CPC33020 Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying

We deliver the nationally recognised CPC33020 Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying.

This qualification provides a trade outcome in bricklaying and blocklaying.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Bricklayer
  • Blocklayer

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

Apprentices completing CPC33020 Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying will undertake three years of competency based training. Individual training plans are developed based on both the apprentice and employer’s needs. Specific training sessions are arranged in consultation and cooperation with the apprentice’s employer.

The qualification has compulsory requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as a specialist field of work, which can be chosen by the apprentice and employer.

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.

 Building Skills Centre has a number of trainers and assessors, qualified in particular disciplines and trades. Each apprentice will have the benefit of receiving training from two or three Building Skills Centre trainers throughout the duration of their apprenticeship training.

28 units of competency are required for award of this qualification:

  • 20 compulsory units
  • 8 elective units
  • 1 additional unit

Compulsory units

CPCCBL2001Handle and prepare bricklaying and blocklaying materials
CPCCBL2002Use bricklaying and blocklaying tools and equipment
CPCCBL3002Carry out masonry veneer construction
CPCCBL3003Carry out cavity brick construction
CPCCBL3005Lay masonry walls and corners
CPCCBL3006Lay multi-thickness walls and piers
CPCCBL3009Install flashings and damp-proof course
CPCCBL3010Construct masonry arches
CPCCBL3011Construct curved walls
CPCCBL3013Construct masonry structural systems
CPCCCA3002 Carry out setting out
CPCCOM1012 Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCOM1013 Plan and organise work
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
CPCCCM2012 Work safely at heights
CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

Elective units

Place and fix reinforcement materials
CPCCCM2009 Carry out basic demolition
CPCCBL3004 Construct masonry steps and stairs
CPCCBL3014 Install fire-rated masonry construction
CPCCBL3001 Lay paving
CPCCBL3015 Construct decorative brickwork
CPCCBL3016 Construct battered masonry walls and piers
CPCCCO2013 Carry out concreting to simple forms
CPCCCM2002 Carry out hand excavation