Bricklaying and Blocklaying

Our bricklaying and blocklaying qualifications will give you the necessary skills and knowledge to lay bricks and blocks using different bonds for domestic, commercial, industrial and public buildings, and how to construct ornamental panels, feature walls, arches and columns.

Our courses will see you ready to read and interpret plans and specifications, apply basic leveling procedures, carry out measurements and calculations, handle and prepare materials, and use appropriate tools and equipment.

Course list

* Please note that eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training.
^ You will pay half price for the tuition fees on the Lower fees, local skills qualifications, however other fees may apply such as Resource fees that are specific to your course. For full details see our Half price courses page.
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* Please note that eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training.
^ You will pay half price for the tuition fees on the Lower fees, local skills qualifications, however other fees may apply such as Resource fees that are specific to your course. For full details see our Half price courses page.
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National ID: SC
State ID: SC-BBL-V1266
Industry Building and Construction

Bricklaying Handyman

Learn the basics of bricklaying

This short course will teach you the basics of bricklaying and give you the skills to complete home projects.

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Learn the basics of bricklaying

This short course will give you skills in bricklaying to complete home improvement projects. You'll learn the basics from using bricklaying tools and cutting bricks, to mixing mortar and laying bricks correctly. 

You'll also cover:

  • basic setting out
  • bedding bricks in mortar
  • levelling and plumb work techniques
  • correct joint spacing
  • how to maintain face alignment and finishing brick joints evenly

Materials and hardware will be supplied. No previous experience required.

Dress requirements

You will need to supply your own personal protective equipment (PPE) including safety glasses, gloves and closed in footwear.

 

Short course
National ID: CPC30111
State ID: D390
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying

Build yourself a career from the ground up

Complete the Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying apprenticeship and gain the skills needed for a certified trade career as a bricklayer or blocklayer.

Do you want to build a lifetime career from the ground up?

When you complete the Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying you will be ready for a certified trade career as a bricklayer or blocklayer.

The Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying is an apprenticeship please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

 

Certificate III
National ID: 52824WA
State ID: AC01
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades) (Bricklaying and Blocklaying Pre-apprenticeship)

Get a great foundation for a bricklaying apprenticeship

You'll be set to take on an apprenticeship with basic skills in the use of tools and equipment, and working onsite under your belt.

An outdoor trades career with a chance of making great things

Complete this pre-apprenticeship and you'll be what employers are looking for in an apprentice bricklayer/blocklayer.

Learn how to use bricklaying tools and equipment to construct brick and block walls, to give yourself a better chance of gaining an apprenticeship and a flying start in learning a trade.

Certificate II
State ID: AE386
Industry Building and Construction
Free*

Work Safety in Construction Skill Set

Bricklaying Job Ready Program

Gain skills in work safety practices, how to use a range of construction equipment and tools; and working in a construction team. This course includes work placement

Bricklaying Job Ready Program

Do you have a positive attitude and work well in teams? Are you interested in joining the WA residential construction sector?

The four-week Bricklaying Job Ready program aims to provide a pipeline of bricklayers to meet the needs of WA’s booming building industry. The program takes a unique approach, combining a three-week short course with a four-day work placement with an employer, which may lead to a bricklaying apprenticeship.

Be part of Western Australia’s $147 million program, which will generate construction work to last through 2022.

The three-week short course teaches:

  • work safety practices
  • how to use a range of construction equipment and tools; and
  • skills to work in a construction team.

During your work placement, you will:

  • gain real, hands on industry experience; and
  • secure a ‘foot in the door’ by working with an employer.

By completing this program, you may:

  • be offered a bricklaying apprenticeship with your work placement employer;
  • be deemed suitable for other employment opportunities within the residential construction sector; or
  • decide to undertake further training.
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