Certificate III in Bricklaying

Bricklayers lay bricks, pre-cut stone, concrete blocks and other types of building blocks in mortar to construct and repair walls, foundations, partitions, arches and other structures. This is the entry point for Apprentice Bricklayers and provides people with a range of core and underpinning skills and knowledge relevant to work in this field.

This qualification requires 21 core units of competency and 6 electives to be completed. The following qualification is a sample only. For advice on how to choose alternative units to those listed below please refer to the General Construction Training Package (CPC08) qualifications and general structuring rules. Please click the hyperlink to download a copy of the Cert III Bricklaying Training Plan

Qualification Code: CPC30111


Unit Code Unit Title Hours
CPCCCA3002A Carry out setting out 24
CPCCCM10012A Work effectively in the General Construction Industry 20
CPCCCM1013A Plan and organise work 20
CPCCCM1014A Conduct workplace communication 20
CPCCCM1015A Carry out measurements and calculations 20
CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret plans and specifications 36
CPCCCM2006A Apply basic levelling procedures 8
CPCCCM2008A Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding 40
CPCCCM2009A Carry out basic demolition 32
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies & procedures 20
CPCCBL2001A Handle & prepare bricklaying & blocklaying materials 16
CPCCBL2002A Use bricklaying & blocklaying tools & equipment 30
CPCCBL3002A Carry out masonry veneer construction 60
CPCCBL3003A Carry out cavity brick construction 60
CPCCBL3004A Construct masonry steps and stairs 32
CPCCBL3005A Lay masonry walls and corners 76
CPCCBL3006A Lay multi thickness walls and piers 60
CPCCBL3009A Install flashings and damp proof course (DPC) 8
CPCCBL3010A Construct masonry arches 100
CPCCBL3011A Construct curved wall 32
CPCCBL3014A Install fire rated masonry construction 32


Unit Code Unit Title Hours
CPCCBL3001A Lay paving 24
CPCCCO2013A Carry out concreting to simple forms 20
CPCCBL3012A Construct fireplaces and chimneys 48
CPCCBL3013A Construct masonry structural systems 40
CPCCBL3015A Construct decorative brickwork 70
CPCCBL3016A Construct battered masonry walls and piers 32

Total qualification: 980 hours