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CPC33020

Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying

Progress your career in the construction industry with TAFE Queensland. This course is perfect for anyone who wants to work towards recognition as a qualified bricklayer or blocklayer.

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STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Gold Coast Far North Queensland
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Course overview

Progress your bricklaying/blocklaying career by completing this hands-on qualification with TAFE Queensland. Become a qualified tradesperson in bricklaying or blocklaying.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, bricklayers and stonemasons are a skill in demand with employers finding it hard to fill vacancies. This large occupation is expected to create around 13,000 job openings over the next five years. 

In this course you will apply the skills you have learned at work and continue to develop your ability to work with building materials to build veneer or full brick constructions. You will work with clay, concrete, masonry and other building materials to create walls, partitions, arches, steps, stairs and other brick or block constructions. You'll learn how to build curved structures and create ornamental brickwork.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work in building trades as a qualified bricklayer or blocklayer. 

What can I do?

  • Bricklayer and Blocklayer

Course outcome:

CPC33020 Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying

Flexibility

TAFE Queensland understands the flexibility needed to fit your training in with your work arrangements. We deliver training in the workplace, online and in the classroom. With this range of options, we will ensure your training plan suits you and your employer.

What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 8 elective units from the list below.

Elective units will be selected in consultation with your employer and included on your training plan.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBL2001
    Handle and prepare bricklaying and blocklaying materials
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBL2001
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to safely handle bricklaying and blocklaying materials using manual and mechanical means. It includes sorting, stacking and protecting onsite materials.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Handle and prepare bricklaying and blocklaying materials

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBL2002
    Use bricklaying and blocklaying tools and equipment
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBL2002
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to safely and effectively use bricklaying and blocklaying tools and equipment. It includes understanding the functional features and applying the operational requirements of tools and equipment.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Use bricklaying and blocklaying tools and equipment

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBL3002
    Carry out masonry veneer construction
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBL3002
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to construct masonry veneer buildings and structures. It includes structural, non-structural components and finishing of masonry veneer construction.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Carry out masonry veneer construction

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBL3003
    Carry out cavity brick construction
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBL3003
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to construct cavity brick buildings and structures. It includes installing moisture barriers, ventilation and roof tie downs.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Carry out cavity brick construction

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBL3005
    Lay masonry walls and corners
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBL3005
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to construct masonry walls and corners to different types and styles of buildings.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Lay masonry walls and corners

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBL3006
    Lay multi-thickness walls and piers
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBL3006
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to lay multi-thickness walls and piers. It includes laying masonry walls in different brick bonds and laying engaged and isolated piers.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Lay multi-thickness walls and piers

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBL3009
    Install flashings and damp proof course
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBL3009
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to use various materials for flashings and damp proofing. It includes installing vertical and head flashing to windows and doors and stepped and tray flashing to parapets.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Install flashings and damp proof course

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBL3010
    Construct masonry arches
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBL3010
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to construct various types of masonry arches within walls and above columns or attached piers.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Construct masonry arches

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBL3011
    Construct curved walls
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBL3011
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to construct masonry curved walls. It includes using geometry to calculate and set out curves.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Construct curved walls

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBL3013
    Construct masonry structural systems
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBL3013
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to construct masonry load bearing walls and engaged piers.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Construct masonry structural systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCA3002
    Carry out setting out
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCA3002
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to identify perimeter site boundaries and survey indicators to establish, measure and set up profiled set-outs for buildings and structural components of building work, meeting all relevant requirements of the National Construction Code (NCC), Australian Standards, work health and safety (WHS), and Commonwealth and state or territory legislation.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Carry out setting out

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCM2006
    Apply basic levelling procedures
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCM2006
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to carry out levelling in a single plane for the purpose of establishing correct and accurate set-out of building components. It includes the set-up, testing and use of levelling devices, and establishing and transferring heights using a range of levelling equipment. The unit supports workers in the construction industry who use a variety of common methods and equipment when working with others and as a member of a team. It applies to levelling work on residential and commercial work sites.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001 , CPCCWHS2001 , CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply basic levelling procedures

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCM2008
    Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCM2008
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding to provide work platforms for various occupational applications.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCM2012
    Work safely at heights
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCM2012
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to work safely on construction sites where the worker has the potential to fall from one level to another.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Work safely at heights

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCOM1012
    Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCOM1012
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCOM1013
    Plan and organise work
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCOM1013
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to plan and organise basic work tasks on a construction site.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Plan and organise work

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCOM1014
    Conduct workplace communication
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCOM1014
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to communicate effectively with other workers in a construction workplace environment.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Conduct workplace communication

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCOM1015
    Carry out measurements and calculations
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCOM1015
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to undertake basic measurements and calculations to determine task and material requirements in a construction work environment.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Carry out measurements and calculations

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCOM2001
    Read and interpret plans and specifications
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCOM2001
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to read and interpret plans and specifications relevant to construction operations at a basic level.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Read and interpret plans and specifications

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCWHS2001
    Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCWHS2001
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the outcomes required to carry out work health and safety (WHS) requirements through safe work practices in all on- or off-site construction workplaces.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Alexandra Hills
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
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BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Bracken Ridge
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Acacia Ridge
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Ashmore
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Cairns
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE

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Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying (CPC33020)

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Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying

COURSE CODE: CPC33020
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How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

While there are no entry requirements for this course, TAFE Queensland requires you to be indentured as an apprentice with your employer.

Employers need to be able to provide the necessary human and physical resources to qualify for an apprentice.

Resources required

You are responsible for meeting the minimum occupational health and safety requirements in practical classes. This includes the use of safety glasses, protective footwear with covered uppers, steel capped toes and non-slip soles to AS2210, long leather gloves to AS2161, hair protection, and disposable dust masks. You should also wear 100% cotton drill industry-standard clothing. If you fail to meet these minimum standards of dress, you will not be permitted entry into practical classes.

You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.

You are also required to have access to and bring personal stationery, a USB, a calculator, and tools/equipment including a folding metre ruler (carpenter) and a 5m tape measure.

Placement

Some qualifications require students to participate in vocational placement to successfully complete and achieve their TAFE Queensland award. If vocational placement is a course requirement it will be organised by your School/Faculty and you will be provided with all the information you need to prepare. Remember you are responsible for ensuring you have met all the requirements to participate in vocational placement.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

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Course Disclaimer

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 enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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