Qualification details

CPC30413 - Certificate III in Demolition (Release 2)


Usage recommendation:
Supersedes CPC30411 - Certificate III in DemolitionReplaces superseded non-equivalent CPC30411. 16/Jan/2014
Is superseded by and equivalent to CPC30420 - Certificate III in DemolitionSupersedes and is equivalent to CPC30413 Certificate III in Demolition. 26/Nov/2020

ReleaseRelease date
2 (this release) 17/Jan/2017
(View details for release 1) 17/Jan/2014

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

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CPCCDE3015A - Remove friable asbestosRemove friable asbestosSupersededElective
CPCCDE3014A - Remove non-friable asbestosRemove non-friable asbestosSupersededElective
CPCCLSF4001A - Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding advanced levelLicence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding advanced levelSupersededElective
CPCCDE3025A - Operate remote-controlled plant on demolition sitesOperate remote-controlled plant on demolition sitesSupersededElective
RIIWHS202D - Enter and work in confined spacesEnter and work in confined spacesSupersededElective
CPCCRI3001A - Operate personnel and materials hoistsOperate personnel and materials hoistsSupersededElective
CPCCDE3017A - Select and use hand tools and equipment for demolition tasksSelect and use hand tools and equipment for demolition tasksSupersededCore
CPCCDE3021A - Operate demolition material crushing plantsOperate demolition material crushing plantsSupersededElective
RIIWHS302D - Implement traffic management planImplement traffic management planSupersededElective
CPCCLSF2001A - Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding basic levelLicence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding basic levelSupersededElective
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 821113 Earthmoving Labourer 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 9912-11 Earthmoving Labourer 
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 821113 Earthmoving Labourer 02/May/2014 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 9912-11 Earthmoving Labourer 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 CPC30411

Core and elective units revised resulting in the addition of 11 new units


Update superseded imported units from elective list with equivalent current unit for:

  • RIIOHS202A to RIIWHS202D
  • RIIOHS302A to RIIWHS302D
  • TLILIC2001A to TLILIC2001
  • TLILIC2005A to TLILIC2005
  • RIIOHS205A to RIIWHS205D

This version released with CPC08 Version 9.3.


This qualification is designed to meet the needs of specialist demolition workers who dismantle and demolish public, residential, commercial and industrial buildings of all types, and process the resulting materials for salvage, recycling and waste disposal.

Occupational titles could include:

  • Demolition worker
  • Demolition plant operator
  • Demolition leading hand.

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.

Pathways Information

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to demolition work in different States and Territories. Candidates are advised to consult with the relevant regulatory authorities.

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 safe work method statements (SWMS) and safety data sheets (SDS)
  • 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 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 plant, 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


  • 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 plant 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:
  • 8 core units
  • 10 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 8 and up to 10 units from the elective units listed below
  • up to 2 of the units may be chosen from other 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 


Read and interpret plans and specifications


Work safely at heights


Identify hazards on demolition sites and apply risk management strategies


Select and use hand tools and equipment for demolition tasks


Select and use small plant and equipment for demolition tasks


Demolish small buildings and structures using hand tools and small plant and equipment


Select and use tools and equipment for hot work in the demolition industry


Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

Elective units 


Carry out measurements and calculations


Use explosive power tools


Operate a truck mounted loading crane


Remove non-friable asbestos


Remove friable asbestos


Operate demolition material crushing plants


Manage demolition recyclable and waste materials using load shifting equipment


Operate skid steer loaders at ground level on demolition sites


Operate mobile plant on suspended floors on demolition sites


Operate remote-controlled plant on demolition sites


Operate excavators at ground level to demolish building elements


Licence to perform dogging


Licence to perform rigging basic level


Licence to perform rigging intermediate level


Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding basic level


Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding intermediate level


Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding advanced level


Operate personnel and materials hoists


Safely handle and use scaffolding tools and equipment


Cut and bend materials using oxy-LPG equipment


Enter and work in confined spaces


Control traffic with stop-slow bat


Implement traffic management plan


Licence to operate a forklift truck


Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 meters or more)

Custom Content Section

Not applicable.