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General concreting 

For licensing purposes, the class of general concreting covers the work involved in carrying out:

  • the laying/placement of concrete
  • formwork erection (also able to be performed by the holder of the class of carpentry), reinforcement fixing and concreting work associated with the erection of a dwelling or associated with the erection of a garage, an outbuilding, a swimming pool or another structure constructed or to be constructed for use in conjunction with any such dwelling
  • stencilling of concrete
  • stamped pattern concrete
  • exposed aggregate work or pebblecreting or similar work
  • repair of concrete work
  • concrete resurfacing
  • concrete retaining walls not requiring approval under the Local Government Act 1993 (retaining walls requiring such approval are considered to come under the class of structural landscaping).

Note: this class covers excavation work required as preparation for the laying/placement of concrete but does not include extensive site preparation requiring shoring of excavations or where the structural stability of an adjacent site or structure may be compromised; in such situations the services of a licensed excavator or builder should be engaged.


(1) Completion of:

  • CPC30313 or CPC30311 Certificate III in Concreting; OR
  • CPC31511 Certificate III in Formwork/Falsework.


(2) Completion of any of the following qualifications:

  • CPC30308 Certificate III in Concreting or
  • CPC31508 / Certificate III in Formwork/Falsework or
  • BCG30303 Certificate III in Concreting or 
  • TAFE course 4428 Certificate III in Construction Carpentry or 
  • Qualification 90203 Certificate III in Construction Carpentry, Trade TAFE course #8044 or 
  • Qualification 11770 Certificate III in Construction Carpentry, Trade TAFE course #7906.

Previous licence holders

If you have ever held a licence in the current prescribed classes (Home Building Regulation 2014, clauses 13 and 14, excluding clause 13(a)(ii)) and you apply for a new licence, your previous licence will be accepted in lieu of the current qualification requirements.

To find a Registered Training Organisation that provides the qualification listed above, refer to the information on building licensing courses.

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