Certificate III in Concreting

CPC30320

Course Length

Full time:

2 years

Contact Hours

Full time:

8wks oncampus per year (mon-fri)

Cost

Subsidised Standard:

$3,236.00

Subsidised Standard (Concession):

$606.00

Subsidised Trainee:

$3,236.00

Subsidised Trainee (Concession):

$647.00

Full Fee:

$12,476.00

Course Materials:

$313.00

Student Services Fees (per year):

$85.00

Campuses

Shepparton - Archer Street

Wangaratta - Docker Street

Delivery Mode

Traineeship

Course Overview

Start your journey to becoming a qualified concreter with real-world experience by studying the Certificate III in Concreting. Delivered as a traineeship, we'll equip you with highly sought after skills that translate to your workplace.

Learn to place concrete for various tasks, read and understand plans for a site, and everything in between. Learn in our state-of-the-art workshops, and practice establishing concrete framework and placing and decorating concrete.

This course is available as part of the Free TAFE scheme as well as the JobTrainer initiative, for eligible students.

Please note: the information on this page is relevant for 2022 enrolments.

Studying during COVID-19 Restrictions

During COVID‐19 lockdown periods, this course will have the majority of the training delivered using online methods of teaching and communication while students engage from home with their trainers. Any required practical components of the course will be moved to a more appropriate time later in the year.

Career Pathways

The completion of this course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to find employment as a:

  • Concreter
  • Concrete tilt panel fabricator

As a minimum the Construction Induction card (CI card) is required for all workers that are performing tasks on a building site, therefore this card is required. This short course can be completed with GOTAFE.

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in the CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building).

Course Dates & Times

Shepparton - Archer Street

Traineeship - Open from 7th February / 2022

Wangaratta - Docker Street

Traineeship - Open from 7th February / 2022

Fee Information

1. Subsidised Standard: $3,236.00

2. Subsidised Standard (Concession): $606.00

3. Subsidised Trainee: $3,236.00

4. Subsidised Trainee (Concession): $647.00

5. Full Fee: $12,476.00

Course Materials: $313.00

Student Services Fees (per year): $85.00

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.

Please note that the fees on this webpage, for this particular course:

  • are correct at the time of publishing for those enrolling in 2022 and may change without notice.
  • will be discussed with applications as part of the application process to ensure it is understood what is being paid for and which fee rates they may be eligible for.

Course Fees consist of 3 different components:

  1. Student Tuition Fee - cover the costs of training and assessment. These fees vary across courses and are calculated based on a rate per nominal hour enrolled in. The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Circumstances may include:
    1. an individual’s eligibility for Victorian (Skills First) and Commonwealth government-funded training
    2. an individual’s eligibility for concession rates on Victorian (Skills First) and Commonwealth government-funded training
    3. ineligible individuals who are required to pay the full fees for tuition and other costs.
  2. Material Fee - where applicable, cover the costs of classroom consumables, handouts and booklets, e-Learning resources and associated license access fees and excursions.
  3. Student Services Fee (SSF) – contributes to the provision of student engagement, learning and support services. SSF is a non-refundable annual fee that does not apply to short course participants.

Additionally, some courses require students to purchase or supply textbooks, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.

GOTAFE offers a range of payment options to help you pay your fees.
Learn more about fees, charges, refunds and payment options

Entry Requirements

Training package entry requirements

There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements

Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Complete a Basic Key Skills Builder (BKSB) online test to ensure the required literacy & numeracy levels for the course are met.
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review by interview to ensure the course suits their needs and aspirations, and that they are likely to complete the course successfully.
  • Complete the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.
  • Please apply through an Apprenticeship Network Provider (australianapprenticeships.gov.au) with your employer to organise your traineeship contract prior to applying for this course.

This course contains some online learning. You will need (basic computer skills, for example, searching the internet, writing word documents and using email) and access to the internet and a computer, laptop or tablet.

Course Study Units

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
CPCCON3036 - Plan concrete work and brief team
CPCCON3044 - Apply decorative finishes to concrete
CPCCON3046 - Repair and rectify concrete
CPCCON3047 - Cut concrete
CPCCON3050 - Carry out high-performance concreting
CPCCON3053 - Slump-test concrete
CPCCON3057 - Core concrete
CPCCSF3001 - Apply reinforcement schedule

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods may include:

  • Knowledge tests
  • Projects
  • Work observation evidence
  • Demonstrations
  • Online assessments

Trainees completing this course will be assessed onsite with their employer, where they are required to collect workplace evidence for what they do within the industry. GOTAFE trainers collect this when they see the trainees on-site (on agreed dates) or they can submit this through their trainers via email.

Course Co-ordinator

Andrew McGranahan

Attendance & Commitment

Students attend GOTAFE 8 times per year to complete on-campus training. Each block consists of 5 days, Monday to Friday.

Students also engage in face-to-face training and assessment. The training is undertaken onsite and in a workshop model which includes access to and use of a Simulated Workshop where the students can practice their skills and demonstrate the knowledge they have acquired.

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.

Required PPE - For Health reason PPE cannot be shared. It is preferred that all students bring their own PPE.

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.

Learning support

A free and confidential service to help you build the foundation skills you need to be successful at TAFE. Improve your english language, maths and/or writing skills; enhance your computer, exam and study skills.

Learn more about our learning support services

Library

Our library team are passionate about supporting students to achieve their study goals. They have subject guides, referencing help, and online resources to assist you with you assessments.

Find how to reach out to our library in Shepparton

Jobs and study options

Our Skills and Jobs Centres can assist and talk through options for courses, careers, assistance with job applications and more.

Reach out to our Skills and Jobs Centres

Student Support

Whether you need support with time management, your mental health, grief and loss, a diagnosed disability, financial hardship, or any other challenge life through your way, we are here to help.

Support for personal issues

We have a dedicated team to ensure students have the help they need with personal issues impacting studies such as homelessness, family problems & setting up payment plans.

Find out how the Student Experience Team can help you

Disability support

Get access to the supports and adjustments you need for your disability or medical condition to be successful in your studies.

Seek support from our Equitable Learning Advisors

Counselling services

We offer free counselling services to help you work through life's challenges including grief and loss, mental health or relationships.

Learn about our Student Wellbeing Advisors

Learner's Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.

Further information is provided at course induction.

Enrolment

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

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.

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.