CPC30111

Certificate III in Bricklaying / Blocklaying

Apprenticeship

Program code CPC30111
Start date(s) Various dates throughout the year
Program lengthPart time: 3 years
Campus Chadstone
Study mode Block release
International program Yes
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  • Program Overview

    This course provides comprehensive training for bricklaying apprentices 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 also do more complicated work, such as constructing arches and building fireplaces. These jobs require training, ability and experience.

    Some of the benefits of being a bricklayer include that you can work anywhere, you will usually work outdoors and the role is in demand.

    Studying bricklaying and blocklaying at Holmesglen, you will receive hands on training from industry experienced teachers. You will train in excellent training facilities, acknowledged as the best in Victoria, and gain practical experience on full scale projects.

    You may also benefit from flexible delivery, which includes a negotiated blend of on-site and off-site training and assessment, determined by the needs of the employer and your abilities as the apprentice.

  • Program Structure

    To receive this qualification you must complete 21 core units and 6 elective units. Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications. If you have already completed other eligible elective units, these may be counted towards completion of this course.

    Assessment

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

    Subjects

    CodeName
    CPCCBL3002ACarry out masonry veneer construction
    CPCCBL3005ALay masonry walls and corners
    CPCCCA3002ACarry out setting out
    CPCCCM1012AWork Effectively and Sustainably in the Construction Industry
    CPCCCM1013APlan and Organise Work
    CPCCCM1014AConduct Workplace Communication
    CPCCCCM1015ACarry out measurements and calculations
    CPCCCM2001ARead and interpret plans and specifications
    CPCCCM2006BApply Basic Levelling Procedures
    CPCCOHS2001AApply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
    CPCCBL2002AUse bricklaying and blocklaying tools and equipment
    CPCCBL3003ACarry out brick cavity construction
    CPCCBL3004AConstruct masonry steps and stairs
    CPCCBL3006ALay multi-thickness walls and piers
    CPCCBL3009AInstall flashings and damp proof course
    CPCCBL3010AConstruct masonry arches
    CPCCBL3011AConstruct curved walls
    CPCCBL2001AHandle and prepare bricklaying and blocklaying materials
    CPCCBL3014AInstall fire-rated masonry construction
    CPCCCM2008BErect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
    CPCCCM2009ACarry out basic demolition
    CPCCBL3001ALay paving
    CPCCBL3012AConstruct fireplaces and chimneys
    CPCCBL3013AConstruct masonry structural systems
    CPCCBL3015AConstruct decorative brickwork
    CPCCBL3016AConstruct battered masonry walls and piers
    MSFGN3002Estimate and cost job
  • Requirements

    Recognition of prior learning

    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. AQF 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.

    Prerequisites

    • Training agreement with a registered employer from a relevant industry
    • Preference may be given to students who have successfully completed a pre-apprenticeship program in a related field.

  • Outcomes

    Qualification & Recognition

    After successfully completing your apprenticeship, you will be eligible to receive the nationally endorsed CPC30111 Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying.

    Pathways

    Career Opportunities

    • Bricklayer
    • Blocklayer
  • Dates

    Attendance

    Apprentices attend classes for 12 weeks, 3 days per block each year over 3 years. Apprentices who have successfully completed 22216VIC Certificate II in Building and Construction (Bricklaying) - Pre-apprenticeship will need to attend classes only during the last two years of their apprenticeship.

  • How to Apply

    Apprenticeships

    A training contract must be completed by the employer and apprentice within the first two weeks of employment. An Australian Apprenticeship Centre (AAC) representative will visit the workplace to complete the training contract with the employer and the apprentice. Contact the AAC on 13 38 73 or australianapprenticeships.gov.au for more information.

    Further Advice

    If you have further questions about your application please contact the department:

    Trowel Trades Department
    03 9564 2760
    building@holmesglen.edu.au

  • Fees

    Program Fees

    TypeCost
    Apprentice/
    Trainee
    $2000; 2000; 2000

    Holmesglen tuition fees shown are all inclusive and indicative of the cost to complete the entire program.

    These are indicative fees only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.

    How do I pay my fees?

    VET Fee HELP / VET Student Loans is an Australian Government loan scheme that helps eligible students pay all or part of their tuition fees for diploma, advanced diploma, graduate certificate and graduate diploma programs.

    Holmesglen also offers a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for.

    To be eligible for a VET Fee HELP /  VET Student Loans you will need to meet the VET Student Loans entry requirements.

    Information Offices are situated at all campuses. Discuss your payment options with Holmesglen Information staff.

