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CPC33020 Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying

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Next intake Ongoing 2023
LocationsEast Geelong Campus
ApprenticeshipFull-time: 3 yrs

Course description

Are you looking to start a bricklaying apprenticeship? Then this is the course for you. This trade-level qualification is suited to apprentices. It provides you with the skills, knowledge and experience to work on a building site in the areas of bricklaying and blocklaying. Key areas of study include interpretation of plans, measurements and calculations, use of power tools and equipment, laying walls and corners, different types of construction and setting out and levelling.

Take advantage of Job Trainer! Eligible Victorian students who elect to use their one Job Trainer opportunity Material and resources fees still apply. Follow the link for further information and to check the eligibility criteria.

This is a JobTrainer Priority Course. All students who meet the Skills First eligibility criteria can access free or reduced tuition fees for this course. Follow the link for further information and to check the eligibility criteria.

Possible career outcomes

  • Self employed contractor
  • Residential bricklayer
  • Commercial bricklayer
  • Site supervisor/leading hand
  • Sales rep for brick manufacturer

Applications & attendance

Apprenticeship and traineeship applicants

To become an apprentice or trainee, you will first need to find an employer willing to employ you. An Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider can assist you with this and will also start your application and enrolment process. Find a local provider here

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IntakeApplicationsAttendanceClassesDuration 
2023 Ongoing
East Geelong Campus 
Open: 1 Aug 2022
Close: 15 Dec 2023 
Class Day  Apprenticeship:Full-time: 3 yrs    

 

Students may need to complete some self-paced learning and assessment activities outside class time. This will be different for each course and will depend on a student’s level of skill and experience.

Class days and times in the above table are indicative. Prior to course commencement, changes may be necessary. Follow the link for more information on Attendance mode definitions. When you submit your application, please make sure you answer all the questions. Only successful applicants with complete applications will receive an offer. We issue offers as soon as possible. Follow the link for more information on Offer timing.

Many courses have limited places and high demand. We may close an intake before the date above. We recommend you apply early. If student numbers are insufficient we may cancel an intake or a course.

  • Applicants must be aged 16 or over at the time of course commencement
  • Applicants are expected to have literacy and numeracy skills at Year 10 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 2
  • Any student under the age of 17 must provide a Transition from School form prior to undertaking this course.
  • Apprenticeship and traineeship applicants must be currently employed under a training contract and referred by their employer.
  • You must reside in Victoria to access Victorian Government Subsidised Fees and any incentive such as Job Trainer. Full fees apply to all non-Victorian residents.

Each student must complete a pre-training review as part of their application. The outcome of your pre-training review assists our teachers and trainers to better understand your capabilities prior to training and enables you to be matched to the right program. Your literacy and numeracy skills will be evaluated and you may be required to undertake a separate assessment. Follow this link for more information about literacy and numeracy skills .

Practice tests

In order to prepare for your LLN, you may wish to attempt some practise tests in which you will find similar questions (with solutions too). These practice tests are not VSL approved but may be similar in question type and level of difficulty to what may be asked in the VSL approved LLN. Click here for practice tests. Please note, the VSL approved LLN cannot be resat within 3 months of undertaking it.

  • Applicants must be aged 16 or over at the time of course commencement
  • Applicants are expected to have literacy and numeracy skills at Year 10 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 2
  • Any student under the age of 17 must provide a Transition from School form prior to undertaking this course.
  • Apprenticeship and traineeship applicants must be currently employed under a training contract and referred by their employer.

Selection mode

Core Code Hours
Apply basic levelling procedures CPCCCM2006 8
Apply WHS requirements policies and procedures in the construction industry CPCCWHS2001 20
Carry out cavity brick construction CPCCBL3003 60
Carry out masonry veneer construction CPCCBL3002 60
Carry out measurements and calculations CPCCOM1015 20
Carry out setting out CPCCCA3002 24
Conduct workplace communication CPCCOM1014 20
Construct curved walls CPCCBL3011 32
Construct masonry arches CPCCBL3010 100
Construct masonry structural systems CPCCBL3013 40
Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding CPCCCM2008 40
Handle and prepare bricklaying and blocklaying materials CPCCBL2001 16
Install flashings and damp proof course CPCCBL3009 8
Lay masonry walls and corners CPCCBL3005 76
Lay multi-thickness walls and piers CPCCBL3006 60
Plan and organise work CPCCOM1013 20
Read and interpret plans and specifications CPCCOM2001 36
Use bricklaying and blocklaying tools and equipment CPCCBL2002 30
Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry CPCCOM1012 20
Work safely at heights CPCCCM2012 8
Electives Code Hours
Carry out basic demolition CPCCCM2009 32
Carry out concreting to simple forms CPCCCO2013 20
Construct decorative brickwork CPCCBL3015 70
Construct masonry steps and stairs CPCCBL3004 32
Implement a retaining wall project AHCLSC319 100
Install fire-rated masonry construction CPCCBL3014 32
Install glass blockwork CPCCBL3007 8
Lay paving CPCCBL3001 24

 

Please note that the listed electives are delivered by The Gordon but you may not need to complete all of these units to successfully complete this qualification. If you have previously completed any of the units of competency relevant to this course, you may be eligible for Credit Transfer (CT). Any previous relevant experience may qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Find out more about CT or RPL here.

Assessment is based on:

  • Hands-on projects
  • Workplace tasks
  • Industry placement

This course is eligible for Free TAFE!

Eligible Victorian students who elect to use their one Free TAFE opportunity will not incur any tuition fees. Material and resources fees still apply. Follow the link for further information and to check the eligibility criteria.

FeesRateUnitIndicative Course HoursIndicative Tuition Payable by StudentMax. Indicative Government Subsidy Total
Concession Tuition AUD $0.63 per hour 1016 AUD $640.00 AUD $15,105.00
Standard Tuition AUD $3.17 per hour 1016 AUD $3,221.00 AUD $15,105.00
Full Fee Tuition AUD $18.88 per hour 1016 AUD $19,182.00

Add the costs below to your relevant tuition fee

Materials AUD $1,680.00
Education Levy AUD $152.40

 

All fees and charges are correct at time of publication but may change without notice. The student tuition fees are indicative only. Additional fees may apply. Where GST is applicable to any courses or materials, the fee displayed is inclusive of the GST.

Which fee will I pay?

Your fees will be charged according to your eligibility for government funding. For more information, visit our Fees & Payments pages.

Fee help and student loans

VET Student Loans are available for eligible students for tuition fees ONLY.
The current years maximum VET Student Loan Course Cap is $

Payment plans may be available for eligible students who need assistance to manage their fee payments.

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Date published: 18/01/2023 12:02:17 PM
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