Bricklaying and Blocklaying – Certificate III

This qualification provides a trade outcome in bricklaying and blocklaying. The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as two specialist fields of work

HSC credit ATAR pathway
Minimum 4 Yes

Apprentices will learn to: erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding, handle and prepare bricklaying and blocklaying materials, carry out masonry veneer construction, carry out cavity brick construction, lay masonry walls and corners, lay multi-thickness walls and piers, construct masonry arches and curved walls, carry out levelling operations, plan and organise work, carry out measurements and calculations, read and interpret plans and specifications, apply Occupational Health and Safety requirements.

Outcome on completion of your HSC

  • Statement of Competencies Achieved for Certificate III in Bricklaying & Blocklaying CPC33020 from the CPCC08 Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package.

  • A career path in the Bricklaying & Blocklaying trade and building industry.

  • Continuation in the Bricklaying & Blocklaying apprenticeship full time post school.

Course delivery

  • Will be delivered both on the job and off the job.

  • Two years part time during school, followed by three years full time post-school in both on and off the job training.

Commitment required

  • Undertake a minimum of 144 days in paid employment during school plus the formal training required for the qualification.

  • Undertake Certificate III Bricklaying and Blocklaying, and complete Stage 1 of this qualification by the end of your HSC.

  • The employment and training can be undertaken during school time, after school and during school holidays.

How will you be assessed?

  • Both on the job and off the job through written tests, project work and practical exercises.

Course ATAR eligibility HSC unit credit

Bricklaying & Blocklaying


Minimum 4 units over two years towards your HSC for the formal training component (VET course).

Industry-based Learning course



This optional course recognises the significant work component involved in the school based apprenticeship.

The course offers an additional 4 units credit towards your HSC.

This HSC VET course does not contribute towards the calculation of the ATAR.

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