Education  •  Safety  •  Certification


The CPAA's educational events aim to increase knowledge through the dissemination of current, applied information for the benefit of the concrete pumping industry.

The events also aid in the facilitation of communications, sharing of knowledge and experience and provide an opportunity for Pumpers, Manufacturers, Suppliers, Trainers and Inspectors to interact and network. 

The following events are held around Australia either by the Association or a partner in the industry.


Date: 22-25th October 2017

Location: Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5000

Details: Concrete 2017 will focus on the theme Advances in Concrete Materials and Structures. The Conference is dedicated to bringing together global leaders in the concrete industry and will consider all aspects of concrete materials and structures – design, research, construction, maintenance and repair. 

Shotcrete Certification 2018

Date: April 2018

Location: Melbourne

Details: The Shotcrete Nozzleman Education Course is a two day course for Nozzlemen seeking certification for the first time. The course is a pre-requisite before undertaking later Certification. The course, however, provides a great overview of the shotcrete process for owners, contractors and project managers. Read more here


Date: April 2018

Location: TBD

Details: In 2017 the Concrete Pumping Association of Australia will host a Line Pump Training course for pumpers who are interested in increasing their knowledge and skills around a line pump. The 1 Day course will feature an education component, line pump simulation and multiple choice exam. Material Covered in the course includes:

  • Planning and Preparation
  • Inspecting Line Pumps
  • Setting Up on Site
  • Operating a Line Pump
  • Equipment Cleaning
  • Hazards

If this course interests you, complete the Expression of Interest Form or read more.

Concrete Pumper's Expo 2018

Date: 28th October 2018: 10am - 4pm

Location: Paddington Pavillion, Sydney Showgrounds, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127.

Details: The Concrete Pumping Association of Australia would like to invite everyone to the 2018 Concrete Pumper's Expo. The day will be packed to the rafters with industry talks, workshops, meetings (including the National Technical Committee AGM) as well as competitions and more. CPAA members and non-members will also have their products and trucks on displays for attendees. More details soon!


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