Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying

Jobs and Skills WA: Construction courses
Get set to build up your construction career!

Every building needs good solid walls, and that's where bricks and blocks come in!

Available as an apprenticeship, the Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying will get you ready for a certified trade career as a bricklayer or blocklayer. You'll learn about different types of bricks and blocks used in construction; how to lay bricks for domestic, commercial, and public buildings; how to construct arches, columns, feature walls, steps and stairs, curved walls and ornamental panels.

You'll also learn how to use tools and equipment, read and interpret construction plans and specifications, use measurements and calculations, work safely on a construction site, and much more!

Half price
School-based apprenticeship or traineeship (SBAT)
Industry: Building and Construction
National course code: CPC33020 | WA State ID: BGD8

Choose a WA TAFE college that delivers this course

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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.

Do you want to build a lifetime career from the ground up?

When you complete the Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying you will be ready for a certified trade career as a bricklayer or blocklayer.

The Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying is an apprenticeship please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.


Do you want to build a lifetime career from the ground up?

When you complete the Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying you will be ready for a certified trade career as a bricklayer or blocklayer.

Gain these skills

You will gain the knowledge and skills to lay bricks for domestic, commercial, and public buildings.

  • construct arches
  • columns
  • feature walls
  • steps & stairs
  • curved walls
  • ornamental panels
  • interpret plans
  • apply work health and safety requirements

Learn in specialised facilities

South Metropolitan TAFE's Thornlie and Rockingham Campuses offer first rate, fully equipped, purpose-built workshops, where students get hands-on practice working in simulation rooms, using advanced equipment and the latest techniques.

When you complete this course, you will be ready for a career in the building industry.

You will have the skills and knowledge to undertake heritage bricklaying, refractory bricklaying, bricklaying, blocklaying and paving work in residential, industrial and commercial contexts, in both existing and new constructions.

This qualification reflects the trade qualified role of a bricklayer, blocklayer or 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.

This course is an apprenticeship:  you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study. To find out more regarding apprenticeships click here.

Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.

Choose a private training provider that delivers this course

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

Delivered through the Apprenticeship model. Mixed mode delivery, consisting of off the job and on the job training. Theory and practical assessments delivered as classroom based at Skill Hire’s Forrestfield workshop location. Assessment via onsite model is on an individual basis against units of competency and activities performed on the job.

Apprentices are scheduled for training 2- 3 times a year, whilst working out on site the remainder of the time gaining real work experience and learning on the job. This qualification provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills to become a trade qualified Bricklayer.

Delivery locations

Forrestfield, WA

Our innovative apprenticeship training strategies have been designed to service a modern building and construction industry and its valued Brick and Blocklaying apprentices. These strategies provide a positive blend of on-the-job and off-the-job learning experiences enabling apprentices to become highly skilled brick and blocklayers across various disciplines.

Brick and Blocklaying disciplines in this nationally recognised qualification are:

  • Workplace health and safety
  • Residential home building
  • Commercial Blocklaying applications
  • Heritage feature-brick artwork
  • Brick veneer construction
  • Multi-thick bonding techniques
  • Traditional archway building
  • Radius wall construction
  • Sustainable building methods/practices

Consultation with industry has contributed to the development of our modern training strategies which offer maximum flexibility to businesses and their apprentices. Our training strategies confidently meet industry requirements and expectations.

Delivery location


The information presented on the course lists within this website is provided to the Department of Training and Workforce Development by the WA TAFE colleges and private training providers, and is offered as a guide only. It is updated regularly, however some changes to details may occur in between updates. You should always contact the TAFE or private training provider directly to confirm details and/or ask questions.