CPC31511 Certificate III in Formwork/Falsework

Courses Info

This qualification provides a trade outcome in construction of formwork and Falsework, covering work in residential and commercial applications.

Occupational titles may include

  • Formworker

The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as a specialist field of work.

The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context.

Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A/CPCCWHS1001 covers this requirement.

Packaging Rules

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

  • 19 core units
  • 6 elective units

Some units in this qualification may have prerequisite requirements, which must be met when packaging the qualification. Users are referred to the list of CPC08 units with prerequisite unit requirements available in this Training Package for this purpose.

Enrolment options

We currently offer this qualification as:

  • an Apprenticeship over 36 months (48 months in ACT) or
  • RPL assessment only with a maximum duration of 3 months

Once you have decided to go ahead with the course return your completed enrolment form and ensure the commencement payment for your course has been made. (Please see the payment form for details). When this is received at our office (email/fax/post), Building Industry Training will provide you with the necessary documents/learning resources/assessments and the details of your trainer so you can begin your studies.

Fees charges and refunds

Course costs and payment options are attached on the payment form. Refunds will not be issued to students due to change of mind once the training/assessment process has commenced

Commencement requirements

Individuals undertaking RPL assessments for this qualification will have 4 years’ experience as a minimum in the construction industry.

Pathways Information

This qualification is just one of the requirements for an individual to obtain a licence with their states regulatory body. Please consult with your local authority to ensure you are eligible and meet other criteria prior to commencing studies with Building Industry Training. After the completion of this qualification it is recommended that the student undertake an Approved Managerial Course for Trade Contractors or Certificate IV in Building and Construction.

This qualification contains the following units:

CORE UNITS (19 required)
CPCCOHS2001AApply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCCCM1012AWork effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCCM1013APlan and organise work
CPCCCM1014AConduct workplace communication
CPCCCM1015ACarry out measurements and calculations
CPCCCM2010BWork safely at heights
CPCCCM2001ARead and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCCM2002ACarry out excavation
CPCCCM2007BUse explosive power tools
CPCCCM2008BErect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCCA2011AHandle carpentry materials
CPCCCA2002BUse carpentry tools and equipment
CPCCCO2013ACarry out concreting to simple forms
CPCCCA3001ACarry out general demolition of minor building structures
CPCCCA3002ACarry out setting out
CPCCCA3023ACarry out levelling operations
CPCCCA2003AErect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground
CPCCCA3018AConstruct, erect and dismantle formwork for stairs and ramps
CPCCCA3019AErect and dismantle formwork to suspended slabs, columns, beams and walls
ELECTIVES (6 required)
CPCCCM3001COperate elevated work platforms
CPCCSF2003ACut and bend materials using oxy-LPG equipment
RIICCM210DInstall trench support
CPCCSF2004APlace and fix reinforcement materials
CPCCCA3016AConstruct timber external stairs
CPCCCA3014AConstruct bulkheads
CPCCCA3015AAssemble partitions
BSBSMB401Establish legal & risk management requirements of small business