National Certificate in Concrete Product Manufacture (Pipe)

Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation

Subject area

Building not elsewhere classified

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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The National Certificate in Concrete Product Manufacture (Pipe) (Level 3) [Ref: 1656] is designed for people wishing to work in the concrete pipe manufacturing industry. It also provides a means of recognising current competence for those already working in the industry.

The Compulsory section of the qualification recognises the core skills and knowledge required by industry for concrete pipe manufacturers, including workplace safety and emergency procedures, use of plant and equipment, lifting, workplace procedures and regulations, concrete industry standards and codes of practice, curing and remedial work for concrete, care and maintenance of materials, fabrication and placement of reinforcing, assembly and servicing of moulds and demoulding products, and production of pipes.

The Elective section offers the choice of a range of skills relevant to the concrete pipe manufacturing industry which can be tailored to each candidate's individual needs or area of specialisation in the workplace, such as first aid, confined space entry, casting of cylinders for testing, ordering of materials, interpreting specifications, and storage and dispatch coordination.

The qualification builds on the underpinning knowledge and skills provided by the National Certificate in Concrete Core Skills (Level 2) [Ref: 1452]. It has unit standards in common with the National Certificate in Precast Concrete (Level 3) with strands in Structural Precast, Prestressing, Precast Tank, and Traditional Tank [Ref: 1635], and with the National Certificate in Concrete Production (Level 3) [Ref: 0731], allowing portability of credits within the concrete industry. It also provides the trade knowledge and skills for those wishing to move into supervisory/managerial roles within the industry.

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Fax: (04) 381 6431

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