they are yet to demonstrate competence prior to this time.

Assessment methods

The assessment process will include written and practical presentations, observation and classroom participation and will require some time away from the training rooms completing assignments.


Most materials are supplied. Once you’re registered we will be in contact to confirm final unit selection, materials and fees.

Become a civil construction worker

This qualification reflects the role of a skilled operator working with civil construction plant and could lead to occupations including Leading Hand (Civil Construction), Site Maintenance Construction Worker, Mobile plant operator , Earth moving plan operator, General civil construction worker, Labourer and Traffic controller.

Tuition fees and payment options

All fees are related to your government eligibility and the state you are living in. Please follow the links below to see the fees and payment options for each state.

VIC // NSW // ACT // QLD

If you have any questions please get in touch with us on 1300 LEGEND.

*Salary sourced from Glassdoor Feb 2021.

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