Course Code
Study Area(s)
External Delivery, Free TAFE, Building and Construction, Onsite Training
Course Length
Flexible(1 year)

Start Date(s): Any time of the year as long as you meet the entry requirements. You need to be working in the industry and have access to a live work site.
End Date(s): 12 Months
Days and Time: On site delivery

Course Overview

This qualification is designed to meet the needs of concreters working in concreting operations on residential and commercial projects.

The course is delivered through on site assessment where are assessors come and visit you on your job site. To be eligible for the course you must be currently working in the industry as a concreter.

This course is available to be undertaken as a traineeship.


You may be entitled to free tuition fees for this course if you meet the eligibility criteria for the State Government’s FREE TAFE for Priority Courses initiative.  It's important to know that you may incur other fees, such as student services fees or materials fees, and you'll need to cover these costs yourself.  To find out more, call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or contact us via our online enquiry form.

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Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
CPCCCA2003AErect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground24
CPCCCM1012AWork effectively and sustainably in the construction industry20
CPCCCM1013APlan And Organise Work20
CPCCCM1014AConduct Workplace Communication20
CPCCCM1015ACarry Out Measurements And Calculations20
CPCCCM2001ARead And Interpret Plans And Specifications36
CPCCCM2006BApply Basic Levelling Procedures8
CPCCCO2021AHandle Concreting Materials24
CPCCCO2022AUse And Maintain Concreting Plant, Tools And Equipment80
CPCCCO3041APlace Concrete188
CPCCCO3042AFinish Concrete180
CPCCCO3043ACure Concrete16
CPCCCO3053ASlump Test Concrete40
CPCCOHS2001AApply Ohs Requirements, Policies And Procedures In The Construction Industry20
CPCCSF2004APlace And Fix Reinforcement Materials80


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
CPCCCO3035AAssess And Specify Concrete Supply Requirements56
CPCCCO3036APlan Concrete Work And Brief Team40
CPCCCO3044ACarry Out Decorative Finishes To Concrete40
CPCCCO3047ACut and core concrete16

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessment may include written, oral or practical assessment methods. You will know in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal and you will be given this information.

Additional comments

This course is offered by the External Delivery Team and will be delivered on  the work site at a time and location to suit.

What will I study?

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

  • 20 units of competency:

  • 14 core units

  • 6 elective units.

  • All electives are based on the work that you carry out to ensure training is suitable to your work place.

For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.

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This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

The fees listed below relate to 2019 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2) and non-tuition fees such as student support fees (table 3).

Table 1

Enrolment type
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
Indicative total tuition fee#
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Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#

Table 2

Average course
material fees*

Average course
consumable fees*

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.

Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply such as the Student Support Fee. 

2019 Student Services Fee (Table 3)

 Type of cohort:

Eligible full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Non eligible/FFS  full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Special cohort classes:
  • Concession card holders
  • Apprentices
  • Trainees
  • Work based students (100% off campus delivery)
  • Full online delivery (100% off campus delivery)
Any students studying less than 125 hours in the full year
Domestic student services fees for 2019: $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $60 fixed fee None


The following fee categories are exempt from the SSF -
ASH: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Concession
ASZ: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Non-concession
X: Community-based Orders/Judy Lazarus Transition Centre
OZ: International Student
M: Prisoner
YTC: Young People Transitioning From Care – Concession
YTN: Young People Transitioning From Care - No Concession
Short courses

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH

^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2019. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student. If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.

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What costs and other fees should I expect?

Students will be required to supply their own protective equipment which includes eye and ear protection, steel capped boots, gumboots, respirators and dust masks.

Please contact the External Delivery department on 9279 2488 for more information regarding costs associated with this course.

Can I apply?

To be eligible for this program you must be working in the concreting industry for a minium of five years (unless you are intending to undertake this course as a trainee) and have access to a live work site as part of this delivery.

It is also recommended that you have satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills to undertake this course or are mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake the course.

You will also need to undertake a Pre-Training Review.

Where and how can I study?

This courses is delivered on site in a flexible way that suits your work, we will come to your work site and assess you there while you are working. The delivery is designed to fit in with a modern working environment.  If there are areas of work you have not undertaken you may be required to attend workshops at the Broadmeadows campus, these workshops are also designed to work around your work schedule with many of the dates set around the industry RDO calendar.

What employment opportunities will I have?

This course offers formal training for people working in the industry. Opportunities to operate your own business or work on larger projects will be an outcome from this course.

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

You will gain skills across a number of key areas of the construction industry as well as skills in specialised tasks working with concreting materials from formwork to finishing.

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Certificate III in Concreting (CPC30313). As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

This course will lead to higher level studies, including the Certificate IV in Building and Construction which can assist with becoming a registered builder.

How do I apply?

Applicants can apply online or call the External Delivery department on 9279 2488 to speak to our team for more information.

How will I be selected for this course?

All applicants will need to be currently working in the industry and have access to a live job site for assessments.