The concreting trade is a crucial part of Australia's building and construction industry, and involves concrete laying or placement for falsework and formwork. In spite of the constant demand, the concreting trade is subject to high quality standards to ensure the structural integrity and safety of building.
Tradespersons are urged to obtain a concreting licence in order to take full advantage of business and or employment opportunities within the trade.
Below, we provide guidelines for applying for a concreting license in your chosen state.
In order to perform any concreting or building work, tradespeople must be duly licenced according to state or territory licensing regulations. While the state and territory policies vary, all concreters must meet nationally recognised standards and guidelines.
Building contractors must have a concreting licence in order to perform any general concreting work. Licensing serves to identify a business in the building and construction industry, and provides protection to clients as well as to the tradesperson.
Concreters who fail to operate with a licence may face stiff penalties.
Applying for a Concreting Licence
Licensing procedures vary by state or territory, which means that some states licence concreters individually, while other jurisdictions categorise it under the building trade. In most cases, states will require a concreter to complete an apprenticeship with a licensed concreter, as well as one of the following:
- Certificate III in Formwork / Falsework
- Certificate III in Concreting
Individuals who do not have a formal qualification may have obtained significant concreting skills and experience, in which case they may receive qualification equivalent skills recognition through a Recognition of Prior Learning process. RPL will open up the same licensing and employment opportunities as the above qualifications.
Concreting Licence in South Australia (SA)
Consumer and Business Services (CBS) handles concreting licensing and registration in South Australia.
Every tradesperson who works in the SA building and construction industry must hold a valid building supervisor or building contractor licence, which indicates the type of work they are allowed to carry out, such as
- general concrete construction
- concrete floor paving
- or steelfixing
To become a licensed concreter in South Australia, you must have completed the Certificate III in Concreting CPC30313 with a recognised training organisation.
How to Apply
Use one of the following methods to apply for your general concreting licence in South Australia:
- complete your application online, then print, sign and submit it;
- call the CBS office to request a consultant to help you apply;
- apply in person by visiting the Adelaide CBS customer service centre.
When you apply, you will need to submit all your supporting documents along with the relevant fees.
New Zealand, Interstate & Overseas Recognition
Building practitioners from other states, territories and countries may receive equivalent licenses from Western Australia. Apply for your equivalent concreting licence in Western Australia through the mutual recognition program.