Course Title: Apply knowledge of concrete technology

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6093 Advanced Diploma of Engineering Design

Course Title: Apply knowledge of concrete technology

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


130T Vocational Engineering


Term1 2010,
Term2 2013,
Term1 2014,
Term2 2014

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to understand the science and technology of concrete and relate these to the uses of concrete in civil construction.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

EDC110B Apply knowledge of concrete technology


01. Apply knowledge of the principle properties of the constituents of normal Portland cement concrete and special concrete mixes.

02. Identify the effects of admixtures in concrete and the basic reason for placing steel reinforcement.

03. Conduct appropriate tests on a range of concrete design mixes using Portland cement and local aggregates.

04. Identify properties of concrete in the plastic and hardened states.

05. Evaluate the methods of transporting, placing and compacting concrete.

06. Apply understanding of the methods of finishing and the effect of curing concrete.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to the elements

Overview of Assessment

Assessment are conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set out in the National Training Package. Students are required to undertake summative assessments that bring together knowledge and skills. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment tasks detailed under the Assessment Task Section.

Your assessment for this course will be marked using the following table:

NYC (<50%) Not Yet Competent

CAG (50-59%) Competent - Pass

CC (60-69%) Competent - Credit

CDI (70-79%) Competent - Distinction

CHD (80-100%) Competent - High Distinction