Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations


This nationally recognised qualification is for individuals wishing to develop or enhance their proficiency as a plant operator.

Plant operators on civil construction project sites operate large, powerful earthmoving equipment. Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations provides training in both theory and practical elements to prepare you for a career as a plant operator. This is on-the-job training so you need to be employed in the civil construction industry to undertake this course.

  • Prepare machinery for the day’s operation
  • Clean, lubricate and re-fuel machines
  • Perform minor repairs and adjustments when and as required
  • Apply and work within safety requirements while meeting environmental requirements as part of the operations
  • Plan the work and understand how to identify underground services
  • Work from drawings and specifications under direction from supervisors
  • Operate the machines and all attachments in varying construction environments

How much does it cost?

There is a wide variety of funding options depending on your situation. Currently we offer this qualification through User Choice funding in both Queensland and ACT and through Construction Skills Queensland funding in the Skills Assessment and Gap Training program. See our funding page for more information or contact us today.

Key Information

Course length: Up to 36 months

Location: On site

Funding: Ask us

Recognition of Prior Learning

Nationally recognised qualification

Career and Employment Opportunities

Civil construction worker

Plant operations

What will you study

 This nationally recognised qualification requires the successful completion of 20 units of competency.

This includes 15 core units

Then 5 elective units

Further Study Opportunities



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