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Course Overview

Course Type:
Accredited course
Mode of Delivery:
On Campus

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Course Duration:
3 years
Commencing in:
  • 2024

2024 Intake

Intake Date Campus Attendance Days
Ongoing Yallourn Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:00am-4:00pm

About this course

If you’re looking for a career where no two days are the same and your skills are in high demand, then a Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying Apprenticeship is for you!
This entry-level course delivered over a three-year period has been designed so you can work, learn and earn at the same time.

Now is the perfect time to begin your career as a bricklayer and TAFE Gippsland is the perfect place to help you get to where you want to be.
Designed for students who have an apprenticeship and want to learn as much as possible about the bricklaying industry, this course will teach you how to plan and set out bricklaying/block laying projects, understand and use specific materials and equipment, interpret plans and accurately measure jobs of any size. You’ll also get to choose from a huge range of electives that will tailor your studies perfectly to your career goals.
Taking your career further might mean studying a Certificate III in Carpentry to further add to your skillset and give you more employment opportunities in the future – even self-employment!
Again, this course is for apprentices only so you must have a current employer at the time of enrolment.

Career Opportunities

Certificate III in Brick laying/ Block laying will provide you with a qualification as a Brick layer or Block layer.

Opportunities for Further Study

CPC40120 Certificate IV In Building And Construction (Building)

Skills or Knowledge gained

CPC33020 Certificate III in Brick laying/Block laying offers the following skills and knowledge:
Communication with clients, colleagues and others using clear and direct forms of communication whilst actively listening and identifying and confirming requirements for the task or the job to be carried out. Obtaining and understanding all relevant trade and technical terms, symbols and abbreviations and language used for this particular field of work, working as part of a team, providing assistance and encouragement to other team members, utilising specialist skills that are part of the team and using these strengths to the best of their abilities. Ensures at all times that equipment is checked regularly and up to date meeting site and job requirements and where applicable hazards are reported and documented. The qualification provides a trade outcome in bricklaying and block laying.

Entry Requirements

Are there specified requirements for entry into the course/qualification?: No

Mandatory entry requirements:

Students must be employed as an Apprentice in CPC33020 Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying to undertake this qualification.
Must be 15 years of age or older for a School Based Apprenticeship.
If students are no longer at secondary school and are under 17 years of age they must have a "school leaving certificate" from the Department of Education before they can enrol in this qualification.

Recommended entry Requirements:

Students should have access to a computer or laptop to and a reliable internet connection for the 3 years of their studies

Limitations to course Entry:

For each Learner enrolling in a vocational qualification, regardless of eligible or ineligible status under the Victorian Training Guarantee, TAFE Gippsland will conduct a Pre-Training Review of current competencies (including literacy and numeracy skills) prior to commencement in training.

Minimum Industry Requirement

  • Working with children check
  • Police check

Licensing/Regulatory Requirements

Will this course/qualification or a constituent unit provide a pathway to an industry licence or regulated outcome: No

Will this course/qualification or a constituent unit provide a pathway to an industry licence or regulated outcome?
If yes, list details and process to achieve this outcome:

Qualifications and Recognition - 2024

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying.

Work Placement - 2024

Does this course require placement?: No

Further Information - 2024


Fees and charges Government subsidised concession Government subsidised Full-fee paying student
Maximum full course tuition fee* (GST exempt) $964.60 $4,823.00 $20,193.00
Materials fee* (GST exempt) $845.00 $845.00 $845.00
Total $1,809.60 $5,668.00 $21,038.00
VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

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Sample course units

CPCCBL2001 Handle And Prepare Bricklaying And Blocklaying Materials
CPCCBL2002 Use bricklaying and blocklaying tools and equipment
CPCCBL3001 Lay Paving
CPCCBL3002 Carry out masonry veneer construction
CPCCBL3003 Carry out cavity brick construction
CPCCBL3004 Construct Masonry Steps And Stairs
CPCCBL3005 Lay masonry walls and corners
CPCCBL3006 Lay multi-thickness walls and piers
CPCCBL3009 Install flashings and damp proof course
CPCCBL3010 Construct masonry arches
CPCCBL3011 Construct curved walls
CPCCBL3012 Construct Fireplaces And Chimneys
CPCCBL3013 Construct masonry structural systems
CPCCBL3014 Install fire-rated masonry construction
CPCCBL3015 Construct Decorative Brickwork
CPCCBL3016 Construct Battered Masonry Walls And Piers
CPCCCA3002 Carry Out Setting Out
CPCCCM2006 Apply basic levelling procedures
CPCCCM2008 Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCCM2012 Work Safely At Heights
CPCCCM3001 Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres
CPCCOM1012 Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCOM1013 Plan and organise work
CPCCOM1014 Conduct workplace communication
CPCCOM1015 Carry Out Measurements And Calculations
CPCCOM2001 Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCPA3002 Lay segmental paving
CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

The assessment for each course varies. It may include knowledge questions, practical skills tasks, projects, research work, on the job assessment, etc. Your assessor or educator will provide specific information on the requirements for your course.

You can expect that:

  • assessment methods are clear
  • assessment tasks are relevant and meet the requirements of your course
  • assessor or educator demonstrate fairness and lack of bias when assessing your work
  • educators will provide open and honest feedback about assessment tasks.