CPC31511 Certificate III in Formwork/Falsework and CPC30320 Certificate III in Concreting


The dual CPC31511 Certificate III in Formwork/Falsework and CPC30320 Certificate III in Concreting provides a trade outcome in both formwork/falsework and concreting which is especially useful for people working on commercial building and infrastructure projects.

This practical course is delivered on the job, allowing participants to learn, validate and improve their skills and knowledge within their trade.

The core units of competency in the qualification cover common skills for the commercial construction and infrastructure industries as well as specialist units in formwork, falsework and concreting.

This course is delivered by National Construction Training (NCT), a trading name of National Training Services Pty Ltd (RTO 21254).


Training for this qualification is conducted on the job over 18 months.


Career outcomes after completing this course may include:

  • Formworker/Falseworker
  • Concreter
  • Concreter tilt panel fabricator


    This qualification is suitable for those who are currently working in two trades undertaking formwork, falsework, and concreting tasks in the building and construction industry and are looking to become qualified in preparation for the introduction of new Victorian Building Authority trades registration requirements which have been approved by the Victorian Government.


    There are no prerequisite qualification requirements, however applicants should be employed with the building and construction industry.

    You must have completed unit CPCWHS1001 Prepare to Work safely in the construction industry prior to commencing the course. Either a Statement of Attainment must be submitted as evidence prior to commencing the course or they must confirm having a valid White Card by selecting the option ‘Yes’ in ‘Vocational Education and Training Qualification History’ section of NTS Enrolment Application Form.


    National Training Services can access state government funding for this qualification through the Victorian Skills First funding program. Participants who are eligible for Skills First funding will pay no tuition fees. If participants are not eligible for funding a fee may be required, please contact NTS for details on fee for service costs.


    You may be eligible for Skills First Funding if you are:

    • an Australian citizen, permanent resident, New Zealand citizen, or a holder of an approved bridging, protection, safe haven or humanitarian visa; and
    • living in Victoria
    • enrolling in no more than 2 Skills First funded programs this year


    Statement of fees for Skills First funded students

    Contact National Training Services to inquire about your eligibility for State Government funding. Phone 03 9988 7989.


    To be awarded the CPC31511 Certificate III in Formwork/Falsework competency must be achieved in twenty-five (25) units of competency. These are comprised of:

    • Nineteen core units
    • Six elective units

    To be awarded the CPC30320 Certificate III in Concreting competency must be achieved in twenty two (22) units of competency. These are comprised of:

    • Seventeen core units
    • Five elective units

    There are 10 units common to both qualifications. This means the dual qualification can be achieved by completing a total of 37 different units.

    View the full list of units of competency here  →


    Students who complete these qualifications, may wish to continue to study with either:

    CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) or

    Dual Qualification – CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction and CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)


    Learning materials are supplied by NTS and all physical materials and equipment are to be provided by the workplace.


    • Short answer questions
    • Workplace activities
    • Workplace Observations
    • Reports from your supervisor or employer
    • Projects related to formwork/falsework and concreting


    • One on one learning
    • Self-paced reading
    • Research
    • Practical demonstration and practice
    • Training and assessment is fully on-the-job
    Helpful links

    training.gov.au  –  for detailed course information.

    vba.vic.gov.au  –  Victorian Building Authority.


      Brokering Arrangements
      National Training Services has appointed brokers to identify and recruit workplaces and individuals wishing to undertake this training. See the National Training Services Brokers List on our Compliance page for details.
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      For eligible students this training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.