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Certificate III in Formwork/Falsework

Career Area:Building Industries National Code:CPC31511
Certificate III in Formwork/FalseworkThis course is for people who want to work in formwork and falsework in
residential and commercial applications. You will learn how to carry out
excavation and general demolition of minor building structures and setting out
and levelling operations.

You will also learn how to work safely at heights; erect and dismantle
formwork for footings and slabs on ground, suspended slabs, columns, beams and
walls; operate elevated work platforms; install curtain walling; construct
timber external stairs, bulkheads and assemble partitions.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Before enrolling in this course you must successfully complete the WHS Induction
Training (White Card) which will allow you entry into a construction worksite.

Career Pathways

Construction worker in formwork and falsework.

Prior Learning

For further information please refer to the Recognition area of the Hunter TAFE website.

Students with Disabilities

If you are considering studying with Hunter TAFE and are unsure what impact your disability may have on your study, please feel free to contact Disability Services to find out!

Delivery Locations, Important Dates, Study Options and Timetables

Newcastle Campus

Course Availability

Start Date Study Options How to Enrol Proposed Timetable Fees & Charges Units of Competency Important Information
Various Part Time Day
Thanks for visiting! We are currently taking enquiries for this course.

Depending on demand, this course may be available to study, part-time day. Students can discuss options to study flexibly, on campus, with a mix of campus and online or in the workplace.

This training may be subsidised by the NSW Government.

We encourage you to enquire now so we can keep in touch with you on when and how to enrol.

Alternatively call us on 131 225

17NEW-999

The 2017 Smart and Skilled Schedule prices are:

The Apprenticeship Fee is $2,000.00

The Concession Fee for this course is $240.00. You may also be eligible for a fee exemption. Your eligibility for a concession or exemption will be confirmed at enrolment.

The fees indicated above are based on students who have been approved for training subsidised by the NSW Government. If you do not qualify, please do not hesitate to contact us on 131 225 to find out how Hunter TAFE can assist you to achieve your study and career goals.

Students can pay their fee upfront or undertake a Hunter TAFE Instalment Plan which will commence at the time of enrolment. The Agreement can be found on the Hunter TAFE website.

If your employer is covering the cost of your student fees, a letter or purchase order from your employer is required.

Costs associated with work experience and field trips such as food, transport and accommodation will be at the student’s own expense.

The Hunter TAFE Fee and Refund Policy advises students of their obligations with regard to student fees and additional costs, and eligibility requirements for refunds. The policy can be found on the Hunter TAFE website.

Some programs at Hunter TAFE attract additional costs over and above the Student Qualification Fee and include essential equipment that is retained by you on completion of study.

If enrolling in this course, students will need to purchase the following essential equipment. Estimated costs are listed below:

- Text Book: Basic Building and Construction Skills Carpentry and other General Construction Trades: $70.00

This is an indication of what Units of Competency may be studied in this qualification, and will be confirmed prior to enrolment. To discuss with a member of our team, submit an enquiry online or call 131 225.


  • CPCCCA2002B - Use carpentry tools and equipment
  • CPCCCA2003A - Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground
  • CPCCCA2011A - Handle carpentry materials
  • CPCCCA3001A - Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
  • CPCCCA3002A - Carry out setting out
  • CPCCCA3015A - Assemble partitions
  • CPCCCA3016A - Construct timber external stairs
  • CPCCCA3018A - Construct, erect and dismantle formwork for stairs and ramps
  • CPCCCA3019A - Erect and dismantle formwork to suspended slabs, columns, beams and walls
  • 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
  • CPCCCM3001C - Operate elevated work platforms
  • CPCCCO2013A - Carry out concreting to simple forms
  • CPCCLSF2001A - Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding basic level
  • CPCCOHS2001A - Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • CPCCSF2004A - Place and fix reinforcement materials
  • TLILIC2001A - Licence to operate a forklift truck
Other Information

This course is only available for students with an approved apprenticeship.

If you are still looking for an apprenticeship, you'll need to find an employer with a vacancy or interest in taking on apprentices. The Australian Apprenticeships Centre, Centrelink or your jobactive provider will be able to provide you with details of employers like this.

