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Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying

  • National Course Code: CPC33020
  • TAFE NSW code: CPC33020-01V01-22WLG-099

Location – Wollongong (Apprenticeship)

Attendance

Part Time

Delivery

On campus

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

4 Hours per week

Duration

3 years

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Apprenticeship Allowed
  • This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer

Course Details

The nationally accredited Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying equips you for a trade career as a bricklayer. Learn in simulated workshops and on-the-job in your apprenticeship, and gain skills to excel in an in-demand area of the construction industry.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, 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

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Communication and problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Teamwork skills
  • Good hand-eye coordination
  • The flexibility to work in a variety of conditions
  • A talent for working with their hands

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate III level
  • Eligibility to apply for your trade licence with the Department of Fair Trading
  • A strong foundation to continue your studies or start your own small business

Career opportunities:

  • Bricklayer
  • Blocklayer
  • Paver

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your career further with the:

  • Certificate IV Building and Construction (Building)
  • Diploma Building and Construction (Building)

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

TAFE NSW offers the Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying as an apprenticeship. There may also be options available for you to study as a non-apprentice.

Apprenticeship
To be eligible for this course, you must:

  • Be employed as an apprentice in the brick and block laying industry as evidenced by a letter of support from your employer
  • Submit your Training Plan Proposal (TPP) with your application

Non-apprenticeship
Enquire today and one of our Apprenticeship and Traineeship team will help you understand any eligibility or entry requirements.

COURSE SUCCESS REQUIREMENTS

During your study, you will need to meet specific requirements to complete your coursework.

Your teacher will let you know when you need to provide evidence of:

  • 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.

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

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.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Physical strength to manage demands of the work
  • Experience 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

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you are:

  • an apprentice (you will work in industry and study at the same time)
  • employed full time
  • signed up with an Apprentice Network Provider and have a Training Plan Proposal
  • seeking to gain skills and knowledge to become a qualified bricklayer/blocklayer after successful completion

Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a part time, on campus course. You must attend approximately 4 hours of class every 2 weeks. You may also be required to complete approximately 4 hours of additional study. This additional study could include private study, work placements and research.

The course will run 1 day a fortnight for 3 years.

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

Australian Apprenticeships training can be on-the-job, off-the-job or a combination of both. TAFE NSW will negotiate your attendance and study pattern with you and your employer.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

There are a range of study options for NSW Apprentices and eligible non-apprentices with relevant industry work experience in this course.

Under the NSW Government fee-free apprenticeship initiative, NSW apprentices that commence their training on or after 1 July 2018 may be eligible for fee-free training. Apprentices are required to provide evidence of their NSW apprenticeship to finalise their enrolment and applicable fees.

This course is also a TAFE NSW Trade Pathways Qualification and ideal if you have been working in this industry for an extended period of time but havent received a qualification. To be eligible to enrol as a non-apprentice and secure funding, you must firstly meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria and be:

  • over 21 years of age
  • able to demonstrate and provide evidence of extensive industry experience and
  • able to demonstrate relevant ongoing work experience and provide workplace evidence to support the achievement of competence.
To study this course as a NSW apprentice or to check if you meet the non-apprentice requirements for NSW funding, please enquire now or call 131 601. For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:

  • Students will need to bring their own PPE (Personel Protection Equipment), measuring tape, stationery and any COVID protection such as a mask.

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding

RECOGNITION

Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Core Units
Number Title
CPCCBL2001 Handle and prepare bricklaying and blocklaying materials
CPCCBL2002 Use bricklaying and blocklaying tools and equipment
CPCCBL3002 Carry out masonry veneer construction
CPCCBL3003 Carry out cavity brick construction
CPCCBL3005 Lay masonry walls and corners
CPCCBL3006 Lay multi-thickness walls and piers
CPCCBL3009 Install flashings and damp proof course
CPCCBL3010 Construct masonry arches
CPCCBL3011 Construct curved walls
CPCCBL3013 Construct masonry structural systems
CPCCCA3002 Carry out setting out
CPCCCM2006 Apply basic levelling procedures
CPCCCM2008 Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCCM2012 Work safely at heights
CPCCOM1012 Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCOM1013 Plan and organise work
CPCCOM1014 Conduct workplace communication
CPCCOM1015 Carry out measurements and calculations
CPCCOM2001 Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
Elective Units
Number Title
CPCCBL3001 Lay paving
CPCCBL3004 Construct masonry steps and stairs
CPCCBL3007 Install glass blockwork
CPCCBL3012 Construct fireplaces and chimneys
CPCCBL3014 Install fire-rated masonry construction
CPCCBL3015 Construct decorative brickwork
CPCCBL3016 Construct battered masonry walls and piers
CPCCCM2009 Carry out basic demolition

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Occupational titles could include:

  • Bricklayer
  • Blocklayer
  • Paver

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

Wollongong (Apprenticeship)
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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