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

Age – 18+

English – IELTS 5.5 or equivalent in TOEFL, PTE, OET. Or /And Meet the Literacy, Language, Numeracy (LLN) test organised by Salford college.

Academic Entry Requirement – Student must have successfully completed year 10 or an equivalent qualification to Australian standards or/and Certificate level qualification from Australia or/and Life experiences and background of relevant work (to be supported by resume and interview and referrals)


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
Handle and prepare bricklaying and blocklaying materialsCore
Use bricklaying and blocklaying tools and equipmentCore
Carry out masonry veneer constructionCore
Carry out cavity brick constructionCore
Lay masonry walls and cornersCore
Lay multi-thickness walls and piersCore
Install flashings and damp proof courseCore
Construct masonry archesCore
Construct curved wallsCore
Construct masonry structural systemsCore
Carry out setting outCore
Apply basic levelling proceduresCore
Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffoldingCore
Work safely at heightsCore
Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industryCore
Plan and organise workCore
Conduct workplace communicationCore
Carry out measurements and calculationsCore
Read and interpret plans and specificationsCore
Apply WHS requirements, policies, and procedures in the construction industryCore
Construct decorative brickworkElective
Lay segmental pavingElective
Cut segmental pavingElective
Lay pavingElective
Construct battered masonry walls and piersElective
Carry out basic demolitionElective
Carry out general demolition of minor building structuresElective
Carry out concreting to simple formsElective
Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
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