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.
Assessment is delivered throughout the course using a combination of theory and practical-based tasks.
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: *
Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor
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 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.
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|HLTFA211A||PROVIDE BASIC EMERGENCY LIFE SUPPORT||8|
|VU20955||WORKPLACE SAFETY AND SITE INDUCTION||34|
|VU20957||CALCULATIONS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY||20|
|VU20958||PREPARE FOR WORK IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY||16|
|VU20959||COMMUNICATION SKILLS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY||20|
|VU20960||INTRODUCTION TO SCAFFOLDING AND WORKING PLATFORMS||24|
|VU20962||QUALITY PRINCIPLES FOR THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY||8|
|VU20963||SAFE HANDLING AND USE OF PLANT AND SELECTED PORTABLE POWER TOOLS||16|
|VU20964||WORKPLACE DOCUMENTS AND PLANS||20|
|VU20965||BRICKLAYING HAND TOOLS||60|
|VU20966||BRICKLAYING BASIC SKILLS||126|
|VU20967||BRICK VENEER CONSTRUCTION PROCESSES||100|
|VU20968||CAVITY BRICK CONSTRUCTION PROCESSES||100|
|VU20970||BASIC ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY IN BRICKLAYING||16|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.