Qualification Certificate III (NRT)
Course number 10224
National Code CPC31511
Training Package CPC08 - Construction, Plumbing and Services
Program area Construction and Property  
Duration (nominal hours) 780
This course replaced 18768 - Formwork/Falsework

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Course overview

Course Description

This course is for people who want to work in formwork and falsework in
residential and commercial applications. You will learn how to carry out
excavation and general demolition of minor building structures and setting
out and levelling operations.
You will also learn how to work safely at heights; erect and dismantle
formwork for footings and slabs on ground, suspended slabs, columns, beams
and walls; operate elevated work platforms; install curtain walling;
construct timber external stairs, bulkheads and assemble partitions.

Career Opportunities

Construction worker in formwork and falsework.

Entry Requirements

 There are no entry requirements for this qualification.
Before enrolling in this course you must successfully complete the WHS Induction
Training (White Card) which will allow you entry into a construction worksite.


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Locations & fees

TAFE NSW fees apply to offerings of this course at the following locations. Concessions or exemptions may apply for eligible students.

Year Half Year Fee Annual Fee
2014 $419 $838

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Location Attendance Status Week Starting How to Enrol
Newcastle Part Time Day Available 03-Feb-2014 Enrol Now


Course structure

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What you must do to complete the course

The course structure below shows what you must do to complete this course.
units/modules are arranged in groups and sometimes also in subgroups.
You must complete each group as specified as well as following the course
completion instructions.   If a course contains optional groups there will
statement at the top of the course indicating how many you must do.  At the
top of any group containing optional subgroups there will be a statement
saying how many you must do.
This course reflects the packaging requirements for CPC31511 Certificate
III in Formwork/Falsework (Release 2.0) within The CPC08 Construction,
Plumbing and Services Training Package (CPC08 Release 8.0). The rules from
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency
in: 25 units of competency:
- 19 core units
- 6 elective units.
A maximum of two of the required six 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
To satisfy the Training Package requirements, this TAFE NSW course has been
structured as follows:
A total of 25 units must be completed - 19 core units plus 6 electives
Group 1 - Core Units
All 19 core units must be completed
Group 2 - Elective Units Listed in CPC31511
At least 4 units must be completed. The remaining 2 units can be selected
from Groups 2 and/or 3
Group 3 - Other electives from Certificate III or IV construction
qualification or qualification in another endorsed training Package
Up to 2 units may be completed.
1. TAFE NSW recognises that students who hold WHS Induction Training
('White Card') have met the requirements for CPCCOHS1001A.  Students who
are required to complete this unit may apply for credit.  Consult your
teacher for further information.
Students who require support to meet their learning goals may co-enrol in
the Learner Support course (TAFE Course Number 9999). Talk to your teacher
think you may require learner support.
Talk to your teacher and/or workplace trainer to ensure that your
combination of electives provides you with a suitable vocational outcome.
If you have completed other relevant training you may be eligible to have
units of competency from previous training counted towards completion for
this course. Talk to your teacher or workplace trainer if you think you
may be eligible for recognition for units previously completed.
Some units in this course have prerequisites that must be completed in a
lower level qualification or selected as part of this course. Refer to the
Package or consult your teacher for information about prerequisites to
elective units.

Course Elective Completion:

At least 6 elective modules/units must be completed. These may be chosen from groups 2, 3

All module/units must be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
CPCCCA2002B Use carpentry tools and equipment 36
CPCCCA2003A Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground 36
CPCCCA2011A Handle carpentry materials 40
CPCCCA3001A Carry out general demolition of minor building structures 32
CPCCCA3002A Carry out setting out 30
CPCCCA3018A Construct, erect and dismantle formwork for stairs and ramps 56
CPCCCA3019A Erect and dismantle formwork to suspended slabs, columns, beams and walls 120
CPCCCA3023A Carry out levelling operations 36
CPCCCM1012A Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry 12
CPCCCM1013A Plan and organise work 12
CPCCCM1014A Conduct workplace communication 8
CPCCCM1015A Carry out measurements and calculations 36
CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret plans and specifications 16
CPCCCM2002A Carry out excavation 16
CPCCCM2007B Use explosive power tools 8
CPCCCM2008B Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding 24
CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights 16
CPCCCO2013A Carry out concreting to simple forms 20
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry 16
At least 4 and no more than 6 module/units must be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
BSBSMB301A Investigate micro business opportunities 30
BSBSMB406A Manage small business finances 40
CPCCCA3014A Construct bulkheads 28
CPCCCA3015A Assemble partitions 24
CPCCCA3016A Construct timber external stairs 48
CPCCCA3020A Erect and dismantle jump form formwork 40
CPCCCA3021A Erect and dismantle slip form formwork 40
CPCCCA3022A Install curtain walling 24
CPCCCM3001C Operate elevated work platforms 32
CPCCSF2003A Cut and bend materials using oxy-LPG equipment 18
CPCCSF2004A Place and fix reinforcement materials 24
CPCCWC3003A Install dry wall passive fire-rated systems 80
RIICCM210A Install trench support 30
RIIOHS202A Enter and work in confined spaces 35
RIIWMG203A Drain and dewater civil construction site 25
No more than 2 module/units may be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
BSBADM307B Organise schedules 15
CPCCCO3021A Place concrete 32
CPCCCO3022A Finish concrete 40
CPCCLDG3001A Licence to perform dogging 80
CPCCLSF2001A Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding basic level 40
CPCCLSF3001A Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding intermediate level 40
TLILIC2005A Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more) 30

Requirements to receive the qualification

To achieve CPC31511 Certificate III in Formwork/Falsework  (TAFE NSW course
10224), learners are required to complete 25 units of competency, comprising:
-   All 19 core units from Group 1
-   At least 4 and no more than 6 elective units from Group 2
-   Up to 2 elective units from Group 3.

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