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
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.
Specialist Course Information
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Material and Equipment supplied by students
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Sample course units
|CPCCCM2012 Work Safely At Heights|
|CPCCOM1015 Carry Out Measurements And Calculations|
|CPCCOM2001 Read and interpret plans and specifications|
|CPCCOM1014 Conduct workplace communication|
|CPCCOM1013 Plan and organise work|
|CPCCOM1012 Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry|
|CPCCCM3001 Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres|
|CPCCCM2009 Carry out basic demolition|
|CPCCCA3027 Set up, operate and maintain indirect action powder- actuated power tools|
|CPCCBL3016 Construct battered masonry walls and piers|
|CPCCBL3012 Construct fireplaces and chimneys|
|CPCCBL3014 Install fire-rated masonry construction|
|CPCCBL3015 Construct decorative brickwork|
|CPCCBL3004 Construct masonry steps and stairs|
|CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry|
|CPCCCM2008 Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding|
|CPCCCM2006 Apply basic levelling procedures|
|CPCCCA3002 Carry out setting out|
|CPCCBL2001 Handle and prepare bricklaying and blocklaying materials|
|CPCCBL2002 Use bricklaying and blocklaying tools and equipment|
|CPCCBL3002 Carry out masonry veneer construction|
|CPCCBL3003 Carry out cavity brick construction|
|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|
|CPCCBL3013 Construct masonry structural systems|
Assessment is competency based and includes observation, written assignments, on-line quizzes, tests and practical application in simulated workplace conditions.