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Certificate III in Bricklaying Blocklaying

Apprenticeship Code: CPC30111 Cricos: 094755A

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Our courses are being delivered remotely
Melbourne Polytechnic is recognised as an essential service and continues to operate. Due to the coronavirus restrictions, the way our courses are delivered will look a little different for the foreseeable period.

Most of our courses are being taught remotely with an interactive and supportive learning environment, including assessments wherever possible.

Limited activity or training which cannot be delivered entirely remotely will be delivered on campus, with strict health and safety measures in place.

Overview

Campus

Heidelberg

Campus

Heidelberg

Duration

3 years full time / available part time

Duration

3 years full time / available part time

Requirements

Applicants must be apprenticed to undertake this course.

Next Intake

Ongoing

Next Intake

February, July

This is the apprenticeship version of the course. For the non-apprenticeship, please go here.

Lay the foundation for a great career

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 Blocklaying is the perfect course to cement your construction career and fast-track your way to a job on a commercial or domestic worksite.

Learn in a real world setting

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.

From the classroom to the site in no time

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.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

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.
  • Bricklayer
  • Labourer
  • Construction Site Tradesperson
  • Subcontractor

Pathways

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).

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Course Details

Delivery methods

  • Blended
  • Onsite
  • Offsite
  • Classroom

Class Schedule

Classes run across Monday to Friday in mornings and afternoons

Assessment Methods

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

Units of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subject Elective Hours
AHCLSC303 CONSTRUCT BRICK AND/OR BLOCK STRUCTURES AND FEATURES Elective 100
AHCLSC307 IMPLEMENT A RETAINING WALL PROJECT Elective 100
CPCCBL2001A HANDLE AND PREPARE BRICKLAYING AND BLOCKLAYING MATERIALS Core 16
CPCCBL2002A USE BRICKLAYING AND BLOCKLAYING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT Core 30
CPCCBL3001A LAY PAVING Elective 24
CPCCBL3002A CARRY OUT MASONRY VENEER CONSTRUCTION Core 60
CPCCBL3003A CARRY OUT CAVITY BRICK CONSTRUCTION Core 60
CPCCBL3004A CONSTRUCT MASONRY STEPS AND STAIRS Core 32
CPCCBL3005A LAY MASONRY WALLS AND CORNERS Core 76
CPCCBL3006A LAY MULTI-THICKNESS WALLS AND PIERS Core 60
CPCCBL3009A INSTALL FLASHINGS AND DAMP PROOF COURSE Core 8
CPCCBL3010A CONSTRUCT MASONRY ARCHES Core 100
CPCCBL3011A CONSTRUCT CURVED WALLS Core 32
CPCCBL3012A CONSTRUCT FIREPLACE AND CHIMNEYS Elective 48
CPCCBL3013A CONSTRUCT MASONRY STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS Elective 40
CPCCBL3014A INSTALL FIRE-RATED MASONRY CONSTRUCTION Core 32
CPCCBL3015A CONSTRUCT DECORATIVE BRICKWORK Elective 70
CPCCBL3016A CONSTRUCT BATTERED MASONRY WALLS AND PIERS Core 32
CPCCCA3002A CARRY OUT SETTING OUT Core 24
CPCCCM1012A WORK EFFECTIVELY AND SUSTAINABLY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY Core 20
CPCCCM1013A PLAN AND ORGANISE WORK Core 20
CPCCCM1014A CONDUCT WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION Core 20
CPCCCM1015A CARRY OUT MEASUREMENTS AND CALCULATIONS Core 20
CPCCCM2001A READ AND INTERPRET PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS Core 36
CPCCCM2006B APPLY BASIC LEVELLING PROCEDURES Core 8
CPCCCM2008B ERECT AND DISMANTLE RESTRICTED HEIGHT SCAFFOLDING Core 40
CPCCCM2009A CARRY OUT BASIC DEMOLITION Core 32
CPCCOHS2001A APPLY OHS REQUIREMENTS, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY Core 20

Recognition of Prior Learning

You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.

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Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Concession Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $950 $ 4750 $21400
Materials fee $15 $ 15 $15
Maximum annual amenities $175 $ 250 $250
Total payable $1140 $ 5015 $21665
Per year $17000
Per semester $8500
Materials fee $15

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.

To find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy we recommend you contact us help you find out.

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 2019. 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.

For more detailed information please read the International Student Fees.

Materials

Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department.

Fees explained

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% 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:

  • Commonwealth Health Care card, or
  • Pensioner Concession card, or
  • Any dependent spouse or dependent child of one of the above cardholders, or
  • Veterans Gold card.

The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • Asylum Seekers and victims of human trafficking 

Additional expenses

Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.

Amenities must be paid each academic year you are enrolled.

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.

Scholarships on offer

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Requirements

Applicants must be apprenticed to undertake this course. For non-apprenticeship please see here.

Next Steps

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 on DELTA and you will be allocated a DELTA 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.

Application procedure

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