Since the AISC’s approval to supersede the Certificate Formwork/Falsework qualification by CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry, the Formwork industry has raised concerns and highlighted the importance of structured training due to significant safety issues, the number of large infrastructure projects across Australia and the need for skilled labour. The AISC has requested the Construction IRC undertake stakeholder consultation to:

  • reconsider the training needs of the formwork industry and
  • if required, bring forward a proposal for a training package development project to address the training needs of the formwork sector to the February 2022 Committee meeting.

Initial consultation has been held with the IRC, major infrastructure employers and representatives from the Formwork Industry Association (FIA), the Civil Construction Industry via the Civil Contractors Federation SA (CCFSA) and NSW TAFE.

This initial consultation has indicated that the required units of competency for such a qualification are mostly already available on the National Training Register and that the requirement is to package them into a stand alone AQF level III qualification.