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Certificate III in Concreting

  |   Course Code: CPC30318



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.

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Career Pathway

  • Concreter
  • Concrete tilt panel fabricator.
  • Registered Building Practitioner

Entry requirements

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.

Course fees

Tuition: $15,500
Application Fee: $250 (Non Refundable)

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))

Fee for Service:

As Delivered by Australian Industrial Systems Institute

Compulsory 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

Course Duration

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).

Course Commencement

Monthly Intake commencing the first Monday of every month.


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*

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 here for further details and a full listing.


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.

Training and Assessment Note

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