Core Concrete Training Course

Core concrete


This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to safely core concrete. It requires setting up and using core drilling systems to drill holes in concrete to specification.

A person who has achieved this unit of competency would be expected to take responsibility for organising and completing these tasks with a high degree of self-direction.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit of competency in some states and territories. For further information, check 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.

Course Outline


Plan and prepare to core concrete.


Interpret plans and specifications for concrete coring and clarify requirements with relevant persons.


Assess work site to determine concrete type, thickness, reinforcement and base type impacting coring requirements.


Plan work tasks to comply with relevant legislation, regulations, standards and codes, and manufacturer, work health and safety (WHS), environmental and workplace requirements.


Select and fit required personal protective equipment (PPE).


Inspect work site, assess hazards and apply risk controls, including required signage and barricades.


Select and set up core drilling system appropriate to the task, check for serviceability and rectify or report any faults.


Select and attach drill motor and drill bit appropriate to the task according to manufacturer and workplace requirements.


Carry out concrete coring activities.


Conduct measurements and calculations to correctly set out and mark up drill hole according to specifications.


Identify core plug removal and securing method according to workplace requirements.


Drill hole in concrete according to specifications, manufacturer and workplace requirements.


Monitor drilling system to ensure correct and safe operation according to manufacturer and workplace requirements.


Remove core plug safely according to workplace requirements.


Clean up.


Clear work area and dispose of, reuse or recycle materials in accordance with regulatory and workplace requirements.


Clean, check, maintain and store tools and equipment in accordance with manufacturer and workplace requirements.


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