RII20715 Certificate II in Civil Construction: aims to provide learners with basic industry specific skills and knowledge to enable transition into an apprenticeship or traineeship within the resources and infrastructure industries at the certificate III level. This qualification consists of a core of common cross sector units of competency that provide skills and knowledge in carrying out basic measurements and calculations, communicating in the workplace, carrying out manual excavations, interpreting basic plans and drawings, controlling traffic, operating small plant and equipment, and workplace safety practices onsite. The course also includes a range of units that introduce the learner to the application of specific materials, tools and equipment, and techniques used in in road Infrastructure, water infrastructure, plant operations and civil operations.
Credit in the VCE or VCAL: recognition of up to three units at Units 1 and 2 level and a Units 3 and 4 sequence.
Students who receive a units 3 and 4 sequence for the VCE VET Civil Infrastructure will be eligible for an increment towards their ATAR (10 per cent of the lowest study score of the primary four studies).
The increment is awarded by the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). For more information, visit
Structured workplace learning recognition
The VCAA provides recognition for structured workplace learning for students undertaking VCE VET programs.
A workplace learning record booklet for VCE VET Civil Infrastructure is currently under development.
VCE VET Civil Infrastructure Program Booklet
The program booklet should be read in conjunction with the
RII - Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package.
VCE VET program guide 2018
The VCE VET Program Guide provides general advice about the VCAA's suite of VCE VET programs. It is to be read in conjunction with the VCE VET Civil Infrastructure program booklet.
Construction Induction Card
The unit CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry is recognised by Work Safe Victoria for the registration of construction workers for occupational health and safety induction, and is a WorkSafe requirement for students entering a construction site. The Certificate II in Civil Construction does not include this unit. However, training providers are encouraged to provide the training enabling the CI Card to be issued prior to any Structured Workplace Learning. The unit has been included in the program as an additional elective.
Any person on a construction site needs a construction induction card. This includes all work experience or structured workplace learning students. Construction induction cards issued in other states and territories are recognised in Victoria. The major requirement is that at the time of the training the student would normally have resided in the state or territory of issue.