Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying - CPC33020

Federation University Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00103D

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. Occupational titles could include:BricklayerBlocklayerPaver.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.Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements vary between states. Relevant state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm those requirements.Completion of the general construction induction training program, specified in the Safe Work Australia modelCode of Practice: Construction Work, is required by anyone carrying out construction work. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001Prepare to work safely in the construction industrymeets this requirement.


  • Implement a retaining wall project
  • Work safely at heights
  • Prepare subgrade, base and bedding course for segmental paving
  • Cut segmental paving
  • Construct a fire brick wall and arch using refractory materials
  • Lay multi-thickness walls and piers
  • Finish segmental paving
  • Lay masonry walls and corners
  • Select, prepare and administer a construction contract
  • Carry out measurements and calculations
  • Construct masonry structural systems
  • Construct battered masonry walls and piers
  • Carry out tuck pointing and repointing to masonry
  • Carry out setting out
  • Carry out basic demolition
  • Prepare to undertake the heritage restoration process
  • Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • Construct fireplaces and chimneys
  • Install fire-rated masonry construction
  • Undertake the heritage restoration process
  • Construct masonry steps and stairs
  • Carry out cavity brick construction
  • Construct masonry arches
  • Conduct workplace communication
  • Install flashings and damp proof course
  • Carry out masonry veneer construction
  • Use bricklaying and blocklaying tools and equipment
  • Install aerated autoclaved concrete products
  • Install glass blockwork
  • Plan and organise work
  • Apply basic levelling procedures
  • Lay segmental paving
  • Carry out concreting to simple forms
  • Maintain and repair segmental paving
  • Undertake preparations for refractory work
  • Lay paving
  • Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • Construct decorative brickwork
  • Construct curved walls
  • Handle and prepare bricklaying and blocklaying materials
  • Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
  • Place and fix reinforcement materials
  • Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
SMB (Ballarat) Domestic: $19,366
  • Full-time : 3 years

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