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  • CPC33020

Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying

At a glance

At a glance

Progress your career in the construction industry with TAFE Queensland. This course is perfect for anyone who wants to work towards recognition as a qualified bricklayer or blocklayer.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Bricklayer and Blocklayer
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CPC33020 Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying

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Course overview

Course overview

Progress your bricklaying/blocklaying career by completing this hands-on qualification with TAFE Queensland. Become a qualified tradesperson in bricklaying or blocklaying.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, bricklayers and stonemasons are a skill in demand with employers finding it hard to fill vacancies. This large occupation is expected to create around 13,000 job openings over the next five years. 

In this course you will apply the skills you have learned at work and continue to develop your ability to work with building materials to build veneer or full brick constructions. You will work with clay, concrete, masonry and other building materials to create walls, partitions, arches, steps, stairs and other brick or block constructions. You'll learn how to build curved structures and create ornamental brickwork.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work in building trades as a qualified bricklayer or blocklayer. 

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 8 elective units from the list below.

Elective units will be selected in consultation with your employer and included on your training plan.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
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
UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
North and Far North Queensland / Greater Brisbane
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
CPCCCO2013
Carry out concreting to simple forms
CPCCPB3026
Erect and maintain trestle and plank systems
CPCCSF2004
Place and fix reinforcement materials
Sunshine Coast
CPCCBL3001
Lay paving
CPCCBL3004
Construct masonry steps and stairs
CPCCBL3014
Install fire-rated masonry construction
CPCCBL3015
Construct decorative brickwork
CPCCCM2009
Carry out basic demolition
CPCCCO2013
Carry out concreting to simple forms
CPCCPB3026
Erect and maintain trestle and plank systems
CPCCSF2004
Place and fix reinforcement materials
Gold Coast
CPCCBL3001
Lay paving
CPCCBL3004
Construct masonry steps and stairs
CPCCBL3014
Install fire-rated masonry construction
CPCCBL3015
Construct decorative brickwork
CPCCBL3018
Install aerated autoclaved concrete products
CPCCCM2009
Carry out basic demolition
CPCCCO2013
Carry out concreting to simple forms
CPCCSF2004
Place and fix reinforcement materials

Note: For some courses, not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

While there are no entry requirements for this course, TAFE Queensland requires you to be indentured as an apprentice with your employer.

Employers need to be able to provide the necessary human and physical resources to qualify for an apprentice.

Placement

Some qualifications require students to participate in vocational placement to successfully complete and achieve their TAFE Queensland award. If vocational placement is a course requirement it will be organised by your School/Faculty and you will be provided with all the information you need to prepare. Remember you are responsible for ensuring you have met all the requirements to participate in vocational placement.

Resources required

You are responsible for meeting the minimum occupational health and safety requirements in practical classes. This includes the use of safety glasses, protective footwear with covered uppers, steel capped toes and non-slip soles to AS2210, long leather gloves to AS2161, hair protection, and disposable dust masks. You should also wear 100% cotton drill industry-standard clothing. If you fail to meet these minimum standards of dress, you will not be permitted entry into practical classes.

You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.

You are also required to have access to and bring personal stationery, a USB, a calculator, and tools/equipment including a folding metre ruler (carpenter) and a 5m tape measure.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Federation University
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland