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Great news, this course is included in Fee-Free TAFE.

To be eligible for a Fee-Free place you must be:

  • a resident of Tasmania or working in Tasmania
  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen, an Australian permanent resident, an eligible VISA holder, and
  • of working age

Please see the Eligibility criteria below to check if you're eligible.

Fee-Free TAFE and vocational education is a joint initiative of the Australian and Tasmania Governments providing tuition-free training places to students wanting to train, retrain or upskill.

Certificate II in Civil Construction


  • Clarence
  • Burnie

Attendance options

  • Full-time

Study type

  • On-Site

Tuition Fees

Please note: The course overview is intended as a guide only. Not all courses are available at all locations or through all study types and attendance options. Please check Locations, Dates and Times below or enquire for further information.

Kick-start your career in the civil construction industry with this nationally recognised course and gain the foundation skills employers are looking for!

Gain practical experience and knowledge in the growing civil construction industry with this 12-week entry-level course. Whether you are a school leaver or a mature-aged person looking for a career change, this course will help you develop an understanding of basic civil skills and principles, as well as expose you to common scenarios you would face on a civil site.

In this qualification, our experienced teachers will teach you how to work safely to use hand tools, power tools, and small plant and equipment. You’ll learn how to plan, organise work and carry out a range of measurements and calculations, and read and interpret plans and specifications. In this course you will also and have the opportunity to undertake basic civil construction projects using basic tools, equipment and materials.

In the civil construction industry, safety is critical. This course will also provide you with the knowledge you need to work safely and sustainably in the civil industry, as well as how to apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures. You will also learn how to undertake basic levelling, simple concrete work, and repairing roads and pot holes.

Gain an advantage over your peers and increase your employment prospects as a potential apprentice or a trades assistant with the foundation skills and knowledge that every tradesperson hopes for!

On successful completion of this course, you will have the skills you need to provide a range of support tasks applicable to civil construction work sites right around Australia. This course is excellent preparation for gaining an apprenticeship in the civil construction industry.

Locations, dates & times

CampusDateAttendance/DurationStudy typeApply/Enquire
Clarence17 Apr 2023 -
26 Jun 2023

Attendance required on campus Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8.30am to 3.30pm, C block room C2-14.

On-SiteApply now
North West
Burnie4 Sep 2023 -
15 Nov 2023

Attendance required on campus Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8.30am to 3.30pm, D block room D1-53.

On-SiteApply now

Career opportunities

  • Labourer
  • Trainee plant operator
  • Apprentice

Career opportunities

  • Labourer
  • Trainee plant operator
  • Apprentice

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Whether you are at the very start of your training, returning to study after a long break, or looking to upskill in a specific area, we're here to help you to be successful in your chosen field of study, apprenticeship or traineeship.

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