How to become a Bricklayer

Bricklayers lay bricks, concrete blocks and building blocks in mortar to construct and repair internal and external walls, partitions, arches and other structures.

Personal requirements of a Bricklayer

  • Enjoy practical work
  • Good hand-eye coordination
  • Able to perform technical activities
  • Able to interpret and follow plans
  • Able to cope with the physical demands of the job

Education & Training for a Bricklayer

To become a bricklayer you usually have to complete an apprenticeship. Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10.

Additional Information
In some states and territories, bricklayers must either be accredited as, or work under the supervision of, a registered building practitioner. Workers in the construction industry must undergo safety induction training and be issued with a Construction Induction Card (CIC).
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