Certificate III in Formwork/Falsework - CPC31511


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

This qualification is part of the Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package. It provides a trade outcome in construction of formwork and falsework, covering work in residential and commercial applications.


  • 25 units: 19 core
  • 6 elective


  • Install curtain walling
  • Enter and work in confined spaces
  • Plan and organise work
  • Carry out concreting to simple forms
  • Erect and dismantle jump form formwork
  • Use explosive power tools
  • Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
  • Install dry wall passive fire-rated systems
  • Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • Work safely at heights
  • Conduct workplace communication
  • Install trench support
  • Carry out measurements and calculations
  • Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
  • Operate elevated work platforms
  • Construct timber external stairs
  • Construct, erect and dismantle formwork for stairs and ramps
  • Construct bulkheads
  • Drain and dewater civil construction site
  • Manage small business finances
  • Investigate micro business opportunities
  • Use carpentry tools and equipment
  • Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • Place and fix reinforcement materials
  • Erect and dismantle formwork to suspended slabs, columns, beams and walls
  • Carry out excavation
  • Carry out setting out
  • Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
  • Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground
  • Handle carpentry materials
  • Carry out levelling operations
  • Cut and bend materials using oxy-LPG equipment
  • Assemble partitions
  • Erect and dismantle slip form formwork

Study pathways

Not applicable.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Macquarie Fields College No
  • Part-time : 2 years
Newcastle Campus No
  • Part-time : 3 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Macquarie Fields College.

A fee applies for most TAFE NSW courses and must be paid when you enrol. The amount you pay depends on the type of course you study, and on your personal circumstances. An initial payment of $80 is required to confirm your enrolment into this course. If you do not wish to continue with your enrolment, you must formally advise Customer Service of your withdrawal. If you do not withdraw prior to the commencement date of the course, this initial payment is non-refundable. Please contact us on 13 79 74 for further information.

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