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Bricklaying and Stonemasonry Open Days

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, 09 Aug - bookings essential.

Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road Chadstone 3148 Australia

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Bricklaying and stonemasonry apprentices are paid while they work, so it's a great first step into an in-demand career. Bricklayers work with clay bricks, concrete blocks and mortar – but there's much more to it than just laying bricks. When you undertake training at Holmesglen, you'll learn all  aspects of these ancient trades , including more complicated work such as constructing arches and stone monuments, building fireplaces and working with marble.

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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.

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.

The benefits of becoming a bricklayer include working in a range of locations, including outdoors. Your work is an art and will stand for many years - and your skills will be in demand.

Studying bricklaying at Holmesglen, you will receive hands on learning from industry experienced teachers. You will train in Victoria's best bricklaying training facilities, and gain practical experience on full-scale projects.


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 time you need to spend on campus.

Stonemasonry is the craft of shaping pieces of rock into mostly simple, but sometimes 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 specialising in bench tops and other commercial work.


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

This course will give you an taste of the what it is like to train for a building trade qualification. The focus is on 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.


This course provides comprehensive training for bricklaying students and covers all practical and theoretical aspects of the trade.

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.

While 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.


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 specialising in bench tops and other commercial work.

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 required by each aspect of the trade, reducing the time you will be required to spend on campus.


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