Study Civil Construction

The Civil Construction industry employs a large number of people in Australia and offers a range of hands-on career options. Employers are looking for qualified candidates who are reliable, and have a solid work ethic and strong organisation skills.

Civil construction involves the design, construction and maintenance of both natural and physically built environments such as roads, railways, buildings, water reservoirs, sewer systems, bridges, and tunnels. Qualified civil construction workers are currently in high demand for major infrastructure projects in Queensland such as highways, rail networks, and dams.

Gain fundamental civil construction skills with our Civil Construction Plant Operations Qualification and shape the future of Australia’s infrastructure projects. We also offer civil construction courses specialising in Surface Extraction Operations. 


Recognition of skills and knowledge gained through previous work experience and studies may be used to award competency within Connection Group Australia’s Construction courses.

Students with prior industry experience may be eligible for recognition of prior learning (RPL). Similarly, students with prior qualifications and/or statements of attainment may be eligible for Credit Transfer. 


Connection Group Australia’s qualifications offer flexible and easy-to-access options with an emphasis on quality and customer service.

Frequently Asked Questions

Plant operators are in charge of running heavy machinery and equipment that is used in industrial and manufacturing processes. In civil construction, they can drive earthmoving machines to level, excavate, move and load earth, rock and other material.

  1. A plant operator course takes anywhere between 8.5 hours up to two years. It largely depends on the program and whether your state or industry requires additional certifications.

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  • If an individual wishes to apply for RPL they must complete an application for enrolment and include supporting documents such as detailed records of their experience, employment, training and anything else which may be relevant.  
  • Whilst the RPL process will be led by Connection Group Australia, the onus is on the student to provide sufficient evidence to satisfy assessors that they currently hold the relevant competencies.   
  • This RPL application and evidence will to be assessed and the student will be notified of the outcome of whether they can proceed with the RPL or not.   
  • Once a student has been assessed, and is able to proceed with the RPL, Connection Group Australia will supply the student with the appropriate RPL Kit to complete as part of their portfolio.  




Interested in applying for a Building and Construction course at Connection Group Australia? Get in touch to speak to a member of our team and find out more about how to apply today.