National code: CPC33020

Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying

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Overview About this course

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.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

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

Course Outcomes

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

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

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

Completion requirements

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.

Entry recommendations

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.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like:

Bricklayer

Bricklayers lay bricks, pre-cut stone and other types of building blocks in mortar to construct and repair walls, partitions, arches and other structures.

  • Full-time share Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).

    81%

  • Employment size Employment size is the number of workers who do this as their main job.

    10,500 workers

  • Average age This is the average age of all workers in this job.

    40 years

  • Weekly pay Median earnings are shown for full-time, non-managerial employees paid at the adult rate, before tax or any amounts that are salary sacrificed. These figures are a guide to earnings only and should not be used to determine a wage rate.

    $1,180

  • Average full-time The average full-time hours that people in this role work each week.

    42 hours

  • Skill level rating Skill level ratings are based on the range and complexity of job roles. In general, the higher the skill level, the more formal education and training, previous experience or on-the-job training needed to be good at the job.

    Medium

  • Gender share

    0% female

  • Future growth The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business estimates the likely change in number of workers in this role, or industry, over the next 5 years. Future growth is the likely percentage change compared to all other job roles.

    Decline

Other jobs include: Blocklayer and Paver

Licensing

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.

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

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.

Further study 2 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 0 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.

Your experience counts

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.

Units Units taught in this course

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.

  • Handle and prepare bricklaying and blocklaying materials CPCCBL2001

  • Use bricklaying and blocklaying tools and equipment CPCCBL2002

  • Carry out cavity brick construction CPCCBL3003

  • Construct masonry structural systems CPCCBL3013

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TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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