Project Description

Learns specialist demolition skills.

What is this course about?

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.

How will undertaking this course benefit you?

CPC30420 – Certificate III in Demolition will allow you to apply and practice demolition skills to complement your on-the-job training. You will learn to work safely at heights, Identify hazards on demolition sites and apply risk management strategies and learn to Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry. You’ll demolish small buildings and structures using hand tools and small plant and equipment and learn to handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances. You will also get to choose electives that complement your interests. Our trade-qualified teachers will train you to work safely and effectively in a demolition environment and will assist you to plan and inspect your work to ensure the highest standards.

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

Are there any entry requirements?

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.

All participants must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). To obtain yours, go to and follow the prompts to create your USI.

How is it delivered?

Blended Delivery. A mix of both online and face to face learning.

Where is it?

Best Option Training purpose-built Education Centre in Villawood.

What do I get from it?

Upon successful completion participants receive a Statement of Attainment for CPC30420 – Certificate III in Demolition.

To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in 20 units of competency, made up from:

  • 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 equipment 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
CPCCDE3027Read and interpret demolition site plans and drawings
CPCCOM1015Carry out measurements and calculations
CPCCWHS2001Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
TLID1001Shift materials safely using manual handling methods
TLID2003Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances 
Elective units 
Group A - General electives 
CPCCDE3014*Remove non-friable asbestos
CPCCDE3015*Remove friable asbestos
CPCCSF2003*Cut and bend materials using oxy-LPG equipment
RIIWHS202EEnter and work in confined spaces
RIIWHS205EControl traffic with stop-slow bat
RIIWHS302EImplement traffic management plan
RIIRIS202ERespond to site based spills
RIIRTM203EWork as a safety observer/spotter
Group B - Plant operation field of work 
CPCCDE3021*Operate demolition material crushing plants
CPCCDE3022Manage demolition recyclable, waste materials and contaminated soil using load shifting equipment
CPCCDE3023Operate skid steer loaders at ground level on demolition sites
CPCCDE3024Operate mobile plant on suspended floors on demolition sites
CPCCDE3025Operate remote-controlled plant on demolition sites
CPCCDE3026Operate excavators at ground level to demolish building elements
RIIHAN309FConduct telescopic materials handler operations
RIIMPO320FConduct civil construction excavator operations
Group C - Licensing field of work  
CPCCCM3001Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres 
CPCCLDG3001Licence to perform dogging
CPCCLHS3001Licence to operate a personnel and materials hoist
CPCCLRG3001*Licence to perform rigging basic level
CPCCLRG3002*Licence to perform rigging intermediate level
CPCCLSF2001Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding basic level
CPCCLSF3001*Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding intermediate level
CPCCLSF4001*Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding advanced level
TLILIC0003Licence to operate a forklift truck
TLILIC0005Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)

What do I need to bring?

  • 100 points of identification
  • A pen
  • Closed footwear
  • High visibility shirt or vest
  • Students are required to have access to the internet and a computer with a webcam.


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