Certificate III in Civil Construction

You'll be on the road to an 'in-demand' career with Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate III in Civil Construction. This course will develop your knowledge and levels of expertise, equipping you to work as a skilled operator in road construction and maintenance.

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Build your future

Get started for a career in civil road construction with this nationally recognised qualification.

Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Civil Construction is a workplace traineeship that allows you to get started in the civil construction industry without previous experience.

Industry connections and resources

Our industry-experienced teachers bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to focus on workmanship, instil a sound work ethic and develop skills that are in demand in the industry.

We’ll visit you on site and work with your employer to develop a training plan so you get the most out of your course. While there they will also measure your progress.

Employment outcomes

Successful completion of this course will give you the skills needed to become a valued worker in the road construction industry.


We will use various forms of assessment including: oral questions, written tests, assignments and practical participation.

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Part-time: 2 years
Workplace traineeship: 2 years

Modes of Delivery


Entrance Requirements

This course is designed for people who are currently employed in the civil construction industry. You are also eligible to enrol without previous experience.

Career Pathways

Working in Civil Construction is both broad and varied. Become a plant operator in road construction and maintenance and see where your career takes you.

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July
  • Midyear

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.