Course Type:
Accredited Course; Apprenticeship
Study Mode:
On Campus
3 years
Starting Date:
Ongoing enrolments

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Course Overview

If you’re looking for a career where no two days are the same and your skills are in high demand, then the Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying (Apprenticeship) is for you!

Get outdoors and get your hands dirty with this entry-level course designed for students who have an apprenticeship and want to learn as much as possible about the bricklaying industry.

Taught over a three year period, you’ll learn 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!

And because we know you’ll want to put your new skills into action as soon as possible, we’ve designed this course so you can work, learn and earn at the same time. You’ll attend 8 x five day blocks per year (Year 1, Year 2, Year 3) for the duration of you apprenticeship, where you’ll have the chance to hone your skills while you keep working.

At the end of this course, you’ll be qualified to work as a bricklayer or blocklayer, gaining hands-on experience in the industry while you take the time to decide if you want to take your career further.

Taking your career further might mean studying a Certificate III in Carpentry. This qualification will further add to your skillset and give you more employment opportunities in the future – it can even lead to becoming self-employed!

Now is the perfect time to begin your career as a bricklayer and TAFE is the perfect place to help you get to where you want to be.

Please note, to be enrolled into Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying each student must have a current employer at the time of enrolment due to this course being for apprentices only.


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 8.00am-4.30pm
Delivery is a combination of face to face (8 x 5 day blocks per year (Year 1, Year 2, Year 3) practical tasks and workbooks provided to the student as part of the course materials costs. Students will also access the use Moodle for assessments required and some training can be conducted on site. A minimum of 4 workplace assessment and visits are also conducted throughout each calendar year for each trade apprentice.

Qualifications and Recognition

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

Career Opportunities

  • Bricklayer/Blocklayer

Opportunities for Further Study

Further Information

Course and Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Mandatory entry requirements

  • To be enrolled into Certificate III in Bricklaying/ Block laying each student must have a current employer at the time of enrolment due to this course being for apprentices only. Each apprentice will also be signed by an Apprenticeship Centre of choosing by the employer and have a training contract that states the relationship between the employer, apprentice and RTO. Once the training contract has been released an Apprentice sign up and Induction is completed within 5 working days  and the apprentice commences class once the enrolment has been confirmed.

Recommended entry requirements

  • Students are required to have a passion or the Industry and are required to be looking for a career as a Brick layer or Block layer.


Not Applicable

Online requirement

Not Applicable


Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

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Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information



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Pathway to Industry Licence

Not Applicable

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Not Applicable

Student Services

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Recognition of Prior Learning

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Course Structure

Course Modules

Course units
CPCCCM2006B Apply basic levelling procedures
CPCCCM2008B Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCCM2007B Use explosive power tools
CPCCBL2001A Handle And Prepare Bricklaying And Blocklaying Materials
CPCCBL2002A Use Bricklaying And Blocklaying Tools And Equipment
CPCCBL3002A Carry Out Masonry Veneer Construction
CPCCBL3003A Carry Out Cavity Brick Construction
CPCCBL3004A Construct Masonry Steps And Stairs
CPCCBL3005A Lay Masonry Walls And Corners
CPCCBL3006A Lay Multi-thickness Walls And Piers
CPCCBL3009A Install Flashings And Damp Proof Course
CPCCBL3010A Construct Masonry Arches
CPCCBL3011A Construct Curved Walls
CPCCBL3012A Construct Fireplaces And Chimneys
CPCCBL3013A Construct Masonry Structural Systems
CPCCBL3014A Install fire-rated masonry construction
CPCCBL3015A Construct Decorative Brickwork
CPCCBL3016A Construct Battered Masonry Walls And Piers
CPCCCA3002A Carry Out Setting Out
CPCCCM1012A Work Effectively And Sustainably In The Construction Industry
CPCCCM1013A Plan And Organise Work
CPCCCM1014A Conduct Workplace Communication
CPCCCM1015A Carry Out Measurements And Calculations
CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCCM2007A Use Explosive Power Tools
CPCCCM2008A Erect And Dismantle Restricted Height Scaffolding
CPCCCM2009A Carry Out Basic Demolition
CPCCCM2010B Work Safely At Heights
CPCCCM3001C Operate elevated work platforms
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS Requirements, Policies And Procedures In The Construction Industry


Assessment is competency based and includes observation, written assignments, on-line quizzes, tests and practical application in simulated workplace conditions.