Certificate III in Civil Construction Pipe Laying


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

RII30920 Certificate III in Civil Construction Pipe Laying provides training in the practical and technical skills required to become a pipe layer in the civil construction industry.  Pipe layers install underground pipes on major infrastructure projects such as highways, dams and the drainage of airfields and sub-divisions.  These pipes may be constructed from steel or plastic and are used for stormwater, sewerage, water supply and gas pipelines that may extend many hundreds of kilometres. This is on-the-job training so you need to be employed in the civil construction industry to undertake this course.

  • Work from drawings and specifications under the direction of supervisors
  • Identify and report on hazards related to the worksite and activity
  • Identify and maintain environmental requirements
  • Prepare and install mains pipeline
  • Determine location and install gully pits from plans and drawings
  • Identify and implement traffic control through the construction area
  • Use small plant and hand tools including laser levelling devices
  • Construct concrete structures and access points
  • Apply legislative, organisational and site requirements
  • Carrying out basic levelling

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

Pipe laying

What will you study

 This nationally recognised qualification requires the successful completion of 26 units of competency.

This includes 8 core units plus 10 mandatory electives

Then 8 elective units

Further Study Opportunities



Bridge Construction and Maintenance



Plant Operations



Road Construction and Maintenance