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RII20715 Certificate II in Civil Construction

This qualification would apply to individuals working in a variety of industry settings, planning on /currently involved in general construction, building, earth moving, traffic control, civil engineering or plant operation.


Candidates have a total of 12 months to complete the Certificate II, however based on a study commitment of 35- 38 hours per week; candidates are able to complete this in 6 months.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Licensing requirements

There is no licencing requirement for this qualification.


A possible training pathway for a student completing this qualification could be the following:

Certificate III Qualifications

  • RII30915 Certificate III in Civil Construction
  • RII30815 Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations

Certificate IV Qualifications

  • RII40815 Certificate IV in Civil Construction Design
  • RII40615 Certificate IV in Civil Construction Operations
  • RII40715 Certificate IV in Civil Construction Supervision

After achieving the RII20715 Certificate II in Civil Construction, candidates may pathway into Certificate III in Civil Construction (RII30915) or other Certificate III qualification within the Resource and Infrastructure Industry or other Industry area.

These qualifications represent a logical pathway regardless of whether the RTO offers the qualifications.

Job roles

Job roles associated with this qualification relate to the delivery of training and assessment of competence within the VET sector.

Employment outcomes may include the following role/s:

Job roles associated with this qualification relate to the delivery of training and assessment of competence within the VET sector.

  • Earth moving Labourer
  • Building and construction labourer
  • Plumbing labourer
  • General construction
  • Plant operations

Course Content

Sixteen (16) units are required for award of this qualification including:

  • Ten (10) are core units
  • Six (6) are elective units

The Nominal Hours for the Qualification as per the Victorian Implementation / Purchasing Guide are 910 Hours.

On successful completion of the following 16 units you will have attained the RII20715 Certificate II in Civil Construction

The following tables outline the Units of Competencies and FMedge subjects available for this Qualification.

Unit Code Unit Title Core /Elective Subject Area
RIIBEF201D Plan and organise work Core  –
RIICCM201D Carry out measurements and calculations Core  –
RIICCM202D Identify, locate and protect underground services Core  –
RIICCM203D Read and interpret plans and job specifications Core  –
RIICCM205E Carry out manual excavation Core  –
RIICCM207D Spread and compact materials manually Core  –
RIICOM201D Communicate in the workplace Core  –
RIISAM203D Use hand and power tools Core  –
RIISAM204D Operate small plant and equipment Core  –
RIIWHS201D Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures Core  –
RIICCM206D Support plant operations Elective  –
RIICCM208D Carry out basic leveling Elective  –
RIICRC201D Repair potholes Elective  –
RIICRC208D Lay pipes Elective  –
RIIWHS205D Control traffic with stop-slow bat Elective  –
RIIWMG203D Drain and dewater civil construction site Elective  –

Please Note: The elective units of competency have been selected by FMedge following industry consultation and are offered in the standard delivery of this course by FMedge. Candidates who have attained competency in alternate units may be eligible to substitute those units for Credit transfer/RPL or RCC in accordance with the training package rules for the RII20715 Certificate II in Civil Construction. Where this course is offered for our corporate clients and subject to the training packaging rules alternate electives may be substituted to provide customisation to their specific requirements.


Upon successful completion of the required 16 units, you will be awarded RII20715 Certificate II in Civil Construction.

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Delivery Methods

The course is delivered over 910 hours through a mix of structured face to face training on the job, and the completion of tasks and research that require additional exploration and development through self-directed learning.

The delivery model of the course allows for the student to set the time frame for completion with a guide of 3 weeks per unit of competency. Weekly contact with tutors and constant access to industry trainers and mentors assist participants build on the knowledge and skills developed with engagement with text, weekly tasks and unit assessments.

Programs can also be designed to meet your timeframe and the specific needs of your personal circumstances, your organisation and market sector.

Please contact us to discuss your organisation’s specific training needs and preferred delivery method (Online, classroom based or a blended approach).

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