Qualification details

CPC30311 - Certificate III in Concreting (Release 2)


Usage recommendation:
Supersedes CPC30308 - Certificate III in Concreting 20/May/2011
Is superseded by CPC30313 - Certificate III in ConcretingReplaces superseded non-equivalent CPC30311. 16/Jan/2014

ReleaseRelease date
2 (this release) 07/Feb/2013
(View details for release 1) 19/May/2011

Units of competency

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CPCCCM2008B - Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffoldingErect and dismantle restricted height scaffoldingN/A
CPCCCM1013A - Plan and organise workPlan and organise workCore
CPCCCO3023A - Cure concreteCure concreteN/A
CPCCCO3028A - Carry out tilt panel constructionCarry out tilt panel constructionN/A
CPCCCO3024A - Carry out decorative finishes to concreteCarry out decorative finishes to concreteN/A
CPCCCO3034A - Conduct concrete agitator truck operationsConduct concrete agitator truck operationsN/A
CPCCCO3031A - Conduct off-form vertical concrete operationsConduct off-form vertical concrete operationsN/A
CPCCCO3025A - Resurface concreteResurface concreteN/A
CPCCCO2011A - Handle concreting materialsHandle concreting materialsN/A
CPCCCO3033A - Slump test concreteSlump test concreteN/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 821211 Concreter 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 441 Structural Construction Tradespersons 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0403 Building 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Building Trades 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Concrete Pump Operator,Concreter 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 821211 Concreter 09/Feb/2012 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 441 Structural Construction Tradespersons 09/Feb/2012 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0403 Building 09/Feb/2012 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 19/May/2011 
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Modification History

Revised qualification deemed equivalent to CPC30311

Core and elective units revised resulting in a number of unit identifier changes

CPCCM2011A removed from elective pool but not replaced with non-equivalent revised version (CPCCCM1016A)


This qualification provides a trade outcome in concreting operations for residential and commercial construction work.

Occupational titles may 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

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
  • 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 utilises 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

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
  • Drives concrete boom delivery and concrete agitator trucks, and follows and applies safety, operational and servicing instructions when using vehicle
  • Carries out pre- and post-operational checks on equipment and machines
  • Performs tool and equipment maintenance as required

Packaging Rules

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

  • 18 units of competency:
  • 13 core units
  • 5 elective units.

A minimum of three elective units are to be concreting (coded 'CO') units. A maximum of two of the five required elective units may be substituted by selecting relevant units of competency from any Certificate III or IV construction qualification or qualification in another endorsed Training Package.

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 


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


Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry


Install trench support

Concreting operations field of work  


Handle concreting materials


Use concreting tools and equipment


Place concrete


Finish concrete


Cure concrete

Elective units 

Concrete repair and finishing field of work  


Carry out decorative finishes to concrete


Resurface concrete


Carry out repair and rectification of concrete


Cut and core concrete


Apply and finish sprayed concrete

Advanced concreting field of work  


Carry out tilt panel construction


Carry out high performance concreting


Conduct off-form vertical concrete operations

Concrete delivery field of work  


Conduct concrete boom delivery operations


Slump test concrete


Conduct concrete agitator truck operations


Licence to operate a concrete placing boom

General electives 


Investigate micro business opportunities


Manage small business finances


Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground


Carry out general demolition of minor building structures


Use explosive power tools


Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding


Cut and bend materials using oxy-LPG equipment


Place and fix reinforcement materials


Apply reinforcement schedule


Construct underpinning


Implement traffic management plan


Drain and dewater civil construction site

Custom Content Section

Not applicable.