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Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying

  |   Course Code: CPC33020



This qualification reflects the trade qualified role of a bricklayer, blocklayer or paver who may have responsibility for undertaking heritage bricklaying, refractory bricklaying, bricklaying, blocklaying and paving work in residential, industrial and commercial contexts, in both existing and new constructions.

The bricklaying, blocklaying and paving industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered and assessed in this context.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements vary between states. Relevant state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm those requirements.

Completion of the general construction induction training program, specified in the Safe Work Australia model Code of Practice: Construction Work, is required by anyone carrying out construction work. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.

Not Currently Available to International Students

This qualification provides a trade outcome in bricklaying and blocklaying.

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

The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context.

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Career Pathway

  • Bricklayer
  • Blocklayer
  • Paver
  • Registered Building Practitioner

Entry requirements

Applicants should have completed a year 12 or equivalent level of secondary education. Applicants must be over the age of 18 at the time of commencement. This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.

Course fees

Tuition: $15,500
Application Fee: $250 (Non Refundable)

Text Book and Training Materials: $300
Safety Equipment: $300 (Includes Safety Glasses (to AS1337), Safety Boots (steel toe cap), Combination Overalls (khaki), Hearing Protection (ear muffs/ear plugs), Sun protection equipment.

Fee for Service:

As Delivered by Australian Industrial Systems Institute

Compulsory Units:

  • 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

Course Duration

The course is conducted over a 48 week delivery plus 4 weeks breaks (totalling 52 weeks) at 20 hours per week required attendance (960 hours scheduled delivery).

Course Commencement

Monthly Intake commencing the first Monday of every month.

  • CPCCBL3004 Construct masonry steps and stairs
  • CPCCBL3017 Carry out tuck pointing and repointing to masonry
  • CPCCCO2013 Carry out concreting to simple forms
  • CPCCSF2004 Place and fix reinforcement materials
  • CPCCCM2009 Carry out basic demolition
  • AHCLSC307 Implement a retaining wall project
  • CPCCBL3001 Lay paving
  • CPCCBL3014 Install fire-rated masonry construction

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

  • 28 units of competency:
  • 20 core units
  • 8 elective units.

The elective units are to be chosen as follows:

  • from Groups A and B
  • up to 2 units from Certificate III or IV qualifications in CPC08 or another current Training Package, provided the integrity of the AQF alignment is ensured, and they contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

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Pathways from the qualification

Further training pathways from this qualification may include other higher level Building & Construction Qualifications.


Assessment comprises written assignments, tests and practical application projects. Students are required to attend tests and practical demonstration sessions as scheduled, with tests generally scheduled during normal class time. Students must demonstrate competence on a construction site.

Training and Assessment Note

Parts of this course will be conducted off-campus within a construction environment.