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 RecognitionUpon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying (Apprenticeship).
Opportunities for Further Study
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.
Specialist Course Information
Pathway to Industry Licence
Material and Equipment supplied by students
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|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.