Qualification details

CPC31712 - Certificate III in Post-Tensioning (Release 2)


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2 (this release) 17/Jan/2017
(View details for release 1) 07/Feb/2013

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

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CPCCCM1012A - Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industryWork effectively and sustainably in the construction industry Core
CPCCCM1014A - Conduct workplace communicationConduct workplace communication Core
CPCCCM1015A - Carry out measurements and calculationsCarry out measurements and calculations Core
CPCCCM2001A - Read and interpret plans and specificationsRead and interpret plans and specifications Core
CPCCCM2004A - Handle construction materialsHandle construction materials Core
CPCCCM2005B - Use construction tools and equipmentUse construction tools and equipment Core
CPCCCM2008B - Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffoldingErect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding Elective
CPCCCM2010B - Work safely at heightsWork safely at heights Core
CPCCCM3001C - Operate elevated work platformsOperate elevated work platforms Elective
CPCCCO2014A - Carry out concrete workCarry out concrete work Elective
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 312112 Building Associate 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4999-79 Tradespersons And Related Workers Nec 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0403 Building 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Building and Construction 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Post tensioner 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 312112 Building Associate 07/Aug/2013 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4999-79 Tradespersons And Related Workers Nec 07/Aug/2013 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0403 Building 07/Aug/2013 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 07/Feb/2013 
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Modification History




This version first released with CPC08 Version 8.


Update superseded imported units from elective list with equivalent current unit for:

  • RIICFW302A to RIICFW302D
  • RIIOHS202A to RIIWHS202D

This version released with CPC08 Version 9.3.


This qualification provides a trade outcome in post-tensioning in the construction industry.

Occupational titles may include:

  • post-tensioner.

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

Refer to CPSISC website for career and pathway information: http://www.cpsisc.com.au/career

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Check with relevant state and territory licensing and regulatory authorities.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

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 OHS requirements, including material safety data sheets (MSDS)
  • codes and standards
  • plans, drawings and specifications
  • schedules
  • load tables, including calibration certificates
  • 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
  • records and reports 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 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
  • identifies and manages risks
  • carries out site inspection to identify requirements
  • selects and uses appropriate materials, cutting methods, tools and equipment
  • determines material quantity requirements
  • 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 and 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

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

  • 17 units of competency:
  • 12 core units
  • 5 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:

  • 5 units from the elective units listed below
  • 1 of the units may be chosen from other Certificate III 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 


Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry


Conduct workplace communication


Carry out measurements and calculations


Read and interpret plans and specifications


Handle construction materials


Use construction tools and equipment


Work safely at heights


Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry


Use steelfixing tools and equipment


Carry out monostrand post-tensioning


Carry out multistrand post-tensioning


Carry out stressbar post-tensioning

Elective units 


Carry out repair and rectification of concrete


Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding


Operate elevated work platforms


Carry out concrete work


Arc weld reinforcement steel


Splice and anchor using mechanical methods


Weld using manual metal arc welding equipment


Carry out work-based risk control processes


Install temporary and permanent rock anchors


Enter and work in confined spaces

Custom Content Section

Not applicable.