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bricklaying Course

A 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.

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Course Details

Duration: 1.5 – 2 years including holidays

Intake: 2 – 4 intakes per year

Costs: $9,000 – $15,000 per year

Locations: Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Gold Coast

Further study:

  • Certificate IV in Building and Construction
  • Diploma of Building and Construction (Building or Management)

Career opportunities: Bricklayer, Blocklayer, Paver

Course Requirements

  • An IELTS score (academic) of 5.5 with no band score less than 5.0 or equivalent.
  • Completion of the equivalent of minimum Australian Year 10.

Graduate Outcome

  • Skilled Occupations List: Yes
  • 331111 (Bricklayer/ Blocklayer)

Bricklayers lay bricks, pre-cut stone and other types of building blocks in mortar to construct and repair walls, partitions, arches and other structures. Average income on a week $2,070 based on Job Outlook.

Tasks and duties

  • Studies plans and specifications to determine materials required, dimensions and installation procedures.
  • Erects scaffolding.
  • Seals foundations with damp resistant materials and spreads layers of mortar to serve as base and binder for blocks, using trowels.
  • Lays bricks in rows, designs and shapes, and spreads mortar between the joints.
  • Embeds blocks in mortar and removes excess mortar.
  • Checks vertical and horizontal alignment.
  • Cuts, shapes, and polishes stones and bricks using machines and hand tools, and shapes bricks to fit irregular spaces.
  • Repairs and maintains bricks, cement blocks and related structures.
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