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3 years full time / available part time
3 years full time / available part time
Applicants must be apprenticed to undertake this course.
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.
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.
"It means 'future' to me. All I was doing before this was working in small jobs, or jobs that aren't going to get me far in life, so studying is a huge deal to me. It got me where I am now.... Studying gave me a path to go somewhere in my life."
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.
|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|
|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|
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.
Studying at Melbourne Polytechnic
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Our Student Life at Melbourne Polytechnic (SLAM) team run the fun stuff on campus: things like movie nights, bake sales, cook-offs, career expos, spring markets, and much more.Student Life at Melbourne Polytechnic
Melbourne Polytechnic has a large range of specialist training facilities in health and community, construction, hospitality, education and more.Specialist Training Facilities
One of the most common misconceptions about scholarships is that you have to be 'top in your class' to apply. Melbourne Polytechnic scholarships are awarded on a range of criteria such as merit, your area of study and personal circumstances.Scholarships
|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|
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.
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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.
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