CPC30320 – Certificate III in Concreting
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Qualification Description

This is a qualification for concreters working in concreting operations on residential and commercial projects.

Occupational titles may include

  • concreter
  • concrete tilt panel fabricator
  • This qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as a specialist field of work in 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. For further information, check with the relevant regulatory authority.

    Completion of the general construction induction training program, specified in the Safe Work Australia model Code of Practice: Construction Work, is required by anyone carrying out construction work. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.

    Entry Requirement

    There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

    Packaging Rules

    To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

  • 22 units of competency:
  • 17 core units
  • 5 elective units
  • For the elective units:

  • 3 units must be selected from Group A
  • The remaining 2 elective units may be selected from Group A and/or Group B or from any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course at Certificate III or Certificate IV level.
  • Prerequisite Units of Competency

    An asterisk (*) against a unit code below indicates that there is a prerequisite requirement that must be met. Prerequisite unit(s) must be assessed before assessment of any unit of competency with an asterisk. Check the unit of competency for information on specific prerequisite requirements. All prerequisite requirements are packaged in the qualification.

    Core Units

    CPCCCA3002* – Carry out setting out

    CPCCCA3028* – Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground

    CPCCCM2002* – Carry out hand excavation

    CPCCCM2006 – Apply basic levelling procedures

    CPCCOM1012 – Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry

    CPCCOM1013 – Plan and organise work

    CPCCOM1014 – Conduct workplace communication

    CPCCOM1015 – Carry out measurements and calculations

    CPCCOM2001* – Read and interpret plans and specifications

    CPCCON2021* – Handle concreting materials and components

    CPCCON2022* – Select, use and maintain concreting plant, tools and equipment

    CPCCON3035* – Determine concrete supply requirements

    CPCCON3041* – Place concrete

    CPCCON3042* – Finish concrete

    CPCCON3043* – Cure concrete

    CPCCSF2004* - Place and fix reinforcement materials

    CPCCWHS2001 - Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

    Elective Units of Competency

    Elective units for this course are as follows:

    Group A - Specialist Electives

    CPCCON3036* Plan concrete work and brief team

    CPCCON3044* Apply decorative finishes to concrete

    CPCCON3046* Repair and rectify concrete

    CPCCON3047* – Cut and core concrete

    CPCCON3048* – Construct tilt panels on site

    CPCCON3049* – Apply and finish sprayed concrete

    CPCCON3050* – Carry out high performance concreting

    CPCCON3051* – Conduct off-form vertical concrete operations

    CPCCON3053* - Slump test concrete

    CPCCON3054* – Operate concrete agitator trucks

    CPCCON3055* – Install topping slabs

    CPCCON3056* – Conduct concrete pump delivery operations

    CPCCON3057* – Core concrete

    Group B - General Electives

    CPCCCM2007* - Use explosive power tools

    CPCCCM2008* - Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding

    CPCCCM2012* - Work safely at heights

    CPCCLBM3001 - Licence to operate a concrete placing boom

    CPCCOM1016 - Identify requirements for safe precast and tilt-up work

    CPCCSF2003* - Cut and bend materials using oxy-LPG equipment

    CPCCSF3001* - Apply reinforcement schedule


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