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Course Type:
Pre-Apprenticeship; Accredited Course; Free TAFE
Study Mode:
On Campus
10 months (Wednesdays)
Starting Date:
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Course Overview

ATTENTION: As much as we’d love to offer more, we can only offer one Free TAFE course per person. If you’ve already enrolled and commenced, or enrolled but didn’t complete a Free TAFE course at any Victorian TAFE in the past you will NOT be eligible for another and will need to pay tuition and materials fees when you enrol. Reach out to us if you think this is you.

Transition into an apprenticeship in the bricklaying industry with this introduction to building and construction. You’ll gain vital, industry-specific skills to take on a wide variety of roles. A pre-apprenticeship will prepare you for that next step into lifelong learning where you’ll meet industry professionals who will help you on your path!

As a student, you’ll master using bricks and masonry blocks to complete practical tasks. Enjoy the journey with skills in communication, teamwork, planning, organising and self-management that will set you up as a confident and independent worker!

With units in occupational health and safety, handling bricklaying plant equipment, and applying bricklaying techniques in basic construction, you’ll get a head start on finding employment or apprenticeships in your chosen industry.


Wednesdays 9am to 3pm

Qualifications and Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate II in Building and Construction (Bricklaying) (Pre-apprenticeship).

Career Opportunities

Typical learners who undertake the Certificate II in Building and Construction Pre-apprenticeship include:

  • school leavers aiming to enter the bricklaying/blocklaying trades within the construction industry
  • secondary student completing a Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) Victorian Education and Training (VET) VCE VET program which contributes to the VCE or Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) commonly undertaken in years 10, 11 or 12
  • early school leavers working in labouring roles looking for an apprenticeship or opportunity to up skill
  • career changers wanting to experience a trade within the bricklaying industry.

Opportunities for Further Study

Further Information

Course and Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Recommended entry requirements

  • Students should be physically fit and capable of working indoors and outdoors and a construction environment.
  • An interest in the construction industry would be an advantage.

Limitations to entry

  • Successful completion of the LL&N task to the required standard.


Not Applicable

Online requirement

Not Applicable


Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

Help with Fees

Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information



Not Applicable

Pathway to Industry Licence

Not Applicable

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Not Applicable

Student Services

Support is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Many TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Course Structure

Course Modules

Course units
CPCCCM1012A Work Effectively And Sustainably In The Construction Industry
CPCCCM1014A Conduct Workplace Communication
CPCCCM1015A Carry Out Measurements And Calculations
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS Requirements, Policies And Procedures In The Construction Industry
CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support
CPCCCM2006 Apply basic levelling procedures
VU22014 Prepare for work in the building and construction industry
VU22016 Erect and safely use working platforms
VU22017 Identify and handle bricklaying tools and equipment
VU22018 Apply basic bricklaying techniques
VU22019 Apply brick veneer construction techniques
VU22020 Apply cavity brick construction techniques
VU22021 Apply masonry blockwork techniques
VU22015 Interpret and apply basic plans and drawings


Assessment is competency based and includes practical demonstrations, problem solving, assignments, short answer tests (written and oral).