From January 2019, this course will be offered free of tuition fees for eligible students under the Victorian government's Free TAFE for Priority Courses program, designed to reduce the financial barrier for students wanting to train in courses that lead to jobs in demand from Victorian employers. If you're eligible, the State Government will cover the full cost of your tuition fees for this course, saving you thousands of dollars. Other fees, such as materials and amenities, may still apply. Enquire here or call 9269 8400 to check your eligibility for this offer.
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Civil Construction workplace traineeship is for existing workers and new starters alike.This course will equip you to work at companies that build and maintain pipelines, sewers, water treatment systems, roads, bridges, subway tunnels and telecommunications.
Create a future in urban infrastructure with this nationally recognised qualification. Industry connections and resources will help make this course your new career direction with a multitude of opportunities. Your Certificate III in Civil Construction prepares you for a huge range of roles, including:
- Utilities Industry Worker (transmission laying)
- Tunnel Constructor
- Road Builder, Marker or Paver
- Bridge Constructor
- Leading Hand (civil construction)
- Timber Bridge Builder
- Site Maintenance Construction Worker
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 will use various forms of assessment including: oral questions, written tests, assignments and practical participation.
DepartmentAgriculture and Animal Studies
Workplace traineeship: 2 years
Modes of Delivery
From January 2019, this course is offered at $0 tuition for eligible students under the Victorian State Government's Free TAFE for Priority Courses program. Note you may still have to pay other fees, such as materials and amenities. Enquire here or call 9269 8400 to check your eligibility for this offer.
Enquire now to find out if you are eligible for government funding and other forms of help paying for fees. The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an annual Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250
Assessment MethodsTesting Skill records Practical demonstrations
Entrance RequirementsThis course is designed for people who are currently employed in the civil construction industry. You are also eligible to enrol without previous experience.
Career PathwaysWorking in Civil Construction is both broad and varied. Become a general hand in the construction and maintenance industry and see where your career takes you there is so many options for your future.
Units Of Study
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.
|AHCMOM213||Operate and maintain chainsaws||40|
|BSBCUS301||Deliver and monitor a service to customers||35|
|BSBDIV301||Work effectively with diversity||30|
|BSBFLM312||Contribute to team effectiveness||40|
|FPICOT2239A||TRIM AND CROSS CUT FELLED TREES||40|
|RIIBEF201D||PLAN AND ORGANISE WORK||20|
|RIICBS302D||Conduct paver screeding operations||58|
|RIICCM201D||CARRY OUT MEASUREMENTS AND CALCULATIONS||30|
|RIICCM203D||READ AND INTERPRET PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS||40|
|RIICCM205E||Carry out manual excavation||8|
|RIICCM208D||CARRY OUT BASIC LEVELLING||8|
|RIICOM201D||COMMUNICATE IN THE WORKPLACE||20|
|RIICRC204D||Install and maintain roadside fixtures||30|
|RIIHAN301D||Operate elevating work platform||40|
|RIIHAN308E||Load and unload plant||20|
|RIIMPO318E||Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations||80|
|RIISAM201D||Handle resources and infrastructure materials and safely dispose of nontoxic materials||16|
|RIISAM203D||USE HAND AND POWER TOOLS||80|
|RIISAM204D||OPERATE SMALL PLANT AND EQUIPMENT||20|
|RIIWHS201D||WORK SAFELY AND FOLLOW OHS POLICY AND PROCEDURES||20|
|RIIWHS205D||CONTROL TRAFFIC WITH STOP-SLOW BAT||8|
|RIIWHS302D||IMPLEMENT TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT PLAN||20|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.