How to become a Concreter

Concreters place, spread, compact, finish and cure concrete for buildings, roads, tunnels, bridges and marine structures, using hand tools and automated machinery.

Personal requirements of a Concreter

  • Able to cope with the physical demands of the job
  • Able to lift heavy objects
  • Enjoy practical and outdoor work

Education & Training for a Concreter

You can work as a concreter without formal qualifications. You will probably get some informal training on the job. You can also become a concreter through an apprenticeship or traineeship. Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10.

Additional Information
You may need to be accredited as, or work under the supervision of, a registered building practitioner if carrying out work above a certain value. Workers in the construction industry must undergo safety induction training and be issued with a Construction Induction Card (CIC). Training is conducted by Registered Training Organisations.
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