The Road & Construction Infrastructure Industry Taster Elective is a Block Credit of 90 Nominal Hours for VCE Vocational Major (VM) and Victorian Pathways Certificate (VPC)


Road & Construction Infrastrucure Taster Elective - VCE 2024

Short Courses Australia's Road & Construction Infrastructure Taster Elective provides students skill sets and compliance certificates they need for entry level employment within a civil construction business.

Students receive a WorkSafe White Card, First aid, Traffic Controller Skill Set and receive training and certification in Elevated Work Platform (EWP).

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Block Credit - 90 Nominal Hours

The Road & Rail Infrastructure Industry Taster Elective equals one Block Credit of 90 Nominal Hours:

Vocational Major (VM)

  • For VCE VM students it provides 90 of 180 nominal hours required of VET at Certificate II level.

Victorian Pathways Certificate (VPC)

  • For VPC students it meets the requirement of the new certificate.
Road & Rail Infrastructure Industry Taster
Units selected from RII20720 Certificate II in Civil Construction
Unit of Competence Nominal Hours
CPCWHS1001 Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry (White Card) 6
RIICOM201E Communicate in the workplace 20
RIIWHS205E Control traffic with stop-slow bat 20
RIIWHS206 Control traffic with portable traffic control devices and temporary traffic signs 20

RIIHAN301E Operate elevating work platform

JOB CAMP Module Job Search, Workplace Learning & VET Pathways 0
Graduation Ceremony 0
Total Nominal Hours 106



The Road & Rail Infrastructure Industry Taster Elective is delivered across 1 Semester, or 2 Terms.

Students attending our Port Melbourne Campus attend weekly 4 Hour Practical Classes, over 2 Terms, and are also required to complete self-paced projects, online learning and participate in formative assessment activities.


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 the interview process.


Block Credit Recognition In The VCE

VCE Vocational Major (VM) and Victorian Pathways Certificate (VPC) students receive a Credit towards their VCE VM or VPC for each 90 hour block elective of VET completed. For more information visit


VET Material Fees

Follow this link for a breakdown of Short Courses Australia VET Material Fees that meet eleigibility for the funding. 


Course Delivery Location

The Road & Rail Infrastructure Industry is delivered at our training depot located 8 Anderson Street, Port Melbourne

To Host a Road & Rail Infrastructure Industry Elective at your school contact Short Courses Australia, VETDSS Team on 1300 747 430 Email:


Employment Pathways

On completion of the Road & Rail Infrastructure Industry Elective a student will be able to apply entry level construction jobs within road and rail construction organisations.


Study Pathways

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


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Students can be enrolled online below into the Road & Rail Infrastructure Industry Industry Taster Elective.  

For information as to how a Secondary School can Road & Rail Infrastructure Industry Elective for their VCE VM or VPC Students at their School, Click Here.

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Customer Reviews

  • Road & Rail Infrastrucure Taster Program | review from Devon

    04 October 2023

    -  Devon

  •  | review from Susan Morwood

    03 October 2023

      "I completed 'Use hygienic practices for food safety' a few weeks ago. The instructor was personable, experienced and able to bring these qualities to her teaching of this subject. I particularly appreciated her ability to apply the material to the individual circumstances of each participant, highlighting aspects of food handling that was important for each of our situations. Thanks, Susan"

    -  Susan Morwood

  •  | review from Victoria Vasilenko

    03 October 2023

      "Good experience, audio quality for the online class could be better."

    -  Victoria Vasilenko

  • Road & Rail Infrastrucure Taster Program | review from Abhishek Ramtel (Abhi)

    27 September 2023

    -  Abhishek Ramtel (Abhi)

  •  | review from Celline Grace Leaņo

    26 September 2023

      "The experience is good, you will really learn from them."

    -  Celline Grace Leaņo

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  • Road & Rail Infrastrucure Taster Program | review from Liz Anyella Nieto Castaņo

    23 September 2023

      "I like the class because was theory and practice"

    -  Liz Anyella Nieto Castaņo

  •  | review from Hira Naveed

    23 September 2023

      "Took the first aid course with Russel Hetherton. Good content and practical experience. Definitely recommended!"

    -  Hira Naveed

  • Road & Rail Infrastrucure Taster Program | review from A Samaritan

    21 September 2023

      "First Aid assessment. Thank you so much Russell Hetherton and Reese for a fruitful assessment today. Cheers!"

    -  A Samaritan

Useful Links

  VCAA Block Credit Recognition

  VCAA VCE VET Program Chart

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