The Certificate III in Scaffolding (CPC30911) program offered by WH&S More Skills is designed for participants who have prior scaffolding experience in the construction industry or other related industries. The duration of the program is tailored to each individual student and is dependent on your prior learning experiences. Students with no previous scaffolding experience can expect to complete their qualification over the duration of up to 12 months.
* this advertised course price assumes a standard training plan. Changes to this training plan (including additional elective units) may increase the course price.
What is Scaffolding?
Scaffolders plan, build and erect scaffolding and working platforms for construction projects, as well as building stands and tiered seating for public events such as concerts or sporting events. They inspect the area that requires scaffolding and make calculations to determine what kind of scaffolding is required, unload it, fit its tubing and braces together to form frameworks, and fix ladders, rails and other attachments to the scaffolding. They are also responsible for checking and maintaining scaffolding equipment, inspecting scaffolding structures for safety, and taking down scaffolding when the job is done. Scaffolders work all over the state, assisting and enabling the construction of everything from schools to skyscrapers.
Units of Competency
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:
13 units of competency:
- 9 core units
- 4 elective units*
CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
|Course Code||Course Name|
|CPCCCM1012A||Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry|
|CPCCCM1013A||Plan and organise work|
|CPCCCM1014A||Conduct workplace communication|
|CPCCCM1015A||Carry out measurements and calculations|
|CPCCCM2001A||Read and interpret plans and specifications|
|CPCCOHS2001A||Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry|
|CPCCSC2001A||Safely handle and use scaffolding tools and equipment|
|CPCCLSF2001A||Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding basic level|
|CPCCLSF3001A||Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding intermediate level|
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
WH&S More Skills offer the following units of competency for students to select when completing their qualification. Students can select four from the list below.
|Course Code||Course Name|
|CPCCCM2007B||Use explosive power tools|
|CPCCCM2010B||Work safely at heights|
|CPCCCM3001C||Operate elevated work platforms|
|CPCCSC2002A||Erect and dismantle basic scaffolding|
|CPCCSC3001A||Erect and dismantle intermediate scaffolding|
|CPCCLDG3001A**||Licence to perform dogging|
|TLILIC2001**||Licence to operate a forklift truck|
*a maximum of one the four required elective units may be substituted by selecting relevant units of competency from any Certificate III or IV construction qualification or qualification in another endorsed Training Package*students can complete their Forklift licence on
**students can complete their Forklift or Dogging licence on application, this will attract a higher course fee and can be discussed at the time of booking.
This qualification provides a trade outcome in scaffolding operations in the residential and commercial construction industry.
Occupational titles may include:
The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as a specialist field of work.
The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context.
Qualification Training & Outcomes
With successful completion of the training applicants will be issued with a Statement of Attainment (SOA) for:
CPC30911 Certificate III in Scaffolding
With successful completion of the mandatory assessment applicants will be issued with an assessment summary (AS1) and Statement of Attainment (SOA) for the Unit of Competency:
CPCCLSF2001A Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding basic level
CPCCLSF3001A Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding intermediate level
Scaffolding Licence Application
Successful applicants will receive an assessment summary (AS1) from the accredited assessor and a Statement of Attainment from WH&S More Skills. Applicants need to complete the online application for a new Queensland HRW Licence on the Worksafe QLD website. This must be done within 60 days of successfully completing the practical assessment. The application fee is $88.40 and payable at the time of your application.
Students should retain their AS1 and proof of payment as evidence that they can lawfully perform work in the relevant class of High Risk, pending a decision on your application. Upon lodgement, enquiries regarding your application should be directed to Workplace Health and Safety QLD on phone 1300 369 915.
Training Requirements & What To Bring
- High Risk Work Licence assessments can only be undertaken at the age of 18 years or over
- All current High Risk Work Licences
- Logbooks recording high risk work hours under supervision (if available)
- Unique Student Identifier (USI) is required prior to course commencement – please bring number to course.
- Photo ID i.e. Queensland or Interstate Driver’s Licence or Passport
- Applicants will be required to have a basic knowledge and understanding of the English language
- PPE must be worn by students attending the course on all occasions. This includes steel cap boots, long pants, long sleeves, (high vis shirt if possible otherwise long sleeves with a high vis vest) and a safety hard hat. For dogging, rigging & scaffolding courses, students are required to bring gloves and safety glasses.
WH&S More Skills will provide whistles as well as the general training equipment, notes, logbook and training plans, calculators and pens.
The training facilities are comfortable air conditioned with modern training aids. Tea and coffee making facilities are provided as well as fridges and a microwave for participants to use. There are several takeaway lunch spots of good quality within a kilometre. Lunch is not provided with the training.
Students have direct access to all the necessary plant required for the relevant course i.e. Cranes, EWP, Forklifts and Scaffold.
The Construction Training Centre offers a free car park for all students and visitors, as well as a cafe onsite.
On-site Training & Group Bookings
We also offer onsite training as well as group booking options at our training facilities.
Onsite training and group bookings provide the advantage of being able to choose the course dates as it is suitable for you and your employees.
For more information contact us on (07) 3183 0000 or send an email enquiry.