As a concreter, you mix, pour, spread, finish, reinforce and cut concrete for structures such as floors, stairs, bridges, buildings ramp and footpaths. 

Work is on construction sites, usually outside. You typically work normal business hours but can also work early morning, evenings or weekends. 




  • Outdoor and Indoor work
  • Physical work 
  • Working independently 

A typical day may involve:

  • interpreting building plans or drawings
  • weighing and mixing concrete materials (gravel, sand, cement and water)
  • pouring, spreading, compacting, smoothing and polishing concrete, by hand or machine
  • constructing concrete form work and laying steel reinforcing
  • driving heavy vehicles such as concrete trucks
  • operating trowelling machines to float, trowel and polish concrete surfaces
  • forming expansion joints and edges using edging tools, jointers and straight edges
  • installing fixtures in concrete such as anchor bolts, steel plates and door sills
  • cutting lines in concrete using power cutters
  • decorating poured concrete with colouring powders and other materials

It helps to be good at:

  • physical tasks 
  • using tools and machinery 

Qualifications/pathway options:

  • Cert III Concreter
  • Traineeship
  • Apprenticeship

You may be able to work in:

  • Construction 
  • Home Improvement
  • Government 
  • Infrastructure Services 

Related Roles

  • Floor Finisher

  • Builders

  • Carpenter 


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