Limited Places Available!!
UP TO 2 $0 FEE Civil Short Courses in a year
That’s right – Accredited Civil Construction skills training is available to eligible candidates for $0

CCF Victoria is pleased to announce that in conjunction with the Victorian Government Dept. of Education & Training’s Skills For Economic Recovery Initiative, we are offering fully funded short course training to people looking to join or seek new work in the construction industry.

You may be eligible for funded (no cost) training for up to 2 of the following courses (eligibility criteria applies):

CONISS012 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry (White card) (1 day)
– CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry
$0 FEE!

Course Details
This is a formally accredited course developed to meet the requirements of the Victoria Workcover Authority (WorkSafe) as the statutory authority for administering the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 and the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017.
A nationally recognised course, CPCCWHS1001 Work Safely in the Construction Industry (White Card) is mandatory for all personnel who access construction sites, and meets the requirement of the OH&S Regulations 2017 for workers on constructions sites to be registered.

Topics Covered
– OH&S Legislative Requirements
– OH&S Communication and Reporting Processes
– OH&S Incident Response Procedures
– Construction Hazards and Control Measures

Who should attend?
This is a mandatory course for everyone who has to have access to a construction site/work site.

What qualifications does this offer?
After successful completion of the 1-day training and assessment, you will receive a Statement of Attainment (valid for 60 days). This Statement can be used as evidence of training for the purpose of accessing a construction site. Civil Train Victoria will then register you with WorkSafe, who will issue a nationally recognised Construction Induction (White Card).


CONISS014 Enter and work in confined spaces (2 Days)
– RIIWHS202E Enter and Work in Confined Spaces
$0 FEE!

Course Details
Our nationally accredited RIIWHS202E Confined Space Entry course is designed to teach participants how to identify confined space hazards and work safely in confined spaces. This training course is designed for people who work in or around confined spaces or supervise those who may be required to issue confined space entry permits.
Participants will learn to complete hazard identifications, risk assessments and entry permits for Confined Space Operations. They will also learn to operate various confined space safety equipment.

Topics Covered
– Identifying Confined Spaces
– Hazard Identification
– Australian Standards & Relevant Legislation
– Roles & Responsibilities of Management & Employees
– Risk Assessments & Hierarchy of Hazard Controls
– Confined Space Work Permits
– Lockout & Tag Out Methods of Isolation
– Atmospheric Monitoring and Gas Detection
– Tripods & Fall Protective Equipment
– Practical Entry into a Confined Space
– Safety & Emergency Procedures

Who should attend?
This training course is designed for people who work in or around confined spaces.

What qualifications does this offer?
After successful completion of this two-day course, it is intended that people working in or near a confined space such as a storage tank, silo, sewer, sullage pit or similar structure are operating within a safe environment, ensuring the person understands the safety procedures and their responsibilities when working within a confined space environment. You will be issued with a statement of attainment for RIIWHS202D Confined Space Entry.


CONISS021 Trenching and Shoring Skill Set (2 Days)
– RIICCM206E Support Plant Operations
– RIICCM210E Install Trench Support
– RIIRIS201E Conduct Local Risk Control
$0 FEE!

Course Details
Designed to meet the national competency standards for installing trench support, this nationally accredited course provides practical training on trench shoring and safety. It also aims to satisfy the training requirements of State Regulations.
During the course, participants will be required to excavate and install primary ground support systems and physically demonstrate competency within a simulated/controlled trench environment using equipment provided.

Topics Covered
– Legislation and Code of Practice “Safety Precautions in Trenching Operations”
– Concepts of Trench Safety
– Trench Shields
– Battering
– Soldier Sets
– Closed Sheeting
– Trench Hazards (including ground conditions, services, property, etc)
– Roles & Responsibilities
– Notification and Record-Keeping
– Development & Use of Safe Working Procedures
– Confined Space Entry Requirements (including atmospheric hazards)
– Plant Safety and Safety Equipment
– Interpretation of Rescue Procedures

Some of the protective systems covered in this course are:
– Sloping (sloping system)
– Benching (benching system)
– Shoring (shoring system)
– Shield (shield system)

Who should attend?
This course is appropriate for those working in an operational role at worksites within civil construction.
NOTE: You must bring a current Photo ID for verification and validation of identity.
If you do not have Photo ID you can obtain a Keypass by phoning 1300 304 614 or visit

Although not physically demanding, participants will be using equipment and performing activities that will require a reasonable level of fitness.

