RII20720 Certificate II in Civil Construction

(Prepare to launch into an apprenticeship)

For those who want to enter or are currently employed in the civil construction industry, this course will give you all the skills and knowledge you need. You will develop a range of skills associated with small plant and equipment, hand and power tools, basic levelling and excavation. You will also learn how to safely work on a construction site.



Career Pathways

This qualification reflects the role of individuals working in supervisory and technical specialist positions in civil construction.

Entry Requirements

There are no educational entry requirements for this qualification, however:

  • PParticipants must be 15 years old or over (If you’re under 18, your parent or guardian must sign the enrolment form on your behalf).
  • Be competent in written and spoken English. All prospective students will undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) evaluation prior to commencing the training.
  • Students must be an Trainee and have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).
  • Trainees must be registered with an Apprenticeship Centre and have a training agreement with a registered employer from a relevant industry.


This course is delivered over a 12-month period.


This course is delivered with both theory and practical elements on-the-job.

Workplace based training and assessment.

Demonstration, Observation, Oral Question, Third Party Evidence.


The tuition fees you pay will depend on whether you are eligible for government funding subsidies within your state.  Find out more here or contact us for more information.

Assessment Methods

This program is hands on and will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to undertake a range of manual tasks on construction sites. After successfully completing this course you will have a solid foundation of the skills and knowledge needed to work in the civil construction industry.

Assessments are completed to measure your skills and knowledge against the training qualification requirements and those of the industry. The assessment process will include written and practical presentations and observation.


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

Unless specified, students are expected to provide their own PPE; however, some may be supplied by your employer:

  • Suitable work boots
  • Workwear suitable for construction
  • Gloves (may be supplied by employer)
  • Safety glasses (may be supplied by employer)
  • Hard hat (may be supplied by employer)
  • High visibility vest or clothing (vest may be supplied by CWBTS)
  • Sunscreen (may be supplied by employer)
  • Safety sunglasses (if doing work outside)
  • Earmuffs or plugs (may be supplied by employer)

Minimum Technology Requirements

CWBTS  uses a learning management system (LMS) for online course delivery and assessment submission.

The following are the minimum information technology requirements to enable optimal access to the LMS:

PC – Windows Operating System

  • Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (Exclude S Mode)
  • Single-core 1Ghz or higher
  • 2GB of free disk space
  • 8GB RAM

Supported Browsers:

  • Chrome 119 or later (preferred)
  • Microsoft Edge 118 or later
  • Firefox 120 or later
  • Safari 16 or later (Mac only)

The minimum screen resolution: 1200×800. Ensure you have the largest possible screen for the best experience. (Minimum 13-inch Display for PC/Laptop and MAC)

Software Requirements:

  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) (preferred)
  • LibreOffice (Microsoft Office Suite alternative)
  • Zoom
  • Acrobat Reader

Mobile Apps (Optional)

  • Zoom
    • iOS 11 or later
    • iPadOS 13 or later
    • Android 6.0 or later
  • Canvas
    • iOS 15 or later
    • Android 8.0 or later


  • Mac OS X 10.11 or later
  • 2GB of free disk space
  • 8GB RAM

VR Centre (Only for Cert IV and Diploma B&C – Module C)
Recommended specifications

  • Processor: 4-core processor
  • 3GB of free disk space
  • 2GB RAM

These are Recommended Specifications. The VR Centre app can run on much lower specs