Qualification details

CPC20311 - Certificate II in Steelfixing (Release 1)


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DeletedDeleted from CPC08 Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package06/Feb/2013
Supersedes CPC20308 - Certificate II in Steelfixing20/May/2011

ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 19/May/2011

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

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CPCCCO2014A - Carry out concrete workCarry out concrete workN/A
RIIOHS202A - Enter and work in confined spacesEnter and work in confined spacesN/A
CPCCCM2009A - Carry out basic demolitionCarry out basic demolitionN/A
CPCCCM1013A - Plan and organise workPlan and organise workN/A
CPCCCM2001A - Read and interpret plans and specificationsRead and interpret plans and specificationsN/A
CPCCCM2010A - Work safely at heightsWork safely at heightsN/A
CPCCCM1014A - Conduct workplace communicationConduct workplace communicationN/A
CPCCSF2002A - Use steelfixing tools and equipmentUse steelfixing tools and equipmentN/A
CPCCCM1015A - Carry out measurements and calculationsCarry out measurements and calculationsN/A
CPCPCM2033A - Weld using arc welding equipmentWeld using arc welding equipmentN/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 821713 Steel Fixer 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 7913-13 Steel Fixer 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0403 Building 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Building Trades 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Steelfixing Assistant 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 821713 Steel Fixer 09/Feb/2012 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 7913-13 Steel Fixer 09/Feb/2012 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0403 Building 09/Feb/2012 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 19/May/2011 
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Modification History

Not Applicable


This qualification provides an occupational outcome in steelfixing for commercial projects. The work would be carried out under general guidance and supervision.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Steelfixing assistant
  • Steelfixing labourer.

The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as two specialist fields 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

Not Applicable

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Not Applicable

Employability Skills Summary


Employability skill 

Industry /enterprise requirements for this qualification include :


  • 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 OHS requirements, including material safety data sheets (MSDS)
  • Codes and standards
  • Plans, drawings and specifications
  • Schedules
  • 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 utilises the strengths of other team members
  • Relates to people from diverse social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and with varying physical and mental abilities
  • 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
  • Investigates and resolves discrepancies in coding, numbering and materials

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
  • Selects and uses appropriate materials, tools and equipment
  • Determines material quantity requirements and conformity to requirements
  • Prioritises and sequences tasks
  • Applies time management skills to ensure work is completed to time requirements

Self management

  • 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
  • Carries out pre- and post-operational checks on equipment and machines
  • Performs tool and equipment maintenance as required

Packaging Rules

Packaging rules 

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

  • 12 units of competency:
  • 10 core units
  • 2 elective units.

The elective units are to be chosen as follows:

  • up to 2 units from the elective units below
  • 1 unit may be chosen from Certificate I or II qualifications in CPC08 or another current Training Package or state accredited course, provided the integrity of the AQF alignment is ensured, and they contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Core units 


Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry


Conduct workplace communication


Work safely at heights


Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

Steelfixing preparation field of work 


Plan and organise work


Carry out measurements and calculations


Read and interpret plans and specifications

Steelfixing operations field of work 


Handle steelfixing materials


Use steelfixing tools and equipment


Place and fix reinforcement materials

Elective units 


Carry out basic demolition


Carry out concrete work


Weld using arc welding equipment


Enter and work in confined spaces


Drain and dewater civil construction site