RII20720 Certificate II in Civil Construction: aims to provide learners with basic industry specific skills and knowledge to enable the 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 road infrastructure, water infrastructure, plant operations and civil operations.
Credit in the VCE (including VCE VM and VPC): recognition of up to three VCE VET units at Units 1 and 2 level, and a VCE VET Unit 3–4 sequence.
The VCE VET Civil Infrastructure program booklet contains information relating to the qualification approved by the VCAA for delivery to VCE (including VCE VM and VPC) students.
It includes advice on the units of competency making up the program and the credit available for students.
It also provides advice on Structured Workplace Learning, the ATAR contribution and pathways to further learning.
2023 VCE VET Civil Infrastructure program booklet.
The program booklet should be read in conjunction with the
RII Training Package.
Students who receive a VCE VET Unit 3–4 sequence for the VCE VET Civil Infrastructure qualification will be eligible for an increment towards their ATAR (10% 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.
Workplace Learning Record booklets.
Construction induction card
Certificate II in Civil Construction includes the unit of competency ‘CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry’ as an imported elective with an allocation of 6 hours.
This unit of competency is recognised by WorkSafe Victoria for the registration of construction workers for workplace health and safety induction.
Any person on a construction site needs a construction induction card. This includes all work experience or SWL 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 was residing in the state or territory of issue.
Students who require a construction induction card for work experience or for another qualification where ‘CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry’ is not listed in the qualification structure should be enrolled on VASS in the construction induction card course (course code: CICARD).
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