Qualification details

CPC30313 - Certificate III in Concreting (Release 1)


ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 17/Jan/2014

Usage recommendation:
Supersedes CPC30311 - Certificate III in ConcretingReplaces superseded non-equivalent CPC30311. 16/Jan/2014

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
CPCCCA2003A - Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on groundErect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground Core
CPCCCA3001A - Carry out general demolition of minor building structuresCarry out general demolition of minor building structures Elective
CPCCCM1012A - Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industryWork effectively and sustainably in the construction industry Core
CPCCCM1013A - Plan and organise workPlan and organise work Core
CPCCCM1014A - Conduct workplace communicationConduct workplace communication Core
CPCCCM1015A - Carry out measurements and calculationsCarry out measurements and calculations Core
CPCCCM1016A - Identify requirements for safe tilt-up workIdentify requirements for safe tilt-up work Elective
CPCCCM2001A - Read and interpret plans and specificationsRead and interpret plans and specifications Core
CPCCCM2006B - Apply basic levelling proceduresApply basic levelling procedures Core
CPCCCM2007B - Use explosive power toolsUse explosive power tools Elective
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 821211 Concreter 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 9917-11 Concreter 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0403 Building 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 821211 Concreter 02/May/2014 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 9917-11 Concreter 02/May/2014 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0403 Building 02/May/2014 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 17/Jan/2014 
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Modification History

Revised qualification deemed not equivalent to CPC30311

  • qualification packaging amended:
  • total number of units required increased from 18 to 20 units
  • core units increased from 13 to 14
  • elective units increased from 5 to 6
  • core and elective units revised, including replacement with non-equivalent versions and addition of new units
  • pathways information added


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.

Pathways Information

This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway.

Refer to CPSISC website for further career and pathway information: http://www.cpsisc.com.au/career

Licensing/Regulatory Information

This is a licensed occupation. Check with relevant state and territory licensing and regulatory authorities. State and territory jurisdictions may have different regulatory requirements

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements

Employability Skills Summary

Employability skill 

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification 


  • Communicates with clients, colleagues and others using effective and appropriate communication techniques, including:
  • Clear and direct communication
  • Active listening
  • Verbal and non-verbal language
  • Questioning to identify and confirm requirements
  • Language and concepts appropriate to cultural differences
  • Follows instructions from supervisor and other relevant persons
  • Understands, interprets and applies information as required from:
  • Regulatory, legislative, licensing and organisational requirements
  • Environmental and WHS requirements, including safety data sheets (SDS)
  • Codes and standards
  • Plans, drawings and specifications
  • Delivery advice
  • Safety signs and symbols
  • Organisational policies and procedures
  • Understands relevant definitions, terminology, symbols, abbreviations and language
  • Records relevant information using standard workplace documentation
  • Applies measurements and calculations using appropriate equipment, formulas and records as required
  • Reports and records hazards and risks


  • Works as part of a team
  • Provides assistance and encouragement to other team members
  • Initiates and encourages improvements in team performance
  • Identifies and uses the strengths of other team members
  • Relates to people from diverse social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and with varying physical and mental abilities
  • Coordinates and actions tasks
  • Participates in on-site meetings

Problem solving 

  • Examines tools and equipment prior to use for damage, missing components or other defects
  • Identifies typical faults and problems and takes remedial action and/or reports to supervisor
  • Rectifies simple faults with tools and equipment
  • Carries out tests, such as slump testing of concrete and high performance concrete testing

Initiative and enterprise 

  • Identifies opportunities to improve resource efficiency and makes suggestions as appropriate
  • Responds to change and workplace challenges
  • Puts ideas into action
  • Maximises use of resources by recycling, re-using or using appropriate disposal methods

Planning and organising 

  • Identifies hazards and implements appropriate hazard control measures
  • Identifies and manages risks
  • Selects and uses appropriate materials, tools and equipment
  • Determines material quantity requirements
  • Prioritises and sequences tasks
  • Applies time management skills to ensure work is completed to time requirements


  • Evaluates own actions and makes judgements about performance and necessary improvements
  • Contributes to workplace responsibilities, such as current work site environmental/sustainability frameworks or management systems
  • Manages own performance to meet workplace standards
  • Seeks support to improve work performance
  • Cleans up work area, including tools and equipment


  • Identifies own learning needs and seeks skill development as required
  • Is open to learning new ideas and techniques


  • Uses calculators
  • Uses and operates a range of tools and equipment correctly and safely

Packaging Rules

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

  • 20 units of competency:
  • 14 core units
  • 6 elective units.

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

  • a minimum of 3 elective units are to be specialist concreting units (coded ‘CO’) from the elective units listed below
  • the remaining elective units may be chosen from the elective units listed below or any Certificate III or Certificate IV qualifications in CPC08 or another current Training Package or accredited course.

Some units in this qualification may have prerequisite requirements, which must be met when packaging the qualification. Users are referred to the list of CPC08 units with prerequisite unit requirements available in this Training Package for this purpose.

Core units 


Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground


Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry


Plan and organise work


Conduct workplace communication


Carry out measurements and calculations


Read and interpret plans and specifications


Apply basic levelling procedures


Handle concreting materials


Use and maintain concreting plant, tools and equipment


Place concrete


Finish concrete


Cure concrete


Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry


Place and fix reinforcement materials

Elective units 


Carry out general demolition of minor building structures


Identify requirements for safe tilt-up work


Use explosive power tools


Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding


Assess and specify concrete supply requirements


Plan concrete work and brief team


Carry out decorative finishes to concrete


Repair and rectify concrete


Cut and core concrete


Construct tilt panels on site


Apply and finish sprayed concrete


Carry out high performance concreting


Conduct off-form vertical concrete operations


Conduct concrete boom delivery operations


Slump test concrete


Operate concrete agitator trucks


Install topping slabs


Licence to operate a concrete placing boom


Cut and bend materials using oxy-LPG equipment


Apply reinforcement schedule

Custom Content Section

Not applicable.

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