CPC33020 Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying – 104888A

Course Description

Course Code: CPC33020 CRICOS Code: 104888A


The CPC33020 – Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying reflects the trade qualified role of a bricklayer, 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. Occupational titles could include:

  • Bricklayer
  • Blocklayer
  • Paver

This is a practical course that covers all the essential skills and knowledge you’ll need as a bricklayer or blocklayer, paver including laying bricks and blocks, levelling, general demolition, veneer construction, structural masonry, arch design and construction and fireplace construction.

It’s suited to those who enjoy working outdoors, have good hand-eye coordination and can work neatly and accurately.

You’ll gain essential skills and knowledge in:

  • levelling
  • laying bricks and blocks
  • general demolition
  • veneer construction
  • structural masonry
  • arch design and construction
  • fireplace construction.

You’ll learn how to safely use and maintain of a wide range of tools and equipment used for bricklaying and construction, including:

  • power tools
  • automatic and laser levels
  • cement mixers
  • generators
  • scaffolding
  • conveyor belts



No pre-requisite requirement for this qualification as per course training package.

Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site.

Achievement of unit CPCCWHS1001 covers this requirement. This unit will be taught in the course.

Course Duration: 94 weeks
Course Fee: AUD  35,000
Enrolment Fee: AUD $350

Over and above the course fee: Student will need to pay other charges including OSHC Single/ couple/family: please refer https://www.nib.com.au/overseas-students , http://www.bupa.com.au/health-insurance/cover/oshc;Bank Charges: 2.5% surcharge on Credit card payments; Charges for Late Fee Payment: 7 days= $200; 14 days= $400; Second course enrolment fee: AUD 350 (payable at the beginning of the second course); Repeat Unit Fee: AUD 300 per Unit; Re-issue of Student ID card: AUD 10 and Re-issue of any Academic Transcript AUD$ 100.

NOTE: Course FEE is inclusive of Tuition fee, Material fee, Enrolment fee and first issue of identity card and any Academic Transcript (Certificate, Diploma). Material Fee varies from course to course depending upon the need of the course, which will be detailed in your offer letter. Alternatively, you may speak to a friendly staff on 1300 887 361; +61286685676 for further confirmation.

Blended (Face to Face + Online)

The following are the Admission requirements of Lead college:

International Student
1.  18 years of age or above at the time of enrolment.
2.  Must have completed Year 12 or equivalent
3.  IELTS Overall 5.5 with no band less than 5.0 / TOEFL IBT 46 / PTE
Academic 42 / CAE 162 / OET B/ GE Upper Intermediate Level/
MOI Certificate or equivalent or CERT III level in Australian
4.  Must complete an LLN Assessment – diagnostic process
to identify if prospective student requires LLN Support
5.  Must complete the FaceCruit Interview test with Lead College
Admissions Officer

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25th October 2021 19th September 2022

Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.

On completion, you will receive the CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry. Learners who partially complete the qualification will receive a Statement of Attainment for the units they are deemed competent.

This qualification is a widely recognised pathway to a successful career as a bricklayer or blocklayer in Australia’s exciting and fast-growing construction industry.

  • Bricklayer
  • Labourer
  • Construction Site Tradesperson
  • Subcontractor

Successful completion of this course means you can progress in your career by enrolling in the Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) followed by the Diploma of Building and Construction (Building).


Lead College recognises qualifications issued by other RTOs. Lead College will accept and mutually recognise the qualifications and Statements of Attainment awarded by any other registered training organisation unless precluded by licensing requirements. We can also grant you Credit Transfer for subjects or units you have completed where equivalence can be established between the unit in your course, and the subject or unit you have completed.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process where skills and knowledge that you have gained through work and life experience and other unrecognised training can be formally recognised.

During the entry process and interview stage LEAD College will discuss with you the process and options for RPL.  Suitability is often determined on how much experience you have in a certain area, your work history and previous training. If RPL is determined as a possibility for you, you will be provided with a kit that will guide you in working through each unit to determine relevant skills and experience and identify whether you would be able to provide the required evidence.


USI is needed for all students studying with LEAD College. From 1 January 2015 for undertaking Nationally Recognised Training delivered by a Registered Training Organisation the student/s will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). The USI is available online and at no cost to the student. This USI will stay with the student for life and be recorded with any nationally recognised VET course that is completed. Please see the official USI website https://www.usi.gov.au/ The student after enrolment is required to create USI (Unique Student Identifier) or allow LEAD College to create an USI on their behalf.


Relevant resources are available at LEAD College to ensure that the students settle in well, smoothly transit life in new places and achieve the required level of competency in all accredited courses. Our staff assists in how to seek help with local welfare and guidance services.


Orientation to assist students is provided by LEAD College as an age and culturally appropriate program. Please refer Pre-enrolment Information Pack at www.leadcollege.edu.au Students will be permitted to attend classes only after they have attended and completed the orientation session for the enrolled course/s.

Core Units – 20
CPCCBL2001 Handle and prepare bricklaying and blocklaying materials
CPCCBL2002 Use bricklaying and blocklaying tools and equipment
CPCCBL3002 Carry out masonry veneer construction
CPCCBL3003 Carry out cavity brick construction
CPCCCA3002 Carry out setting out
CPCCBL3005 Lay masonry walls and corners
CPCCBL3006 Lay multi-thickness walls and piers
CPCCBL3009 Install flashings and damp-proof course
CPCCBL3010 Construct masonry arches
CPCCBL3011 Construct curved walls
CPCCOM1012 Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCOM1013 Plan and organise work
CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies, and procedures in the construction industry
CPCCCM2012 Work safely at heights
CPCCOM1014 Conduct workplace communication
CPCCOM1015 Carry out measurements and calculations
CPCCOM2001 Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCCM2006 Apply basic levelling procedures
CPCCCM2008 Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCBL3013 Construct masonry structural systems
Electives – 8
CPCWHS3001 Identify construction work hazards and select risk control strategies
CPCCCM2009 Carry out basic demolition
CPCCBL3001 Lay paving
CPCCBL3015 Construct decorative brickwork
CPCCBL3017 Carry out tuck pointing and repointing to masonry
CPCCBL3018 Install aerated autoclaved concrete products
CPCCCO2013 Carry out concreting to simple forms
BSBSMB406 Manage small business finances