RII20715 - Certificate II in Civil Construction

This course provides participants with practical civil skills including the use of hand and power tools, operation of small plant and equipment, spreading and compacting materials, controlling traffic, concreting and industry relevant licences such as white card, yellow card and forklift. 

Training is delivered 4 days per week (Monday to Thursday) for a period of 12 weeks, with opportunities for work experience placements that may be available to suitable candidates.

Please call 1300 112 832 for further information. 
WorkReady Subsidised Training
This course is subsidised by the South Australian Governments' WorkReady initiative for eligible students. Only students who meet the eligibility criteria will qualify for subsidised training. View eligibility criteria, here.
Course Admission Requirements / pre-requisites
Applicants will be required to attend an interview and undertake pre-assessment to ensure suitability for the course, which may include drug and alcohol testing. You must be at least 16 years of age and have a command of the English language to enable fluent communication (written and oral). You must wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (see PPE requirements).
Employment Outcomes
Certificate courses aim to provide training at the operative level to equip students with selected practical, technical and theoretical skills in construction as well basic skills and an overview into civil construction vocations. Obtaining this trade qualification may enhance your employment opportunities. 
NB: Completion of this course does not guarantee an employment outcome. 
Skills Covered





Plan and organise work


Carry out measurements and calculations


Identify, locate and protect underground services


Read and interpret plans and specifications


Carry out manual excavation


Spread and compact materials manually


Communicate in the workplace


Use hand and power tools


Operate small plant equipment 


Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures






Carry out basic levelling          


Lay pipes


Operate elevating work platform (Yellow Card)                   


Enter and work in confined spaces


Control traffic with stop-slow bat


Licence to operate a forklift truck

In order to complete this qualification students must successfully achieve a total of 16 units of competency, 10 core and 6 elective units (as outlined above); Plus a white card. 
Students who successfully complete all the requirements of this course will be issued with a Record of Results and a Certificate II in Civil Construction (RII20715).
Students who do not complete all the units of competency within this course will receive a Statement of Attainment for those units of competency that have been successfully achieved.
PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) to be supplied by participant:
  • Safety boots (steel cap)
  • Safety glasses (non-tinted)
  • Long pants
  • Long-sleeved shirt (for WHS reasons please do not wear excessively loose clothing)
  • High visibility vest
  • Sun protection as required
Delivery Location
  • Ottoway Trade Training Centre - 275 Grand Junction Road, Ottoway SA 5013 

WorkReady Concessions
Concessions are available to holders of the following cards:
  • Health care card
  • Pensioner concession card
  • Pensioner concession card issued by the Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA)

How to Apply
Applications and enquiries can be made:

  • online by clicking the 'Enquire Now' button below;
  • through your Employment Service Provider;
  • by email at bookings@atec.asn.au; or
  • by calling ATEC on 1300 112 832.
Course Fees - Full Fee paying students (ineligible for WorkReady Subsidies)
The full course fee is $4,125. A deposit of 20% ($825) is required at enrolment. Direct Debit arrangements are available.
NBAll participants are required to supply their own PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) see list above.
Important information for prospective students in regards to ATEC policies can be found here

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