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CPC33020 Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying


The CPC33020 Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying will apply the skills you have learned at work and continue to develop your ability to work with building materials to build veneer or full brick constructions. You will work with clay, concrete, masonry and other building materials to create walls, partitions, arches, steps, stairs and other brick or block constructions. You will learn how to build curved structures and create ornamental brickwork.

Training Location and Course Delivery

We structure the course to fit in with our students’ busy work schedule. The course is offered as a Skills Gap Assessment program with training only for those units for which the individual needs additional skills and knowledge. You will be provided with a trainer who still works in the industry to assist you work your way through the course.

The RPL assessments are designed for those people currently working within the building and construction industry as bricklayers and want to be assessed for the qualification based on their current experience and skill levels.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible Participant means:

a) A participant who has the right to work in Australia and is an Eligible Worker or Unemployed Eligible Worker in Queensland

NOTE: For this program, an Eligible Worker can include relevant clerical, administration and professional staff whose employer is part of the building and construction industry

b) If an apprentice or trainee undertaking the training in addition to their apprenticeship or traineeship qualification, participants must have completed at least 50% of their registered training plan for their apprenticeship or traineeship.

c) Be undertaking the training as part of an apprenticeship or traineeship (Certificate IV in Civil Construction is acceptable).
d) Be an employee of an Authority (Employees of Local Councils are acceptable).
e) Be currently enrolled and participating in a Queensland secondary school program.
f) Be a contracted trainer or assessor or existing worker of an RTO.
g) Be funded by an Authority or such other source for delivery of the same training being undertaken as part of this Program.
h) Be funded for more than one (1) qualification under this program which is one (1) building specific or one (1) civil specific in the same program period.
i) Be a participant seeking a Verification of Competency (or Determination of Competency).

Course Fees

$400 under CSQ funding    $4,500 fee for service

Units of Competency

The CPC33020 Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying comprises a total of 28 units of competency, 20 of which are classified as core units and 8 are electives. You must be deemed competent in all 28 units to attain 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
CPCCCM2006 Apply basic levelling procedures
CPCCCM2008* Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCCM2012* Work safely at heights
CPCCOM1012 Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCOM1013 Plan and organise work
CPCCOM1014 Conduct workplace communication
CPCCOM1015 Carry out measurements and calculations
CPCCOM2001* Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies, and procedures in the construction industry
Elective Units
CPCCBL3018A Install aerated autoclaved concrete products
CPCCCM2007B Use explosive power tools
CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights
CPCCCO2013A Carry out concreting to simple forms
CPCCSF2004A Place and fix reinforcement materials
CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
CPCCPA3004* Finish segmental paving
CPCCPA3005* Maintain and repair segmental paving