Federation University Australia

Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying - CPC30111

Federation University Australia

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

This qualification is part of the Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package. It is for apprentices in the bricklaying/blocklaying trade. Students will learn: how to lay bricks and blocks using different bonds; how to construct ornamental panels, feature walls, arches and columns; and laying brickwork/blockwork for domestic, commercial, industrial and public buildings. Students will also learn about brick/block types, brick/block accessories, glues, brick/block patterns and cement mortars.


  • 27 units: 21 core
  • 6 elective


  • Carry out basic demolition
  • Plan and organise work
  • Carry out concreting to simple forms
  • Lay paving
  • Construct decorative brickwork
  • Install glass blockwork
  • Carry out tuck pointing to brickwork
  • Construct curved walls
  • Construct masonry structural systems
  • Use explosive power tools
  • Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • Work safely at heights
  • Handle and prepare bricklaying and blocklaying materials
  • Use bricklaying and blocklaying tools and equipment
  • Conduct workplace communication
  • Carry out masonry veneer construction
  • Carry out measurements and calculations
  • Install aerated autoclaved concrete products
  • Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
  • Operate elevated work platforms
  • Apply basic levelling procedures
  • Install flashings and damp proof course
  • Lay multi-thickness walls and piers
  • Carry out cavity brick construction
  • Construct fireplaces and chimneys
  • Manage small business finances
  • Install fire-rated masonry construction
  • Investigate micro business opportunities
  • Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • Place and fix reinforcement materials
  • Carry out setting out
  • Construct battered masonry walls and piers
  • Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
  • Construct masonry arches
  • Lay masonry walls and corners
  • Construct masonry steps and stairs

Study pathways

Not Applicable

Study information

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SMB (Ballarat) No

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