12 months full time / available part time
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.
Non-apprentices are encouraged to seek work placement when they are not at Melbourne Polytechnic.
Each course has a dedicated learning method that is designed to let you thrive in your studies.
On-campus / Self-paced online learning
A blend of on-campus learning with some coursework delivered through Melbourne Polytechnic’s digital platforms. Visit the How You'll Study page for more information.
Classes run across Monday to Friday in mornings and afternoons
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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|Maximum annual amenities||$250|
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The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form from the Apply Now page.
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