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If you’re looking to do an apprenticeship but want to learn a few basic skills before you get started, then get prepared by studying a Certificate II in Building and Construction (Bricklaying).
This introductory course will help you move into an apprenticeship in the bricklaying industry. You’ll gain vital, industry-specific skills to take on a wide variety of roles. You’ll also feel prepared to take the next step in your learning journey, while meeting industry professionals who will help you on your path!
Taught on-campus, one day a week over a 10-month period, this course is a flexible option that can easily fit into your everyday life. You’ll be guided by our expert teachers who will make sure you feel supported and confident to take those next steps, because we know they’re not always easy.
When you do this course, you’ll master using bricks and masonry blocks to complete practical tasks. You’ll also learn skills in communication, teamwork, planning, organising and self-management that will set you up as a confident and independent worker.
You’ll also get a head start on finding work thanks to course units in occupational health and safety, handling bricklaying plant equipment, and applying bricklaying techniques in basic construction – sounds pretty good to us!
There’s also a huge number of career opportunities that come from doing this course, especially as you’ll be transitioning into an apprenticeship in the building and construction industry. One of those options could even be becoming self-employed in the future!
When you’re finished your studies, we will help you with everything you need to complete a Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying, which will only increase your chances for employment and help you gain real-world experience in the industry.
Get started today in this exciting and varied industry by studying with us, and set yourself up for a long and successful career.
TimesWednesdays 9am to 3pm
Qualifications and RecognitionUpon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate II in Building and Construction (Bricklaying) (Pre-apprenticeship).
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
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.
Specialist Course Information
Pathway to Industry Licence
Material and Equipment supplied by students
Student ServicesSupport 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 LearningMany TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.
|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).