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Concrete Placing Boom


Licence to operate a concrete placing boom


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This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to operate concrete placing booms safely. It supports the work of concrete placement workers who are responsible for locating concrete placing booms at the workplace and for setting up and operating the boom to deliver concrete safely and accurately as required. The concrete placing boom includes a knuckle boom capable of power operated slewing and luffing to place concrete by way of pumping through a pipeline attached to, or forming part of, the boom of the plant.

Course Delivery 

A learner guide and review questions will be provided to the student prior to course commencement. To fulfil the training requirements for this course, the student must read through this, complete the review questions and bring both with them on the day. The course consists of face-to-face theory, mathematical and practical training. Assessment is conducted through a combination of practical demonstration and verbal or written questioning, including mathematics.

Students may choose to undertake workplace training - After 1 day of formal training, students are issued with a logbook to record their practical workplace training (170 hours) under the supervision of a licensed operator. When the student is ready, a final assessment will be undertaken. Final assessment must be completed within 12 months.

Course Content 

  • Relevant Australian Standards, Legislation, Regulations and WH&S policy 

  • Hazard Identification and hazard prevention

  • Planning the work

  • Conducting routine plant and equipment checks

  • Set up and prepare for operation

  • Receiving concrete, Placing concrete

  • Shut down and secure boom

Course Requirements    

  • 18 years of age or older 

  • Valid Unique Student Identifier (USI) 

  • 100 points of original Identification (as per WHSQ requirements) 

  • Good English language, literacy and numeracy skills 

  • Appropriate clothing, including a hi-visibility shirt/vest and enclosed shoes or boots 

  • Adequate health and fitness to carry out tasks safely   

Course Fees 

A deposit of $1,000 is required within 7 days of enrolment, with the balance to be paid on the second day of classroom attendance. 

All enrolments are considered tentative until payment of the deposit is received.   

Course Outcome 

Upon successful completion participants will receive a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment in CPCCLBM3001 - Licence to operate a concrete placing boom and an application for a High Risk Work Licence. 


This course is available to Queensland Residents ONLY: Upon successful completion of this course, participants have 60 days to submit their application for their HRW Licence online via their QGov account. Licensing fees apply. 

Anyone assessed as ‘not competent’ can be reassessed on the relevant section within 2 calendar months of initial assessment (after 2 months a full reassessment will be required). All reassessments must be undertaken within 12 months. 

Workplace, Health & Safety QLD HRW Licences are valid for 5 years. 

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