What qualifications does this offer?
Participants, if deemed competent, will be issued with a statement of attainment for the following units of competency:
RIICCM206E – Support Plant Operations
RIICCM210E – Install Trench Support
RIIRIS201E – Conduct Local Risk Control


22597VIC – Course in Workplace Spotting for Service Assets (1 Day)
$0 COURSE FEE! ($160 Admin Fee)

Course Details
To ensure the safety of personnel in the operation of mechanical plant and equipment being operated in the vicinity of overhead power lines and underground assets, a qualified Spotter must be implemented onsite to observe and ensure the safety of the works. This 1-day course covers the necessary knowledge and skills required in conjunction with required prerequisites.
This course is recognised by Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) and the Victorian WorkCover Authority as meeting the requirement under Victorian Regulations for Plant Operations near overhead powerlines and underground assets. This course complies with formal accreditation, 22597VIC – Course in Workplace Spotting for Service Assets.

Topics Covered
-Role of the Spotter
-No Go Zones
-Safety Assessment Process
-Types of Power Lines
-Permit Application
-Height Assessment
-Accident Procedures
-OH&S Act 2004
-SWMS Development

Who should attend?
Industry workers who act as a designated Spotter. You must be 18 years of age or over.

Level 2 First Aid, must be current, less than 3 years old, and must show level of first aid & issue and/or expiry date.

What qualifications does this offer?
After successful completion of this one-day course and assessment you will be registered with Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) subject to all mandatory ESV requirements being met. ESV will issue you with a Spotters Ticket (valid for 3 years).


CONISS022 – Removable non-friable asbestos (1 Day)

Course Details
Asbestos removal license holders are often required in the construction industry. In Melbourne and the rest of Victoria, licensed asbestos removalists may receive one of two types of asbestos removal licenses – Class A or Class B.

Topics Covered
-Legislation and recent changes
-Hazards of asbestos and health effects
-Planning and preparing for asbestos removal
-Methods of isolation of the work site
-Carry out asbestos removal process
-Clean up work site
-Contribute to and use documentation in line with regulatory requirements

Who should attend?
CCF’s nationally recognised remove non-friable asbestos course is designed for anyone who may be required to manage or remove asbestos in Australia.

-Participants must be at least 15 years of age
-All participants must hold CPCCOHS1001A – ‘Work safely in the construction industry’ obtained after 11 May 2009 OR CPCCWHS1001/CPCWHS1001 – ‘Prepare to work safely in the construction industry’. This is commonly known as a ‘White Card’.

What qualifications does this offer?
WorkSafe Victoria’s Compliance Code for removing asbestos in workplaces states that refresher training should be conducted every two years for persons undertaking Class B asbestos removal work.


If you are interested in either of the above courses, you can submit an expression of interest via email to:


  1. Participants can take up to TWO Courses under the Civil Industry Skill Sets (CISS) funding.
  2. This offer does not include refresher courses for people who have already completed one of the above courses.
  3. Please refer to the Fees, Charges and Refund Policy.

To ENROL, click on the funded course (above) you wish to undertake and you will be directed to an Enrolment Form. Be sure not to opt out as this is a skills first funding initiative. Be sure not to skip any questions and select Construction Industry Skill Sets under Skills first program declaration.

  • Eligible individual must be an Australian Citizen, New Zealand Citizen or holder of a permanent Visa and have access to following:
    • USI Number
    • Green Medicare Card or other form of citizenship such as Australian Birth Certificate, Current NZ Passport, Current Australian Passport, Australian Citizenship certificate etc.
  • An individual may receive their Skills First entitlement for up to 2 construction industry skill sets.
  • To be eligible, individuals must not have not previously completed the Construction Industry Skill Set they are currently seeking to enrol in.
  • To check your eligibility please select a course and proceed with the enrolment process
  • These courses are not eligible for refresher programs, but initial placements only
  • No apprenticeship programs or traineeship programs can use this as part of their training plan units
  • No other courses other than those listed
  • There is no age limit (subject to industry standards).
  • Participation in the Construction Industry Skill Set will not otherwise impact future entitlement to funded training nor will it for future training be taken into account.

For more information, contact our team on (03) 9588 7600 or email


This Skills For Economic Recovery Initiative can also be picked up as part of a group onsite training program (eligibility and consent will be required from each participant individually).  Other fees and charges for onsite training will be applicable.

For information regarding Onsite and group bookings. Contact us on (03) 9588 7600 or email

CISS (CCF) Cancellation/rescheduling policy

Please refer to CCF Victoria’s Fees, Charges and Refund Policy

Enrolment and eligibility:

Students are required to provide eligibility documentation during enrolment. Should all required evidence is not received and complete for each participant at least 3 full business days prior to course commencement, normal course fees will apply and the $0 fee will not be applicable.

Please Note:
An enrolment in a course does not guarantee successful completion, nor does it guarantee an employment outcome.

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