Certificate III in Concreting

Course Code CPC30313
Campus Contact your local GOTAFE campus on 1300 GOTAFE (468 233) for full details
Duration 912 hours

Course Overview

The CPC30313 Certificate III in Concreting is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Concreter.

Can you see yourself with the ute and toolbox, working on site with other tradies, helping a client’s plans become reality? Study the Certificate III in Concerting and you will experience the satisfaction of placing concrete for a task, reading and understanding plans for the site, and everything in between. You will get to try it all in our state of the art workshops. Learn the framework to establish concrete formwork, place concrete and decorate concrete with the experts.

We nurture our Trainees so they gain life and work skills that employers want. You get to apply what you learn in real projects at work. And we’re always ready to customise courses for business owners.

This course is delivered as a traineeship. You will be enrolled into a current qualification.

Please note: this course is available as part of the 2019 Free TAFE Courses for eligible on-campus students.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

The CPC30313 Certificate III in Concreting is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills to seek employment in the Building industry.

This qualification is designed to meet the needs of concreters working in concreting operations on residential and commercial projects.

Occupational titles could include:

  • Concreter
  • Concrete pump 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.

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.

Working in this industry may involve a lot of physical work, as well as undertaking tasks in a range of weather conditions. A reasonable level of fitness may be required to undertake daily tasks e.g. bending, lifting, shifting equipment etc.

Further studies
After gaining the CPC3013 Certificate III in Concreting, you might wish to undertake further study in the CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building).

Sessions - Dates/Times

Contact your local GOTAFE campus on 1300 GOTAFE (468 233) for full details

Attendance and Commitment

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.

Course Co-ordinator

Name Peter Rippingale
Location Wangaratta

Fee Information
Type Average Enrolled Hours Hourly Fee Rate Indicative Tuition Fee Hourly Govt Subsidy Rate Total Govt Contribution
Govt Subsidised-Standard 912 $2.70 $2,462.40 $8.00 $7,296.00
Govt Subsidised-Standard Concession 912 $0.54 $492.48 $8.00 $7,296.00
Govt Subsidised-Trainee 912 $2.70 $2,462.40 $8.00 $7,296.00
Govt Subsidised-Trainee Concession 912 $0.54 $492.48 $8.00 $7,296.00
Full Fee 912 $10.70 $9,758.40 N/A N/A
Course Materials 912 $0.50 $456.00 N/A N/A

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

You will receive an Indicative Fee Statement when you decide upon your course. A finalised invoice will be issued upon enrolment. Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Book Shop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your Course Information session or during the Pre-Training review Interview.

Entry Requirements

Training package entry requirements
There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification; however:
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 CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry covers this requirement.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course
  • Register with the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network OR be able to demonstrate experience in the trade
Units of Competency

CPC30313 – Core Units

CPCCCM2006B – Apply basic levelling procedures
CPCCOHS2001A – Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCCCM1015A – Carry out measurements and calculations
CPCCCM1014A – Conduct workplace communication
CPCCCO3043A – Cure concrete
CPCCCA2003A – Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground
CPCCCO3042A – Finish concrete
CPCCCO2021A – Handle concreting materials
CPCCSF2004A – Place and fix reinforcement materials
CPCCCO3041A – Place concrete
CPCCCM1013A – Plan and organise work
CPCCCM2001A – Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCCO2022A – Use and maintain concreting plant, tools and equipment
CPCCCM1012A – Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry

CPC30313 – Elective Units

CPCCSF3001A – Apply reinforcement schedule
CPCCCO3044A – Carry out decorative finishes to concrete
CPCCCO3048A – Construct tilt panels on site
CPCCCO3047A – Cut and core concrete
CPCCCM2008B – Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCSF2001A – Handle steelfixing materials
CPCCCO3036A – Plan concrete work and brief team
CPCCCO3046A – Repair and rectify concrete
CPCCCM2007B – Use explosive power tools

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods may include:

  • Knowledge tests
  • Projects
  • Work observation evidence
  • Demonstration
  • Online Assessments
Skills Recognition

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification.  There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking.  You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.
Information Sessions

For further information regarding this course please call 1300 468 233.


Please note:  Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review.  This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Individual Needs

Enrolment in an apprenticeship course is commenced after GOTAFE receives a Training Contract completed at an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN). To locate an AASN, please go to australianapprenticeships.gov.au or call 13 38 73.

Learner’s Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.

Student Welfare Unit

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.
Educational Support Services

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

Where to from here?

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