Duration:
1 year part time
Delivery mode:
Face to Face with eLearning
Location: 
Industry
Study off-campus:
Available for Traineeship or Industry.
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Overview

Expand your civil construction and management skills with the Certificate IV in Civil Construction RII40720 at Victoria University Polytechnic.

This course equips current employees in the civil construction industry with leadership and management skills to provide effective leadership in the workplace.

You’ll be responsible for the quantity and quality of your own work, as well as those of others. You will also learn to provide technical solutions to non-routine problems.

Learning from industry professionals, you’ll develop specialist knowledge in:

  • leadership
  • risk management and worksite safety
  • supervising civil works
  • operational plan implementation.

These skills will set you up for success in the following specialisations:

  • RII40720 Certificate IV in Civil Construction – Supervision
  • RII40720 Certificate IV in Civil Construction – Operations

This course is ideal for those currently employed in the civil construction industry. You may be employed by local councils, private companies or work in government infrastructure.

Specialisations

Within the supervision specialisation, areas of learning include:

  • civil works supervision
  • principles of earthworks construction
  • preparing tender documentation and processes
  • resource management
  • supporting individual and team development
  • effective communication
  • developing work priorities.

Within the operations specialisation, areas of learning include:

  • implementing and monitoring environmental policies
  • principles of earthworks construction
  • traffic management plans
  • application of compliance systems
  • operational work preparation
  • contract administration
  • developing work priorities.

Benefits

You will have access to state-of-the-art simulators and machines at our Werribee Campus (Werribee East). As part of your course, you will undertake 150+ hours of operating machinery, including our eight-tonne wheeled front end loader, in a controlled environment. Learning with us means you’ll get the hands-on training to operate equipment safely and be job-ready when you graduate.

Industry partners are also co-located at Werribee East, allowing for closer industry contact during your training.

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.

TAFE resources

The Certificate IV in Civil Construction RII40720 equips you with skills to manage civil construction workers and apply site work instructions for on-site outputs.

Careers

Possible career opportunities emerging from the completion of RII40720 Certificate IV in Civil Construction include:

  • civil construction supervisor
  • foreman
  • supervisor
  • leading hand.

Course structure

The course structure comprises the following core and elective units. These electives have been selected based on industry needs, graduate pathways and/or student and teacher feedback.

Course RII40720 Certificate IV in Civil Construction has core and elective units of competency that cover the skills for the following two (2) specialisations:

  • Supervision
  • Operations

Specialisation 1 -Supervision

To be awarded the RII40720 Certificate IV in Civil Construction (Supervision), a student must successfully complete a total of twelve (12) units of competency, comprising of;
*Five (5) core units 
*Seven (7) elective units, of which:

  • at least three (3) must be chosen from Group A
  • at least two (2) must be chosen from Group B
  • no more than two (2) units may be chosen from elsewhere within this training package, or from another endorsed training package, or from an accredited course.

Specialisation 2 - Operations

To be awarded the RII40720 Certificate IV in Civil Construction (Operations), a student must successfully complete a total of twelve (12) units of competency, comprising of;
*Five (5) core units 
*Seven (7) elective units, of which:

  • at least two (2) must be chosen from Group A
  • at least three (3) must be chosen from Group B
  • no more than two (2) units may be chosen from elsewhere within this 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.

VU Polytechnic delivers the electives listed in the ‘course structure and units’ below. These electives have been selected based on industry needs, graduate pathways and/or student and teacher feedback. Alternative suitable electives are only available via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT).

Core units

Elective units

For Domestic students - Specialisation Supervision

Group A (General Supervision)

Group B (Operations)

Additional Units that may be offered

Group A (General Supervision)

Group B (Operations)

For Traineeship - Specialisation Supervision

Group A (General Supervision)

Group B (Operations)

Additional Units that may be offered

Group A (General Supervision)

Group B (Operations)

For Traineeship - Specialisation Operations

Group A (General Supervision)

Group B (Operations)

Additional Units that may be offered

Group A (General Supervision)

Recognition of Prior Learning and/or Credit Transfers

Previous completion of units at the Polytechnic or any other Registered Training Organisation and/or previous attainment of skills and knowledge may be credited towards this course. Units must satisfy the completion rules of the qualification and be assessed as appropriate by the Polytechnic.

This qualification reflects the role of individuals working in supervisory and technical specialist positions in civil construction. They perform tasks involving a broad range of varied work activities most of which are specialised and within known or changing contexts. They are responsible for the quantity and quality of their own work, as well as for the output of others. They contribute to the development of technical solutions to non-routine problems.

Fees & scholarships

Fee type definitions

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

Students who enrol in a:

  • government subsidised place pay subsidised tuition fees (the government contributes the rest), and may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee along with any material fees
  • full fee-paying place pay the full fee tuition rate (which includes Student Services and Amenities Fee and any material fees).

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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.

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Entry requirements

As part of the application process, applicants must complete a Pre-training Review (PTR) and undertake a literacy and numeracy (LN) assessment to determine suitability for admission.
Local admission requirements for Direct applicants:
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must be employed in the civil construction industry ideally as a foreman.
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must submit a copy of their resume to confirm their industry experience and current position.
Local admission requirements for Trainee applicants:
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must be employed as a Trainee within the Civil Construction Industry at a coordinator or foreman level
- must have an active Epsilon number prior to commencing the course.

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.

Use our credit calculator to find out how much credit you can receive toward Victoria University higher education courses based on your previous studies.

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.

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