From January 2019, this course will be offered free of tuition fees for eligible students under the Victorian government's Free TAFE for Priority Courses program, designed to reduce the financial barrier for students wanting to train in courses that lead to jobs in demand from Victorian employers. If you're eligible, the State Government will cover the full cost of your tuition fees for this course, saving you thousands of dollars. Other fees, such as materials and amenities, may still apply. Enquire here or call 9269 8400 to check your eligibility for this offer.
Construct your future from the ground up with a Certificate II in Building and Construction (Bricklaying). If you love working with your hands and seeing something you built at the end of the day, this course is for you. Work towards becoming an apprentice bricklayer by developing the skills every employer wants in their apprentice. Our course is focused on getting you laying bricks and a solid foundation for your career in building and construction.
The perfect step to an apprenticeship
With this pre-apprenticeship course, you get the best possible chance to secure a position and put your bricklaying skills into practice in any domestic or commercial building site. The course focuses on learning the correct methods for laying bricks in both domestic and commercial settings.
Industry connections and resources
Take the opportunity to work on full-sized projects at Melbourne Polytechnic’s Heidelberg campus, which features Victoria’s most technologically advanced building and construction training facilities.
Our bricklaying teachers are qualified and industry-experienced, ensuring you receive in-depth training. Our self-paced learning resources ensure that the learning experience meets your individual needs. Melbourne Polytechnic also offers a one-week workplace component to give you hands-on experience on-site, as well as networking opportunities with local bricklaying contractors. Work placement is not a mandatory part of the course.
This course will enable you to find employment as a bricklayer or blocklayer on a range of building sites. Potential employers looking for good workers to take on as apprentices are in regular contact with us. Melbourne Polytechnic works very closely with these employers, who rely heavily on our recommendations. We also work closely with our students to match up suitable candidates for employment.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
Class Schedule: *
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 Course Advisor
From January 2019, this course is offered at $0 tuition for eligible students under the Victorian State Government's Free TAFE for Priority Courses program. Note you may still have to pay other fees, such as materials and amenities. Enquire here or call 9269 8400 to check your eligibility for this offer.
Enquire now to find out if you are eligible for government funding and other forms of help paying for fees. The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an annual Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250
Assessment MethodsAssessment is undertaken throughout the course using a combination of theory and practical-based tasks
MaterialsWe will supply all resource and assessment books. You will need to supply your own writing materials, including notebooks and pens and your own overalls, leather work boots, ear muffs and safety glasses
Entrance RequirementsThere are no formal entry requirements for this course.
Pathways to further studySuccessful completion of this course provides you with a competitive advantage to enter an apprenticeship, and transitions to Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying and Certificate IV in Building and Construction.
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.
|CPCCCM1012A||WORK EFFECTIVELY AND SUSTAINABLY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY||20|
|CPCCCM1014A||CONDUCT WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION||20|
|CPCCCM1015A||CARRY OUT MEASUREMENTS AND CALCULATIONS||20|
|CPCCCM2006A||APPLY BASIC LEVELLING PROCEDURES||8|
|CPCCOHS2001A||APPLY OHS REQUIREMENTS, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY||20|
|CPCCWHS1001||Prepare to work safely in the construction industry||6|
|HLTAID002||PROVIDE BASIC EMERGENCY LIFE SUPPORT||12|
|VU22014||Prepare to work in the building and construction industry||16|
|VU22015||Interpret and apply basic plans and drawings||25|
|VU22016||Erect and safely use working platforms||24|
|VU22017||Identify and handle bricklaying tools and equipment||76|
|VU22018||Apply basic bricklaying techniques||126|
|VU22019||Apply brick veneer construction techniques||80|
|VU22020||Apply cavity brick construction techniques||80|
|VU22021||Apply masonry blockwork techniques||50|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.