Cert III in Bricklaying - CPC33020

Cert III in Bricklaying

Course code: CPC33020

This qualification reflects the trade qualified role of a brick layer, blocklayer or paver who may have responsibility for undertaking heritage bricklaying, refractory bricklaying, bricklaying, blocklaying and paving work in residential, industrial and commercial contexts, in both existing and new constructions.

The bricklaying, blocklaying and paving industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered and assessed in this context.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements vary between states. Relevant state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm those requirements.


  • Basic computer skills
  • English Proficiency level for the training course reading, writing and comprehension skills
  • IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
  • Minimum 18 years of age


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Online Enrolment


  • Online
  • Classroom
  • Simulated work environment
  • Distance
  • Duration 104 weeks


The qualification offers a maximum period of 104 weeks (including 8 weeks holiday) from the date of commencement in which to complete their studies and submit all work for assessment. Students will attend face-to-face 2 x days per week 9 am-5 pm. This includes training and assessment. In addition, students are required to complete up to a maximum of 5 hours per week independent, unsupervised activities.


Candidates must provide evidence of currency and experience by working in the bricklaying/ block laying field of construction for a minimum of 12 months within the past 18 months. A letter on company letterhead from current/past employer(s) verifying this is required.


RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) means an assessment process that assesses the competency(s) of an individual that they may have been acquired through formal, non-formal and informal learning to determine the extent to which that individual meets the requirements specified in the training package.


Total number of units = 28 (20 core units plus 8 elective units)
CPCCBL2001Handle and prepare bricklaying and blocklaying materialsCPCCOM1012Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCBL2002Use bricklaying and blocklaying tools and equipmentCPCCOM1013Plan and organise work
CPCCBL3002Carry out masonry veneer constructionCPCCOM1014Conduct workplace communication
CPCCBL3003Carry out cavity brick constructionCPCCOM1015Carry out measurements and calculations
CPCCBL3005Lay masonry walls and cornersCPCCOM2001Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCBL3006Lay multi-thickness walls and piersCPCCWHS2001Apply WHS requirements, policies, and procedures in the construction industry
CPCCBL3009Install flashings and damp proof courseCPCCCO2013Carry out concreting to simple forms
CPCCBL3010Construct masonry archesCPCCCM2009Carry out basic demolition
CPCCBL3011Construct curved wallsCPCCBC4003Select, prepare and administer a construction contract
CPCCBL3013Construct masonry structural systemsCPCCBL3007Install glass blockwork
CPCCCA3002Carry out setting outCPCCBL3004Construct masonry steps and stairs
CPCCCM2006Apply basic levelling proceduresAHCLSC307Implement a retaining wall project
CPCCCM2008Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffoldingCPCCBL3001Lay paving
CPCCCM2012Work safely at heightsCPCCBL3016Construct battered masonry walls and piers