Certificate III in Formwork/Falsework


Course Code
Study Area(s)
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 course is delivered through on-site assessment where our 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 formworker and have a minimum of five years experience.

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Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
AHCLSC301ASet out site for construction works50
CPCCCA2002BUse Carpentry Tools And Equipment96
CPCCCA2003AErect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground24
CPCCCA2011AHandle Carpentry Materials16
CPCCCA3001ACarry Out General Demolition Of Minor Building Structures32
CPCCCA3002ACarry Out Setting Out24
CPCCCA3015AAssemble Partitions32
CPCCCA3016AConstruct Timber External Stairs40
CPCCCA3018AConstruct, Erect And Dismantle Formwork For Stairs And Ramps40
CPCCCA3019AErect And Dismantle Formwork To Suspended Slabs, Columns, Beams And Walls40
CPCCCA3023ACarry out levelling operations24
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
CPCCCM2002ACarry Out Excavation16
CPCCCM2007BUse Explosive Power Tools16
CPCCCM2008BErect And Dismantle Restricted Height Scaffolding40
CPCCCM2010BWork Safely At Heights8
CPCCCM3001COperate Elevated Work Platforms32
CPCCCO2013ACarry Out Concreting To Simple Forms20
CPCCOHS2001AApply Ohs Requirements, Policies And Procedures In The Construction Industry20
CPCCSF2004APlace And Fix Reinforcement Materials80
RIICCM210AInstall trench support16

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.

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


For Business and Industry

We offer our business and industry clients customised workforce training, flexible delivery (when and where it suits you) and onsite assessments.

Call us on 1300 615 141 or contact us online for an obligation free consultation.

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 2018 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
Average annual course fee#
Average annual course fee#
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Full Fee
Average annual course fee#

Table 2

Average material
fees per annum *

Average consumable
fees per annum*

# 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. 

2018 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 2018: $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 2018. 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.

For more information about our fees structure, click here.

What costs and other fees should I expect?

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 course you must be currently working as a formworker and have a minimum of five years work experience. 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.

Where and how can I study?

This course is flexible delivery and assessment will be conducted at your worksite. You may be required to attend practical training days held at the Broadmeadows Campus.

What employment opportunities will I have?

Upon completion of this couse you will be a qualified formworker and be able to work in the industry. Supervisory roles may be available with further study.

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the CPC31511 Certificate III in Falsework/Formwork. 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 at a Cert IV level. You may also choose to study a Cert IV in Building and Construction in order to become 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?

To be eligible for this course you must be currently working as a formworker and have a minimum of five years experience.