pathways into Civil Construction

Given the huge range and variety of roles in the Civil Construction sector there is not just one pathway into our industry. 

Our industry is diverse, employing people who did not complete high school through to University Masters qualified people.

There is a training pathway into our industry from all angles.  For a range of roles visit our Careers Wheel

Australian Qualifications Framework

The AQF is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training. It incorporates the qualifications from each education and training sector into a single comprehensive national qualifications framework. The AQF was introduced in 1995 to underpin the national system of qualifications in Australia encompassing higher education, vocational education and training and schools.  More about the AQF.

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) has 10 levels and links school, vocational and higher education qualifications into a single national system, allowing easy movement from one level of study to another and between institutions.  The study options that students can take as they progress through the formal education system are flexible, but generally the broad pathways taken are shown in the diagram.  Click on the diagram to see a full page PDF version.

Common Industry Courses

The White Card

All people working in the field in the Construction Industry are required to have a “White Card”.  The White Card is offered by many RTO’s and covers the basic safety information for new entrants into our Industry.  For information on how to get a White Card and RTO’s who deliver this, click on the Find out more button below.

Certificate III (Apprenticeship) in Civil Construction - RII30920

This qualification reflects the role of a skilled operator working in Civil construction,

There are 8 specialist streams

  • Stream 1 – Bituminous Surfacing
  • Stream 2 – Bridge Construction and Maintenance
  • Stream 3 – Pipe Laying
  • Stream 4 – Road Construction and Maintenance
  • Stream 5 – Road Marking
  • Stream 6 – Tunnel Construction
  • Stream 7 – Timber Bridge Construction and Maintenance
  • Stream 8 – Traffic Management
  • Stream 9 – Civil Construction General The core and elective unit requirements of one (1) stream must be met for this qualification to be awarded.
Certificate III (Apprenticeship) in Civil Construction Plant Operations - RII30820

This qualification reflects the role of a skilled operator working with civil construction plant.

Diploma in Construction Management - Z1X

This course is designed to build on technical work experience for development into roles such as site supervisor, contract administrator or in project management or estimating.

Find a Civil Construction Course in Tasmania

Search for a course in Civil Construction here to find a Skills Tasmania Endorsed Registered Training Provider who has delivered these qualifications in Tasmania in the last two years.

Machinery Tickets

Tickets exist for most plant and machinery. Formal training and assessment can be done to receive a nationally accredited ticket through the RII training package. If you simply require a reprint of your CCF Civil Train card, click here.

Diploma of Engineering

This course will provide the technical expertise required and management skills needed to plan, design, construct and maintain infrastructure such as buildings, bridges, dams, water supply systems and road and rail networks.

Skill Set for Training

If you don’t want to do the full training and assessing qualification you can undertake skill set training to allow you to pass on your knowledge.

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