Certificate III in Demolition (CPC30420)

This programme/course is undertaken in partnership with and under the auspice of the Australian Registered Training Organisation (RTO) the MTO Group (RTO No: 32493).




ANZSCO Identifier


Earthmoving Labourer

ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier



Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier


Certificate III

Taxonomy – Industry Sector


Building Trades

Taxonomy – Occupation



Scheme: ANZSCO Identifier

Code: 82113

CLASSIFICATION VALUE: Earthmoving Labourer


Scheme: ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier

Code: 0403


Scheme: Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier

Code: 514



Scheme: Taxonomy – Industry Sector

Code: N/A



Scheme: Taxonomy – Occupation

Code: N/A




3-6 months


$4000 + GST per person

Delivery Method

Blended delivery with face to face and distance learning or recognition of prior learning (RPL) or face to face

Qualification Description

This qualification is designed to meet the needs of specialist demolition workers who dismantle and demolish public, residential, commercial and industrial structures of all types, and process the resulting materials for salvage, recycling and waste disposal.

Occupational titles could include:

  • Demolition worker
  • Demolition plant operator
  • Demolition team leader

 Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements for demolition work differ between states and territories. Please consult with the relevant regulatory authority.

Completion of the general construction induction training program, specified in the Safe Work Australia model Code of Practice: Construction Work, is required by anyone carrying out construction work.

Achievement of CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.


  • 15-January
  • 15-March
  • 1-May
  • 1-July
  • 1-Sep
  • 1-Nov

Packaging Rules

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

  • 20 units of competency:
  • 11 core units
  • 9 elective units.

The elective units can be selected from any of the groups listed below. Two elective units can be selected from any training package or accredited course, as long as they contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome and supports the AQF level of this qualification.

Prerequisite units of competency

An asterisk (*) against a unit code below indicates that there is a prerequisite requirement that must be met. Prerequisite unit(s) must be assessed before assessment of any unit of competency with an asterisk. Check the unit of competency for information on specific prerequisite requirements. All prerequisite requirements are packaged in the qualification.

Core Units

  • CPCCCM2012* Work safely at heights
  • CPCCDE3016* Identify hazards on demolition sites and apply risk management strategies
  • CPCCDE3017* Select and use hand tools and equipments for demolition tasks
  • CPCCDE3018* Select and use small plant and equipment for demolition tasks
  • CPCCDE3019* Demolish small buildings and structures using hand tools and small plant and equipment
  • CPCCDE3020*  Select and use tools and equipment for hot work in the demolition industry
  • CPCCDE3027 Read and interpret demolition site plans and drawings
  • CPCCOM1015 Carry out measurements and calculations
  • CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • TLID1001 Shift materials safely using manual handling methods
  • TLID2003 Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances 

Elective Units - Group A - General electives (9 required)

  • CPCCDE3014* Remove non-friable asbestos
  • CPCCDE3015* Remove friable asbestos
  • CPCCSF2003* Cut and bend materials using oxy-LPG equipment
  • RIIWHS202E Enter and work in confirmed spaces
  • RIIWHS205E Control traffic with stop-slow bat
  • RIIWHS302E Implement traffic management plan
  • RIIRIS202E Respond to site based spills
  • RIIRTM203D Work as a safety observer/spotter
  • CPCCDE3023 Operate skid steer loaders at ground level on demolition sites
  • CPCCDE3024 Operate mobile plant on suspended floors on demolition sites
  • CPCCDE3025 Operate remote-controlled plant on demolition sites
  • CPCCDE3026 Operate excavators at ground level to demolish building elements
  • RIIHAN309F Conduct telescopic materials handler operations
  • RIIMPO320F Conduct civil construction excavator operations     

Delivery Methods

This program can be delivered in the following methodologies:

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

If you have a history of work in the demolition or building industry, we may be able to give you RPL for the skills and knowledge you already have. If you believe this might be the case, please contact us and we will send you further information on the RPL process.
If you currently hold AQF qualifications please let us know of this. It may be possible to cross credit some units towards your Certificate III in Demolition.


Face to face delivery

These programs typically run for 6 to 10 days dependent on class numbers, trainees’ English language skills and previous experience.
There is also assignment work to be completed in the evenings and after the course.

A minimum of six trainees is required to run such a program.

Self-paced distance learning

The trainee completes the program on a unit-by-unit basis as follows:

Learning and assessment materials for an individual unit of competency is e-mailed to the trainee. The trainee then completes the assessment/assignment and returns them to us. The assessment is marked, and feedback is supplied.
Once completed the next set of materials are sent and the cycle starts over again.

Blended delivery with face to face and distance learning

As the name suggests we can offer a program that is a blend of both face to face and self-pace distance learning.

This programme/course is undertaken in partnership with and under the auspice of the Australian Registered Training Organisation (RTO) the MTO Group (RTO No: 32493).
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