  • Program Overview

    This course provides comprehensive training for bricklaying apprentices 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 also do more complicated work, such as constructing arches and building fireplaces. These jobs require training, ability and experience.

    Some of the benefits of being a bricklayer include that you can work anywhere, you will usually work outdoors and the role is in demand.

    Studying bricklaying and blocklaying at Holmesglen, you will receive hands on training from industry experienced teachers. You will train in excellent training facilities, acknowledged as the best in Victoria, and gain practical experience on full scale projects.

    You may also benefit from flexible delivery, which includes a negotiated blend of on-site and off-site training and assessment, determined by the needs of the employer and your abilities as the apprentice.

  • Program Structure

    To receive this qualification you must complete 21 core units and 6 elective units. Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications. If you have already completed other eligible elective units, these may be counted towards completion of this course.

    Assessment

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

    Subjects

    CodeName
    CPCCBL3002ACarry out masonry veneer construction
    CPCCBL3005ALay masonry walls and corners
    CPCCCA3002ACarry out setting out
    CPCCCM1012AWork Effectively and Sustainably in the Construction Industry
    CPCCCM1013APlan and Organise Work
    CPCCCM1014AConduct Workplace Communication
    CPCCCCM1015ACarry out measurements and calculations
    CPCCCM2001ARead and interpret plans and specifications
    CPCCCM2006BApply Basic Levelling Procedures
    CPCCOHS2001AApply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
    CPCCBL2002AUse bricklaying and blocklaying tools and equipment
    CPCCBL3003ACarry out brick cavity construction
    CPCCBL3004AConstruct masonry steps and stairs
    CPCCBL3006ALay multi-thickness walls and piers
    CPCCBL3009AInstall flashings and damp proof course
    CPCCBL3010AConstruct masonry arches
    CPCCBL3011AConstruct curved walls
    CPCCBL2001AHandle and prepare bricklaying and blocklaying materials
    CPCCBL3014AInstall fire-rated masonry construction
    CPCCCM2008BErect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
    CPCCCM2009ACarry out basic demolition
    CPCCBL3001ALay paving
    CPCCBL3012AConstruct fireplaces and chimneys
    CPCCBL3013AConstruct masonry structural systems
    CPCCBL3015AConstruct decorative brickwork
    CPCCBL3016AConstruct battered masonry walls and piers
    MSFGN3002Estimate and cost job
  • Requirements

    Recognition of prior learning

    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. AQF 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.

    Prerequisites

    Good passes at Year 11 level or the overseas equivalent and preferably some relevant work experience.

    English language proficiency level of IELTS 5.5 (Academic), ISLPR 2+, TOEFL 197 (CB) or 46 (iBT), PTE Academic Score of 42 (no communicative skill score less than 42), Cambridge English: Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) of 47 or equivalent.

  • Outcomes

    Qualification & Recognition

    After successfully completing your apprenticeship, you will be eligible to receive the nationally endorsed CPC30111 Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying.

    Pathways

    Career Opportunities

    • Bricklayer
    • Blocklayer
  • How to Apply

    Holmesglen strongly recommends that International students apply through one of our accredited student recruitment agents. This will assist you in the preparation of all application documents and ensure that you are well counselled on the Australian Government's Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirements for International students. Further information of the GTE requirements is available at: https://www.border.gov.au/

    To locate an accredited agent within your country please refer to our agent listing at: https://www.holmesglen.edu.au/students/international/agent_list

    If you would like to apply directly, please download an application form and forward it to international.admissions@holmesglen.edu.au together with certified copies of your academic transcripts and the A$500 Application Fee. Please note that applying through an accredited agent of Holmesglen will waive this Application Fee.

    Note: Where necessary, Holmesglen reserves the right to refer students applying directly to an in-country accredited agent, to assist in adhering to the Australian Government's GTE assessment processes.

    Further Advice

    If you have further questions about your application please contact the department:

    +61 3 9564 1703

    intl@holmesglen.edu.au

  • Fees

    Fees for 2017: $15,000 per year

Bricklaying & Stonemasonry Open Days

  • 11May
    Bricklaying - Pre Apprenticeships
    Chadstone
    OD2736

    Do you want a job with flexibility and freedom that provides both a physical and technical challenge? A bricklayer'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.

    Visit us on Open Day at 6.30pm for a formal presentation highlighting the unique elements and benefits of each trade. Following the presentation there will be a tour across each of the trades workshops with teachers available to answer any specific questions.

    - , Thu 11 May - bookings essential.

    Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road, Chadstone, Vic Australia