CPC31511 Certificate III in Formwork/Falsework


This qualification provides a trade outcome in construction of formwork and Falsework, covering work in residential and commercial applications.

Occupational titles may include:


  • Formworker


The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as a specialist field of work.

The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context.


Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.


Packaging Rules

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

  • 25 units of competency:
  • 19 core units
  • 6 elective units.


Some units in this qualification may have prerequisite requirements, which must be met when packaging the qualification. Users are referred to the list of CPC08 units with prerequisite unit requirements available in this Training Package for this purpose.


Enrolment options

We currently offer this qualification as RPL assessment only with a maximum duration of 3 months. Once you have decided to go ahead with the course return your completed enrolment form and ensure the commencement payment for your course has been made. (Please see the payment form for details).  When this is received at our office (email/fax/post), Building Industry Training will provide you with the necessary documents/learning resources/assessments and the details of your trainer so you can begin your studies.

Fees charges and refunds

Course costs and payment options are attached on the payment form.  Refunds will not be issued to students due to change of mind once the training/assessment process has commenced


Commencement requirements

Individuals undertaking RPL assessments for this qualification will have 4 years’ experience as a minimum in the construction industry.


Pathways Information

This qualification is just one of the requirements for an individual to obtain a licence with their states regulatory body.  Please consult with your local authority to ensure you are eligible and meet other criteria prior to commencing studies with Building Industry Training. After the completion of this qualification it is recommended that the student undertake an Approved Managerial Course for Trade Contractors or Certificate IV in Building and Construction.


This qualification contains the following units:


CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and   procedures in the construction industry
CPCCCM1012A Work effectively and sustainably in the   construction industry
CPCCCM1013A Plan and organise work
CPCCCM1014A Conduct workplace communication
CPCCCM1015A Carry out measurements and calculations
CPCCCM2010A Work safely at heights
CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret plans and   specifications
CPCCCM2002A Carry out excavation
CPCCCM2007A Use explosive power tools
CPCCCM2008A Erect and dismantle restricted height   scaffolding
CPCCCA2011A Handle carpentry materials
CPCCCA2002A Use carpentry tools and equipment
CPCCCO2013A Carry out concreting to simple forms
CPCCCA3001A Carry out general demolition of minor   building structures
CPCCCA3002A Carry out setting out
CPCCCA3023A Carry out levelling operations
CPCCCA2003A Erect and dismantle formwork for footings   and slabs on ground
CPCCCA3018A Construct, erect and dismantle formwork   for stairs and ramps
CPCCCA3019A Erect and dismantle formwork to suspended   slabs, columns, beams and walls
Electives (6 required)
CPCCCM3001C Operate elevated work platforms
CPCCSF2003A Cut and bend materials using oxy-LPG   equipment
RIICCM210A Install trench support
CPCCSF2004A Place and fix reinforcement materials
CPCCCA3016A Construct timber external stairs
CPCCCA3014A Construct bulkheads
CPCCCA3015A Assemble partitions


Please remember we are here to help, do not hesitate to call if you have any further questions