CPC30318 Certificate III in Concreting

Not Currently Available to International Students


This qualification reflects the role of concreters working in concreting operations on residential and commercial projects.

The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as a specialist field of work (i.e. concreting).

The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in an actual workplace or very closely simulated workplace environment, and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to concreting in some states and territories. Relevant state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm these requirements.


Employment Pathway

Occupational titles include:

  • concreter
  • concrete tilt panel fabricator.



Applicants should have completed a Year 11 or equivalent level of secondary education.

Applicants must be over the age of 18 at the time of commencement.

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.

Pathways into the qualification

Credit may be granted towards this qualification by those who have completed CPC20112 Certificate II in Construction, CPC20211 Certificate II in Construction Pathways or other relevant qualifications.

There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification as delivered by AISI.

Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.



This course is PENDING for Youth Allowance, Austudy payment, ABSTUDY, and the Pensioner Education Supplement through Centrelink.


To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

  • 20 units of competency:
  • 15 core units
  • 5 elective units.

The elective units must ensure the integrity of the AQF qualification level, contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome, and are to be chosen as follows:

  • a minimum of three elective units must be chosen from the Group A concreting elective units listed below
  • the remaining two elective units may be chosen from:
  • the remaining Group A concreting elective units listed below
  • the Group B general elective units listed below
  • other units packaged in a Certificate III or Certificate IV qualification in the CPC Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package, CPC08 Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package, or other current Training Packages or accredited courses provided they do not duplicate the outcome of another unit already chosen for the qualification.

Refer to https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/CPC30318 for further details and a full listing.

COURSE STRUCTURE (As Delivered by Australian Industrial Systems Institute)

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 Select, check and maintain concreting plant, tools and equipment*
  • CPCCCO3041 Place concrete*
  • CPCCCO3042 Finish concrete*
  • CPCCCO3043 Cure concrete*
  • CPCCCO3053 Slump-test concrete*
  • CPCCSF2004 Place and fix reinforcement materials*
  • CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
Elective Units A
  • CPCCCO3035 Assess and specify concrete supply requirements*
  • CPCCCO3046 Repair and rectify concrete*
  • CPCCCO3047 Cut and core concrete*
Elective Units B


  • CPCCCA3001 Carry out general demolition of minor building structures*
  • CPCCCM2007 Use explosive power tools*

Prerequisite units of competency

An asterisk against a unit code below indicates that there is a prerequisite requirement that must be met.

In this instance, all units with an asterisk have the following unit as a prerequisite unit:

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

This prerequisite unit must be assessed before assessment of any unit of competency with an asterisk; therefore, it is recommended that the prerequisite unit be the first unit delivered and assessed in the qualification.


The course is conducted over a 44 week delivery plus 8 weeks breaks (totalling 52 weeks) at 20 hours per week required attendance (860 hours scheduled delivery).


Monthly Intake commencing the first Monday of every month


Full-Time Fee-for-service
Tuition $15,500
Text Book and Training Materials $300
Safety Equipment $300 (Includes Safety Glasses (to AS1337), Safety Boots (steel toe cap), Combination Overalls (khaki), Hearing Protection (ear muffs/ear plugs), Sun protection equipment, Safety Helmet, Hair Restraint (long hair needs to be restrained))

Application Fee: $ 250 (Non Refundable)


Fee for Service – Domestic


Pathways from the qualification

Further training pathways from this qualification may include other higher level Construction Qualifications such as CPC40611 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Specialist Trades), CPC40708 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Trade Contracting) or other relevant qualifications.


Assessment comprises written assignments, tests and practical application projects. Students are required to attend tests and practical demonstration sessions as scheduled, with tests generally scheduled during normal class time. Students must demonstrate competence on a construction site.


Parts of this course will be conducted off-campus within a construction environment.


All students undertaking the building and construction courses at AISI are required to hold a current Construction Induction Card.

To obtain the card, students are required to attend a one day training program. The cost of the program is included in the tuition fee for the enrolled course paid to AISI. All students are required to obtain a Construction Induction Card prior to undertaking any practical activities on site, or entering any construction site.

The Construction Induction Card will enable participants to work safely in the construction industry.

The Construction Induction Card course is recognised by WorkSafe for the registration of construction workers for OH&S induction.

The Construction Induction Card course is intended to provide individuals with the skills and knowledge to operate safely in a work environment and should be completed prior to entering a construction workplace.

Under WorkSafe Victoria requirements, all persons participating in onsite activities in the building and construction industry must undertake Construction Induction Card training.

At the completion of this Construction Induction Card course, participants will be issued with a statement of attainment on the day of training. This statement of attainment, which is valid for 60 days after training is completed, allows the participant to perform construction work while WorkSafe is processing their Construction Induction Card.

The Construction Induction Card course provides participants with the skills and knowledge to work safely in the construction industry including:

  • Identifying OH&S legislative requirements
  • Identifying construction hazards and control measures
  • Identifying OHS communication and reporting processes
  • Identifying OHS incident response procedures

PLEASE NOTE: Students will be required to present a photo ID on the day of training (see below for acceptable ID documents). If acceptable identification is not presented, student details will not be forwarded to WorkSafe until such documentation is sighted.

The documents listed below are examples of documents that can be used as proof of identity. Other documents may be used as long as the document as a minimum provides proof of the participant’s full name as well as a photo:

  • Passport (Australian Passport current or expired within the last two years, but not cancelled, International Passport must be current)
  • Driver’s Licence – Australian with photo, must be current.
  • Driver’s Learners Permit – Australian with photo, must be current.
  • Boat Operator’s Licence – Australian with photo, must be current.
  • Firearm Licence – Victorian with photo, must be current. (Can accept interstate Firearms Licence as long as it contains a photo and is current)
  • Licence to Perform High Risk Work or equivalent photo certificate of competency that is current, not expired.
  • State, Territory or Federal Government Employee ID card with photo
  • Other Australian Government issued ID card with photo
  • Photo identity card issued by a Tertiary Education Institution must be current
  • Keypass ID Card with photo, must be current
  • Consumer Affairs Victoria Proof of Age Card with photo

AISI will organize the training for each student and you will be required to attend on your scheduled date.