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

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What is this course about?

CPC33020 – 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 www.usi.gov.au 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 https://www.usi.gov.au/faqs/i-have-forgotten-my-usi/.

How much does this course cost?

The course fees are $3,500.

Best Option Training cannot accept more than $1,500 as a deposit.

How long will it take to complete this course?

This course takes 3 months to complete.

How is it delivered?

This training provider offers courses in the following delivery modes:

Face to face training

In-person training delivered at the Villawood Education and Skills development centre or another venue chosen by Best Option Training.. Also known as ‘on-campus’, ‘in-class’, ‘traditional face-to-face’, ‘on-RTO-site’ delivery. All assessments are delivered online.

Offsite training

Best Option Training can deliver in-person training using facilities at-or-near a client’s workplace, or else in a mobile manner (eg. delivery at a regional/remote location for a specific period or for a specific training course). Also known as ‘workplace’, ‘mobile’, ‘on-client-site’ delivery. All assessments are delivered online.

Flexible learning

Flexible delivery for Best Option Training works because there are no terms, no intakes, when you want to start your course you enrol, pay a deposit and start. We are truly flexible. Our students can go as quickly or as slowly as they want. If you have the time start today. All our courses are online and self-paced

Online (training available online or via email submission)
Self-paced (training has no set class times of set submission dates)

As Best Option Training uses an online Leaning Management System, courses can be offered Face to Face, blended, or online.

Mixed mode training

A combination of various delivery modes. If you attend classes, all assessments are still online

Where is it?

Villawood Education and Skills development centre or another venue chosen by Best Option Training.

What do I get from it?

Upon successful completion participants receive CPC33020 Certificate III in Bricklaying & Blocklaying .

This qualification has core units and elective units of competency that cover the skills and knowledge of three specialist groups, and general electives:

  • Group A – Traditional and heritage bricklaying
  • Group B – Refractory Bricklaying
  • Group C – Paving

To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

  • 28 units of competency:
  • 20 core units
  • 8 elective units.
  • the elective units can be selected, once only, from any of the groups listed below.
  • up to two elective units can be selected from any Training Package and or accredited course, as long as they contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome and support the AQF level of this qualification.

Prerequisite units

An asterisk (*) against a unit code below indicates that there is a prerequisite requirement that must be met. Prerequisite unit(s) must be assessed before assessment of any unit of competency with an asterisk. Check the unit of competency for information on specific prerequisite requirements. All prerequisite requirements are packaged in the qualification.

Core units
CPCCBL2001*Handle and prepare bricklaying and blocklaying materials
CPCCBL2002*Use bricklaying and blocklaying tools and equipment
CPCCBL3002*Carry out masonry veneer construction
CPCCBL3003*Carry out cavity brick construction
CPCCBL3005*Lay masonry walls and corners
CPCCBL3006*Lay multi-thickness walls and piers
CPCCBL3009*Install flashings and damp proof course
CPCCBL3010*Construct masonry arches
CPCCBL3011*Construct curved walls
CPCCBL3013*Construct masonry structural systems
CPCCCA3002*Carry out setting out
CPCCCM2006Apply basic levelling procedures
CPCCCM2008*Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCCM2012*Work safely at heights
CPCCOM1012Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCOM1013Plan and organise work
CPCCOM1014Conduct workplace communication
CPCCOM1015Carry out measurements and calculations
CPCCOM2001*Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies, and procedures in the construction industry
Elective units
Group A - Traditional and heritage bricklaying
CPCCST4001Prepare to undertake the heritage restoration process
CPCCST4002Undertake the heritage restoration process
CPCCBL3004*Construct masonry steps and stairs
CPCCBL3012*Construct fireplaces and chimneys
CPCCBL3015*Construct decorative brickwork
CPCCBL3016*Construct battered masonry walls and piers
CPCCBL3017*Carry out tuck pointing and repointing to masonry
CPCCCO2013*Carry out concreting to simple forms
CPCCSF2004*Place and fix reinforcement materials
Group B – Refractory Bricklaying
CPCCST4003Undertake preparations for refractory work
CPCCST4007Construct a fire brick wall and arch using refractory materials
CPCCBL3004*Construct masonry steps and stairs
CPCCBL3012*Construct fireplaces and chimneys
CPCCBL3016*Construct battered masonry walls and piers
CPCCCM2009*Carry out basic demolition
CPCCCO2013*Carry out concreting to simple forms
CPCCSF2004*Place and fix reinforcement materials
Group C - Paving
CPCCCO2013*Carry out concreting to simple forms
CPCCPA3001*Prepare subgrade, base and bedding course for segmental paving
CPCCPA3002*Lay segmental paving
CPCCPA3003*Cut segmental paving
CPCCPA3004*Finish segmental paving
CPCCPA3005*Maintain and repair segmental paving
CPCCSF2004*Place and fix reinforcement materials
General Electives
AHCLSC307Implement a retaining wall project
CPCCBC4003Select, prepare and administer a construction contract
CPCCST4003Undertake preparations for refractory work
CPCCBL3001*Lay paving
CPCCBL3004*Construct masonry steps and stairs
CPCCBL3007*Install glass blockwork
CPCCBL3012*Construct fireplaces and chimneys
CPCCBL3014* Install fire-rated masonry construction
CPCCBL3015*Construct decorative brickwork
CPCCBL3016*Construct battered masonry walls and piers
CPCCBL3017*Carry out tuck pointing and repointing to masonry
CPCCBL3018*Install aerated autoclaved concrete products
CPCCCM2009*Carry out basic demolition
CPCCCO2013*Carry out concreting to simple forms
CPCCPA3001*Prepare subgrade, base and bedding course for segmental paving
CPCCPA3002*Lay segmental paving
CPCCPA3003*Cut segmental paving
CPCCPA3004*Finish segmental paving
CPCCPA3005*Maintain and repair segmental paving
CPCCSF2004*Place and fix reinforcement materials 

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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