Certificate III Concreting


Become a Qualified Concreter

Meet the technical requirements for a Concreting Licence with QBCC.

Are you ready to get Trade qualified?
Is it time to start your own concreting business?
Keen to get on the tools and not get stuck in a classroom? We hear you.

Launch your career in Concreting

Become a qualified tradesperson with this CPC30320 Certificate III in Concreting qualification. This hands-on, course is designed to give you the skills, confidence and practical experience to concrete like a champ.  With this nationally recognised qual, it’ll be easy to get excited about your future in construction!

In this course you will learn how to place, finish and cure concrete. Master the operation of plant, tools and equipment relevant to the concreting trade and learn how to place and fix reinforcement materials.

The CPC30320 Certificate III in Concreting can be completed as an traineeship and meets the technical requirements to obtain your QBCC Concreting Licence.

Why Bother?

  • Nationally recognised Qualification
  • Trade-qualified trainers who know their stuff
  • Hands-on experience in a practical environment
  • We come to you – no more classroom training!*

Job Prospects

Concrete pump operator
Business Owner

Study Mode

Online and Flexible Delivery

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Course Structure

What you’ll learn

This CPC30320 Certificate III in Concreting course is a trade level qualification that gives you the skills, knowledge and experience to be competent and feel confident onsite.  It is aimed at anyone looking to work on residential, commercial or industrial projects as a skilled carpenter.

Ways to study

Recognition of Prior Learning

Your experience adds up and you can use this to fast-track your qualification.  If you’ve got a tonne of industry experience this can be used to gain part or all of your qual.

Onsite Training

We like to think this is a bit of a game changer! Learn onsite, while you work. This means less time off the tools and more time focused on practical skills.


Get qualified while you earn! Traineeships are the best in to the industry for school leavers and a great way for long-timers to finally get qualified. Which one are you?

To achieve this qualification, you must demonstrate competency in 17 core and 5 elective units.  Please refer below for the core units of competency and a sample of suggested electives:

*Prerequisite Unit Required

Core Units (17)

  • CPCCCA3002* Carry out setting out
  • CPCCCA3028* Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground
  • CPCCCM2002* Carry out hand excavation
  • CPCCCM2006 Apply basic levelling procedures
  • CPCCOM1012 Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
  • CPCCOM1013 Plan and organise work
  • CPCCOM1014 Conduct workplace communication
  • CPCCOM1015 Carry out measurements and calculations
  • CPCCOM2001* Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • CPCCON2021* Handle concreting materials and components
  • CPCCON2022* Select, use and maintain concreting plant, tools and equipment
  • CPCCON3035* Determine concrete supply requirements
  • CPCCON3041* Place concrete
  • CPCCON3042* Finish concrete
  • CPCCON3043* Cure concrete
  • CPCCSF2004* Place and fix reinforcement materials
  • CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

Suggested Elective Units (5)

  • CPCCON3036* Plan concrete work and brief team
  • CPCCON3046* Repair and rectify concrete
  • CPCCON3053* Slump-test concrete
  • CPCCON3044* Apply decorative finishes to concrete
  • CPCCCM2007* Use explosive power tools

This qualification meets one of the requirements for you to obtain a licence with your states regulatory body. Please consult with your local authority to ensure you are eligible and meet other criteria prior to commencing studies with us.

Concreting Licence

Scope of Work

  • Concreting including install formwork, reinforcement and concrete
  • Incidental work of another class.

Qualifications Required

Any one of the following:

  1. Successful completion of the course Certificate III in Concreting CPC30318.
  2. Successful completion of a course the authority considers is at least equivalent to a course mentioned above.
  3. A recognition certificate as a qualified concrete worker.
  4. A qualification or statement of attainment of required competency for the class of licence.

Managerial Qualification

Keen to get your trade contractor or nominee supervisor licence? After the completion of this qualification we recommend that you undertake an Approved Managerial Course for Trade Contractors. FTA delivers the approved managerial qualification BSBSMB401 Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business – ask us about this today!

Note: This information is sourced from QBCC website and is accurate as at Jan 2022 for QLD licence holders only. For more information please refer to QBCC.

  • Concreter
  • Concrete tilt panel fabricator
  • Concrete Pump operator

The course duration will vary depending on your experience, skills and chosen study mode. As a guide:

  • Apprenticeship: Between 12 – 24 months depending on the type of apprenticeship and the apprentice’s ability
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): 3-6 months- this term may be extended by Funding Criteria, amount of RPL awarded and subsequent Gap Training required. Eligibility criteria apply.
  • CSQ:
    • Program completion date is 20 September 2022 (for the Skills Assessment and Gap Training Program 2021/22 Contract).
  • Fee for service: 3-12 months subject to the amount of RPL awarded and subsequent Gap Training required

Your skills will be assessed through a mix of practical and theory tasks. Which is essentially showing us what you’ve learnt and how you do it.

Theory may be assessed Online or via Workbook. Practical Assessment will be conducted at your place of work or work site with fit for purpose facilities and equipment which are to be made available to your FTA trainer & Assessor for training and assessment purposes.

Let’s talk about the money

Ready to take the leap towards your nationally recognised qualification? View the range of funding options available to assist both students and employers in gaining valuable training.

Fee For Service

Fee For Service

Our flexible Fee For Service model accommodates individuals ready to start their qualification today while making ongoing, manageable payments.



CSQ is designed to give Building and Construction workers recognition for skills learnt on the job but for which they don’t currently hold a formal qualification.

User Choice

User Choice

User Choice aims to provide funding for apprentices, trainees and their employers aligned to the skill needs of industry and changing government priorities.

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Learner Support

Our trainers have years of hands on experience in concreting, providing you with unparalleled access to first-hand industry knowledge throughout your course.

Limitless Learning

We believe that everyone should be able to learn in inspiring ways. That’s why we deliver training how you learn best plus, you get your own Learning Engagement Officer to support your progress through the course.

Recognised Qualifications

This concreting course is nationally recognised, so you can work anywhere in Australia with confidence.