For more information on how to become an apprentice visit The Australian Apprenticeships website: http://www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au/

For information to help you with on-the-job training, your employer, rules and regulations, job descriptions, competencies, trade certificates and more visit the Training Services NSW website http://www.training.nsw.gov.au/

Students must have a current WH&S Construction Induction card prior to commencing at TAFE.

Enquire Now
Newcastle Campus campus
Semester: Semester Various,
Study Options: Part Time Day, , weeks
How to Enrol: Thanks for visiting! We are currently taking enquiries for this course.

Depending on demand, this course may be available to study, part-time day. Students can discuss options to study flexibly, on campus, with a mix of campus and online or in the workplace.

This training may be subsidised by the NSW Government.

We encourage you to enquire now so we can keep in touch with you on when and how to enrol.

Alternatively call us on 131 225
Proposed Timetable:
Information Session:
Fees & Charges: The 2017 Smart and Skilled Schedule prices are:

The Apprenticeship Fee is $2,000.00

The Concession Fee for this course is $240.00. You may also be eligible for a fee exemption. Your eligibility for a concession or exemption will be confirmed at enrolment.

The fees indicated above are based on students who have been approved for training subsidised by the NSW Government. If you do not qualify, please do not hesitate to contact us on 131 225 to find out how Hunter TAFE can assist you to achieve your study and career goals.

Students can pay their fee upfront or undertake a Hunter TAFE Instalment Plan which will commence at the time of enrolment. The Agreement can be found on the Hunter TAFE website.

If your employer is covering the cost of your student fees, a letter or purchase order from your employer is required.

Costs associated with work experience and field trips such as food, transport and accommodation will be at the student’s own expense.

The Hunter TAFE Fee and Refund Policy advises students of their obligations with regard to student fees and additional costs, and eligibility requirements for refunds. The policy can be found on the Hunter TAFE website.

Some programs at Hunter TAFE attract additional costs over and above the Student Qualification Fee and include essential equipment that is retained by you on completion of study.

If enrolling in this course, students will need to purchase the following essential equipment. Estimated costs are listed below:

- Text Book: Basic Building and Construction Skills Carpentry and other General Construction Trades: $70.00
Units of Competency:

This is an indication of what Units of Competency may be studied in this qualification, and will be confirmed prior to enrolment. To discuss with a member of our team, submit an enquiry online or call 131 225.


  • CPCCCA2002B - Use carpentry tools and equipment
  • CPCCCA2003A - Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground
  • CPCCCA2011A - Handle carpentry materials
  • CPCCCA3001A - Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
  • CPCCCA3002A - Carry out setting out
  • CPCCCA3015A - Assemble partitions
  • CPCCCA3016A - Construct timber external stairs
  • CPCCCA3018A - Construct, erect and dismantle formwork for stairs and ramps
  • CPCCCA3019A - Erect and dismantle formwork to suspended slabs, columns, beams and walls
  • 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
  • CPCCCM3001C - Operate elevated work platforms
  • CPCCCO2013A - Carry out concreting to simple forms
  • CPCCLSF2001A - Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding basic level
  • CPCCOHS2001A - Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • CPCCSF2004A - Place and fix reinforcement materials
  • TLILIC2001A - Licence to operate a forklift truck
Important Information: Other Information

This course is only available for students with an approved apprenticeship.

If you are still looking for an apprenticeship, you'll need to find an employer with a vacancy or interest in taking on apprentices. The Australian Apprenticeships Centre, Centrelink or your jobactive provider will be able to provide you with details of employers like this.

For more information on how to become an apprentice visit The Australian Apprenticeships website: http://www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au/

For information to help you with on-the-job training, your employer, rules and regulations, job descriptions, competencies, trade certificates and more visit the Training Services NSW website http://www.training.nsw.gov.au/

Students must have a current WH&S Construction Induction card prior to commencing at TAFE.

Disclaimer

Courses will run subject to resources and demand. For the latest information, check with the appropriate campus, as course availability is subject to review and change.