RII40615 - Certificate IV in Civil Construction Operations

A civil construction specialist? Get formal recognition.

If you're a civil construction specialist with experience implementing operational plans, arranging and administering contracts, and performing other specialist operations within the civil construction industry within a supervisory role, then you may be eligible for a Certificate IV in Civil Construction Operations via RPL. This is perfect for those looking to achieve formal recognition in their trade and increase their employment prospects.

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The following provides the packaging rules for this qualification, followed by the list of relevant units of competency.

Total number of units = 12 

4 core units  plus

8 elective units,  of which:

  • at least four (4) must be chosen from Group A
  • at least two (2) must be chosen from Group B
  • no more than two (2) units may be chosen from elsewhere within this training package, or from another endorsed training package, or from an accredited course.

All elective units selected from outside this qualification must reflect current occupational and learning outcomes of this AQF qualification level.

There are both licensed and non-licensed units of competency relating to high risk work in the RII Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package. To be appointed under any statutory requirements in related roles, units of competency should be selected to meet the state/territory licensing requirements.

There are no prerequisites to imported units listed in this qualification. Where a unit is imported as an elective care must be taken to ensure that all prerequisites specified are complied with.

Core units

Unit code 

Unit title 


Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements


Implement and monitor environmental policies


Apply a quality management system on site


Apply risk management processes


Group A

Unit code 

Unit title 


Apply project procurement procedures


Administer contracts


Arrange contracts


Prepare tender documentation


Prepare response to tenders


Develop works maintenance schedule


Prepare for operational works


Manage civil plant and resources


Process and interpret data


Receive and prepare samples for testing


Perform basic tests


Prepare working solutions


Prepare trial batches for evaluation


Prepare, standardise and use solutions


Perform chemical tests and procedures


Perform physical tests


Perform mechanical tests


Assist with geotechnical site investigations


Conduct surface shotfiring operations


Apply the principles for the asphalt paving and compaction


Apply the principles for the application of bituminous sprayed treatment


Apply the principles for the application of polymer modified binder


Apply the principles for the selection and use of bituminous emulsion


Apply the principles for the application of slurry surfacing


Apply the principles of pavement profiling using a profiler


Apply the principles for the manufacture and delivery of hot mix asphalt


Apply the principles for the manufacture of cold mix


Apply the principles for the manufacture of polymer modified binder


Apply the principles for the manufacture of bituminous emulsion


Apply the principles for the manufacture of slurry surfacing


Apply the principles for the installation of underground service using open excavation


Apply the principles of flexible pavement construction


Apply the principles of rigid pavement construction


Apply the principles of the stabilisation of materials


Inspect and report on pavement condition


Carry out pavement condition measurement


Apply the principles of pavement maintenance


Apply the principles of civil concrete structures construction


Apply the principles of civil steel structures construction


Apply the principles of civil timber structures construction


Apply the principles of civil masonry, crib and gabion structure construction


Carry out inspections of civil structures


Apply principles of maintenance of civil structures


Apply the principles of tunnel construction


Apply the principles for the installation of underground services using trenchless technology


Select pavement surfacing


Supervise civil works contractors


Apply the principles of demolitions


Apply the principles of canal construction


Apply the principles of earthworks construction


Managing and coordinating spill responses

Group B

Unit code 

Unit title 


Implement operational plan


Implement continuous improvement


Develop and maintain positive community relations


Communicate information


Apply, monitor and report on compliance systems


Provide supervision in the leadership of diverse work teams

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

This qualification does not require any licensing

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  • Australian Training and Consulting - Provider Code 90886

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