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.
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
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
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.
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
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
Good time management skills and a reliable nature
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.
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.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate III in Concreting does not have any pre-requisite courses.
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.
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.
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