52824WA Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades) (Brick and Block Laying Pre-Apprenticeship)

National ID: 52824WA State ID: AB25
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This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

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.


The following people will be entitled to a concession rate on the half price course fees under Lower fees, local skills.

  • All students aged 15-24 years
  • Persons and dependents of persons holding:
    • a pensioner concession card;
    • a repatriation health benefits card issued by the Department of Veterans' Affairs; or
    • a Health Care Card
  • Persons and dependents of persons in receipt of the Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY
  • Dependents of persons who are inmates of a custodial institution
  • Secondary school-aged persons, not enrolled at school.

If you are not eligible, please see our Skill sets page.

^ You will pay half price for the course fees on the Lower fees, local skills qualifications, however other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your course.

  • How to mix, place and finish concrete
  • Setting up a cement mixer to produce mortar mixes
  • Erect, use and dismantle scaffolding
  • Reading and interpreting plans 
  • Basic levelling procedures using various levelling devices
  • Measuring and calculating the required materials for specific jobs

I have the following attributes:

  • High level of physical fitness and stamina
  • Enjoy practical work
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Ability to work accurately, follow plans and instructions
  • Good hand-eye coordination
  • Comfortable working from heights
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II

There is a workplace requirement for this course.

The Training Accreditation Council has approved the addition of ASBWA201 Practice Asbestos Awareness in the Construction Industry as a core in 52824WA Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades). They have advised that a 12-month teach out period applies to the qualification. 

Completion of this course will improve your chance of getting an apprenticeship.

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations. 

Successful completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to become an apprentice in the building and construction industry, but you need to be registered with the The Apprenticeship Office and employed.

This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees until 31 December 2021. The “annual fees cap” means that full-fee paying students will only pay a maximum of $1,200 (plus resource fee) and concession-fee paying students or those aged 15-24 years will only pay up to $400 (plus resource fee). Please see below an approximate estimate of what you will pay on enrolment.

Annual Full fee

Tuition fee
Resource fee
405.00 230.00 635.00


Annual Concession fee

Tuition fee
Resource fee
120.00 230.00 350.00

These fees are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis.

  • Fees might differ between courses delivered at different campuses due to the elective units included in the course study plan or adapting courses to meet local industry needs.
  • Fees may also differ for each individual student depending on the units of study selected, prior qualifications and recognition of prior learning.
  • Fees are payable at enrolment each semester for the units enrolled for that period. Some year-long courses might have a bigger fee load in the first semester.
  • Proof of concession must be presented to access concession rates if eligible. 
  • For secondary school aged persons (in 2021, students born on or after 1 July 2003 who are at least 15 years old) undertaking training that is not part of a VET Delivered to Secondary Schools program, the maximum course fee chargeable in 2021 is $420 plus the resource fees and discretionary fees.
  • Concessions and Secondary School Age cap do not apply to commercial courses (such as short courses), or Foundation Programs (ESL, General Education, etc.).
  • Prices quoted include resource fees, but do not include material fees such as the cost of books, uniforms and students personal equipment.
  • The course fee cap applicable to Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas only applies during the current calendar year, so fees might differ for students enrolling in semester 2.
  • VET Student Loans Eligible Courses and Caps may be subject to changes implemented by the Australian Government.
  • Course information and fees are subject to change without notice.

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Semester 1, 2021

Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 1, 2021
Where Clarkson
How On Campus
Duration 6 Months
When Semester 1, 2021
Where Balga
How On Campus

Semester 2, 2021

Duration 6 Months
When Semester 2, 2021
Where Balga
How On Campus
Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 2, 2021
Where Clarkson
How On Campus

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