CPC33020

Certificate iii in bricklaying and blocklaying

Study Method Classroom
Course Duration 104 weeks
Intake 2023: 09 Jan, 10 Apr, 10 Jul, 09 Oct
Recognition Nationally Recognised Training
Course Overview

This qualification reflects the trade qualified role of a bricklayer, blocklayer or paver who may have responsibility for undertaking heritage bricklaying, refractory bricklaying, bricklaying, blocklaying and paving work in residential, industrial and commercial contexts, in both existing and new constructions.

The bricklaying, blocklaying and paving industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered and assessed in this context.

Entry Requirements

International Students

  • Minimum 18 years of age.

Academic Requirements:

  • Successful completion of Year 10, (High School Certificate (HSC) or equivalent) OR a Certificate II or equivalent OR be a mature age (20 years of age and above).

English Requirements:
It is essential that international students must exhibit a strong command of the English language. Undertaken one of the following English Language Tests and met the minimum score.

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 5.0.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Internet-Based Test must have scored 35 or higher.
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) must have scored 36 or higher.
  • Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) ESOL test must have score 154 or higher.
  • Evidence that English is the medium of instruction at the student’s school and has been for the last two (2) years. The student has a satisfactory grade in the language.
Course Modules
Unit Code Unit Title
CPCCBL2001* Handle and prepare bricklaying and blocklaying materials
CPCCBL2002* Use bricklaying and blocklaying tools and equipment
CPCCBL3002* Carry out masonry veneer construction
CPCCBL3003* Carry out cavity brick construction
CPCCBL3005* Lay masonry walls and corners
CPCCBL3006* Lay multi-thickness walls and piers
CPCCBL3009* Install flashings and damp proof course
CPCCBL3010* Construct masonry arches
CPCCBL3011* Construct curved walls
Course Duration

104 weeks Four (4) Semesters = 26 weeks each Consisting of:

  • Eight (8) Terms of Study = 10 weeks each, plus
  • A Three (3) week break at the end of each Term = 24 weeks
Career Opportunities

CPC33020 Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying students, will be able to work in the following job roles:

  • Bricklayer
  • Blocklayer
  • Paver
Further Studies
Question and Answers

This qualification reflects the trade qualified role of a bricklayer, blocklayer or paver who may have responsibility for undertaking heritage bricklaying, refractory bricklaying, bricklaying, blocklaying and paving work in residential, industrial and commercial contexts, in both existing and new constructions.

The bricklaying, blocklaying and paving industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered and assessed in this context.

International Students

  • Minimum 18 years of age.

Academic Requirements:

  • Successful completion of Year 10, (High School Certificate (HSC) or equivalent) OR a Certificate II or equivalent OR be a mature age (20 years of age and above).

English Requirements:
It is essential that international students must exhibit a strong command of the English language. Undertaken one of the following English Language Tests and met the minimum score.

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 5.0.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Internet-Based Test must have scored 35 or higher.
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) must have scored 36 or higher.
  • Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) ESOL test must have score 154 or higher.
  • Evidence that English is the medium of instruction at the student’s school and has been for the last two (2) years. The student has a satisfactory grade in the language.
Unit Code Unit Title
CPCCBL2001* Handle and prepare bricklaying and blocklaying materials
CPCCBL2002* Use bricklaying and blocklaying tools and equipment
CPCCBL3002* Carry out masonry veneer construction
CPCCBL3003* Carry out cavity brick construction
CPCCBL3005* Lay masonry walls and corners
CPCCBL3006* Lay multi-thickness walls and piers
CPCCBL3009* Install flashings and damp proof course
CPCCBL3010* Construct masonry arches
CPCCBL3011* Construct curved walls

104 weeks Four (4) Semesters = 26 weeks each Consisting of:

  • Eight (8) Terms of Study = 10 weeks each, plus
  • A Three (3) week break at the end of each Term = 24 weeks

CPC33020 Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying students, will be able to work in the following job roles:

  • Bricklayer
  • Blocklayer
  • Paver
Course Provided by
Skills Australia Institute
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