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14 weeks full time
If you like working with your hands and value the satisfaction of seeing something build and form in front of your eyes; a career in bricklaying is for you. Melbourne Polytechnic’s bricklaying pre-apprenticeship Certificate II in Building and Construction Pre-apprenticeship 22614VIC (Bricklaying) will prepare you for a rewarding career. ‘Brickies’ are always in demand, and there are plenty of opportunities for hard workers with an eye for detail and quality work.
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate II in Building and Construction Pre-apprenticeship 22614VIC (Bricklaying) will teach you all of the essential skills required to move into a bricklaying apprenticeship. You’ll learn the correct methods for laying bricks in both domestic and commercial settings in Victoria’s most technologically advanced building and construction training facilities.
Successful completion of this course provides you with a competitive advantage to enter a bricklaying apprenticeship such as Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying CPC33020, and on to a Certificate IV in Building and Construction CPC40120.
Each course has a dedicated learning method that is designed to let you thrive in your studies.
Interactive learning in a face-to-face environment. Classes will be held at a Melbourne Polytechnic campus or partner institute. Visit the How You'll Study page for more information.
Four days per week for 14 weeks at Heidelberg campus.
The scaffolding unit of this course is conducted at the Epping campus over a period of three days.
Assessment is undertaken throughout the course using a combination of theory and practical-based tasks
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|Apply basic levelling procedures
|Conduct workplace communication
|Carry out measurements and calculations
|Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
|Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
|Provide basic emergency life support
|Prepare for work in the building and construction industry
|Interpret and apply basic plans and drawings
|Erect and safely use working platforms
|Identify and handle bricklaying tools and equipment
|Apply basic bricklaying techniques
|Apply brick veneer construction techniques
|Apply cavity brick construction techniques
|Apply masonry blockwork techniques
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|Government subsidised fee
|Maximum annual amenities
The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Contact us to find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy.
Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.
Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1st of November. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.
After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.
The State Government’s Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative covers the cost of tuition (excluding Amenities Fees and Materials Fees) for students who are eligible for government subsidised training and enrol into one of the Priority listed course.
Free TAFE is available to eligible students for one course enrolment in a lifetime.
Free TAFE places are limited. Please call 1300 635 276 and we can advise you whether Free TAFE places are still available.
Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative covers the cost of tuition fees for students who are eligible. Materials and amenities may still apply.
The Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative will pay your tuition fees for only one course. Once you have commenced in a tuition-free priority course, you are not eligible for further tuition-free places again, even if you do not finish your first tuition-free priority course.
The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment.
The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.
Concession fees are charged at 20 per cent of the standard fees for enrolments in Certificate I to IV courses. To be eligible students must meet Skills First eligibility criteria and present a valid:
The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:
The Student Services and Amenities Fee is charged at forty cents (40 cents) per student contact hour and is capped over a twelve (12) month period, effective from the enrolment date, to:
Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.
In Melbourne Polytechnic’s intensive hands-on courses, you'll learn everything from how to read and work from specifications to masonry and blockwork.
There are no formal entry requirements for this course.
The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form from the Apply Now page.
After you complete that form we will send you an email with a link to an application form webpage. If you don’t receive the email, check your spam and junk folders.
Complete the application form on the application form webpage.
You will be required to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment.
Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend an enrolment appointment over the phone or on campus.
For certificate-level courses, you can pay by weekly or fortnightly direct debit using our Tuition Payment Plan. Read more about Tuition Payment Plans here.
If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 1300 635 276 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.
Nationally Recognised Training This course is government accredited and has national recognition.
Local student means; you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.