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A career built on solid foundations

Build you career in the construction industry from the ground up with our Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying. This Certificate course will give you the perfect grounding in building fundamentals and set you on the right path to a promising career in this growth industry. You'll work with clay and concrete masonry and other types of building materials in mortar and veneer.

Students will learn how to read and interpret plans and specifications; apply basic levelling procedures; carry out measurements and calculations; handle and prepare bricklaying and blocklaying materials; and use bricklaying and blocklaying tools and equipment.

Your duties may include working from plans and specifications; setting out and laying bricks; checking vertical and horizontal alignment; using various tools; constructing arches, fireplaces and ornamental brickwork and related structures; and operating brick-cutting machines.

Topics include:

  • construct masonry arches
  • construct curved walls
  • carry out brick construction
  • use bricklaying and blocklaying tools and equipment
  • carry out setting out
  • plan and organise work
  • read and interpret plans and specifications
  • apply basic levelling procedures
  • carry out measurements and calculations
  • handle and prepare bricklaying and blocklaying materials

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LOCATION/S

Gold Coast - Ashmore

Key dates and info

DURATION

Workplace/TAFE: 4 years / Varies

Course details

07 5581 8300

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Anthony Slavic

Learning practical skills through hands-on teaching

As a self proclaimed 'hands on' learner, my teachers at TAFE Queensland Gold Coast recognised the importance of providing me with avenues that showcase my desire to be creative with my hands. The practical knowledge and skills I have learnt throughout the course as well as having the qualification from completing a nationally accredited course, will allow me to fulfil my desire to travel the country....making and fixings things!
More about this course.

Anthony Slavic
Certificate III in Carpentry

Make Great Happen

A qualification with TAFE Queensland Gold Coast will bring you practical & essential skills in your choosen field. Our hands-on training approved by industry, leads to great job outcomes for our students.

Key dates

LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
Gold Coast - Ashmore Any time Varies Workplace/TAFE

Entry requirements

To be eligible to enrol into this program as an apprentice students need to have completed a Training Contract with an employer and be signed up into an apprenticeship.

  • If under 16 years of age you will need to fill out an Application for Dispensation form prior to enrolment.
  • Admission may be on the basis of maturity and other relevant work experience.
  • This course has additional entry requirements if you wish to take advantage of the Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) Skills Assessment and Gap Training (SAGT) funding option.  You must be currently working or have previous experience in the Construction Industry (provide evidence) as well as meet all other subsidy eligibility.

Apprentices may be eligible for partial recognition of prior learning if they can demonstrate experience in the trade. Please discuss this with the TAFE representative who completes your apprenticeship induction site visit.

Non-apprentices may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) in full.

• Do you have industry experience that you would like recognised?
• Prior to enrolment we are able to assess your skills via Credit Transfer or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
• If you have completed an accredited program through another training provider you may be eligible to receive a Credit Transfer.
• If you have relevant industry experience you may be eligible to receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
• For further information please contact our Customer Service Team 07 5581 8300 to be referred to your RPL Coordinator.

This program is available under Recognition of Prior Learning at a Fee for Service price if you are ineligible for SAGT funding.

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast is an Approved Provider with the NSW State Training Services, and we offer interstate training services for NSW employers and apprentices. To view services offered to NSW clients please visit https://www.training.nsw.gov.au.

Location/s

Gold Coast - Ashmore
Corner Heeb Street and Benowa Road
Ashmore QLD 4214

Resources required

There will be an additional cost for text books.

Timetable

Delivery is held over 4 years (TAFE training completed after 3 years) at Ashmore using a combination of workplace training and TAFE attendance.

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast apprenticeships now offer the option of more on-the-job training and therefore less time spent attending TAFE. Wherever this is the case a TAFE Queensland Gold Coast Trainer is assigned to attend your workplace to deliver training and assess your skills and knowledge.

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast has structured college based training for various course competencies that are not practised regularly in the workplace so many employers may still choose to send their apprentice to TAFE to learn those skills, however, this is done by negotiation between the employer and the TAFE Queensland Gold Coast Trainer.

