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CPC31511 Certificate III in Formwork/Falsework

This qualification provides a trade outcome in construction of formwork and falsework. covering work in residential and commercial applications. As a Formworker, this qualification can be used as the pathway towards attaining a license as a Concreter. There are no prerequisite units in this qualification. All students will be required to provide the following prior to being enrolled:

  • Construction Induction White Card
  • Photo ID
Entry Requirements

Students must:

  • Be at least 15 years of age
  • Demonstrate a minimum of 3 years’ experience within bricklaying (if RPL)
  • Have a valid USI
  • Have an employer that provides access to regular formwork and falsework
Entry Requirements

To achieve the Certificate III in Formwork/Falsework, the student must demonstrate competency in the following 25 units of competency:

  • CPCCCA2002B - Use carpentry tools and equipment
  • CPCCCA2011A - Handle carpentry materials
  • CPCCCA3001A - Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
  • CPCCCA3002A - Carry out setting out
  • CPCCCA3023A - Carry out levelling operations
  • CPCCCM1012A - Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
  • CPCCCM1013A - Plan and organise work
  • CPCCCM1014A - Conduct workplace communication
  • CPCCCM1015A - Carry out measurements and calculations
  • CPCCCM2001A - Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • CPCCCM2002A - Carry out excavation
  • CPCCCM2007B - Use explosive power tools
  • CPCCCM2008B - Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
  • CPCCCM2010B - Work safely at heights
  • CPCCCO2013A - Carry out concreting to simple forms
  • CPCCOHS2001A - Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • CPCCCA2003A - Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground
  • CPCCCA3018A - Construct, erect and dismantle formwork for stairs and ramps
  • CPCCCA3019A - Erect and dismantle formwork to suspended slabs, columns, beams and walls
  • CPCCCA3014A - Construct bulkheads
  • CPCCCA3015A - Assemble partitions
  • CPCCCM3001C - Operate elevated work platforms
  • CPCCSF2004A - Place and fix reinforcement materials
  • BSBSMB301 - Investigate micro business opportunities
  • BSBSMB406 - Manage small business finances
Delivery Methods

Students can obtain this qualification by either:



The expected duration to complete this program in the workplace will be up to 18 months.

The RPL process can be completed as quickly as the student supplies all of the required evidences and accommodates the complete process. We allow 6 months for this process, however most students will complete this within 1 month.

Fees and Funding

The fees for RPL are $2950.

Payment plan available.


Upon successful completion of the program, students will be issued with a CPC31511 Certificate III in Formwork/Falsework. If the students do not complete the program, they will be issued with a Statement of Attainment for the units they have completed.

How to Enrol to this course

All enquiries and applications to this course are welcome any time of the year. To apply please make an official enquiry by going through our enquiries page with the link below, alternatively you can call us.

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