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Have you considered bricklaying as a career? Bricklaying apprentices are paid while they learn, a great first step into an in-demand career.

Bricklayers work with clay bricks, concrete blocks and mortar – but there's much more to it than just laying bricks! Bricklaying suits people who enjoy practical outdoors work, are able to work at heights and who are physically fit. In these intensive hands-on courses, you'll learn how to read and work from specifications, perform measurements, masonry blockwork, veneer and solid brick construction, levelling and scaffolding, speciality tools, first aid, occupational health and safety and teamwork. We offer both pre-apprentice courses off-site at Melbourne Polytechnic, and apprenticeship courses that combine on-site learning with off-site work.

Career pathways include being employed by bricklaying subcontractors and building and construction companies. Once you're qualified, you can also call the shots and start your own small business. 

You might be keen – so how do you find a bricklaying apprenticeship?

The training centre at Melbourne Polytechnic's Heidelberg campus has Victoria’s most technologically advanced facilities for building and construction. Our courses suit both domestic and international students.

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

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.

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