CPC33020 - Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying


Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying

This qualification 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.

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.

104 weeks

intake and start dates available. Contact us info@apsley.nsw.edu.au or call 02 9633 2779 for more information

Training will be conducted face to face on a fulltime basis in a classroom, with simulated work environment.

Assessment methods may include knowledge questions, practical, self-assessment.

All assessments are conducted in accordance with the principles of assessment (fairness, flexibility, validity and reliability) and rules of evidence (validity, sufficiency, authenticity and currency).

CPC33020 - Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying (113774C) qualification provides a trade outcome in bricklaying and blocking for residential and commercial construction work.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Apsley College has the following entry requirements:

International students must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age and have completed Year 12 or equivalent.
  • Have completed the unit CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry.
  • Participate in a course entry interview to determine suitability for the course and student needs.
  • Have an IELTS* score of 5.5 (test results must be no more than 2 years old). English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:
    • Educated for 5 years in an English-speaking country; or
    • Completed at least 6 months of a Certificate IV level course in an Australian RTO; or
    • Successful completion of an English Placement Test

*Note that other English language tests such as PTE and TOEFL can be accepted. Students are required to provide their results so that it can be confirmed they are equivalent to IELTS 5.5.
• All students must complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test prior to the commencement of the course.

All credit transfer applications must be supported by appropriate documentation. This may be in the form of a nationally recognised qualification certificate, transcript, and/or a statement of attainment, which corresponds with the same qualification code and name, unit code, and title as those included in the student application and date/duration of the course. For details, please refer to the credit transfer policy and procedure.

This is a Nationally Recognised Qualification.

Units in CPC33020 - Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying (113774C) qualification reflect the knowledge and skills of individuals with significant experience in:

  • Bricklayer
  • Blocklayer
  • Paver

Above pathway information is in line with qualification description on National Training Register, it does not imply any job guarantee or job role at the end of the course. Apsley college does not claim any employment outcome or job guarantee associated with its courses as it will be misleading.

Further training pathways from CPC33020 - Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying (113774C) qualification may lead to any of the following qualifications:

  • CPC40611 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Specialist Trades)
  • CPC40408 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Sales)
  • CPC40708 Certificate IV in Building and Construction
  • CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
Note: Apsley college does not offer the qualifications listed above in possible study pathways.

Face to Face Delivery


Course Structure

Code Title Core or Elective
CPCCWHS2001* Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry Core
CPCCOM1015* Carry out measurements and calculations Core
CPCCOM2001* Read and interpret plans and specifications Core
CPCCOM1012* Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry Core
CPCCOM1013* Plan and organise work Core
CPCCOM1014* Conduct workplace communication Core
CPCCCM2008* Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding Core
CPCCCM2012* Work safely at heights Core
CPCCBL2001 Handle and prepare bricklaying and block laying materials Core
CPCCBL2002 Use bricklaying and block laying tools and equipment Core
CPCCCM2006 Apply basic levelling procedures Core
CPCCCA3002 Carry out setting out Core
CPCCBL3005 Lay masonry walls and corners Core
CPCCBL3006 Lay multi-thickness walls and piers Core
CPCCBL3010 Construct masonry arches Core
CPCCBL3011 Construct curved walls Core
CPCCBL3013 Construct masonry structural systems Core
CPCCBC4003 Select, prepare and administer a construction contract Elective
CPCCBL3016 Construct battered masonry walls and piers Elective
CPCCBL3009 Install flashings and damp-proof course Elective
CPCCBL3003 Carry out cavity brick construction Elective
CPCCBL3002 Carry out masonry veneer construction Elective
CPCCBL3015 Construct decorative brickwork Elective
CPCCBL3001 Lay paving Elective
CPCCPA3002 Lay segmental paving Elective
CPCCPA3003 Cut segmental paving Elective
CPCCCM2009 Carry out basic demolition Elective
CPCCCO2013 Carry out concreting to simple forms Elective