Trenchless Technology

Specialising in Trenchless Technology and Horizontal Directional Drilling training, our team of industry experienced Trainers and Assessors have over 50 years of experience combined.

Our aim is to provide students with industry informed knowledge and practical skills enabling them to become a better operator, enhance and update their current skills and experience and to provide them with a pathway to a successful career within the Trenchless Industry.

RII31619 – Certificate III in Trenchless Technology


The Certificate III in Trenchless Technology is unique course suited for individuals who work within the Civil Construction Industry and utilise forms of Trenchless Technology within their daily tasks.

This course has a specific focus on specialised Trenchless installation methods including Horizontal Directional Drilling, Auger Boring and Pipe Jacking.

The qualification is also suited to newcomers to the industry with little or no prior experience who wish to learn the essential skills and practical knowledge from the ground up in order to initiate a successful career in the Trenchless Technology and or Civil Construction industries.


Pathways following completion of this course include Certificate IV in Civil Construction Supervision, Certificate IV in Workplace Health and Safety, Diploma of Civil Construction and Diploma of Project Management. 


To successfully complete the Certificate III in Trenchless Technology, students must complete 26 units of competency, 18 core units and 8 elective units.

ALL core units must be completed, to discuss elective units of competency to best suit you and your desired career pathways please contact us.



This course is delivered over 6-12 months depending on experience, current employment status and hours per week committed to study.

Delivery methods include on site training in your workplace, online learning materials, trainer support via phone, Skype and email as well as the opportunity to visit our Trenchless Training facility based in Yatala on the Gold Coast.


  • $13,705.00 – Includes $495.00 resource fee
  • Flexible payment plans available
  • Deposit of $500.00 required upon enrolment

Resources and Infrastructure Short courses

Our Resources and Infrastructure short courses are perfect for those wishing to advance there current skills and experience but do not wish to commit to full time or even part time study, with a range of course options to choose from we are sure to have the perfect training solution for you.

Short course options:

Horizontal Directional Drilling Operations

This course will provide students with the skills and knowledge to conduct directional drilling operations in a safe, efficient manner. This course is suited  to anyone currently operating in or around any Civil Construction site utilising a Directional drilling rig.

Modules studied:

  • RIINHB323D – Conduct horizontal directional drilling
  • RIICCM202D – Identify, locate and protect underground services
  • RIIWHS201D – Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures
  • RIIOGF302D – Operate drilling fluids and mud pits

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Excavator Operations

Option two is suited to anyone currently involved in or new to operating an Excavator up to 50T within a Civil Construction environment. The course will cover operating an Excavator safely as well as locating and protecting underground services and basic trenching operations.

Modules studied:

  • RIIMPO320E – Conduct civil construction excavator operations
  • RIICCM201D – Identify, locate and protect underground services
  • RIIWHS302D – Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures
  • RIICCM210D – Install trench support

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General Civil Construction Operations

The perfect course for anyone currently undertaking general Civil Construction duties. Providing the essential skills and knowledge to operate in and around any Civil Construction site.

Modules studied:

  • RIIBEF201D – Plan and organise work
  • RIICCM201D – Carry out measurements and calculations
  • RIIIMG301D – Maintain site records
  • RIIWHS201D – Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures
  • RIICCM206D – Support plant operations

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