Our suite of building trades qualifications are designed to meet the needs of building contractors and individual trade workers to be trained and have their skills recognised in formwork / falsework, concreting and construction waterproofing.

National Training Services offers Certificate III level qualifications in Formwork / Falsework,  Concreting and Construction Waterproofing to assist trade workers meet registration and licensing requirements.

We also cater for the need to be multi-skilled in this industry by offering dual trade qualifications in formworking/falsework and concreting and construction waterproofing and concreting.

Experienced trades people deliver and assess the CPC30320 Certificate III in Concreting, CPC31420 Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing and the CPC31511 Certificate III in Falsework/Formwork courses. Trainers are current in the industry and are qualified to deliver and assess in the VET sector holding  the qualifications required by our regulator ASQA.


Building Trades courses are delivered on-the-job by National Construction Training (NCT), which a trading name of National Training Services Pty Ltd (RTO 21254).

Trades Registration and Licensing

Recent amendments were made to the Building Act 1993 to:

  • Provide the registration of building trade contractors and sub-contractors; and
  • The licensing of building employees

A registration or a license will be required to perform certain building work which will be prescribed in building regulation (‘prescribed work’).

Priority areas of building work include:

  • Carpenters (and framers)
  • Plasterers
  • Footing and foundation workers
  • Bricklayers and
  • Water proofers

For more information regarding this, visit the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning engagement page for registration and licensing of building trades.

Transition Arrangements

Building Trades courses are being replaced in 2024. Students who have not completed their current qualification before it expires will be transitioned to the new qualification with credits for equivalent units. Transitioned student may have additional units to complete which WILL mean it will take longer to complete.

Below are the transition dates for each qualification. Please note some of these transition dates have recently been extended by the Australian Skills Quality Authority so the dates have changed from what have previously been notified.

Transition date 31/12/2024

CPC31511 Certificate III in Formwork/Falsework.

The replacement qualification for CPC31511 Certificate III in Formwork/Falsework will be developed in 2024.

More information on the proposed Certificate III in Formwork for Infrastucture  available here.  →


CPC31511 Certificate III in Formwork/Falsework and

CPC30320 Certificate III in Concreting

CPC31420 Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing and

CPC30320 Certificate III in Concreting

CPC31511 Certificate III in Formwork/Falsework

(Enrolling new students until the end of May 2024. Transitioning 31/12/2024)