VCE VET Civil Construction

VCAA approved program with qualifications packaged into the VCE Units 1 - 4 Structure with Scored Assessment


This qualification reflects the role of individuals working in an operational role in civil construction, who undertake a prescribed range of tasks using limited practical skills and fundamental knowledge, in a defined context working under supervision.

Licensing, legislative and certification requirements that apply to this qualification can vary between states, territories, and industry sectors. Users must check requirements with relevant body before applying the qualification.

The Certificate II in Civil Construction course duration is 1 year.

VCE VET Civil Construction Program Outline
Unit of Competence* Nominal Hours
RIIBEF201E Plan and organise work 20
RIICCM201E Carry out measurements and calculations 20
RIICCM202E Identify, locate and protect underground services 30
RIICCM203E Read and interpret plans and job specifications 40
RIICCM205F Carry out manual excavation 8
RIICCM207E Spread and compact materials manually 12
RIICOM201E Communicate in the workplace 20
RIISAM203E Use hand and power tools 80
RIISAM204E Operate small plant and equipment 20
RIIWHS201E Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures 20
RIIHAN301E Operate elevating work platform 40
RIIWHS205E Control traffic with stop-slow bat 20
RIIWHS206 Control traffic with portable traffic control devices and temporary traffic signs 20
CPCWHS1001 Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry 6
BSBTWK301 Use inclusive work practices 30
CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies, and procedures in the construction industry 20
JOB CAMP Module Job Search, SWL & VET Pathways 0
Total Nominal Hours
*The selected units of competence may be subject to change



The RII20720 Certificate II in Civil Construction is delivered across 1 year.


Structured Workplace Learning (SWL)

The Victorian Curriculum & Assessment Authority (VCAA) recommends work placement and to liaise with your Local Learning Employment Network (LLEN).

Short Courses Australia includes our JOB CAMP learning module for secondary students that covers resume writing, job search and SWL processes.


Scored Assessment In The VCE

VCAA approved program with qualifications packaged into the VCE Units 1 – 4 Structure with Scored Assessment. For more information visit


Course Delivery Location

The VCE VET Construction Program is delivered at our training campus located 350 Collins Street, Melbourne. 

To Host a VCE VET Construction Program at your school contact Short Courses Australia on 1300 747 430 email:


Employment Pathways

During and upon completion of the VCE VET Construction Program a student will be able to apply for entry level employment within the building and construction industry.


Study Pathways

A student can use their learning to continue their vocational education and training through enrolment in the Certificate III in Civil Construction, SBAT, Traineeship or Apprenticeship.


Enrol Now

Students can be enrolled online below into the VCE VET Construction Program. 

For information as to how a Secondary School can Host a VCE VET Construction Program at their School, Click Here.

Our Training Team

People also viewed