Bricklaying Apprenticeship

CPC30111 Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying

The Bricklaying Apprenticeship course has been developed in discussion with industry leaders. Students can be confident in knowing the course material is highly relevant and up-to-date with the progressing industry.

Structure your apprenticeship training around your current work commitments and gain the skills you need to secure your future in a career of bricklaying.

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Course Suitability

The qualification has core unit competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as a specialist field of work.

  • Bricklayer
  • Blocklayer

Course & Vocational Outcomes

This Qualification provides a trade outcome in bricklaying/blocklaying operations for residential and commercial construction work.

The candidate must complete 27 units – 21 core units and 6 electives.

Qualification & Career Pathways

Employment & Career Path opportunities include developing more specialised technical skills and knowledge for working in a range of bricklaying and blocklaying environments.

This is a nationally accredited, formal qualification recognised as part of the Australian Qualifications Framework.

After completion of this qualification you have a range of opportunities to continue your studies at Certificate IV level in:

  • Building & Construction

Course Duration

This course is scheduled over 48 months (4 years).

Delivery Mode

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Course Units


  • CPCCCA3002A Carry out setting out
  • CPCCCM1012A Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
  • CPCCCM1013A Plan and organise work
  • CPCCCM1014A Conduct workplace communication
  • CPCCCM1015A Carry out measurements and calculations
  • CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • CPCCCM2006B Apply basic levelling procedures
  • CPCCCM2008B Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
  • CPCCCM2009A Carry out basic demolition
  • CPCCBL2001A Handle and prepare bricklaying and blocklaying materials
  • CPCCBL2002A Use bricklaying and blocklaying tools and equipment
  • CPCCBL3002A Carry out masonry veneer construction
  • CPCCBL3003A Carry out cavity brick construction
  • CPCCBL3004A Construct masonry steps and stairs
  • CPCCBL3005A Lay masonry walls and corners
  • CPCCBL3006A Lay multi-thickness walls and piers
  • CPCCBL3009A Install flashings and damp proof course
  • CPCCBL3010A Construct masonry arches
  • CPCCBL3011A Construct curved walls
  • CPCCBL3014A Install fire-rated masonry construction

ELECTIVE UNITS – Group A: Advanced brick and blocklaying

  • CPCCBL3001A Lay paving
  • CPCCBL3012A Construct fireplaces and chimneys
  • CPCCBL3018A Install aerated autoclaved concrete products
  • CPCCBL3015A Construct decorative brickwork

ELECTIVE UNITS – Group B: General elective units

  • CPCCCM2007B Use explosive power tools
  • BSBSMB301 – Investigate micro business opportunities
  • CPCCCO2013A Carry out concreting to simple forms
  • CPCCSF2004A Place and fix reinforcement materials

Additional Information

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