Trowel Trades- Semester Pathway Program

This course is a Semester Pathway program and can only be completed if you are in secondary school.

This program provides you with an insight into the training required to achieve a trade qualification. Particular attention will be given to the correct use of tools and equipment, occupational health and safety, and industry terminology. You will gain some experience in bricklaying, tiling, plastering and stone masonry.

You are required to provide work pants (sturdy long pants), safety boots, safety glasses and earplugs, basic function calculator and builders pencil, ball point pens, ruler, eraser and exercise book.

Download the Trowel Trades Semester Pathway Program flyer. 

Career Opportunities

  • Building and construction apprenticeship

Program Structure

Subject CodeSubject Name
VBQM697 Workplace safety and industry induction
VBP522 Tiling substrates
VBQM709 Bricklaying hand tools
VBQM701 Calculations for the building industry


Wednesdays  8.00am - 4.00pm.


Assessment may be a combination of written and online assignments, tests, examinations and practical application projects.


When undertaking the course, you must be enrolled at a Victorian secondary school.  

Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer

You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQTF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Please see Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer for more information.

Pathways and Further Study Opportunities

Transition in to a Certificate II in Bricklaying/blocklaying Pre - Apprenticeship

 0r Certificate III in Bricklaying/blocklaying Apprenticeship.

in other words a direct path into an Apprenticeship.

How to Apply

Contact your secondary school.


Contact your school to discuss fees for Semester Pathway programs.

Qualification & Recognition

On completion of this course you will receive a report and a certificate of attainment.

Quick Stats

Program Code:22216VIC
Start Date(s):
February; July
Study Mode:Part time
Program Length:
  • Part time - 6 months
Program Enquiries:Trowel Trades Department
03 9564 2760

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