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Plant

Choose Your Next Short Courses

Civil Train offers accredited and non-accredited short courses at the Queensland Civil Industry Training Centre (QCITC), located at 11 Hi-Tech Ct, Eight Mile Plains and some courses are also available onsite.

In many circumstances short courses can be tailored to meet the specific needs of attendees, with course duration and availability being dependent on the course chosen.

The full 2017 Short Course Calendar from Jul – Dec can be access here.

Qualifications

Civil Train QLD supports the development of skills for the civil construction industry and associated workers. We offer a career path that moves from Introduction to Civil Construction (high school students), Certificate II and III qualifications in Civil Construction (site workers and contractors), to Certificate IV Civil Construction Operations and Supervision (supervisors, team leaders), and finally Diploma Civil Construction Management (project managers, site managers, business owners).

As well as nationally recognised qualifications, Civil Train QLD offers a variety of short courses which cover a diverse range of subjects. Our short courses run regularly at our centre locations but can be delivered on-site as required.

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Higher Skills

Civil Train QLD supports the development of skills for the civil construction industry and associated workers. We offer a career path that moves from Introduction to Civil Construction (high school students), Certificate II and III qualifications in Civil Construction (site workers and contractors), to Certificate IV Civil Construction Operations and Supervision (supervisors, team leaders), and finally Diploma Civil Construction Management (project managers, site managers, business owners).

As well as nationally recognised qualifications, Civil Train QLD offers a variety of short courses which cover a diverse range of subjects. Our short courses run regularly at our centre locations but can be delivered on-site as required.

Plant

GAINING A COMPETENCY IN PLANT

Civil Train has qualified trainers that can assess plant competencies across Qld.

Up to June 2012 OHS licences were issued to plant operators In Qld. Although the previously issued licences are still acceptable in most circumstances, this system was discontinued and replaced with the new RII standard.

Currently, most civil companies are now requiring Plant operators to hold the RII unit of competency relevant to the machine they are operating. These are nationally accredited units and recognized throughout Australia.

PATHWAYS TO GAIN A PLANT COMPETENCY

LIMITED OR NO EXPERIENCE
The first step is to enrol in the unit of competency that is required (e.g. RIIMPO317D – Conduct roller operations). Upon acceptance of the enrolment, you will be sent a workbook and a knowledge assessment. If you have limited or no experience operating a machine then there is a requirement to have an experienced supervisor on site. A log book needs to be kept to record the actual hours spent on the machine. When you and your supervisor believe you are ready for a skills test a trainer will come to site and conduct practical observations and test your skills with the machine.

If you are marked as competent you will be issued with a Statement of Attainment for the nominated unit of competency and a wallet card with the details.

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE
If you have been operating a machine for an extended period of time, or hold the old style OHS equivalent licence, then we will request a third party letter confirming your experience. This  will replace the need for maintaining a log book.

VERIFICATION OF COMPETENCY (vOC) ASSESSMENTS

Some companies require a plant operator to be assessed on a particular model and make of a machine that they specifically use on their own sites or contracts. This is Verification of Competency (VOC). Completing a VOC is not the same as doing one of the nationally recognized unit of competency. These assessments are site and/or employer specific.

The trainer will come to site and conduct a knowledge and skills assessment with the operator. Once they have satisfied all of the requirements, a VOC wallet card will be issued. The wallet card details the make and model of the machine.

UNITS OF COMPETENCY AVAILABLE

RIIMPO317D – Conduct roller operations
RIIMPO318D – Conduct skid steer loader operations
RIIMPO319D – Conduct backhoe/loader operations
RIIMPO320D – Conduct excavator operations
RIIIMPO321D – Conduct wheeled loader operations
RIIMPO322D – Conduct tracked front end operations
RIIMPO323D – Conduct dozer operations
RIIMPO324D – Conduct grader operations
RIIMPO325D – Conduct scraper operations
RIIMPO326D – Conduct water cart operations
RIIMPO327D – Conduct pipe layer operations
RIIHAN308D – Load and unload plant
RIIVEH304D – Conduct tip truck operations