Locate Underground Services


This unit of competency is based on RIICCM202D Identify, locate and protect underground services when working in the civil construction industry.

Damage to our underground infrastructure can be expensive and potentially very dangerous, being able to identify these assets is critical for any organisation involved in excavating in a civil construction environment.

Underground services are those services such as gas, electricity, internet and telephone that are required for modern life. It is a requirement that all attempts are made to locate these services before using worksite equipment that may cut or damage these services. Most states and territories have a Dial Before You Dig style provision that can be used to provide information and plans to assist in identifying where underground service and cables are located.


There are no prerequisites, however participants must be able converse and comprehend basic English.


  • Planning and preparation of the work area
  • Working safely, hazards and SWMS
  • Select, check tools and equipment
  • Obtain information (Dial Before You Dig)
  • Using a locator
  • Identify, Locate and Protect services

Each workshop is facilitated by a member of highly experienced training team, and includes presentations, practical and written assessment


Training Pathway: After completion of RIICCM202D Identify, Locate and Protect Underground Services, graduates may look to undertake, 22325VIC Course in Workplace Spotting for Service Assets or RIICCM210D Install Trench Support or Electrical Safety Awareness Course


1 Day course:  8:00am – 4:00pm

PRICE: $250 per person GST Free – minimum of 10 students is required for course to run

This course can be delivered at your site – minimum numbers apply

Please talk to one of our friendly staff members to enquire about the course dates and make a booking