Courses

Certificate II in Building and Construction (Bricklaying) Pre-apprenticeship

22338VIC

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.

Employment outcomes

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.

Local Students

Code

22338VIC

Campuses

HEIDELBERG

Department

Trades College
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 13 weeks


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

Fees

Eligible:$1900
Ineligible:$3750
Concession:$380
Materials:$50

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

Find out more on fees and charges

Assessment Methods

Assessment is undertaken throughout the course using a combination of theory and practical-based tasks

Materials

We 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 Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Pathways to further study

Successful 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 Pathways

In 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.

Enrolment Intake

  • Ongoing
  • February
  • July
  • November

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.

Code Subjects Hours
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.