Concreting Traineeship

CPC30320 – Certificate III Concreting

Kickstart your career as a concreter or concrete pump operator  with a paid traineeship

Structural trades like concreting are almost always in high demand. With concrete being the most frequently used material in the construction industry, concreting makes for a solid and secure career choice for those who don’t mind a bit of manual labour and enjoy working outside.

A career as a concreter (or concrete pump operator) will see you work on all sorts of different projects in both residential and commercial settings.

In addition to pouring, spreading and levelling concrete, you’ll also be tasked with erecting concrete formwork, laying steel reinforcing as well as operating trowelling machines.

Completion Time

  •  2 years

      Registration Criteria

      • Sound literacy and numeracy skills
      • You must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or hold a valid visa that allows you to work in Australia.
      • At least 15 years old
      • White Card (General Construction Induction) / CPCCWHS1001 SOA. This can be completed online prior to the start of your traineeship.


      • Manual drivers license and own transport
      • Participation in the Trade Taster program and relevant work experience is also highly desirable

      Career Outcomes

      • Concreter
      • Concrete tilt panel fabricator
      • Concrete pump operator
      • Concrete truck driver
      • Concrete finisher
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      Earn while you learn with East Coast Apprenticeships

      East Coast Apprenticeships combines both theory and practical on-site skills learning. Our approach is to directly employ potential trainees such as yourself by placing you with ‘Host Employers’ which are usually local, small to medium sized businesses. You will work and train under the supervision of an experienced tradesperson upon placement with a Host Employer.

      When you commence employment with us, you will be officially signed up as an trainee concreter with a Training Contract which is nationally recognised.

      Whilst you are working on-site, you will earn an hourly wage. Your wages will depend on several factors, such as your age and your level of education. Your wages may increase with each completed year of your traineeship.

      In addition to your paid practical work, you will need to attend classroom lessons for 1 or 2 week periods 2-3 times throughout the year. These lessons will take place at one of our recommended/approved Supervising Registered Training Organisations (SRTOs). SRTOs can include TAFE colleges and institutes, adult and community education providers as well as other relevant industry organisations.

      Successfully passing these theory modules is necessary to obtain your qualification.


      What skills does it take to successfully complete a concreting traineeship?

      • Enjoy hands-on work
      • Physically fit
      • Enjoy working outdoors, in all elements
      • Enjoy seeing a job through from start to finish
      • Good at working as part of a team
      • Comfortable working with construction tools & equipment
      • Good comprehension of dimensions and mathematics

      What are the costs of enrolling?

      There are no costs involved in being employed by East Coast Apprenticeships – instead you get paid during your traineeship.

      Student fees do apply for enrolling in the online study requirements for this traineeship. However, upon successful completion of these modules, you will be fully reimbursed for these fees.

      Financial help/loans are available for you to be able to purchase any necessary tools and equipment required to complete on-site work.

      Click to learn more about the Australian Apprentice Training Support Payment.

      Units of Competency 

      To obtain your Certificate III in Concreting, you must complete 22 Units of Competency comprised of: 

      • 17 core units
      • 5 elective units.

      Click here to view the elective and core Units of Competency. 

      How do I apply? 

      To apply for an exciting career as a concreter and to start earning while you learn, visit the Apply Now page.

      Applying online is mobile friendly but you will need to submit a resume. If you don’t have access to your resume on your mobile at the time of application, please upload it later to your profile.

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      Why should you choose East Coast Apprenticeships?

      East Coast Apprenticeships is a community-based, not for profit organisation which has been in operation since 1988. We take pride in our workmanship and strive for a reputation of integrity and providing the highest level of guidance and support to all our apprentices and trainees.

      Our Point of Difference:

      As one of Queensland’s largest Group Training Organisations we are more likely to be able to rotate you to different employers to either keep you working in your trade or provide you greater exposure to the full scope of the trade as well as develop a wider set of skills by learning from different tradesmen. Throughout your traineeship you will also establish a number of contacts within the industry to enhance your prospects within the sector upon completion of your traineeship.

      Pastoral Care:

      Finally, as a Group Training Organisation, East Coast Apprenticeships offers a unique service of “Pastoral Care” to apprentices and trainees. The value of Pastoral Care offered to students is that they are nurtured and supported by experienced Field Officers who foster encouragement, a positive influence, improved decision-making skills and increased self-esteem by ensuring each apprentice is making strong progress within their apprenticeship and supporting them through any challenges.

      Click here to read more about our Pastoral Care policy.

      East Coast offices providing management / support are located at: 

      • Brisbane North (Strathpine)
      • Brisbane South (Upper Mount Gravatt)
      • Sunshine Coast (Maroochydore)
      • Bundaberg
      • Hervey Bay
      What are the differences between an apprenticeship and a traineeship?

      Talk to the team at East Coast Apprenticeships.

      Do you have some questions about whether a Certificate III in Concreting is right for you, or how our paid traineeships work? Simply fill out the form below and we’ll get back to you.

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