Concrete Technology 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. This ensures a practical, current and relevant course and a valuable knowledge sharing opportunity for all participants.

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 if 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 7-week break (between sessions), students will be required to work on (a) case study(ies); mix designs, and arrange a visit to a construction materials laboratory. Outcomes from these activities will be assessed for correctness and competency and will contribute to the students' final score.

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.

For detailed list of all course modules as well as other useful information, please refer to the attached guide.

Learning Activities
To provide an opportunity to apply learnt knowledge and understanding, 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. An understanding of them will ensure a good grasp of the key information presented during the course and which may provide participants with a good basis for completing the final examination at the end of the course. 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 3% of the overall course mark. Attendees sign in at the start of each day.
2. Reports on case study(ies), laboratory visit and mix designs
Course activities including case study(ies), mix design exercise(s) and laboratory visit requirements will be distributed during the first part of the course and participants are expected to complete their analysis of them during the course break and submit/present their findings during the second part of the course. Successful completion and submission of the reports is 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 cover the main topics and the most important aspects of each module. This will be an open book examination and will comprise both multiple choice and short answer questions.

The specific course completion requirements above comprise of the following weightings:

  • Attendance and Participation (3% for each of the 6 days): 18%
  • Satisfactory Completions of all course activity reports: 18%
  • Examination: 64%
  • Total: 100%

The overall pass mark for the course is 80% including attendance and the examination. This criterion leads to there being a minimum of 70% pass mark for the examination - based on 6 days of attendance and successful completion of the all the course activities.

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.
  • Participants may be able to claim CPD points/hours by completing CCAA courses, if the individual finds it extends knowledge and/or expertise in their areas of practice. Participants are encouraged to speak to their member organisation for confirmation.


Course Fees:
CCAA Members - $4,000.00 (inc. GST)
Non-Members: $4,500.00 (inc. GST)


This course is now open for registration. Please click here to enrol.

2019 schedule:

  • Course Dates:
    • Part 1: Monday 24 - Wednesday 26 June 2019;
    • Part 2: Monday 26 - Wednesday 28 August 2019.
  • Venue:
    • This course will be held in Sydney. A venue will be announced shortly.

Cancellation and Substitute Student Conditions
Please refer to page two (2) of our Terms & Conditions here.

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