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CPC30318 - Certificate III in Concreting

Course Overview

This qualification is designed to meet the needs of concreters working in concreting operations on residential and commercial projects.
Occupational titles could include:
- Concerter
- Concrete ump operator
The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as a specialist field of work. the construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context.
You will need to obtain a white card to enter a work site.


Course Content

  • Excavation work
  • Formwork carpentry
  • Laying/forming concrete into bare or decorative patterns
  • Different finished (e.g. stencilling, stamping, exposed aggregate).

Participants will be required to successfully complete a series of assessment tasks which may include a written exam, practical demonstration / observation, case studies, assignments and group activities.

RPL candidates will be required to complete an application form, supply a resume and evidence of work activities such as references, testimonials, trade licenses, job descriptions etc. Candidates are interviewed by the assessor and in most cases the assessor will want to watch you work, performing specific tasks or jobs on site. The assessor will identity any gaps in your skills and will recommend you undertake additional training.



This is a licensed occupation. check with relevant state and territory licensing and regulatory authorities. State and Territory jurisdiction may have different regulatory requirements. There are no entry requirements for this course. to be eligible for a traineeship. applicants must: 

  • Be at least 15 ears of age
  • Have completed year 10 
  • Be employed in the concreting field of the building and construction industry 



This qualification can be delivered in the following ways: 

  • Two (2) years as a full-time trainee; or
  • Four (4) years as a school based trainee; or
  • RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) for experiencecd workers who wish to obtain a qualification. as well as on-the-job training by the employer component of the traineeship, the RTO will deliver face-to-face off the job trianing through day release. 


A minimum of 3 elective units are to be specialist concreting units (coded ‘CO’) from the elective units listed below.

The remaining elective units may be chosen from the elective units listed below or any Certificate III or Certificate IV qualifications in CPC08 or another current Training Package or accredited course.

Some units in this qualification may have prerequisite requirements, which must be met when packaging the qualification. Users are referred to the list of CPC08 units with prerequisite unit requirements available in this Training Package for this purpose.

To achieve this qualification, you will be required to show competency in 20 units

Core Units 

CPCCCA2003 Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground

CPCCCM1012 Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry

CPCCCM1013 Plan and organise work

CPCCCM1014 Conduct workplace communication

CPCCCM1015 Carry out measurements and calculations

CPCCCM2001 Read and interpret plans and specifications

CPCCCM2006 Apply basic levelling procedures

CPCCCO2021 Handle concreting materials

CPCCCO2022 Use and maintain concreting plant, tools and equipment

CPCCCO3041 Place concrete

CPCCCO3042 Finish concrete

CPCCCO3043 Cure concret

CPCCWHS2001 Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

CPCCSF2004 Place and fix reinforcement materials


Elective Units

CPCCCA3001 Carry out general demolition of minor building structures

CPCCCM1016 Identify requirements for safe tilt-up work

CPCCCM2007 Use explosive power tools

CPCCCM2008 Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding

CPCCCO3035 Assess and specify concrete supply requirements

CPCCCO3036 Plan concrete work and brief team

CPCCCO3044 Carry out decorative finishes to concrete

CPCCCO3046 Repair and rectify concrete

CPCCCO3047 Cut and core concrete

CPCCCO3048 Construct tilt panels on site

CPCCCO3049 Apply and finish sprayed concrete

CPCCCO3050 Carry out high performance concreting

CPCCCO3051 Conduct off-form vertical concrete operations

CPCCCO3052 Conduct concrete boom delivery operations

CPCCCO3053 Slump test concrete

CPCCCO3054 Operate concrete agitator trucks

CPCCCO3055 Install topping slabs

CPCCLBM3001 Licence to operate a concrete placing boom

CPCCSF2003 Cut and bend materials using oxy-LPG equipment

CPCCSF3001 Apply reinforcement schedule



This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway.


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