RII20715 VETDSS - Certificate II in Civil Construction

Course description

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

10 days of work placement over two years is strongly recommended. This may occur during the term holidays.

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.

Entrance requirements

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

The Gordon is committed to ensuring all students have access to the educational and support services they may need while studying. We do this by carrying out a pretraining review that is integrated with the application and enrolment process. For most courses, this review also includes a short literacy and numeracy assessment relevant to the course. The outcomes of the pretraining review assist our teachers and trainers to better understand each student’s capabilities prior to training and enable all students to be matched to the right program for them.

Applicants are expected to have an appropriate level of literacy and numeracy skills, which will be evaluated via a literacy and numeracy assessment during the application process.

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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
Elective Units Code Hours
Carry out basic levelling RIICCM208D 16
Conduct basic scaffolding operations RIIHAN211D 56
Control traffic with stop-slow bat RIIWHS205D 20
Erect and dismantle temporary fencing and gates RIICCM211D 40
Implement traffic management plan RIIWHS302D 20
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

Assessment is based on:

  • Hands-on projects
  • Workplace tasks
  • Written assignments
  • Team projects

Further study options

  • RII30815 Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations
  • RII40615 Certificate IV in Civil Construction Operations OR RII407015 Certificate IV in Civil Construction Supervision

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 currently closed and will re-open early August

Please register your interest in this course by calling 5225 0593 or emailing VETDSS.

Date published: 30/03/2021 10:09:53 AM

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