National Certificate in Concrete Construction

Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation

Subject area

Building not elsewhere classified

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Entry requirements

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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The National Certificate in Concrete Construction (Level 4) [Ref: 1634] is designed for people who want to work in the concrete construction industry as concrete constructors. It also provides a means of recognising current competence for those already working in the industry.

People who are awarded this qualification have broad knowledge and skills in all aspects of concrete construction.

The qualification includes a Compulsory section which recognises the core skills and knowledge required by industry for concrete construction workers. These skills and knowledge relate to first aid; health and safety; maintaining plant and equipment; lifting systems; standards and codes of practice; environmental management; site preparation and preliminary work; reading plans; building setout; footings and foundations; erection of precast concrete units; scaffolding, falsework, and formwork for concrete; suspended concrete floors; transportation, placement, and curing of fresh concrete; measurement; creation of concrete joints; and remedial work in concrete.

The Elective section includes standards which cover ordering materials, testing fresh concrete, use of moulds, crane operation, working at heights, working in confined spaces, and elevating work platforms; as well as more in-depth knowledge and skills in site preparation and setout, scaffolds, and lifting systems. This allows for some flexibility in obtaining the knowledge and practical skills required of competent concrete constructors depending on the type of construction work available to candidates while completing the qualification.

The qualification builds on the underpinning knowledge and skills provided by the National Certificate in Concrete Core Skills (Level 2) [Ref: 1452], and shares standards in common with other qualifications in the Concrete subfield at Level 3 and above, allowing transferable skills to be recognised between the different sectors of the concrete industry. In addition, the qualification shares standards in common with the National Certificate in Carpentry (Level 4) [Ref: 0016].

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Building at this level can earn:


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Contact details

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Phone: (04) 381 6430
Fax: (04) 381 6431

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