Holmesglen offers, TAFE pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship courses in stonemasonry and bricklaying. You will learn in one of Melbourne's leading building training facilities, so that you can get the tools you need to be the best in your trade.
A bricklayer and stonemason's work often requires skill and judgment, no matter how straightforward the job may seem. These trades can give you the satisfaction of saying "I built this", while providing great opportunities to travel, be your own boss and work as part of a team.
Bricklaying involves working outdoors, provides opportunities to work for large construction companies, as a sub contractor or work for yourself. Stonemasonry on the other hand, involves crafting pieces of rock into accurate geometrical shapes, and the demand of this trade in places such as Europe opens a world of opportunities to the skilled tradesperson.
At Holmesglen, we make sure that you understand all aspects of both time-honoured trades, including more complicated work such as constructing arches and stone monuments, building fireplaces and working with marble. As either a bricklayer or stonemason, the pieces you construct are often considered to be works of art that will stand for many years.
The pre-apprenticeship program in bricklaying has been developed for the specific requirements of the bricklaying industry. You will undertake training in hand skills, trade terminology and the use of various products, including clay bricks and concrete masonry.Bricks are everywhere. All around the world in houses, offices, factories and shopping centres. Importantly, bricks are one of the most popular and durable building materials. Much of a bricklayer's work is straightforward, but often requires skill and judgement. [...]
This course provides comprehensive training in stonemasonry, covering both practical and theoretical aspects of the stonemasonry trade.Our training includes the latest skills required of stonemasons such as laminating, edge polishing, drop downs and sink cut outs. We also provide you with training of traditional skills such as those required for monumental, architectural and construction. In consultation with your employer, we can provide the streaming of skills for each particular aspect of the trade, reducing the [...]
This course provides comprehensive training for bricklaying students and covers all practical and theoretical aspects of the trade.Bricks are one of the most popular and durable building materials. A bricklayer joins bricks or blocks (large bricks) using mortar, which is usually a mixture of cement, lime and sand. Much of a bricklayer's work is straightforward, but often requires skill and judgement. You must understand working drawings of buildings and be able to apply basic mathematics.Bricklayers [...]
This course provides comprehensive training for stonemasonry apprentices, covering both practical and theoretical aspects of the stonemasonry trade.Stonemasonry is the craft of shaping pieces of rock into mostly simple, but sometimes considerably complex, accurate geometrical shapes. The resulting stones are then constructed together to form structures. Recent changes in the stonemasonry industry have included the huge growth in kitchen bench tops using engineered and natural stone. This has led to a skills shortage for businesses [...]
This course is a VET in Schools program and can only be completed as part of your VCE or VCAL program.During this course you will gain a broad knowledge of bricklaying and building through practical projects and tasks, giving you sound bricklaying and building skills that are in strong demand by the industry.The course is designed to enhance bricklaying and building apprenticeship prospects.
This course is a Semester Pathway Program and can only be completed if you are in secondary school.This course 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 stonemasonry.