International Course Info

Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying

  • National Code: CPC30111
  • CRICOS Code: 076741A

This course delivers the basic foundations and content for students to develop the skills and knowledge used in the building and construction industry, specialising in brick and blocklaying techniques.

You will learn about brick/block types, brick/block accessories, glues, brick/block patterns and cement mortars.

You will also learn how to lay bricks and blocks using different bonds, including laying of brickwork/blockwork for domestic, commercial, industrial and public buildings, as well as how to construct ornamental panels, feature walls, arches and columns.

Sufficient evidence for the awarding of this qualification will require the student to undertake work placement outside of TAFE NSW.

Students are required to also complete the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (SAC 2006) before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry covers this requirement, and will be delivered on campus.

At Nirimba College, the international students will spend 20 hours a week carrying out the practical component of the course. They will be required to do another 10 to 20 hours a week of self-study to assist in achieving the outcomes of the qualification.

Subject area: Building and Construction

Course code:
Course fee:
A$15,860 - A$16,340
1 Year


Certificate III Entry Requirement

Package Entry RequirementThe entry requirement for a package with Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) S19735


FOR 2019

Granville Total course fee: A$15,860 Enrol: Feb , Jul
Kingscliff Total course fee: A$15,860 Enrol: Feb
Nirimba Total course fee: A$15,860 Enrol: Feb , Jul

FOR 2020

Granville Total course fee: A$16,340 Enrol: Feb , Jul
Kingscliff Total course fee: A$16,340 Enrol: Feb


To receive the Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying students must complete all core units and, if available, a range of additional units.

Note: Additional units contain compulsory and elective units which may vary between each semester and campus, and will depend on a number of considerations including the packaging rules for the qualification and demand for the unit.





This course qualifies you to work in the bricklaying/blocklaying industry and satisfies the educational requirement of the Office of Fair Trading for the issue of a bricklaying/blocklaying trade contractor's licence.

For more information visit Fair Trading NSW website


Course fees and duration can vary based on the Institute you want to study at, the entry requirements for the course, and the year you will begin study.

Additional costs for uniforms, equipment, textbooks and materials (if applicable) range from A$300 - $1,000 per course.


Bricklayer, blocklayer


TAFE NSW allows for two or more courses to be packaged together, either to meet the prerequisite requirements for a course or to plan your studies around your career goals. You can submit a single TAFE NSW application form and will be able to apply for one Student Visa for the full duration of the package.