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Duration:
1 year part time.
Delivery mode:
Face to Face & Online, Workplace
Location: 
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Overview

Gain the technical skills and knowledge to operate as a specialist in the civil construction industry.

You'll learn how to manage civil construction workers and contractors and apply site work instructions to ensure the quantity and quality of outputs on-site.

Areas of study include:

  • risk management and worksite safety
  • operational plan implementation
  • environmental management and supervision
  • tendering and contracting
  • supervising.

Existing workers with industry experience can also gain formal recognition for their current skills and competencies in this course through a combination of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and gap training.

You’ll learn at our $44 million state-of-the-art trades hub at our Sunshine Campus. Our 'Construction Futures' hub is a sustainable training facility sustainable with a 6 Star Green rating. It provides modern high-tech labs and dynamic workshops including:

  • concrete laboratory
  • survey laboratory
  • engine laboratory
  • soldering/construction laboratories
  • power systems laboratory
  • computer workstations with simulation and modelling software.

VU’s Learning Hubs are welcoming spaces where you can improve your study and employability skills.

Our students can attend Learning Hubs at one of five VU campuses.

We offer maths, writing, careers and English-language advice, and show you effective ways to study and manage your time.

Our programs include:

  • workshops
  • drop-in sessions
  • peer mentoring
  • maths and writing resources
  • resume and career guidance.

We also have accessibility support services and counselling services available for all students.

The Certificate IV in Civil Construction Operations equips you with skills to manage civil construction workers and apply site work instructions for on-site outputs.

Careers in civil construction

Possible career opportunities emerging from the completion of the course include:

  • supervisor
  • foreman
  • ganger
  • leading hand.

Course structure

To be awarded the RII40615 Certificate IV in Civil Construction Operations, a student must successfully complete a total of twelve (12) units of competency, comprising of:

  • four (4) core units, and;
  • eight (8) elective units, of which:
  • at least four (4) units must be selected from Group A;
  • at least two (2) units must be selected from Group B, and;
  • two (2) units may be selected from elsewhere within the RII Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package, or from another endorsed training package, or from an accredited course.

All elective units selected from outside this qualification must reflect current occupational and learning outcomes of this AQF qualification level as well as be approved by the Polytechnic.

This qualification reflects the role of specialist civil construction personnel who perform technical specialist tasks. They perform tasks involving a broad range of varied activities most of which are complex and non-routine. They are responsible for applying the site work instructions and practices to ensure the quantity and quality of their outputs and contribute to the development of technical solutions for non-routine problems.

What's a unit?

A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.

Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take and optional elective units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.

Fees & scholarships

The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re offered a government subsidised place or a full-fee paying place.

If you enrol in a:

  • Government subsidised place, you’ll pay a VET tuition fee and may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee and course materials contribution. This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
  • full-fee paying place, you’ll pay the full-fee tuition rate (which includes Student Services and Amenities Fee and any material fees).

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Scholarships & assistance

Apply for a scholarship to help with your study costs.

We can help with fee assistance and advice.

Admission & pathways

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course.

Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.

Entry requirements

Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.

There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

You may be able to complete your qualification sooner through formal recognition of your existing skills. This is known as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

To receive RPL, we assess your previous work, education and life experiences against recognised qualifications. Applications for RPL can be made prior to enrolling.

Call us on 1300 TAFE VP (1300 823 387) to discuss RPL options with the course manager.

How to apply

Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.

Applications for this course are not being taken at this time.

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