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.

This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply. If you are a registered apprentice, you may be eligible for a Fee Free Apprenticeship, which will be verified at enrolment.The fee category that will apply to you depends on your eligibility and your individual circumstances. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit https://smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au/are-you-eligiblePAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCEFees: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/enrol/feesPayment - funding: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/enrol/payment-fundingRECOGNITIONRecognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.Find out more about recognition: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/enrol/recognition-credit-transfers

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