Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying

Set yourself up for a future working outdoors while keeping fit. Undertake this as an apprenticeship program and learn project skills such as reading and interpreting plans along with highly hands-on skills like laying bricks and repairing cement blocks.
Ballarat - SMB
Location
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Ballarat - SMB
Semester 1
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Semester 2
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Other intakes
Ongoing enrolments after sign up with an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN)
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Length
3 years
Qualification Code
CPC30111

You'll learn from our teachers who have worked as apprentices themselves and know what it's like starting out in the industry, while you practice with the latest tools and technologies in our state-of-the-art Building and Construction Training Centre. From there, the options are open. You can work for yourself, set up your own building business, work for major construction companies or as a subcontractor on residential builds.

  • Bricklayer
  • Qualified tradesperson
  • Building contractor
  • Site supervisor
  • Business owner
  • Subcontractor

In addition, you have the opportunity to continue further studies in specific fields such as building inspection, teaching, builder, architectural drafting and many other building-related areas.

The course content below provides all possible units related to the course. If the course has various streams, the units you are required to study will depend on your chosen stream.

HANDLE AND PREPARE BRICKLAYING AND BLOCKLAYING MATERIALS
CPCCBL2001A
USE BRICKLAYING AND BLOCKLAYING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
CPCCBL2002A
CARRY OUT MASONRY VENEER CONSTRUCTION
CPCCBL3002A
CARRY OUT CAVITY BRICK CONSTRUCTION
CPCCBL3003A
CONSTRUCT MASONRY STEPS AND STAIRS
CPCCBL3004A
LAY MASONRY WALLS AND CORNERS
CPCCBL3005A
LAY MULTI-THICKNESS WALLS AND PIERS
CPCCBL3006A
INSTALL FLASHINGS AND DAMP PROOF COURSE
CPCCBL3009A
CONSTRUCT MASONRY ARCHES
CPCCBL3010A
CONSTRUCT CURVED WALLS
CPCCBL3011A
INSTALL FIRE-RATED MASONRY CONSTRUCTION
CPCCBL3014A
CARRY OUT SETTING OUT
CPCCCA3002A
WORK EFFECTIVELY AND SUSTAINABLY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
CPCCCM1012A
PLAN AND ORGANISE WORK
CPCCCM1013A
CONDUCT WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION
CPCCCM1014A
CARRY OUT MEASUREMENTS AND CALCULATIONS
CPCCCM1015A
READ AND INTERPRET PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS
CPCCCM2001A
APPLY BASIC LEVELLING PROCEDURES
CPCCCM2006A
APPLY BASIC LEVELLING PROCEDURES
CPCCCM2006B
ERECT AND DISMANTLE RESTRICTED HEIGHT SCAFFOLDING
CPCCCM2008A
ERECT AND DISMANTLE RESTRICTED HEIGHT SCAFFOLDING
CPCCCM2008B
CARRY OUT BASIC DEMOLITION
CPCCCM2009A
APPLY OHS REQUIREMENTS, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
CPCCOHS2001A
INVESTIGATE MICRO BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
BSBSMB301
MANAGE SMALL BUSINESS FINANCES
BSBSMB406
LAY PAVING
CPCCBL3001A
INSTALL GLASS BLOCKWORK
CPCCBL3007A
CONSTRUCT FIREPLACES AND CHIMNEYS
CPCCBL3012A
CONSTRUCT MASONRY STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS
CPCCBL3013A
CONSTRUCT DECORATIVE BRICKWORK
CPCCBL3015A
CONSTRUCT BATTERED MASONRY WALLS AND PIERS
CPCCBL3016A
CARRY OUT TUCK POINTING TO BRICKWORK
CPCCBL3017A
INSTALL AERATED AUTOCLAVED CONCRETE PRODUCTS
CPCCBL3018A
USE EXPLOSIVE POWER TOOLS
CPCCCM2007A
WORK SAFELY AT HEIGHTS
CPCCCM2010A
WORK SAFELY AT HEIGHTS
CPCCCM2010B
OPERATE ELEVATED WORK PLATFORMS
CPCCCM3001B
OPERATE ELEVATED WORK PLATFORMS
CPCCCM3001C
CARRY OUT CONCRETING TO SIMPLE FORMS
CPCCCO2013A
LICENCE TO ERECT, ALTER AND DISMANTLE SCAFFOLDING BASIC LEVEL
CPCCLSF2001A
WORK SAFELY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
CPCCOHS1001A
PLACE AND FIX REINFORCEMENT MATERIALS
CPCCSF2004A
PREPARE TO WORK SAFELY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
CPCCWHS1001
PROVIDE BASIC EMERGENCY LIFE SUPPORT
HLTFA211A

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our TAFE application page for further information.

For information in relation to the University and students rights and responsibilities please refer to the VET Information Guide.

Applicants need to demonstrate the literacy and numeracy skills required to undertake this course through a test as part of the application process. The test will be conducted through Federation College prior to commencement of training. Feedback will be provided to the applicant on their results and types of support, if necessary, available to them.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: HXM

National course code: CPC30111

Entry requirements (year 12)

Entry requirements (non year 12)

Satisfactory completion of Year 10 or equivalent or mature age entry. The applicant must be employed as an apprentice bricklayer/blocklayer and have entered a training agreement.

Applicants need to demonstrate the literacy and numeracy skills required to undertake this course through a test as part of the application process. The test will be conducted through Federation College prior to commencement of training. Feedback will be provided to the applicant on their results and types of support, if necessary, available to them.

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday - 8am to 5pm during on-campus blocks

Fees are subject to change annually.

Fees are payable at the time of enrolment. In addition your program may require you to purchase books and materials. Some of these costs may be payable on enrolment day.

For further information regarding these costs, please view 2020 Indicative Course Fees (pdf, 756kb) for tuition and materials fees payable to FedUni.  

Indicative government-subsidised and full-fee course fees are shown on this document, and should be read in conjunction with the information on the TAFE fees website.

Eligible applicants/students accessing government-subsidised training under the 'Skills First Program' need to be aware enrolling in a qualification may affect their ability to access future government-subsidised training.

For further information please refer to the Fees, charges and eligibility on the TAFE fees website.
 

2020 TAFE Eligibility Exemptions

 

You could be eligible for government subsidised study at Federation University Australia through the TAFE eligibility exemptions. 

If you have been deemed ineligible for a government subsidised place because you have a higher qualification or have commenced two qualifications at the same level you may be eligible to enrol in a government subsidised place with a TAFE eligibility exemption. Please refer to the TAFE fees website or contact the course coordinator
 

Please note: A limited number of TAFE eligibility exemptions are available so contact us now to secure your place for 2020.

Other study costs

Students must provide their own approved work wear and steel capwork boots.

Apprentices are required to purchase trade specific hand tools when commencing their apprenticeship. You should budget up to $500.00 for these. These tools will be required during on-campus study.

If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. The University is obliged to recognise the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. For further details contact Federation University on 1800 333 864.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D.
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909.

 

 

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