National code: CPC30320

    Certificate III in Concreting

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    OverviewAbout this course

    Pave your way to a career as a qualified, industry-recognised concreter. As an expert in the most widely used construction material in the world, your specialist skills will be in demand on commercial and residential building projects.

    OutcomesWhat you'll gain

    Learning outcomes

    Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

    • Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground

    • Carry out measurements and calculations

    • Read and interpret plans and specifications

    • Apply basic levelling procedures

    • Handle concreting materials

    • Place, finish, cure and slump-test concrete

    Course outcomes

    Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

    • The skills to form up concrete structures and place and finish concrete surfaces

    • The knowledge to read and interpret plans and specifications

    • Eligibility to apply for your licence with NSW Fair Trading

    • Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities

    SuitabilityIs this course right for you?

    Entry requirements

    Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

    • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

    • This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.

    Completion requirements

    During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:

    • A general construction induction card (commonly known as a white card) - you will need this before you can enter a construction site

    Entry recommendations

    To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

    • Employment with a concreter, where you will work on a range of construction projects

    • The ability to record your onsite assessments

    • Your own PPE gear, such a steel-capped work boots, earmuffs and safety glasses

    • A reasonable level of physical strength to carry out the tasks of a concreter

    • Problem-solving abilities

    • Good time management skills and a reliable nature

    • Spatial awareness

    TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

    PathwaysFuture career and study options

    Career pathways

    Our graduates go onto roles like: Qualified concreter


    You do not require a licence to become a concreter in NSW. However, you must have a licence before you do any residential building work in NSW valued at more than $5,000 (inc GST) in labour and materials. For more information, visit NSW Fair Trading.

    Study pathways

    Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

    Previous study0 Courses

    Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

    The Certificate III in Concreting does not have any pre-requisite courses.

    Further study2 Courses

    Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

    Related study1 Course

    Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

    Your experience counts

    At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

    UnitsUnits taught in this course

    Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Concreting qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 22 Units of competency, including 17 core and 5 speciality units.

    Please note, not all specialty units are offered at every TAFE NSW location. It is highly recommended that you check with your preferred campus for information about the specialty units offered at that location.

    Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

    • Apply basic levelling proceduresCPCCCM2006

    • Place concreteCPCCON3041

    • Carry out hand excavationCPCCCM2002

    • Determine concrete supply requirementsCPCCON3035

    • ... 5

    TAFE NSW servicesFacilities and support

    TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

    • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

    • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

    • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

    • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

    • TAFE NSW Libraries

    • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

    • Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home

    • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

    • Student associations – get social with our student community

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