Cement your career in the building and construction industry with a Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying. This course is ideal if you love working outdoors, have good hand-eye coordination and the ability to work neatly and accurately.
A hands-on course to lay the foundation for your career
The Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying is a practical course providing you with the training to ensure that you’ll be an asset to any employer. You will gain essential skills and knowledge in:
- laying bricks and blocks
- general demolition
- veneer construction
- structural masonry
- arch design and construction
- fireplace construction.
Apprentices will be signed to a negotiated training plan within four weeks of Delta being received, and training will start within the following eight weeks.
Industry connections and resources
At Melbourne Polytechnic, you will have the opportunity to work on full-sized projects at our Heidelberg campus, which features one of Victoria’s most technologically advanced building and construction facilities. All of our bricklaying teaching staff are industry-qualified and experienced practitioners and you will receive in-depth training, using our self-paced learning resources.
Completion of this course will enable you to find employment as a bricklayer or blocklayer on a range of building sites, domestic and commercial as a qualified tradesperson.
Apprentices are employed by a bricklayer, which means you will are required to be training on-site with your employer, as per your contract, when not at Melbourne Polytechnic. Non-apprentices are encouraged to seek work placement when they are not at Melbourne Polytechnic.
Assessment is delivered throughout the course using a combination of theory and practical-based tasks.
For any additional information on the Certificate II in Bricklaying and Blocklaying, please contact an Education and Careers Advisor (ECA) on 03 9269 8400, or send an email.
Class Schedule: *
Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - AM and PM
**Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor
Modes of DeliveryBlended, Onsite, Offsite, Classroom
FeesFind out more on fees and charges
Entrance RequirementsThere are no formal entry requirements. Applicants can be apprenticed or non-apprenticed.
Assessment MethodsAssessment will be internal, with progressive testing.
MaterialsWhat we will supply
Tools, materials and equipment used during the course - as part of enrolment fees.
What you will need to supply
You will need to supply your own safety equipment, for example: safety glasses, earmuffs, work clothing and boots.
Pathways to further studySuccessful completion of this course means you can progress in your career by enrolling in the Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) followed by the Diploma of Building and Construction (Building).
Career PathwaysIn today’s rapidly expanding building and construction industry there has never been a better time to become a bricklayer or blocklayer. Your skills and experience will be sought after on a range of building sites, both domestic and commercial.
Units Of Study
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.
|CPCCBL2001A||HANDLE AND PREPARE BRICKLAYING AND BLOCKLAYING MATERIALS||16|
|CPCCBL2002A||USE BRICKLAYING AND BLOCKLAYING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT||30|
|CPCCBL3002A||CARRY OUT MASONRY VENEER CONSTRUCTION||60|
|CPCCBL3003A||CARRY OUT CAVITY BRICK CONSTRUCTION||60|
|CPCCBL3004A||CONSTRUCT MASONRY STEPS AND STAIRS||32|
|CPCCBL3005A||LAY MASONRY WALLS AND CORNERS||76|
|CPCCBL3006A||LAY MULTI-THICKNESS WALLS AND PIERS||60|
|CPCCBL3007A||INSTALL GLASS BLOCKWORK||8|
|CPCCBL3009A||INSTALL FLASHINGS AND DAMP PROOF COURSE||8|
|CPCCBL3010A||CONSTRUCT MASONRY ARCHES||100|
|CPCCBL3011A||CONSTRUCT CURVED WALLS||32|
|CPCCBL3012A||CONSTRUCT FIREPLACE AND CHIMNEYS||48|
|CPCCBL3013A||CONSTRUCT MASONRY STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS||40|
|CPCCBL3014A||INSTALL FIRE-RATED MASONRY CONSTRUCTION||32|
|CPCCBL3015A||CONSTRUCT DECORATIVE BRICKWORK||70|
|CPCCBL3016A||CONSTRUCT BATTERED MASONRY WALLS AND PIERS||32|
|CPCCCA3002A||CARRY OUT SETTING OUT||24|
|CPCCCM1012A||WORK EFFECTIVELY AND SUSTAINABLY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY||20|
|CPCCCM1013A||PLAN AND ORGANISE WORK||20|
|CPCCCM1014A||CONDUCT WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION||20|
|CPCCCM1015A||CARRY OUT MEASUREMENTS AND CALCULATIONS||20|
|CPCCCM2001A||READ AND INTERPRET PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS||36|
|CPCCCM2006B||APPLY BASIC LEVELLING PROCEDURES||8|
|CPCCCM2008B||ERECT AND DISMANTLE RESTRICTED HEIGHT SCAFFOLDING||40|
|CPCCCM2009A||CARRY OUT BASIC DEMOLITION||32|
|CPCCOHS2001A||APPLY OHS REQUIREMENTS, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY||20|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.