International students only This course provides comprehensive training for bricklaying students and covers all practical and theoretical aspects of the trade. A bricklayer joins bricks or blocks (large bricks) using mortar, which is usually a mixture of cement, lime and sand.
Career opportunities, include:
Pathways to further study:
- CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction
- CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building),
- 22268VIC Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural)
- CPC60115 Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying.
Studying the Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying at Holmesglen
While studying bricklaying and blocklaying at Holmesglen, you will receive hands-on training from industry experienced teachers. You will train in excellent training facilities, acknowledged as the best in Victoria, and gain practical experience on full scale projects.
Much of a bricklayer's work is straightforward, but often requires skill and judgement. You must understand working plans and specifications of buildings and be able to apply basic mathematical calculations, operate brick cutting machines and carry out repairs.
Bricklayers also do more complicated work, such as constructing arches and building fireplaces. These jobs require training, ability and experience.
Some of the benefits of being a bricklayer include that you can work anywhere, you will usually work outdoors, and the role is in demand.
||Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
||Handle And Prepare Bricklaying And Blocklaying Materials
||Use Bricklaying And Blocklaying Tools And Equipment
||Lay Masonry Walls And Corners
||Plan and organise work
||Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
||Conduct workplace communication
||Carry out measurements and calculations
||Lay Multi-thickness Walls And Piers
||Carry Out Setting Out
||Apply basic levelling procedures
||Carry Out Masonry Veneer Construction
||Construct Masonry Steps And Stairs
||Carry Out Cavity Brick Construction
||Install Flashings And Damp Proof Course
||Construct Curved Walls
||Construct Masonry Arches
||Install Fire-rated Masonry Construction
||Construct Masonry Structural Systems
||Construct Fireplaces And Chimneys
||Construct Decorative Brickwork
||Construct Battered Masonry Walls And Piers
||Carry Out Basic Demolition
||Read and interpret plans and specifications
||Estimate and cost job
||Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
| Code || Name |
|CPCCOHS2001A||Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry|
|CPCCBL2001A||Handle And Prepare Bricklaying And Blocklaying Materials|
|CPCCBL2002A||Use Bricklaying And Blocklaying Tools And Equipment|
|CPCCBL3005A||Lay Masonry Walls And Corners|
|CPCCCM1013A||Plan and organise work|
|CPCCCM1012A||Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry|
|CPCCCM1014A||Conduct workplace communication|
|CPCCCM1015A||Carry out measurements and calculations|
|CPCCBL3006A||Lay Multi-thickness Walls And Piers|
|CPCCCA3002A||Carry Out Setting Out|
|CPCCCM2006B||Apply basic levelling procedures|
|CPCCBL3002A||Carry Out Masonry Veneer Construction|
|CPCCBL3004A||Construct Masonry Steps And Stairs|
|CPCCBL3003A||Carry Out Cavity Brick Construction|
|CPCCBL3009A||Install Flashings And Damp Proof Course|
|CPCCBL3011A||Construct Curved Walls|
|CPCCBL3010A||Construct Masonry Arches|
|CPCCBL3014A||Install Fire-rated Masonry Construction|
|CPCCBL3013A||Construct Masonry Structural Systems|
|CPCCBL3012A||Construct Fireplaces And Chimneys|
|CPCCBL3015A||Construct Decorative Brickwork|
|CPCCBL3016A||Construct Battered Masonry Walls And Piers|
|CPCCCM2009A||Carry Out Basic Demolition|
|CPCCCM2001A||Read and interpret plans and specifications|
|MSFGN3002||Estimate and cost job|
|CPCCCM2008B||Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding|
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.
View full course details for international students here
There are on formal entry requirements.
Good passes at Year 11 level or the overseas equivalent and some relevant
employment experience would be an advantage.
English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 5.5 (Academic) with no individual bandscore less than 5.5.
Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
Qualification and recognition
On completion, you will receive the CPC30111 Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying
How to apply
Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.
Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.
Additional costs may apply to students who may require a Working With Children Check, National Police Check, consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and immunisation costs as relevant to the course requirements.
All fees are indicative only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. Find out more about paying for your course.