Certificate III in Steelfixing

The Certificate III in Steelfixing provides you with trade skills to become a steelfixer, subcontract/contract steelfixer covering work in residential and commercial applications.

Please select a study mode from the list below.

Recognition of prior learning

The process of Skills Recognition (Recognition of Prior Learning and/or Recognition of Current Competencies) gives those people with the relevant experience the opportunity to gain formal recognition for their competencies (skills and knowledge) gained through life, work and study, regardless of where, when and how they were achieved.

Participants are responsible for gathering evidence that will show they have the required competencies to the standard set out by the industry in the National Competency Standards.

Start Date & Duration

Enrolments are taken on an ongoing basis. Students can enrol at any time 24/7 online, over the phone or in person during business hours. Enrolment is for a period of 12 months.


A minimum of 3 to 4 years experience within this trade and completion of Year 12 English and Mathematics is recommended but not required.



Payment plans are also available


Evidence for RPL may include:

  • work experience
  • life experiences (including voluntary work and leisure pursuits)
  • previous study e.g. qualifications, industry training professional development programs or units

Course Delivered by

Everthought Education Brisbane South

RTO Number: 32438

What will I learn?

17 units of competency are required for award of this qualification, composed of 14 compulsory units and 3 elective units. A maximum of two of the three 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.

Core Units

CPCCCM1012AWork effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCCM1013APlan and organise work
CPCCCM1014AConduct workplace communication
CPCCCM1015ACarry out measurements and calculations
CPCCCM2001ARead and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCCM2006BApply basic levelling procedures
CPCCOHS2001AApply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCCSF2001AHandle steelfixing materials
CPCCSF2002AUse steelfixing tools and equipment
CPCCSF2003ACut and bend materials using oxy-LPG equipment
CPCCSF2004APlace and fix reinforcement materials
CPCCSF2005AArc weld reinforcement steel
CPCCSF2006AMachine cut reinforcement materials
CPCCSF3001AApply reinforcement schedule

Elective Units

Specialist steelfixing field of work:

CPCCSF2007ASplice and anchor using mechanical methods
CPCCSF3002ACarry out monostrand post-tensioning
CPCCSF3003ACarry out multistrand post-tensioning
CPCCSF3004ACarry out stressbar post-tensioning

General electives:

BSBSMB301AInvestigate micro business opportunities
BSBSMB406AManage small business finances
CPCCCM2008BErect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCCO2014ACarry out concrete work
CPCPCM2053AWeld using manual metal arc welding equipment
RIIWHS202AEnter and work in confined spaces
CPPCMN3001BParticipate in environmentally sustainable work practices
BSBSMB401AEstablish legal and risk management requirements of small business

What are the pathways?

Career opportunities include employment as a:

  • Steelfixer

    Subcontract/contract steelfixer covering work in residential and commercial applications

After successful completion of this course you may continue your studies by enrolling in:

  • CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building & Construction (Building)
  • CPC50210 Diploma of Building & Construction (Building)
  • CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building & Construction (Building)

Course Recognition

This program covers building construction theory and practices related to low rise buildings. This program will provide you with the knowledge and skills to meet the technical qualifications for the qualification of Concreting.

Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.

What are the Entry Requirements?

This qualification does not have any specific entry requirements. However, completion of Year 12 English and Mathematics is recommended.


Enquiries and Enrolments

If you have any questions regarding the course, or would like to enrol please fill in the eligibility check form on the right hand side of the page.