Concrete Technology Course

Please email ccaaeducation@ccaa.com.au to express your interest in the 2022 course. 

Overview

CCAA's Concrete Technology Course is designed to provide experienced technical staff with detailed knowledge of concrete technology specific to the building and construction industry, enabling them to better service the concrete industry specifically and the building and construction industry generally.

CCAA engages highly experienced technical specialists from CCAA member companies and other industry areas as presenters, guest speakers and facilitators for this course.

For a complete course overview please refer to the attached guide.

Target Audience
The course structure and content have undergone a comprehensive review to meet the needs of building and construction technical professionals, concrete managers, engineers, specifiers, graduates and those pursuing a technical career in the concrete materials industry. 

Prerequisites
For those considering enrolling in the Concrete Technology Course, CCAA recommends prior completion of the Concrete Practice Course and/or a minimum of five (5) years relevant industry experience. 

Course Delivery
The course is delivered in two (2) three-day face-to-face sessions, and one (1) break where students will be required to complete work.

Part 1:
 is a three-day, face-to-face session covering 21 key learning modules. During this session, students will be given detailed guidance over the required work during the break. Students are expected to have read over provided learning materials prior to attending this component.

Part 1A - Break: During a break (minimum of four weeks between sessions), students will be required to work on one case study; one mix design, practice and arrange a visit to a construction materials laboratory.

Part 2: is the final three-day, face-to-face session. This session covers the last 7 learning modules, expert presentations, and examination.

Course Structure
This course comprises 28 modules in total. The modules are grouped into six (6) key blocks and have been developed in a logical sequence to assist with the understanding of concrete technology.

Learning Activities
Learning activities and questions are provided at the end of each module. Participants are encouraged to review and complete these at the end of each day. Click here to see the Learning Outcomes.

Assessment 
Assessment requirements for this course involve three components:
1. Attendance and Participation
Participant attendance will be recorded each day and will impact on final marks of the course. Each day of attendance is worth 1.5% of the overall course mark. Attendees sign in at the start of each day.
2. Reports on case study, laboratory visit and mix design
Course activities including one case study, mix design exercise and a laboratory visit will be assigned during the first part of the course. Participants are expected to complete their assigned activities during the course break and submit/present their findings during the second part. Successful completion and submission are mandatory to gain a pass in the second part of the course.
3. Examination
There will be an examination at the conclusion of the course. This will be an open book examination and will comprise both multiple choice and short answer questions.

The specific course completion includes two requirements:

  • Examination mark: minimum 75%
  • Total mark: minimum 75%

The total mark comprises the following components and weightings:

  • Attendance and Participation (1.5% for each of the 6 days): 9%
  • Satisfactory Completions of all course activity reports: 21%
  • Examination: 70%
  • Total: 100%

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a certificate from CCAA which provides evidence of their successful completion of the course. 


Other important information:

  • Registrations will close 5 weeks prior to the commencement date.
  • Written course notes will be delivered to students upon receipt of registration. It is expected that students will have read and achieved basic understandings of the content in preparation for the course, as they will be frequently referred to and enhanced during the face-to-face learning sessions.


CPD:
CCAA has evaluated the Concrete Technology Course and determined that this course meets the requirements for CPD for the following professional associations. Participants are encouraged to also speak with their professional association for confirmation.

  • Engineers Australia - Type II - 60 Hours
  • Building Designers Association of Australia - Activity G - 3 Points
  • Materials Australia - CMatP - 15 Points
  • Asset Management Council - Type 2 - 60 Hours
  • Australian Institute of Building - 5 Credits


Cost:

$4,000.00 (inc. GST) per person


Terms and Conditions
CCAA's Terms and Conditions and requirements for cancellations and substitutions here.

For further information
Please contact ccaaeducation@ccaa.com.au