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 Tasmania (TAS)
The Department of Justice handles concreting licensing and accreditation in Tasmania.
In order to become an accredited professional concreter in Tasmania, an applicant must be able to demonstrate adequate skills and qualifications applicable to the type of construction.
Applicants do not have to provide formal qualifications to be accredited, but work must always follow Australian quality and safety standards. The following evidence will be beneficial:
- Trade association membership (such as Concrete Institute of Australia)
- Evidence of work with accredited builders
- Referrals from past customers
How to Apply
Submit the following documentation to your nearest Service Tasmania shop:
- Completed copy of the Building Practitioner Application form (available on the Department of Justice, Tasmania website)
- Curriculum Vitae
- Statement of Experience
- Copies of all qualifications
- 2 x detailed references
- Application & licence fee
New Zealand, Interstate & Overseas Recognition
Building practitioners from other states, territories and countries may receive equivalent licenses from Tasmania. Apply for your equivalent concreting licence in Tasmania through the mutual recognition program.