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VCE VET Civil Infrastructure





RII20715 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 or VCAL: recognition of up to three VCE VET units at Units 1 and 2 level and a VCE VET Units 3 and 4 sequence.

Program material

The VCE VET Civil Infrastructure program booklet contains information relating to the qualification approved by the VCAA for delivery to VCE or VCAL students.

It includes advice on the units of competency making up the program and the credit available for VCE and VCAL students.

It also provides advice on Structured Workplace Learning, the ATAR contribution and Pathways to further learning.

VCE VET Civil Infrastructure Program Booklet (published January 2021)

The program booklet should be read in conjunction with the RII Training Package.

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.

ATAR contribution

The VCE VET Civil Infrastructure program does not offer scored assessment. A student who achieves a Units 3 and 4 sequence may be eligible for an increment towards their ATAR.

The increment is awarded by the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). Further information can be found on the VTAC website:

Increments for a VCE VET Program Non-Scored Units 3 and 4 sequence will be calculated using 10% of the fourth study score of the primary four.

Construction Induction Card

The unit CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry is recognised by WorkSafe Victoria for the registration of construction workers for occupational health and safety induction, and is a WorkSafe requirement for students entering a construction site. Completing this unit will meet the requirements for being issued the Construction Induction Card (CI Card).

The Certificate II in Civil Construction does not include the unit CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry. 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 with an allocation of six hours.

Any person on a construction site needs a CI Card. This includes all work experience or Structured Workplace Learning students. CI 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.

For more information, visit WorkSafe Victoria.