This nationally accredited qualification reflects the role of a skilled operator working in road construction and maintenance in the civil construction industry.  Road construction and maintenance personnel operate specialised plant and machinery to construct new roads and improve existing ones. The work is outdoors and requires physical fitness. During the course of this qualification you will be exposed to both the theory and practical aspects required to prepare you for a career in road construction.

This is on-the-job training so you need to be employed in the civil construction industry to undertake this course.


There are no formal entry requirements for this course however participants are required to have sufficient numeracy and literacy skills to read and comprehend instructions.

To study as a trainee within this program you must be indentured as a trainee with your employer. The minimum age for a trainee is 17 years of age and must hold a provisional driver’s license at the time of undertaking traffic control or implementation units.


On-the-job/Work Based – Students will complete all their training and assessments on the job, with the exception of the electives RIIWHS302D – Implement traffic management and RIIWHS205D – Control traffic with a stop/slow bat.  These electives will be delivered through attending classroom training for the theory component, while the practicals will be completed onsite.


All students will be offered the opportunity to participate in a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process if they believe that they have suitable skills and knowledge through work experience, formal and informal training and / or general life experiences.


Fees are subject to change annually.  Fees are payable at the time of enrolment.

The User Choice 2017-20 program provides a public funding contribution towards the cost of training and assessment services for eligible Queensland apprentices and trainees.

Traineeship: eligible trainees that meet the Queensland state funding requirements will be charged a set fee per nominal hour. These fees are calculated at a regulated rate of $1.60 per nominal hour. The fees may vary depending on the electives selected at time of signup.  Concession rates apply for students who hold a current Health Care Card or who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander are calculated at a regulated rate of $0.64 per nominal hour.

Fee for Service

Service Fee for Service Price
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) $2,000
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RIIBEF201D Plan and organise work
RIICCM201D Carry out measurements and calculations
RIICCM203D Read and interpret plans and specifications
RIICOM201D Communicate in the workplace
RIISAM203D Use hand and power tools
RIISAM204D Operate small plant and equipment
RIIWHS201D Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures



FBPOPR1010 Carry out manual handling tasks
RIIRIS201D Conduct local risk control
RIIRTM203D Work as a safety observer/spotter
RIISTD201D Read and interpret maps
RIIVEH201D Operate light vehicle
RIIWHS205D Control traffic with a stop/slow bat
RIIWHS302D Implement traffic management plan
TLIE3004 Prepare workplace documents
RIIRTM201D Position and set up a variable message sign
RIIRTM202D Position and set up portable traffic signals
RIIBEF202D Identify and rectify site operating problems
RIIBEF301D Run on-site operations
RIICRC202D Install signs
RIIGOV201D Comply with site work processes/procedures
RIIRIS301D Apply risk management processes
RIIENV201D Identify and assess environmental and heritage concerns