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3 years full time / available part time
This is the apprenticeship version of the course. For the non-apprenticeship, please go here.
Building and construction is a fast-growing industry in Australia, generating over $350 billion in revenue and producing around 8% of Australia’s Gross Domestic Product. There has never been a better time to be a qualified bricklayer or blocklayer, as these skills are always in demand. If you like working outdoors, have good hand-eye coordination and can work neatly and accurately, Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying CPC33020 is the perfect course to cement your construction career and fast-track your way to a job on a commercial or domestic worksite.
This is a practical course that covers all the essential skills and knowledge you’ll need as a bricklayer or blocklayer, including laying bricks and blocks, levelling, general demolition, veneer construction, structural masonry, arch design and construction and fireplace construction. Studying at Melbourne Polytechnic’s cutting-edge Heidelberg campus, you’ll work on full-size projects with real world challenges in Victoria’s most technologically advanced building and construction facilities. Melbourne Polytechnic’s instructors are qualified, industry-experienced practitioners, who will support you with in-depth training and self-paced learning resources. You can also choose the apprenticeship stream and get paid while you learn on site with your employer.
This qualification is a widely recognised pathway to a successful career as a bricklayer or blocklayer in Australia’s exciting and fast-growing construction industry. You might work as an employee of a bricklaying subcontractor or building and construction company. Once you’re qualified, you could start your own bricklaying business and set your own schedule working for yourself.
This qualification is a widely recognised pathway to a successful career as a bricklayer or blocklayer in Australia’s exciting and fast-growing construction industry.
Successful completion of this course means you can progress in your career by enrolling in the Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) CPC40120 followed by the Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) CPC50220.
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.
Classes run in Blocks approximately every 6 weeks. Monday to Wednesdays 8:00am to 4:30pm
Assessment is delivered 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.
|AHCLSC307||Implement a retaining wall project||Core||100|
|CPCCBL2001||Handle and prepare bricklaying and blocklaying materials||Core||16|
|CPCCBL2002||Use bricklaying and blocklaying tools and equipment||Core||30|
|CPCCBL3002||Carry out masonry veneer construction||Core||60|
|CPCCBL3003||Carry out cavity brick construction||Core||60|
|CPCCBL3004||Construct masonry steps and stairs||Elective||32|
|CPCCBL3005||Lay masonry walls and corners||Core||76|
|CPCCBL3006||Lay multi-thickness walls and piers||Core||60|
|CPCCBL3009||Install flashings and damp proof course||Core||8|
|CPCCBL3010||Construct masonry arches||Core||100|
|CPCCBL3011||Construct curved walls||Core||32|
|CPCCBL3012||Construct fireplaces and chimneys||Elective||48|
|CPCCBL3013||Construct masonry structural system||Core||40|
|CPCCBL3014||Install fire-rated masonry construction||Elective||32|
|CPCCBL3015||Construct decorative brickwork||Elective||70|
|CPCCBL3016||Construct battered masonry walls and piers||Elective||32|
|CPCCCA3002||Carry out setting out||Core||24|
|CPCCCM2006||Apply basic levelling procedures||Core||8|
|CPCCCM2008||Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding||Core||40|
|CPCCCM2012||Work safely at heights||Core||8|
|CPCCOM1012||Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry||Core||20|
|CPCCOM1013||Plan and organise work||Core||20|
|CPCCOM1014||Conduct workplace communication||Core||20|
|CPCCOM1015||Carry out measurements and calculations||Core||20|
|CPCCOM2001||Read and interpret plans and specifications||Core||36|
|CPCCPA3002||Lay segmental paving||Elective||40|
|CPCCWHS2001||Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry||Core||20|
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|Concession||Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Maximum annual amenities||$175||$250||$250|
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 1 November 2021. 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 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.
Apprenticeships are coordinated via the Trade and Traineeship Support Unit (TSU) where you will provide details of your employer, who will register you with an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) provider.
The AASN will register your training contract with EPSILON and you will be allocated an EPSILON number. Melbourne Polytechnic will then be able to enrol you into your training program.
If you have any questions about the application procedures for an apprenticeship, please contact the TSU.
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.