RII31220 Certificate III in Civil Foundations
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RII31220 Certificate III in Civil Foundations

Attain your Contractors – Underpinning and piering licence with NSW Fair Trading.

Required for Contractors & Nominated Supervisors of underpinning and piering Works over $5000 in value.


You must have a licence before you do any residential building work in NSW, including Underpinning & Piering, that is valued at more than $5000 (incl GST) in labour and materials.

Excavating means removing earth or rock down to a previously decided level or excavation line, to form a hole or trench for structural supports, for building walls or floors, or for structural landscaping work. 



Who is this program for?

This program is designed for experienced civil construction managers with more than 3 years experience undertaking underpinning & piering works. You should be currently employed with and have access to workplace documents and project information.

If you fit into this category this on completion of this program you can immediately apply for your contractor licence or qualified supervisors certificate. 


Licence Types for Underpinning and Piering Work

Understanding Licence Types

Underpinning and piering are classified as trade work. In NSW, various licence types are available based on your role—whether contracting, supervising, performing the work, or combining these roles.

Contractor Licence

A contractor licence permits you to contract for and advertise work. You are restricted to performing only the types of work specified on your licence card. This licence can be issued to individuals, companies, and partnerships. Options for the duration of the licence include 1, 3, or 5 years..

Qualified Supervisor Certificate

A qualified supervisor certificate authorizes you to supervise and perform the specified work. These certificates are exclusively issued to individuals and do not permit you to contract for work. You can choose to have the certificate issued for 1, 3, or 5 years.

Endorsed Contractor Licence
Who is this program designed for?

This program is designed for experienced plant operators  with more than 3 years experience. You should be currently employed with and have access to workplace documents and project information.

Most applicants into this program will go onto attain their Endorsed Contractors Licence or Qualified Supervisor Certificate immediately after completion.

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How long will it take to complete?
Successful applicants complete this program in between 2 – 12 months.

TImelines are dependent on the success of RPL Applications and Training & Assessment Plans for your individual circumstance.

Units of Competency

Core Units 

RIIBEF201E Plan and organise work
RIICCM201E Carry out measurements and calculations
RIICCM202E Identify, locate and protect underground services
RIICCM203E Read and interpret plans and job specifications
RIICCM205F Carry out manual excavation
RIICCM207E Spread and compact materials manually
RIICCM208E Carry out basic levelling
RIICOM201E Communicate in the workplace
RIIRIS301E Apply risk management processes
RIISAM201E Handle resources and infrastructure materials and safely dispose of nontoxic materials
RIISAM203E Use hand and power tools
RIISAM204E Operate small plant and equipment
RIIWHS201E Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures
RIIWMG203E Drain and dewater civil construction sites
RIIWMG301E Control construction site water tables

Elective Units (Note that we will design this program to suit your individual needs) 26 units must be completed.

AHCSAW303 Construct conservation earthworks
RIICCM211E Construct and dismantle fences and gates
RIICFW301E Construct underpinning
RIICFW302E Install temporary and permanent rock anchors
RIICFW304E Conduct pile driving operations
RIICFW305E Conduct cast in-situ pilings operations
RIICFW306E Direct pile driving operations
RIICFW307E Direct cast in-situ piling operations
RIICFW308 Conduct screw piling operations
RIICRC306E Conduct earthworks
RIIHAN301E Operate elevating work platform
RIIIMG301E Maintain site records
RIIWHS302E Implement traffic management plans
RIICFW303E Install primary ground supports

AHCSAW203 Conduct erosion and sediment control activities
BSBTWK301 Use inclusive work practices
RIIHAN211D Conduct basic scaffolding operations
RIINHB202E Set up and pack up drill sites
RIIQUA201E Maintain and monitor site quality standards
RIIRIS202E Respond to site-based spills
RIISAM205E Cut, weld and bend materials
RIISAM213E Position and set up mobile lighting
RIIRIS201E Conduct local risk control
RIIWHS202E Enter and work in confined spaces

The above are all of the units we currently cover, after your initial interview you will receive written confirmation of the units which you are enrolled. 


Program Delivery Options

There are two pathways to attain this qualification:

  • Recognition of Prior Learning / Recognition of Current Competence.
  • Online Support with Workplace Practical Assignments.

To attain pricing for this qualification please download our information pack now.

What will I receive after I successfully complete the program?

Upon being found Competent of all Assessment Tasks PM2 PTY LTD T/A PM SQUARED RTO 41304 will issue your Statement of Attainment outlining each Unit of Competency you have been found Competent.

More about this program

The RII31220 – Certificate III in Civil Works (Road Construction and Maintenance) program is designed to equip individuals with the skills and knowledge necessary for a successful career in the road construction and maintenance industry. This comprehensive training program, covers essential competencies in areas such as operating road construction machinery, implementing safety protocols, and conducting maintenance procedures. The RII31220 certification is ideal for those seeking to enhance their expertise in civil works, ensuring they meet industry standards and are prepared for various roles in road construction and maintenance projects however is required by individuals managing companies that undertake residential piering and underpinning works.

By completing the RII31220 – Certificate III in Civil Works (Road Construction and Maintenance), you will be well-equipped to handle the demands of the industry, ensuring high standards of quality and safety in all road construction and maintenance projects. This program is an excellent choice for those aiming to build a robust career in civil works, with a focus on practical skills and industry compliance.

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We help you prepare to get your licence or to be added to your employers.

Our program process is designed to help you take your career to the next level, which means getting your demolition licence or achieving nominated supervisor status in New South Wales!

With free licence application advice and our Application Assistance Service available to all students you can feel confident knowing your efforts today are bringing you closer to your goals of tomorrow.

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