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Certificate III in Trenchless Technology

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Course Code:RII31615
Name:Certificate III in Trenchless Technology

Course Outline

This qualification reflects the role of a skilled operator working in trenchless technology in the civil construction industry, who applies a broad range of skills in a varied work context, using some discretion and judgement and relevant theoretical knowledge. The individual may provide theoretical advice and support a team.

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 26
18 core units
8 elective units
  • At least four must be chosen from Group A, of which at least one must be a trenchless technology (RIICTT) unit.
  • At least one must be chosen from Group B
  • No more than three may be chosen from elsewhere within this training package, or from another endorsed training package, or from an accredited course.

Core Units
  » RIIBEF201D  Plan & organise work
  » RIICCM201D  Carry out measurements & calculations
  » RIICCM202D
 Identify, locate & protect underground services
  » RIICCM203D  Read & interpret plans & specifications
  » RIICCM205E  Carry out manual excavation
  » RIICCM206D  Support plant operations
  » RIICCM207D  Spread & compact materials manually
  » RIICCM208D  Carry out basic levelling
  » RIICCM210D  Install trench support
  » RIICOM201D  Communicate in the workplace
  » RIICRC203D  Install sub-soil drainage
  » RIIRIS201D  Conduct local risk control
  » RIISAM201D  Handle resources & infrastructure materials & safely dispose of non-toxic materials
  » RIISAM203D   Use hand & power tools
  » RIISAM204D  Operate small plant & equipment
  » RIIWHS201D
 Work safely & follow WHS policies & procedures
  » RIIWMG203D   Drain & dewater civil construction site
  » RIIWMG301D  Control construction site water table


Group A Electives


   » NWPNET016  Inspect sewer or stormwater line
   » NWPNET017  Supervise & report on conduit inspections
   » RIICPL301D  Install water mains pipelines
   » RIICPL302D  Install stormwater systems
   » RIICPL303D  Install sewer pipelines
   » RIICTT301D  Conduct fluid assisted directional boring
   » RIICTT302D  Conduct impact moling, ramming & augering
   » RIICTT303D  Control micro tunnelling & pipe-jacking
   » RIICTT304D  Undertake on-line replacement for existing pipeline systems
   » RIICTT305D Undertake localised repair & sealing of existing pipeline systems
   » RIICTT306D  Install cure in-place linings for existing pipeline systems
   » RIICTT307D  Spray linings for existing pipeline systems
   » RIICTT308D  Install close-fit linings for existing pipeline systems
   » RIICTT309D  Install slip lining in existing pipeline systems
   » RIICTT310D  Renovate large diameter pipes & chambers
   » RIIIMG301D  Maintain site records
   » RIIOGF302D  Operate drilling fluids & mud pits
   » RIIOGN303D  Operate mud systems


Group B Electives


   » RIICCM209D  Carry out concrete work
   » RIICRC208D  Lay pipes
   » RIIRIS202D  Responding to site based spills
   » RIISAM205D  Cut, weld & bend materials
   » RIIWHS202D  Enter & work in confined spaces
   » RIIWHS205D
 Control traffic with stop-slow bat

Other Electives


   » RIIHAN309E  Conduct telescopic materials handler operations
   » RIIMPO315D  Conduct tractor operations
   » RIIMPO317E  Conduct roller operations
   » RIIMPO318E
 Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations
   » RIIMPO319D  Conduct backhoe/loader operations
   » RIIMPO320E  Conduct civil construction excavator operations
   » RIIMPO321E  Conduct civil construction wheeled front end loader operations
   » RIIMPO323D  Conduct civil construction dozer operations
   » RIIMPO324E  Conduct civil grader operations
   » RIIMPO325D  Conduct civil construction scraper operations
   » RIIMPO326D  Conduct civil construction water cart operations
   » RIIMPO337D  Conduct articulated haul truck operations
   » RIIVEH304D  Conduct tip truck operations


Vocational Outcome

Successful completion of this qualification will result in the student receiving a Nationally Recognised Certificate from the Resources and Infrastructure Training Package.

Funding Options

Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) subsidy may be available, eligibility criteria applies.

Additional subsidies are also available, eligibility criteria also applies.  

To discuss funding and subsidy availabilities, please contact us on 07 3806 0999 or email [email protected] to discuss.




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