Version Effective: 1st of October, 2021
Version Effective: 1st of October, 2021

CPC33020 - Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying

Course Details

Course Summary

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.

Entry Requirements

Completion of the bksb (Basic Key Skills Builder) online literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolment, unless the student has completed an equal or higher level course.

There are no other specific entry requirements for this qualification, however a strong grasp of basic Mathematics is very beneficial to grasping the Course content.

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.

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Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees
Full Fee no data found
Fee for service per unit $738.00 (2021)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire or Apply Now
Study Area
  • Apprenticeships, Trades & Training
Skill Area
  • Building and Construction
AQF Level Level 3: Certificate III

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Occupational titles could include:

  • Bricklayer
  • Blocklayer
  • Paver.

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 20 core units
  2. Complete 8 elective units

Study Mode Definitions

  • Mixed Mode courses are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools and/or workshops.
  • Online courses are delivered using online resources only.
  • On-campus courses are delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching at CQUniversity campuses.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

Select a course structure below to view the delivery details , including the different study modes offered for each structure.

Standard Course Structure

The nominal duration of the bricklaying apprenticeship is considered to be 48 months, however the expected duration is 42 months.

To achieve a reasonable rate of progression and completion within the expected duration (42 months) it is anticipated an apprentice would achieve 25% of all competencies required for the qualification within every 10.5 month period of the apprenticeship.

Ultimately the rate of progression of an apprentice will depend largely on the following factors:

1. Time spent by the apprentice being trained on-site in actual bricklaying tasks (i.e., not just labouring)

2. Employers range of work

3. Apprentice (individual) natural ability learning/mastering the skills required

To a lesser extent the time spent completing face-2-face training in an off-site simulated environment will also be relevant – but this is mainly related to learning practical skills and building knowledge regarding construction techniques that the apprentice is not readily exposed to on-site. For example, masonry arches are rarely used in modern building design, and therefore construction techniques and related skills will be developed and taught pre-dominantly during off-site, face-2-face training.

  • Mixed Mode
Core
CPCCCA3002 Carry out setting out More Information Training.gov Details
CPCCOM1012 Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry More Information Training.gov Details
CPCCOM1013 Plan and organise work More Information Training.gov Details
CPCCOM1014 Conduct workplace communication More Information Training.gov Details
CPCCOM1015 Carry out measurements and calculations More Information Training.gov Details
CPCCOM2001 Read and interpret plans and specifications More Information Training.gov Details
CPCCCM2006 Apply basic levelling procedures More Information Training.gov Details
CPCCCM2008 Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding More Information Training.gov Details
CPCCCM2012 Work safely at heights More Information Training.gov Details
CPCCBL3005 Lay masonry walls and corners More Information Training.gov Details
CPCCBL3002 Carry out masonry veneer construction More Information Training.gov Details
CPCCBL3003 Carry out cavity brick construction More Information Training.gov Details
CPCCBL2001 Handle and prepare bricklaying and blocklaying materials More Information Training.gov Details
CPCCBL2002 Use bricklaying and blocklaying tools and equipment More Information Training.gov Details
CPCCBL3009 Install flashings and damp proof course More Information Training.gov Details
CPCCBL3006 Lay multi-thickness walls and piers More Information Training.gov Details
CPCCBL3010 Construct masonry arches More Information Training.gov Details
CPCCBL3011 Construct curved walls More Information Training.gov Details
CPCCBL3013 Construct masonry structural systems More Information Training.gov Details
CPCCWHS2001 Apply wHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry More Information Training.gov Details
Elective
CPCCBL3014 Install fire-rated masonry construction More Information Training.gov Details
CPCCBL3001 Lay paving More Information Training.gov Details
CPCCCM2007 Use explosive power tools More Information Training.gov Details
CPCCBL3004 Construct masonry steps and stairs More Information Training.gov Details
CPCCBL3012 Construct fireplaces and chimneys More Information Training.gov Details
CPCCBL3015 Construct decorative brickwork More Information Training.gov Details
CPCCCO2013 Carry out concreting to simple forms More Information Training.gov Details
CPCCSF2004 Place and fix reinforcement materials More Information Training.gov Details
CPCCCM2009 Carry out basic demolition More Information Training.gov Details

Unit Sequence

For the following units, you may choose your own order of study, while taking into account pre-requisite requirements and the unit availability.
Unit Code Unit Name
CPCCCA3002 Carry out setting out
CPCCBL3006 Lay multi-thickness walls and piers
CPCCSF2004 Place and fix reinforcement materials
CPCCCO2013 Carry out concreting to simple forms
CPCCBL3015 Construct decorative brickwork
CPCCBL3012 Construct fireplaces and chimneys
CPCCBL3004 Construct masonry steps and stairs
CPCCCM2007 Use explosive power tools
CPCCBL3001 Lay paving
CPCCBL3014 Install fire-rated masonry construction
CPCCWHS2001 Apply wHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCCBL3013 Construct masonry structural systems
CPCCBL3011 Construct curved walls
CPCCBL3010 Construct masonry arches
CPCCBL3009 Install flashings and damp proof course
CPCCOM1012 Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCBL2002 Use bricklaying and blocklaying tools and equipment
CPCCBL2001 Handle and prepare bricklaying and blocklaying materials
CPCCBL3003 Carry out cavity brick construction
CPCCBL3002 Carry out masonry veneer construction
CPCCBL3005 Lay masonry walls and corners
CPCCCM2012 Work safely at heights
CPCCCM2008 Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCCM2006 Apply basic levelling procedures
CPCCOM2001 Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCOM1015 Carry out measurements and calculations
CPCCOM1014 Conduct workplace communication
CPCCOM1013 Plan and organise work
CPCCCM2009 Carry out basic demolition

Course Assessment Information

RPL - Students who have previous informal and formal learning need to advise their trainer/assessor prior to enrolment. If the student wishes to apply for an RPL they need to apply to the RPL Centre.
Credit transfer - If credit for relevant formal qualifications is sought, then the process will be actioned after the student has enrolled in at least one unit of competency as directed by the relevant trainer/assessor. The Trainer/Assessor will work with the student on their credit transfer application, and provide advice and support as necessary.
Assessment Types
Third Party Verification
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
RPL
Course Learning Outcomes
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