Courses

Certificate III in Bricklaying Blocklaying

Apprenticeship and Non-apprenticeship

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:

  • levelling
  • 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.

Employment outcomes

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.

Work placement

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

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

Contact

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.

Local Students

Code

CPC30111

Campuses

HEIDELBERG

Department

Trades College
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 3 years

Part-time: available


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 Delivery

Blended, Onsite, Offsite, Classroom

Fees for 2017

Eligible:$3900
Ineligible:$6100
Concession:$780
Materials:$23

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 will be internal, with progressive testing.

Materials

What 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.

Entrance Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. Applicants can be apprenticed or non-apprenticed.

Pathways to further study

Successful 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 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
CPCCBL2001A HANDLE AND PREPARE BRICKLAYING AND BLOCKLAYING MATERIALS 16
CPCCBL2002A USE BRICKLAYING AND BLOCKLAYING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT 30
CPCCBL3001A LAY PAVING 24
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.