RIICCM202E - Identify,locate and protect underground services

Course Information

  • DELIVERY: Face to Face Training
  • COST: $300
  • DURATION: 1 Day Training
  • INTAKE: Fridays from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
  • LOCATION: 3/14-16 Marjorie Street, Sefton NSW 2162

Course Description

This course is designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills about current legislation and their basic duty of care for locating underground services, prior to the commencement of any excavation works. The identify, locate and protect underground services course is an integral piece of training for many civil construction workers.

Dial Before You Dig Plans will be used and the trainer will provide a demonstration using a locating device such as a cable avoidance tool to search for known or potential services or utilities inclusive of Telstra, Electrical, Optic Fibre etc. which may exist under the surface of the location the training is delivered.

Management of risks arising from presence of above-ground, overhead, and underground services in vicinity of workplaces and in particular the use of safe working procedures (SWMS).

Procedures, controls and emergency response requirements for those hazards present at the site, determined through risk assessment, are to be reinforced throughout the training sessions.

Dial Before You Dig Plans will be available for the training venue that this training is delivered at. 

Entry Requirements

No entry requirements or prerequisites stated for this course

STA Entry Requirements

  • The participant must be 18 years of age and above.
  • Participants are required to know sufficient English language, literacy, numeracy, and visual interpretation skills to fully qualified for this course.
  • Participants require to have a level of physical capacity to complete this course to be deemed competent or issued with a statement of certification.


The total duration is 1 day.

Training Overview

  • Identify Hazard
  • Manage and report hazards as required
  • Knowledge and practical Assessment
  • Presentation and Video

Vocational Outcome

  • Identify and report on hazards
  • Use operational tools and equipment safely and effectively
  • Apply site isolation and traffic control
  • Plan and organise work activities
  • Work with civil construction terminology
  • Identify types of services/utilities and providers
  • Use construction principles
  • Identify equipment types, characteristics, technical capabilities and limitations
  • Use safety data sheet and materials handling methods
  • Carry out operational, maintenance and basic diagnostic procedures
  • Read Dial Before You Dig Plans and have knowledge on how to be obtain them
  • Knowledge of use of underground services device


You will receive the following unit of competency:

Nationally recognised training Statement of Attainment RIICCM202E-Identify, locate and protect underground services issued through RTO#45234

Course Fees and Charges

  • Group discounts apply
  • Refund and fee protection policy – Please refer to the student handbook
  • Payment Terms – Payment for individual participants is upfront; group booking payment terms are based on agreement.


Other Charges; Certificate Reissuance; $50 per item.