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Course code:


Next available intakes:

July, February

Course length:

Part Time: 2 years



This Certificate II in Building and Construction Pre-apprenticeship (Bricklaying) is a VET Delivered to Secondary School Students program.

This course has been developed for the specific requirements of the bricklaying industry.You will undertake training in hand skills, trade terminology and the use of various products, including clay bricks and concrete masonry.

Much of a bricklayer's work is straightforward, but often requires skill and judgement. You must understand working drawings of buildings and be able to apply basic mathematics.

Bricklayers also do more complicated work, such as constructing arches and building fireplaces.

These jobs require training, ability and experience.

The benefits of becoming a bricklayer include working in a range of locations, including outdoors. Your work is an art and will stand for many years - and your skills will be in demand.

Studying bricklaying at Holmesglen, you will receive hands on learning from industry experienced teachers. You will train in Victoria's best bricklaying training facilities, and gain practical experience on full-scale projects.

Course structure

Timetable: Wednesdays - 8.15am - 3.45pm


Assessment may be a combination of written and online assignments, tests, examinations and practical application projects.





Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry


Conduct workplace communication


Carry out measurements and calculations


Apply basic levelling procedures


Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry


Prepare to work safely in the construction industry


Provide basic emergency life support


Prepare for work in the building and construction industry


Interpret and apply basic plans and drawings


Erect and safely use working platforms


Identify and handle bricklaying tools and equipment


Apply basic bricklaying techniques


Apply brick veneer construction techniques


Apply cavity brick construction techniques


Apply masonry blockwork techniques

Code Name
CPCCCM1012AWork effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCCM1014AConduct workplace communication
CPCCCM1015ACarry out measurements and calculations
CPCCCM2006Apply basic levelling procedures
CPCCOHS2001AApply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCCWHS1001Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
HLTAID002Provide basic emergency life support
VU22014Prepare for work in the building and construction industry
VU22015Interpret and apply basic plans and drawings
VU22016Erect and safely use working platforms
VU22017Identify and handle bricklaying tools and equipment
VU22018Apply basic bricklaying techniques
VU22019Apply brick veneer construction techniques
VU22020Apply cavity brick construction techniques
VU22021Apply masonry blockwork techniques

Entry requirements

When undertaking the course, you must be enrolled at a Victorian secondary school.

Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview. These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.



On completion, you will receive a report and a Statement of Attainment.


Further training pathways from this qualification include any of the specialist qualifications at a Certificate III level.


Building and construction apprenticeship.

How to apply

If you have further questions, contact VET Delivered to Secondary Students (previously VETis) Coordination Centre.

T: 03 9209 5109



For VET Delivered to Secondary Students Contact your school to discuss fees.

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Bricklaying and Stonemasonry Open Days

Do you want a job with flexibility and freedom that provides both a physical and technical challenge? A bricklayer's work often requires skill and judgment, no matter how straightforward the job may seem. These trades can give you the satisfaction of saying 'I built this', while providing great opportunities to travel, be your own boss and work as part of a team. Visit us on Open Day at 6.30pm for a formal presentation highlighting the unique elements and benefits of each trade. Following the presentation there will be a tour across each of the trades workshops with teachers available to answer any specific questions.

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Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road Chadstone 3148 Australia

All information is correct at the time of printing but subject to change.

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