Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying

Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying

Course Code
Construction & Industrial
Study Area(s)
Building and Construction, Bricklaying, Onsite Training
Course Length
Flexible(1 year)

Start Date(s): Rolling enrolments - enrol any time
End Date(s): 12 months from start date
Days and Time: Flexible

Course Overview

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we have adapted our course delivery to now encompass a combination of remote and flexible delivery methods. This includes easy to navigate online tutorials, video conferencing (classroom simulation) as well as face-to-face practical assessments and work placements – where safe and practical to implement. Our flexible model allows you to continue to study in a safe, guided and fully supported manner with continued access to all learning, personal and wellbeing supports. You will be advised by your facilitator on a case by case basis in relation to practical and work placement assessments, as some flexibility will be required during this challenging time.

All students required to attend on-site learning must be fully vaccinated in line with Kangan Institute’s Vaccination Policy

This qualification is designed to meet the needs of bricklayers currently working in bricklaying operations on residential and commercial projects. (5+ years experience)

Delivered in a flexible way that suits your work, we will come to your work site and assess you while you are working. The delivery is designed to fit in with a modern working environment including online content and workplace simulations.

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Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
CPCCOM1014Conduct workplace communication (CPCCOM1014)20
CPCCCA3002Carry out setting out (CPCCCA3002)24
CPCCOM1015Carry out measurements and calculations (CPCCOM1015)20
CPCCOM2001Read and interpret plans and specifications (CPCCOM2001)36
CPCCOM1013Plan and organise work (CPCCOM1013)20
CPCCOM1012Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry (CPCCOM1012)20
CPCCBL2001Handle and prepare bricklaying and blocklaying materials (CPCCBL2001)16
CPCCBL2002Use bricklaying and blocklaying tools and equipment (CPCCBL2002)30
CPCCBL3002Carry out masonry veneer construction (CPCCBL3002)60
CPCCBL3003Carry out cavity brick construction (CPCCBL3003)60
CPCCBL3005Lay masonry walls and corners (CPCCBL3005)76
CPCCBL3006Lay multi-thickness walls and piers (CPCCBL3006)60
CPCCBL3009Install flashings and damp proof course (CPCCBL3009)8
CPCCBL3010Construct masonry arches (CPCCBL3010)100
CPCCBL3011Construct curved walls (CPCCBL3011)32
CPCCBL3013Construct masonry structural systems (CPCCBL3013)40
CPCCCM2008Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding (CPCCCM2008)40
CPCCCM2012Work safely at heights (CPCCCM2012)8
CPCCCM2006Apply basic levelling procedures (CPCCCM2006)8
CPCCWHS2001Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry (CPCCWHS2001)20


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
CPCCCM3005Calculate costs of construction work (CPCCCM3005)20
AHCLSC319Implement a retaining wall project (AHCLSC319)100
CPCCBL3001Lay paving (CPCCBL3001)24
CPCCBL3004Construct masonry steps and stairs (CPCCBL3004)32
CPCCBL3014Install fire-rated masonry construction (CPCCBL3014)32
CPCCCM2009Carry out basic demolition (CPCCCM2009)32
CPCCCO2013Carry out concreting to simple forms (CPCCCO2013)20
CPCCSF2004Place and fix reinforcement materials (CPCCSF2004)80

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessments may include written, oral or practical assessment methods.

You will know in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal and you will be given this information.

What will I study?

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

  • 28 units of competency: 20 core units and 8 elective units

  • All electives are based on the work that you carry out to ensure training is suitable to your work place.

For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.

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Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

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Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.

The fees listed below relate to 2022 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2).

Table 1

Enrolment type
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
Indicative total tuition fee#
Check your eligibility
Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#

Table 2

Average course
material fees*


Average course
consumable fees*

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.

Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply. 

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee and non-tuition fees (table 1) and any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2).

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
1060 1060 $3.58 $0.72 $13.61

^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2022. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student. If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.

For more information about our fees structure, click here.

What costs and other fees should I expect?

Contact the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or enquiries@kangan.edu.au for a fee schedule. There may be extra costs for reference books, protective clothing or specialised materials.

Can I apply?

To be eligible for this program you must have a minimum of five years experience in the bricklaying/blocklaying industry and have access to a live work site as part of this delivery.

It is also recommended that you have satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills to undertake this course.

You will also need to undertake a Pre-Training Review


Where and how can I study?

This course is delivered on your worksite in a flexible way that suits your work, we will come to your work site and assess you there while you are working. The delivery is designed to fit in with a modern working environment.  If there are areas of work you have not undertaken you may be required to attend workshops at the Broadmeadows campus, these workshops are also designed to work around your work schedule with many of the dates set around the industry RDO calendar

What employment opportunities will I have?



This course offers formal training for people working in the industry.



What skills will I have when I complete this course?

You will gain skills across a number of key areas of the construction industry as well as skills in specialised tasks working with bricklaying such as constructing masonry arches, paving, basic demolition, install flashings, and basic concreting.

What qualifications will I receive?

 On completion of this course, you will be awarded the nationally accredited Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying (CPC33020)

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

This course will lead to higher level studies, including the Certificate IV in Building and Construction which can assist with becoming a registered builder.

How do I apply?

To apply for this course, complete an online application form by clicking the yellow 'Apply Here' button above.  For more information call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email enquiries@kangan.edu.au

How will I be selected for this course?

All applicants will need to be currently working in the industry and have access to a live job site for assessments.

All applicants for this course will complete an assessment to evaluate their language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills. This helps to ensure that you enrol in a course that is the right level of study for you.