CPC33020 – Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying

92 Weeks


RTO Code : 40298

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Embark on a rewarding career path as a skilled bricklayer, blocklayer, or paver through our comprehensive trade course. Gain expertise in various facets of the trade, mastering the art of laying bricks and blocks using diverse bonds, constructing fire brick walls, and crafting ornamental panels, feature walls, arches, and columns. Learn about plans and specifications, planning and organising jobs, and working safely and sustainably.

Completing the general induction training program specified by the Safe Work Australia model Code of Practice: Construction Work is mandatory before engaging in construction work. The accomplishment of CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry will meet the requirement.

It’s important to note that licensing, legislative, regulatory, or certification requirements for Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying vary across various States and Territories. We recommend consulting the regulatory body for specific guidelines tailored to your location.


This qualification will be delivered over 92 weeks, including 75 weeks of training and assessment and 17 weeks of holidays.

Study Mode and Assessment Methods

This course is conducted with a blended learning model that includes face-to-face learning in classrooms and in simulated workshops. Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practical based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.

Industry Placement

Students will undertake a comprehensive 360 hours of work placement as part of their coursework. This practical work experience plays a pivotal role in facilitating the acquisition of technical skills essential for engaging in both residential and commercial projects within the field.

Entry Requirements

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Tuition Fee – $32000

Non – Tuition Fee comes to $1950 and the details are given below:

Application Fee – $350

Material Fee – $1600

Estimated Total Fee – $33950

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Note :

  1. Certificate level qualification from Australia or/and Life experiences and background of relevant work (to be supported by resume and interview and referrals)
  2. All students need to fulfil the GTE (genuine temporary entrant) requirements listed on DHA website and Salford College website
  3. All LLN testing is done via teams or face to face interview with College Authorities or an authorised Agent of the College


Students may enter CPC33020 Certificate III in bricklaying and blocklaying with limited or no vocational experience. 

Students who complete this course may wish to continue their education into a range of building and construction qualifications like Certificate IV in Building and Construction CPC40120 or higher.

Career opportunities, include:

  • Bricklayer
  • Blocklayer
  • Paver.

Click here for more information about pathways with Universities

Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Transfer

Do you already have existing skills and knowledge and don’t need additional training? Have you done previous training?

Please contact our office if you would like to undertake Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or apply for credit transfer. RPL/Credit transfer may reduce your course duration and fees.

Course Structure

There are 28 units in this qualification out of which 20 are core units and 8 are elective units. The Salford College Industry Advisory Panel has recommended the elective units which are most suitable for the workplace.

An asterisk (*) against a unit code below indicates that there is a prerequisite requirement that must be met. 

CodeTitleCore / Elective
CPCCBL2001*Handle and prepare bricklaying and blocklaying materialsCore
CPCCBL2002*Use bricklaying and blocklaying tools and equipmentCore
CPCCBL3002*Carry out masonry veneer constructionCore
CPCCBL3003*Carry out cavity brick constructionCore
CPCCBL3005*Lay masonry walls and cornersCore
CPCCBL3006*Lay multi-thickness walls and piersCore
CPCCBL3009*Install flashings and damp proof courseCore
CPCCBL3010*Construct masonry archesCore
CPCCBL3011*Construct curved wallsCore
CPCCBL3013*Construct masonry structural systemsCore
CPCCCA3002*Carry out setting outCore
CPCCCM2006Apply basic levelling proceduresCore
CPCCCM2008*Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffoldingCore
CPCCCM2012*Work safely at heightsCore
CPCCOM1012Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industryCore
CPCCOM1013Plan and organise workCore
CPCCOM1014Conduct workplace communicationCore
CPCCOM1015Carry out measurements and calculationsCore
CPCCOM2001*Read and interpret plans and specificationsCore
CPCCWHS2001Apply WHS requirements, policies, and procedures in the construction industryCore
CPCCBL3015*Construct decorative brickworkElective
CPCCPA3002*Lay segmental pavingElective
CPCCPA3003*Cut segmental pavingElective
CPCCBL3001*Lay pavingElective
CPCCBL3016*Construct battered masonry walls and piersElective
CPCCCM2009*Carry out basic demolitionElective
CPCCCA3001*Carry out general demolition of minor building structuresElective
CPCCCO2013*Carry out concreting to simple formsElective
There is a Pre-requisite requirement for units marked with * Unit
CPCCWHS2001Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
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