National code: CPC30320

Certificate III in Concreting

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Overview About 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.

Outcomes What 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

Suitability Is 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.

Pathways Future 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 study 0 Courses

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

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

Related study 1 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.

Units Units 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.

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.

  • Determine concrete supply requirements CPCCON3035

  • Select, use and maintain concreting plant, tools and equipment CPCCON2022

  • Cure concrete CPCCON3043

  • Handle concreting materials and components CPCCON2021

  • ... 5

TAFE NSW Services Facilities 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

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • 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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