CPC33020 – Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying

RTO Code : 40298

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This certification signifies the skilled role of a bricklayer, blocklayer, or paver capable of handling diverse responsibilities within residential, industrial, and commercial settings. You will encompass existing and new constructions, showcasing your proficiency in executing tasks related to these trades. Whether preserving heritage structures through specialized bricklaying techniques or contributing to creating new residential, industrial, or commercial buildings, your comprehensive skill set equips you to excel in diverse construction scenarios.

You will learn the techniques of laying bricks and blocks, mastering the use of different bonds for multiple structures, developing expertise in constructing fire brick walls and honing your craft in creating intricate ornamental panels, feature walls, arches, and columns.

Additionally, you’ll learn to interpret plans and specifications, effectively plan and organize projects, and prioritize safety and sustainability in your work practices.

This qualification aligns seamlessly with the Australian Apprenticeship /Traineeship pathway, offering a structured approach for those pursuing careers in this trade.

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

While there are no licensing or regulatory prerequisites for this course, completion of the general construction induction training program, such as CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry, is mandatory for individuals involved in construction work. This aligns with the Safe Work Australia model Code of Practice: Construction Work.

Study Mode and Assessment Methods

Online + Face to face (Blended)

Concession Eligibility

Students who hold any of the following concession cards at the time of their enrolment may be eligible to for a concession fee:

  • Hold a health care card
  • Hold a pensioner concession card
  • Hold a pensioner concession card issued by the Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Are a prison inmate, a detainee, on remand, held in a South Australian institution in connection with the commission of an offence, or a child in a South Australian detention center older than 16 years.

Please note: Proof of eligibility for concession must be demonstrated at the time of enrolment.

If you are unsure of your eligibility, contact Centrelink before your enrolment.

The student tuition fees published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.


This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia’s subsidised training indicative https://www.skills.sa.gov.au/subsidised-eligibility. The eligibility check is an indication only and does not confirm the eligibility status. Eligibility verification will take place during the enrolment.

If eligible for subsidised training, apprentices and trainees are required to pay a Student Contribution Fee. The Student Contribution Fees are charged minimum at the rate of $0.50 per nominal hour for each unit of competency/module to be calculated at the commencement of the unit of competency/module.

If agreed between the employer and the apprentice/trainee, student contribution fees can be paid by the employer.

Traineeship Contribution Fee – $1250

Concession Fee – $350

Fee for Service – $9500

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After completing CPC33020 – Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying students may progress to higher education courses.

This qualification enables the student to seek employment in the following job roles:

  • Bricklayer
  • Blocklayer
  • Paver

Click here for more information about pathways with Universities

Course Structure

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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