Formwork/Falsework

What does a formworker do?

Formworkers install temporary structures to support construction work, for example concrete mouldings. Support structures may use steel, timber and/or heavy plastic.

A common formwork process includes the following steps:

  1. Forming a contained space (mould) into which concrete is poured.
  2. Concrete is poured into formwork moulds. 
  3. Concrete sets and formworkers remove the support forms.
  4. Formworkers clean and prepare moulds for the next project.

Course Code: Certificate III in Formwork/Falsework CPC31511

What does a formworker do?

Formworkers install temporary structures to support construction work, for example concrete mouldings. Support structures may use steel, timber and/or heavy plastic.

A common formwork process includes the following steps:

  1. Forming a contained space (mould) into which concrete is poured.
  2. Concrete is poured into formwork moulds. 
  3. Concrete sets and formworkers remove the support forms.
  4. Formworkers clean and prepare moulds for the next project.

Course Code: Certificate III in Formwork/Falsework CPC31511

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What are the weekly wages?


1st Year
$527.44*


2nd Year
$696.54*


3rd Year
$823.08*


Formworker
$1000.00*

*Correct as per Building and Construction General Onsite Award 2010 as at 1 July 2018.
The hourly rates of pay have been calculated to include the tool, industry and special allowances.

What are the career opportunities?