Courses

Certificate II in Building and Construction (Bricklaying)

Construct your future from the ground up with a Certificate II in Building and Construction (Bricklaying). Start your career in building and construction with bricklaying and work towards becoming the apprentice that every site manager wants with a course that will help you develop the strong bricklaying skills that employers are looking for in an apprentice.

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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.

Assessment

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.

Contact

For any additional information on the Certificate II in Building and Construction (Bricklaying), please contact an Education and Careers Advisor (ECA) on 03 9269 8400, or send an email.

Local Students

Code

22216VIC

Campuses

HEIDELBERG

Department

Trades College
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 16 weeks


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

Fees for 2017

Eligible:$1900
Ineligible:$3600
Concession:$380
Materials:$38

The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Find out more on fees and charges

View 2016 Fees

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
  • January
  • Midyear

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
CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry 6
HLTFA211A PROVIDE BASIC EMERGENCY LIFE SUPPORT 8
VU20955 WORKPLACE SAFETY AND SITE INDUCTION 34
VU20956 BUILDING STRUCTURES 8
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
VU20961 LEVELLING 8
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
VU20969 MASONRY BLOCKWORK 50
VU20970 BASIC ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY IN BRICKLAYING 16

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.