Qualification details

CPC31611 - Certificate III in Paving (Release 3)


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The Deleted usage recommendation was implemented on 13 June 2017 to describe training components that have no replacement. Enrolments in training components and statements of attainment or qualifications issued before 13 June 2017 are valid. For any components marked as deleted after 13 June 2017, the applicable transition/teach-out periods apply. For specific questions regarding the enrolment, delivery or issuance of a statement of attainment/qualification, please contact your training regulator.
DeletedDeleted from CPC08 Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package15/Feb/2021
Supersedes CPC31608 - Certificate III in Paving20/May/2011

ReleaseRelease date
3 (this release) 17/Jan/2017
(View details for release 2) 07/Feb/2013
(View details for release 1) 19/May/2011

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

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CPCCDE2012A - Carry out manual general demolitionCarry out manual general demolitionN/A
CPCCPA3001A - Prepare subgrade, base and bedding course for segmental pavingPrepare subgrade, base and bedding course for segmental pavingN/A
CPCCPA3005A - Maintain and repair segmental pavingMaintain and repair segmental pavingN/A
CPCCCM1013A - Plan and organise workPlan and organise workCore
CPCCCO2013A - Carry out concreting to simple formsCarry out concreting to simple formsN/A
BSBSMB406 - Manage small business financesManage small business financesElective
CPCCPA3003A - Cut segmental paversCut segmental paversN/A
CPCCCA3001A - Carry out general demolition of minor building structuresCarry out general demolition of minor building structuresN/A
CPCCCM2001A - Read and interpret plans and specificationsRead and interpret plans and specificationsCore
CPCCPA3004A - Finish segmental pavingFinish segmental pavingN/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 331111 Bricklayer 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4414-11 Bricklayer 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0403 Building 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Landscaping,Building Trades 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Paver 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 331111 Bricklayer 09/Feb/2012 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4414-11 Bricklayer 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 CPC31611


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


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

  • AHCLSC303A to AHCLSC303
  • BSBSMB301A to BSBSMB301
  • BSBSMB406A to BSBSMB406
  • RIIWMG203A to RIIWMG203D

This version released with CPC08 Version 9.3.


This qualification provides a trade outcome in paving for domestic or commercial projects.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Paver.

The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as four 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 and drawings
  • Specifications
  • Safety signs and symbols
  • Organisational policies and procedures
  • Soil class charts
  • Designs
  • 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 necessary remedial action
  • Rectifies simple faults with tools and equipment
  • Perform routine maintenance as required
  • Checks materials and products for conformity to specifications

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
  • 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

Packaging Rules

Packaging rules

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

  • 21 units of competency:
  • 18 core units
  • 3 elective units.

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


Handle construction materials


Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry


Undertake a basic construction project

Segmental paving preparation field of work 


Carry out excavation


Apply basic levelling procedures


Carry out concreting to simple forms


Prepare subgrade, base and bedding course for segmental paving

Segmental paver laying field of work 


Lay segmental pavers


Cut segmental pavers


Finish segmental paving

Steps and retaining wall construction field of work 


Implement a retaining wall project


Construct masonry steps and stairs

Paving maintenance field of work 


Maintain and repair segmental paving

Elective units 


Construct brick and block structures and features


Investigate micro business opportunities


Manage small business finances


Carry out general demolition of minor building structures


Calculate and cost construction work


Use construction tools and equipment


Carry out manual general demolition


Place and fix reinforcement materials


Drain and dewater civil construction site

Custom Content Section

Not applicable.