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This qualification provides a trade outcome in bricklaying and blocklaying. The qualification has core units of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as two specialist fields of work. Course details

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Cairns, Townsville Trade Training Centre

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Entry requirements

To be eligible to enrol into this program as an apprentice, students need to have completed a Training Contract with an employer and be signed up into an apprenticeship.

  • If under 16 years of age you will need to fill out an Application for Dispensation form prior to enrolment.
  • Admission may be on the basis of maturity and other relevant work experience.

Apprentices may be eligible for partial recognition of prior learning if they can demonstrate experience in the trade. Please discuss this with the TAFE representative who completes your apprenticeship induction site visit.

Non-apprentices may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) in full.

• Do you have industry experience that you would like recognised?
• Prior to enrolment we are able to assess your skills via Credit Transfer or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
• If you have completed an accredited program through another training provider you may be eligible to receive a Credit Transfer.
• If you have relevant industry experience you may be eligible to receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
• For further information please contact our Client Service Team on 1300 656 959 to be referred to your RPL Coordinator.


Gatton, Newton, Eureka and Wilkinson Streets
Manunda QLD 4870

Townsville Trade Training Centre
763 Ingham Road
Townsville QLD 4818

Resources required

There will be an additional cost for text books.


Delivery is held over 4 years (TAFE training completed after 3 years) on campus using a combination of workplace training and TAFE attendance.

TAFE Queensland North apprenticeships now offer the option of more on-the-job training and therefore less time spent attending the TAFE college. Wherever this is the case a TAFE Queensland North Trainer is assigned to attend your workplace to deliver training and assess your skills and knowledge.

TAFE Queensland North has structured college based training for various course competencies that are not practised regularly in the workplace so many employers may still choose to send their apprentice to TAFE to learn those skills, however, this is done by negotiation between the employer and the TAFE Queensland North Trainer.

The approved hours for an individual apprentice will vary according to the units of competency specified in their individual training plan. Nominal hours per unit of competency can be obtained through the Queensland Mapping Guide for the training package concerned. The Queensland Mapping Guide can be accessed through the Centre for Training Materials through the following webpage:

Instruction is delivered using a combination of workplace training and TAFE attendance and through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process.

Relevant documents:

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To achieve a Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying 27 units (21 core and a choice of 6 electives) must be completed.

CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry Core
CPCCCM2009A Carry out basic demolition Core
CPCCCM2008B Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding Core
CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret plans and specifications Core
CPCCCM2006B Apply basic levelling procedures Core
CPCCCM1015A Carry out measurements and calculations Core
CPCCCM1014A Conduct workplace communication Core
CPCCBL3005A Lay masonry walls and corners Core
CPCCBL3006A Lay multi-thickness walls and piers Core
CPCCBL3004A Construct masonry steps and stairs Core
CPCCBL3003A Carry out cavity brick construction Core
CPCCBL2002A Use bricklaying and blocklaying tools and equipment Core
CPCCBL3002A Carry out masonry veneer construction Core
CPCCBL3009A Install flashings and damp proof course Core
CPCCBL3010A Construct masonry arches Core
CPCCCM1012A Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry Core
CPCCCM1013A Plan and organise work Core
CPCCCA3002A Carry out setting out Core
CPCCBL3011A Construct curved walls Core
CPCCBL3014A Install fire-rated masonry construction Core
CPCCBL2001A Handle and prepare bricklaying and blocklaying materials Core
CPCCBL3016A Construct battered masonry walls and piers Elective
CPCCBL3018A Install aerated autoclaved concrete products Elective
CPCCCM2007B Use explosive power tools Elective
CPCCSF2004A Place and fix reinforcement materials Elective
CPCCCO2013A Carry out concreting to simple forms Elective
CPCCBL3013A Construct masonry structural systems Elective
CPCCBL3001A Lay paving Elective


Not all electives available at all campuses

CSQ Funding: $150 non-refund CSQ RPL Service Fee.

Eligibility kit available under 'Relevant Documents' on Course Details tab.

Enrolled students must complete a minimum of two units of gap training and must be able to use RPL for 80% of the qualification.  Gap training and RPL must be completed by 30 September 2017 to access funding.  Conditions apply.

For more information about the costs associated with undertaking an apprenticeship, please give us a call.

Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.


Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship participants will be trade qualified as a Bricklayer or Blocklayer.

By undertaking further study, such as a Certificate IV or Diploma in Building, graduates could advance to other positions in the building industry, including Foreperson or Supervisor, Building Surveyor / Inspector, Sub-contractor or Registered Builder.

Job prospects

  • Supervisor
  • Bricklayer and Blocklayer
  • Registered Builder

Enrol now if you have:

  • received booking confirmed and got your Training Notice
  • checked your course cost and know which payment option is right for you (under the costs tab).
  • read the student rules and refund policy

All done? Call 1300 656 959 to enrol today!


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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 20 April 2017

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