Project: Concreting

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Industry changes

Concrete is a very ancient construction material and a very modern one. The industry continues to change, driven by technological, regulatory and environmental factors.


Concreting equipment continues to develop, with innovations in extruders, vibrators, ride-on trowels and laser screeding. Tilt walls, slab floors and precast panels are finding new applications. Building information modelling and computer-aided design and production have a growing impact. Ecological impacts are of increasing public concern. The cement industry produces a lot of carbon dioxide, but also has ecological benefits: local production, use of recycled materials, durability and a high thermal mass. The regulatory environment has changed. The National Construction Code has a renewed focus on concrete fatigue, creep and shrinkage and includes new sections on earthquake performance, diaphragms, and steel fibre reinforcement. To address these changes, a review of training standards is required.

Qualification review

The Certificate III in Concreting was revised a little over a year ago. The main focus of that project was to update the qualification and units to the structure and format required under the 2012 Standards for Training Packages

After the endorsement of those changes, the Construction, Plumbing and Services IRC identified a need for further review and consultation to ensure the qualification:

  • meets the anticipated needs of industry in the 2020s
  • covers the full range of highly skilled work performed by residential and commercial concreters
  • fulfils the criteria for an AQF level 3 qualification.  

A working group of industry experts has worked with Artibus researchers and educational developers to achieve this, and the final versions of the qualification and units are now ready for industry validation.


We are now seeking validation that the revised training package components:

  • align with the job of concreter across commercial and residential workplaces
  • meet industry expectations of the skills required for jobs in the industry
  • provide flexibility for learners to choose occupational pathways
  • are deliverable by RTOs, achievable by learners and meet industry needs.

There are two ways that you can give feedback:

  1. Complete this survey by 28 February 2020.
  2. Attend a webinar at 2 pm (Eastern Daylight Time) on Thursday, 27 February 2020. Please register here

Project Downloads

Some units included in the qualification have been updated in other projects and are awaiting endorsement by the AISC. These units can be downloaded below: 


Last updated: February 2020
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Public consultation and feedback
Certificate III in Concreting: Industry Validation
Project Downloads
CPC30320 Certificate III in Concreting
CPCCON3057 Core concrete
Summary of changes to the Qualification
Summary of changes to the Units of Competency
Units of Competency - Concreting
Project Contact
Contact: Michelle Mulhall