Certificate III in Concreting

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

Occupational titles may include:


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.


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.

Core units

add topic CPCCCM1012A

Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry

add topic CPCCCM1013A

Plan and organise work

add topic CPCCCM1014A

Conduct workplace communication

add topic CPCCCM1015A

Carry out measurements and calculations

add topic CPCCCM2001A

Read and interpret plans and specifications

add topic CPCCCM2006A

Apply basic levelling procedures

add topic CPCCOHS2001A

Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

add topic RIICCM210A

Install trench support

Concreting operations field of work

add topic CPCCCO2011A

Handle concreting materials

add topic CPCCCO2012A

Use concreting tools and equipment

add topic CPCCCO3021A

Place concrete

add topic CPCCCO3022A

Finish concrete

add topic CPCCCO3023A

Cure concrete

Elective units

Concrete repair and finishing field of work

add topic CPCCCO3024A

Carry out decorative finishes to concrete

add topic CPCCCO3025A

Resurface concrete

add topic CPCCCO3026A

Carry out repair and rectification of concrete

add topic CPCCCO3027A

Cut and core concrete

add topic CPCCCO3029A

Apply and finish sprayed concrete

Advanced concreting field of work

add topic CPCCCO3028A

Carry out tilt panel construction

add topic CPCCCO3030A

Carry out high performance concreting

add topic CPCCCO3031A

Conduct off-form vertical concrete operations

Concrete delivery field of work

add topic CPCCLBM3001A

Licence to operate a concrete placing boom

add topic CPCCCO3032A

Conduct concrete boom delivery operations

add topic CPCCCO3033A

Slump test concrete

add topic CPCCCO3034A

Conduct concrete agitator truck operations

General electives

add topic CPCCCA2003A

Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground

add topic CPCCCA3001A

Carry out general demolition of minor building structures

add topic CPCCCM2007A

Use explosive power tools

add topic CPCCCM2008A

Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding

add topic CPCCCM2011A

Carry out tilt-up work safely

add topic CPCCSF2003A

Cut and bend materials using oxy-LPG equipment

add topic CPCCSF2004A

Place and fix reinforcement materials

add topic CPCCSF3001A

Apply reinforcement schedule

add topic BSBSMB301A

Investigate micro business opportunities

add topic BSBSMB406A

Manage small business finances

add topic RIICFW301A

Construct underpinning

add topic RIIOHS302A

Implement traffic management plan

add topic RIIWMG203A

Drain and dewater civil construction site


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Entry Requirements

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Licensing Information

Not Applicable

Employability Skills


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