The approved hours for an individual apprentice will vary according to the units of competency specified in their individual training plan.

Instruction is delivered using a combination of workplace training and TAFE attendance and through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process.

Relevant documents:

Units

To achieve a Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying 27 units (21 core and a choice of 6 electives) must be completed.

UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry Core
CPCCBL3001A Lay paving Elective
CPCCCM2009A Carry out basic demolition Core
CPCCCM2008B Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding Core
CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret plans and specifications Core
CPCCCM2006B Apply basic levelling procedures Core
CPCCBL3013A Construct masonry structural systems Elective
CPCCBL3015A Construct decorative brickwork Elective
CPCCCO2013A Carry out concreting to simple forms Elective
CPCCSF2004A Place and fix reinforcement materials Elective
CPCCCM2007B Use explosive power tools Elective
CPCCBL3018A Install aerated autoclaved concrete products Elective
CPCCBL3016A Construct battered masonry walls and piers Elective
CPCCCM1015A Carry out measurements and calculations Core
CPCCCM1014A Conduct workplace communication Core
CPCCBL3005A Lay masonry walls and corners Core
CPCCBL3006A Lay multi-thickness walls and piers Core
CPCCBL3004A Construct masonry steps and stairs Core
CPCCBL3003A Carry out cavity brick construction Core
CPCCBL2002A Use bricklaying and blocklaying tools and equipment Core
CPCCBL3002A Carry out masonry veneer construction Core
CPCCBL3009A Install flashings and damp proof course Core
CPCCBL3010A Construct masonry arches Core
CPCCCM1012A Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry Core
CPCCCM1013A Plan and organise work Core
CPCCCA3002A Carry out setting out Core
CPCCBL3014A Install fire-rated masonry construction Core
CPCCBL3011A Construct curved walls Core
CPCCBL2001A Handle and prepare bricklaying and blocklaying materials Core

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

Eligible apprentices and trainees that meet the Queensland state funding requirements will be charged a student contribution fee of $1.60 per nominal hour. For more information on the number of units funded for this course visit Queensland Training Information Services.

Nominal hours for each unit will be outlined in the agreed training plan, which will be provided to the employer and apprentice or trainee, at the time of induction.

Non-funded apprentices and trainees will be charged a fee for service cost. The student and employer contribution fee will be outlined in the training place and agreed to, prior to the commencement of training.

Federal incentives may be available for employers, apprentices and trainees. Visit the Australian Apprenticeships website for more information.

For more information about the costs associated with undertaking an apprenticeship please email Donna McPherson at donna.mcpherson@tafe.qld.edu.au

For more information about the costs associated with undertaking an apprenticeship, please give us a call.

Payment options explained

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland Gold Coast has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, or just want someone to talk it over with, call us on 07 5581 8300. We're here to help.

Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.

Outcome

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship participants will be trade qualified as a Bricklayer or Blocklayer.

By undertaking further study, such as a Certificate IV or Diploma in Building, graduates could advance to other positions in the building industry, including Foreperson or Supervisor, Building Surveyor / Inspector, Sub-contractor or Registered Builder.

Job prospects

  • Supervisor
  • Registered Builder
  • Bricklayer and Blocklayer

Anthony Slavic

Learning practical skills through hands-on teaching

As a self proclaimed 'hands on' learner, my teachers at TAFE Queensland Gold Coast recognised the importance of providing me with avenues that showcase my desire to be creative with my hands. The practical knowledge and skills I have learnt throughout the course as well as having the qualification from completing a nationally accredited course, will allow me to fulfil my desire to travel the country....making and fixings things!
More about this course.

Anthony Slavic
Certificate III in Carpentry

Are you ready to enrol?

If you are already employed as an apprentice or trainee, let your employer know that you want TAFE Queensland Gold Coast to be your Supervising Registered Training Organisation (SRTO). Contact an Australian Apprenticeships Centre to organise your training contract, then give us a call.

If you aren't employed yet, contact Australian JobSearch or a job service agency for help getting a job. Alternatively, contact us on 13 72 48 for further information on how we can help you make great happen.

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Note: 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 enrolments.

Last updated on 24 November 2016

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