Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades) (Brick and Block Laying Pre-apprenticeship)

Jobs and Skills WA: Construction industry courses
Ready to build your new career in construction?

This is the perfect course if you're looking for an introduction to different career options through an apprenticeship  in the building and construction industry. Your training will include core units that are applicable to all job roles — these include workplace safety, reading and interpreting plans, and carrying out measurements and calculations. 

Then you'll be able to select from a range of elective units that are specific to different trades — for example; bricklaying, plastering, tiling, concreting, painting and decorating, carpentry and joinery, or roof tiling. These units will give you the opportunity to 'try a trade' and see what kind of apprenticeship you may want to pursue. Please note that the unit choices available will depend on the TAFE or training provider. 

Half price
Pre-apprenticeship or Pre-traineeship
Industry: Building and Construction
National course code: 52893WA | WA State ID: AD06

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If you would like further information such as when the course is available and how to enrol, and details of course fees, or if you have questions about how the course is delivered, please follow the Find out more link to go to the TAFE's website where you will find full course details and contact information so that you can speak to the TAFE directly.

An outdoor trades career with a chance of making great things

Complete this pre-apprenticeship and you'll be what employers are looking for in an apprentice bricklayer/blocklayer.

Learn how to use bricklaying tools and equipment to construct brick and block walls, to give yourself a better chance of gaining an apprenticeship and a flying start in learning a trade.

Want to build the blocks for your career in construction? This pre-apprenticeship will equip you with the skills employers are looking for in an apprentice bricklayer/blocklayer.

Bricklaying is an important and in-demand trade, being vital to the construction industry as the foundation for residential and commercial developments. In this course you’ll learn how to use bricklaying tools and equipment to construct and repair brick and block walls. 

Complete this course to give yourself the best chance of getting an apprenticeship and a head start in an outdoors trade such as bricklaying, carpentry or labouring. 

Learn in specialist facilities

The Mandurah, Rockingham and Thornlie campuses feature modern workshops with tools and equipment you will find on any work site. Students complete this pre-apprenticeship in an environment that reflects current industry practices and simulates a real-life workplace. 

Choose a private training provider that delivers this course

This course is available from registered training organisations (accredited private training providers) that are also funded through Jobs and Skills WA. Select from the list below, and follow the link to the provider's website for further information about the course and how to enrol.

Do you want to explore a trade in carpentry or bricklaying, but not sure where your talents lay? 52893WA Certificate II Building and Construction (Pathway – Trades) is Skill Hire’s elite construction training program, a pre-apprenticeship course designed to get you ready for an apprenticeship and a trade career, while exploring your options. This program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to begin your career in the construction industry and transition into an apprenticeship. 52893WA Certificate II Building and Construction (Pathway – Trades) offers two pathways – carpentry and joinery, or bricklaying/blocklaying. You will have the opportunity to learn the basic skills needed to get started in your trade of choice and then choose your preferred specialisation. This course is hands-on, covering the key skills needed by employers in the construction industry. By week four, participants can select their pathway and Skill Hire, as a registered Group Training Organisation (GTO), is then uniquely placed to help find a host employer for real life work placement experience. The course is delivered in our customised Forrestfield training facility over 16 weeks, with participants required to attend training four days per week. Participants will finish the program with a four-week work placement experience and are encouraged to get the most out of this experience as it can lead to an opportunity for employment. 

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