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CPC30111 - Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying


At a glance

Provides the skills and knowledge required to read and interpret plans and specifications, apply basic levelling procedures, carry out measurements and calculations, handle and prepare bricklaying/blocklaying materials and use bricklaying and blocklaying tools and equipment. Apprentices will work with clay and concrete masonry and other types of building materials in mortar on veneer and full brick construciton, partitions, arches and other structures. Tasks may include working from plans and specifications, setting out and laying bricks, checking vertical and horizontal alignment, using various tools, constructing arches, fireplaces and ornamental brickwork and related structures, and operating brick-cutting machines.

Study Mode On-campus
Units/Credits 27 units
Availability On-campus
DurationSee Availabilities
Intake Dates See Availabilities
Full course cost $16,686.00 (2019)

Please refer to the VET student fees price lists, eligibility criteria applies for subsidised funding. If you are unsure please call us on 13 27 86.

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

  1. Students will receive a Result of Assessment within 21 days of completion of each unit/module or within 21 days of the ‘close of study’ date.
  2. Students who successfully complete all required units/modules will receive their qualification and an Academic Statement itemising all units/modules successfully completed.
  3. Following receipt of written advice from the student (or teacher) that the student does not intend to complete the full course, the student will be issued with a Statement of Attainment listing all units/modules successfully completed.

This qualification provides a trade outcome in bricklaying and blocklaying. Occupational titles may include: Bricklayer Blocklayer.

Entry Requirements

This course is for apprenticeship training only. Students must be employed as apprentices in a relevant industry.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Is what I already know taken into account?

Yes. Your history of study, skills and experience does matter. Consideration is given to your prior life and work experiences as well as formal and informal training. This may be applied using the national standard for Mutual Recognition or through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Documentary evidence will be requested.

Structure and assessment


Apprentices (User Choice)

Core units

  • Carry out setting out(CPCCCA3002A)
  • Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry(CPCCCM1012A)
  • Plan and organise work(CPCCCM1013A)
  • Conduct workplace communication(CPCCCM1014A)
  • Carry out measurements and calculations(CPCCCM1015A)
  • Read and interpret plans and specifications(CPCCCM2001A)
  • Apply basic levelling procedures(CPCCCM2006B)
  • Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding(CPCCCM2008B)
  • Carry out basic demolition(CPCCCM2009A)
  • Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry(CPCCOHS2001A)
  • Handle and prepare bricklaying and blocklaying materials(CPCCBL2001A)
  • Use bricklaying and blocklaying tools and equipment(CPCCBL2002A)
  • Carry out masonry veneer construction(CPCCBL3002A)
  • Carry out cavity brick construction(CPCCBL3003A)
  • Construct masonry steps and stairs(CPCCBL3004A)
  • Lay masonry walls and corners(CPCCBL3005A)
  • Lay multi-thickness walls and piers(CPCCBL3006A)
  • Install flashings and damp proof course(CPCCBL3009A)
  • Construct masonry arches(CPCCBL3010A)
  • Construct curved walls(CPCCBL3011A)
  • Install fire-rated masonry construction(CPCCBL3014A)

Elective units

  • Lay paving(CPCCBL3001A)
  • Construct fireplaces and chimneys(CPCCBL3012A)
  • Construct masonry structural systems(CPCCBL3013A)
  • Construct decorative brickwork(CPCCBL3015A)
  • Use explosive power tools(CPCCCM2007B)
  • Work safely at heights(CPCCCM2010B)
  • Carry out concreting to simple forms(CPCCCO2013A)
  • Place and fix reinforcement materials(CPCCSF2004A)

Study Sequence

To view more information about these units, as well as the suggested study plan, please visit the handbook.


Please register your interest through the link below and we will contact you with further details.

Fees and scholarships


Full course cost: $16686.00 (2019)

Please refer to the VET student fees price lists, eligibility criteria applies for subsidised funding. If you are unsure please call us on 13 27 86.

The Queensland Government determines the schedule set by CQUniversity. Additional fees may be charged for printed materials, protective clothing and tools etc. A full copy of all regulations associated with VET fees can be accessed from the Queensland Government Legislation website.

All fees must be paid to finalise enrolment or a payment arrangement entered into. You will be liable for all payments, even if you discontinue enrolment, subject to the Refund Policy. Debt recovery action will be taken to recover outstanding fees. Please select from the following:

  • VET Student Loans
    VET Student Loans will commence from 1 January 2017 and is an interest free Australian Government income contingency loan that assists eligible full fee paying students to pay their Tuition Fees.
  • VET Government funded programs
    The cost of these programs is based on a student contribution fee. A concession may be available in some situations. Additional resource/material costs will vary from program to program.
  • VET fee-for-service programs (full fee paying)
    These are competitively priced full-fee paying programs which do not attract concessions.

Price lists


Please refer to the scholarship pages for more information.

How to Apply

How do I secure an apprenticeship or traineeship?

Traineeships and apprenticeships need to be secured with an employer before you can start your study. Your employer will then work with CQUniversity to pull together the training program that is right for you. If you would like to become an apprentice or trainee, visit the Australian Government Australian Apprenticeships website and follow the steps to become an apprentice.

For further information

If you have any questions about the course, please call us on 13 27 86.

You can also register your interest to stay up-to-date with course developments, application timelines and events happening in your area.

Register your interest

Key dates

16 JAN
Online Chat Session
07 FEB
Online Chat Session