Learn the skills to excel in your career as a bricklayer. Gain experience in simulated workshops and on-the-job in your apprenticeship, and get your start in an in-demand area of the construction industry.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Plan and set out bricklaying/blocklaying work
Prepare and use appropriate materials and industry tools
Read and interpret plans and specifications
Carry out measurements and calculations
Work safely on-site and from heights
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
The confidence to choose brick patterns and cement mortars for domestic, commercial, industrial and public buildings
The skills to construct ornamental panels, arches and columns
Eligiblity to apply for your bricklaying and blocklaying trade licence
Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
Check the campus page for requirements to take this course as an apprenticeship
This course may also be offered as a non-apprenticeship. Enquire today to discuss your eligibility
During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:
A general construction induction card (commonly known as a white card) - you will need this before you can enter a construction site
A Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test and achieve a score of 3 across learning and oral communication, 2 across reading and writing, 1 in digital literacy and 3 across one band of numeracy. This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs and to provide you with the appropriate support for your study success.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Physical strength to manage demands of the work
Experience in handling tools and equipment
Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 10 high school level
The ability to work independently and as part of a team
Good hand-eye coordination
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like:
Bricklayers lay bricks, pre-cut stone and other types of building blocks in mortar to construct and repair walls, partitions, arches and other structures.
Other jobs include: Blocklayer Paver
This is a licensed occupation. When you successfully complete the Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying you can apply for licensing with NSW Fair Trading. They are the licensing and regulatory authority for trades in NSW. Visit NSW Fair Trading for more information. For bricklaying and blocklaying work, you will also need a general construction induction card (commonly known as a white card). This is required for any worker who needs to access a construction site. Local regulations should also be checked for requirements. Visit the SafeWork NSW website for more information on applying for your white card.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.
The Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying does not have any pre-requisite courses.
Advance your skills to take your career to the next level
The Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying does not have any post-graduate courses.
Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.
The Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying does not have any related courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 28 units of competency, including 20 core and 8 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
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