RII30920 Certificate III in Civil Construction (General) – Traineeship Program

The General Stream of the RII30920 Certificate III in Civil Construction covers a broad range of skills in varied work context including road and earthworks, excavation, site maintenance and traffic control as well as underground services and elevated work platforms. Working in the civil construction industry you will learn to work with machinery and equipment in a range of civil construction settings. This may range from preparation work on new housing or industrial estates, to working on local roads and freeways.

Career Pathways

The qualification applies to general civil construction occupations.

Entry Requirements

There are no educational entry requirements for this qualification, however participants 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.
  • Be a Trainee and have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).
  • Be registered with an Apprenticeship Centre and have a training agreement with a registered employer from a relevant industry.

Before enrolling in this course, you must successfully complete the WHS Induction Training (CGIT Card/White Card etc) which will allow you entry into a construction worksite.


Maximum of 30 months. Duration will vary depending on individual circumstances.


Workplace based training and assessment.

Questions and Workplace Observations.


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 and operate machinery 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.

This course is delivered with both theory and practical elements.

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, observation.


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

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