Project Description

Quality Bricklayers are one of the most in demand trades in the construction industry

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What is this course about?

CPC30111- Certificate III in Bricklaying/ Blocklaying As a Bricklayer, you could be employed by bricklaying subcontractors and building and construction companies; or you might decide to be your own boss, as a self-employed tradesperson. If you have a few years of experience as a brickies labourer, you could be on your way to your licence with this qualification.

Did you know?

Current building statistics show quality bricklayers are one of the most in demand trades on job sites. The NSW Department of Fair Trading regulates trade licences in New South Wales. You need a licence to complete any build-related work valued over $5,000 (including materials and labour), or someone who is licenced and registered must supervise the work.

Who should do it?

Anyone looking to have a career in bricklaying and blocklaying.

How will undertaking this course benefit you?

Upon completion participants can apply to NSW Fair Trading for a Brick and Blocklaying contractor’s licence and may pursue further studies as a pathway towards a building contractors licence.

This is also one of the two structural trades which means that you only have to do a Cert IV in Building and Construction to apply for your builders licence.

Participants resources that are required 

All participants of Best Option Training are required to complete and Language, Literacy and Numeracy test to the level of the qualification.

All participants will need basic computer skills and access to wifi and a laptop or computer with a web camera, as all assessments are completed online.

Are there any entry requirements?

For an RPL Pathway participants will need:

You have a minimum of three years full-time (or equivalent) bricklaying/blocklaying related experience in the construction industry (experience must be within the last 10 years)

• You have a valid White Card (General Construction Induction card)

• You are currently working on active bricklaying and blocklaying projects

• You are able to provide details of two referees to confirm your work history/experience. Referees must be a qualified/licenced tradesperson in bricklaying/blocklaying and have worked with you for 12 months or more

All participants must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). To obtain yours, go to and follow the prompts to create your USI. Enter your Unique Student Identifier (USI) (if you already have one) You may already have a USI if you have done any nationally recognised training, which could include training at work, completing a first aid course or RSA (Responsible Service of Alcohol) course, getting a white card, or studying at a TAFE or training organisation. It is important that you try to find out whether you already have a USI before attempting to create a new one. You should not have more than one USI. To check if you already have a USI, use the ‘Forgotten USI’ link on the USI website at

How is it delivered?

Blended Delivery. This includes online, face to face and workplace training

Where is it?

Your workplace and the BOT training centre

What do I get from it?

Upon successful completion participants receive CPC30111 Certificate III in Bricklaying & Blocklaying .

To achieve this qualification, the participant must demonstrate competency in:

27 units of competency, made up of:

  • 21 core units
  • 6 elective units
Core units 
CPCCCA3002ACarry out setting out
CPCCCM1012AWork effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCCM1013APlan and organise work
CPCCCM1014AConduct workplace communication
CPCCCM1015ACarry out measurements and calculations
CPCCCM2001ARead and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCCM2006BApply basic levelling procedures
CPCCCM2008BErect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCCM2009ACarry out basic demolition
CPCCOHS2001AApply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCCBL2001AHandle and prepare bricklaying and blocklaying materials
CPCCBL2002AUse bricklaying and blocklaying tools and equipment
CPCCBL3002ACarry out masonry veneer construction
CPCCBL3003ACarry out cavity brick construction
CPCCBL3004AConstruct masonry steps and stairs
CPCCBL3005ALay masonry walls and corners
CPCCBL3006ALay multi-thickness walls and piers
CPCCBL3009AInstall flashings and damp proof course
CPCCBL3010AConstruct masonry arches
CPCCBL3011AConstruct curved walls
CPCCBL3014AInstall fire-rated masonry construction
Elective units
CPCCBL3001ALay paving
CPCCBL3007AInstall glass blockwork
CPCCBL3012AConstruct fireplaces and chimneys
CPCCBL3013AConstruct masonry structural systems
CPCCBL3015AConstruct decorative brickwork
CPCCBL3016AConstruct battered masonry walls and piers
CPCCBL3017ACarry out tuck pointing to brickwork
CPCCBL3018AInstall aerated autoclaved concrete products
CPCCCM2007BUse explosive power tools
CPCCCM2010BWork safely at heights
CPCCCM3001COperate elevated work platforms
CPCCCO2013ACarry out concreting to simple forms
CPCCSF2004APlace and fix reinforcement materials
BSBSMB301Investigate micro business opportunities
BSBSMB406Manage small business finances

What do I need to bring?

  • 100 points of identification
  • Closed footwear
  • High visibility shirt or vest
  • Students are required to have access to the internet and a computer with a webcam.


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