Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying
Course Code: CPC33020 | CRICOS Code: 103838H


Building & ConStruction

Delivery Mode

Blended and Workshop Training


94 Weeks

Course Description


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.

Occupational titles could include:

  • Bricklayer
  • Blocklayer
  • Paver

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.

Completion of the general construction induction training program, specified in the Safe Work Australia model Code of Practice: Construction Work, is required by anyone carrying out construction work. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to Work Safely in The Construction Industry meets this requirement.


Blended / Workshop training


Melbourne Campus
Level 5 & 9, 341-345 Queen Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Sydney Campus
Level 1, 54 Parramatta Road, Forest Lodge NSW 2037

Adelaide Campus
Level 3, 45 Grenfell Street, Adelaide SA 5000

Course Fee/Duration


Course Duration: 94 weeks
Course Fee: AUD $33,000 (includes Workshop training , Materials & Administration Fee)

Note: Fees are subject to changes


This course is delivered in a structured classroom environment which includes the Signet purpose built workshop and computer laboratory.

The program will be delivered over 94 weeks The simulation training is for review of the learning activities, practicing communication, work based skills, management skills and to undertake other assessments e.g. project(s), presentation etc.

You will find the hands-on practical simulation training interesting and beneficial, so that you are able to perform tasks efficiently and effectively in an actual workplace which will build your confidence and competence.

Intake Dates

January, April, July, October

January, April, July, October

Entry Requirements


  • 18 years or older upon application
  • All applicants are required to have successfully completed an LLN test and demonstrate competence for all indicators to enrol for this qualification

Note: Some assessment tasks are completed using a computer and internet, and it is essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.

Units Of Competency
UNIT OF COMPETENCY To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in: 28 units of competency: 20 core units 8 elective units.
                                                                                       Core Units – 20
CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies, and procedures in the construction industry
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
CPCCCA3002 Carry out setting out
CPCCCM2012 Work safely at heights
CPCCCM2008 Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCCM2006 Apply basic levelling procedures
CPCCBL2001 Handle and prepare bricklaying and blocklaying materials
CPCCBL2002 Use bricklaying and blocklaying tools and equipment
CPCCBL3013 Construct masonry structural systems
CPCCBL3002 Carry out masonry veneer construction
CPCCBL3003 Carry out cavity brick construction
CPCCBL3005 Lay masonry walls and corners
CPCCBL3006 Lay multi-thickness walls and piers
CPCCBL3009 Install flashings and damp-proof course
CPCCBL3011 Construct curved walls
CPCCBL3010 Construct masonry arches
Elective Units – 8
BSBESB407 Manage finances for new business ventures
CPCCCO2013 Carry out concreting to simple forms
CPCCCM2009 Carry out basic demolition
CPCCBL3001 Lay paving
CPCSUS5001 Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability
CPCCBC4052 Lead and manage teams in the building and construction industry
CPCCBL3015 Construct decorative brickwork
CPCCSF2004 Place and Fix reinforcement materials
Qualification Pathways


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).

Career Pathways


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

* Completion of an Signet qualification does not guarantee an employment outcome

Related Qualifications

Certificate III Wall and Floor Tiling

Diploma of Building and Construction

Advanced Diploma of Civil Contruction and Design

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