Qualification details

CPC30411 - Certificate III in Demolition (Release 3)


Usage recommendation:
Supersedes CPC30408 - Certificate III in Demolition 20/May/2011
Is superseded by CPC30413 - Certificate III in DemolitionReplaces superseded non-equivalent CPC30411. 16/Jan/2014

ReleaseRelease date
3 (this release) 07/Feb/2013
(View details for release 2) 29/Nov/2011
(View details for release 1) 19/May/2011

Units of competency

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CPCCDE2012A - Carry out manual general demolitionCarry out manual general demolitionDeletedN/A
CPCCCM2008B - Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffoldingErect and dismantle restricted height scaffoldingSupersededCore
CPCCDE3015A - Remove friable asbestosRemove friable asbestosSupersededN/A
RIIOHS202A - Enter and work in confined spacesEnter and work in confined spacesSupersededN/A
CPCCDE3011A - Carry out mechanical general demolitionCarry out mechanical general demolitionDeletedN/A
CPCCDE3014A - Remove non-friable asbestosRemove non-friable asbestosSupersededN/A
CPCCCM1013A - Plan and organise workPlan and organise workSupersededCore
CPCCCA2002B - Use carpentry tools and equipmentUse carpentry tools and equipmentSupersededN/A
CPCCRI3001A - Operate personnel and materials hoistsOperate personnel and materials hoistsSupersededN/A
CPCCCM3001C - Operate elevated work platformsOperate elevated work platformsSupersededN/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 330000 Construction Trades Workers 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 7122-11 Crane, Hoist Or Lift Operator 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0403 Building 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Construction Services 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Demolisher 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 330000 Construction Trades Workers 09/Feb/2012 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 7122-11 Crane, Hoist Or Lift Operator 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 CPC30411

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

Some elective imported units replaced with updated versions


This qualification provides a trade outcome in demolition operations in the residential and commercial construction industry.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Demolisher
  • Demolition contractor.

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
  • Schedules
  • Work orders
  • Load tables
  • 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

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 and conformity to requirements
  • Carries out inspections and checks
  • 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
  • Properly starts up, operates and shuts down equipment
  • 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:
  • 12 core units
  • 6 elective units.

A maximum of two of the six 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 


Carry out general demolition of minor building structures


Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry


Plan and organise work


Conduct workplace communication


Read and interpret plans and specifications


Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding


Work safely at heights


Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

Demolition - basic and intermediate field of work  


Use demolition tools and equipment


Carry out manual general demolition


Carry out mechanical general demolition


Cut and bend materials using oxy-LPG equipment

Elective units 


Investigate micro business opportunities


Manage small business finances


Use carpentry tools and equipment


Carry out measurements and calculations


Use explosive power tools


Operate elevated work platforms


Operate a truck mounted loading crane


Operate a crushing plant


Remove non-friable asbestos


Remove friable asbestos


Perform dogging


Work safely in the construction industry


Operate personnel and materials hoists


Safely handle and use scaffolding tools and equipment


Erect and dismantle basic scaffolding


Erect and dismantle intermediate scaffolding


Control and direct traffic


Move waste using loadshifting equipment


Maintain chainsaws


Cross cut materials with a hand-held chainsaw


Conduct skid steer loader operations


Conduct civil construction excavator operations


Enter and work in confined spaces


Implement traffic management plan


Licence to operate a forklift truck

Custom Content Section

Not applicable.