RII20715 Certificate II in Civil Construction

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Course description

This course is currently only available to secondary students through VETDSS. Please contact your school to apply. Fees for VETDSS will differ to those listed below and should be discussed with your school. For more course information see RII20715 VETDSS - Certificate II in Civil Construction

Are you currently attending secondary school and hoping to gain an apprenticeship in the civil construction industry? While undertaking this course you will learn hands-on construction techniques, entry-level skills and the knowledge you need to work in the civil construction industry. These skills will set you up for securing an apprenticeship in the construction industry. When you complete this course you may gain credit towards your VCE or VCAL.

Work placement/industry experience

How often do I attend?

How often do I attend?

PT - half to 1 day per week | day of attendance varies according to course

Possible career outcomes

  • Construction Labourer
  • Civil Construction General Hand
  • Civil Construction Apprentice

Changes to delivery due to COVID-19
While The Gordon is permitted to deliver face-to-face teaching in compliance with current Government guidelines and COVIDSafe restrictions, many courses will utilise a blend of remote and on-campus learning. Find out more about delivery changes here.

Applications & attendance

Please contact Customer Service on 5225 0800 to discuss late applications and upcoming intakes.


Offers are made to successful applicants as soon as possible, once all application requirements are satisfied. See more information on attendance definitions and offer dates.

  • Aged 15 years and over
  • Must be attending Secondary School 
  • You must reside in Victoria to access Victorian Government Subsidised Fees and any incentive such as Job Trainer. Full fees apply to all non-Victorian residents.

Each student must complete a pre-training review as part of their application. The outcome of your pre-training review assists our teachers and trainers to better understand your capabilities prior to training and enables you to be matched to the right program. Your literacy and numeracy skills will be evaluated and you may be required to undertake a separate assessment. Click here for more information.

Practice tests

In order to prepare for your LLN, you may wish to attempt some practise tests in which you will find similar questions (with solutions too). These practice tests are not VSL approved but may be similar in question type and level of difficulty to what may be asked in the VSL approved LLN. Click here for practice tests. Please note, the VSL approved LLN cannot be resat within 3 months of undertaking it.

  • Aged 15 years and over
  • Must be attending Secondary School 

Personal Learning Requirements

There are personal learning requirements for each qualification at The Gordon. These are essential personal capabilities and skills required to successfully complete the course and be ready to work in the industry.

Please review the requirements here and consider any challenges you may have in meeting them. When applying for your course, please let us know what support you may need.

Selection mode

  • Secondary school referral
  • Via the VETDSS department

Core Code Hours
Carry out manual excavation RIICCM205E 8
Carry out measurements and calculations RIICCM201D 20
Communicate in the workplace RIICOM201D 20
Identify locate and protect underground services RIICCM202D 30
Operate small plant and equipment RIISAM204D 20
Plan and organise work RIIBEF201D 20
Read and interpret plans and job specifications RIICCM203D 40
Spread and compact materials manually RIICCM207D 12
Use hand and power tools RIISAM203D 80
Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures RIIWHS201D 20
Electives Code Hours
Carry out basic levelling RIICCM208D 16
Carry out concrete work RIICCM209D 40
Control traffic with stop-slow bat RIIWHS205D 20
Install trench support RIICCM210D 16
Lay pipes RIICRC208D 40
Support plant operations RIICCM206D 8


Please note that the electives listed are those delivered by The Gordon but you may not be required to complete all of these to successfully complete this qualification. In order to clarify what is required to complete this qualification, please check https://training.gov.au/Home/Tga. If you have completed any units previously, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning. Find out more about RPL here.

Assessment is based on:

FeesRateUnitIndicative Course HoursIndicative Tuition Payable by StudentMax. Indicative Government Subsidy Total
Concession Tuition AUD $0.55 per hour 520 AUD $286.00 AUD $4,160.00
Standard Tuition AUD $2.77 per hour 520 AUD $1,440.00 AUD $4,160.00
Full Fee Tuition AUD $11.57 per hour 520 AUD $6,016.00

Add the costs below to your relevant tuition fee

Materials AUD $400.00 once
Education Levy AUD $78.00


All fees and charges are correct at time of publication but may change without notice. The student tuition fees are indicative only. Additional fees may apply. Where GST is applicable to any courses or materials, the fee displayed is inclusive of the GST.

Which fee will I pay?

Your fees will be charged according to your eligibility for government funding. For more information, visit our Fees & Charges pages.

Fee help and student loans

Payment plans may be available for students who need assistance to manage their fee payments.

VET Student Loans are available for this course. The maximum loan cap is $

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Many Gordon courses offer pathways to higher qualifications within The Gordon and in some cases, to university degrees. Your Gordon course may provide credit points which could reduce further study time. Find out more information about pathways here, or contact Customer Service.

Applications for this course are not currently open.

Please contact customer service on 52250538 to discuss upcoming intake dates.

Date published: 14/05/2021 10:03:08 PM

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