CPC30413 - Certificate III in Demolition

Experienced in demolition? Get recognised.

Working on a demolition site requires solid skills in safety, use of hand tools, large equipment, and scaffolding and rigging. What you already know may qualify you for formal recognition.

If you'd like to enter the field, become certified, or gain an advantage in the employment market, skills in erecting, altering, and dismantling scaffolding, and cutting and bending materials with Oxy-LPG equipment win approval.

Clear the way for your career in Demolition today for a fresh start.

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Yes. Because all of our qualifications are issued by reputable RTOs and contain the nationally recognised training logo, they each verify that a candidate has met the Units of Competency required to work in their industry occupation. These qualifications do not indicate how you have obtained the qualification (i.e. through RPL), and are exactly the same as a qualification received from a training provider through any other means.

Get Qualified Australia allows you up 3 months to complete the RPL process, however the actual duration is dependent on the length of time it takes you to provide your evidence. While this is generally 4 weeks, the quicker you submit your evidence, the sooner the process will be completed.

Once all the required evidence has been submitted and your evidence has been assessed, the RTO will then review and issue your qualification within 2-4 weeks, provided that no further evidence is required. This makes it possible for you to achieve your qualification in as little as 1 month, and up to 3 months.

Requests for extensions beyond the allotted 3 month period will be considered on an individual case basis.

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Other people might use their qualification to improve visa or migration prospects, access postgraduate study, open up their own businesses, meet regulatory requirements, or obtain a licence in their industry or occupation.

Please note that while our qualifications may help you meet minimum licensing requirements, only your state’s relevant licensing authority may issue you your licence. For more information about trades licensing, click here.

  • To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:
  • 18 units of competency:
  • 8 core units
  • 10 elective units.

The elective units must ensure the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome and are to be chosen as follows:

  • a minimum of 8 and up to 10 units from the elective units listed below
  • up to 2 of the units may be chosen from other Certificate III or Certificate IV qualifications in CPC08 or another current Training Package or accredited course.


Some units in this qualification may have prerequisite requirements, which must be met when packaging the qualification. Users are referred to the list of CPC08 units with prerequisite unit requirements available in this Training Package for this purpose.


Core units 

Unit code

Unit title


Read and interpret plans and specifications


Work safely at heights


Identify hazards on demolition sites and apply risk management strategies


Select and use hand tools and equipment for demolition tasks


Select and use small plant and equipment for demolition tasks


Demolish small buildings and structures using hand tools and small plant and equipment


Select and use tools and equipment for hot work in the demolition industry


Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry


Elective units 


Unit code Unit title


Carry out measurements and calculations


Use explosive power tools


Operate a truck mounted loading crane


Remove non-friable asbestos


Remove friable asbestos


Operate demolition material crushing plants


Manage demolition recyclable and waste materials using load shifting equipment


Operate skid steer loaders at ground level on demolition sites


Operate mobile plant on suspended floors on demolition sites


Operate remote-controlled plant on demolition sites


Operate excavators at ground level to demolish building elements


Licence to perform dogging


Licence to perform rigging basic level


Licence to perform rigging intermediate level


Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding basic level


Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding intermediate level


Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding advanced level


Operate personnel and materials hoists


Safely handle and use scaffolding tools and equipment


Cut and bend materials using oxy-LPG equipment


Enter and work in confined spaces


Control traffic with stop-slow bat


Implement traffic management plan


Licence to operate a forklift truck


Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 meters or more)



There are no entry requirements.


Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to demolition work in different States and Territories. Candidates are advised to consult with the relevant regulatory authorities.



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