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Bricklaying and Blocklaying

Everything you need to know about bricks for domestic, commercial and public buildings. Learn how to lay and bond bricks and similar building blocks and how to construct ornamental panels, feature walls, arches and columns. Provides the skills to prepare and maintain brickwork.

* Please note that eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training.
National ID: CPC30111
State ID: D390
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying

Gain the trade knowledge and skills to lay bricks as a bricklayer or blocklayer

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.

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This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 July 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 (plus resource fee) if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

Certificate III
National ID: 52824WA
State ID: AC01
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades) (Bricklaying and Blocklaying Pre-apprenticeship)

Gain the skills to work in the building industry and become an apprentice bricklayer/blocklayer.

Do you want to build your career outdoors?

When you complete this Certificate II in Building and Construction pre-apprenticeship you'll be what employers are looking for as an apprentice bricklayer/blocklayer.

Gain these skills: 

  • constructing and repairing walls, arches, foundations, and partitions 
  • interpreting plans 
  • measuring 
  • calculating the right amount of materials for the job 
  • working with scaffolding safely at heights and
  • workplace health and safety
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This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 July 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 (plus resource fee) if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

Certificate II
State ID: AE386
Industry Building and Construction
Free*
Skill sets

Work Safety in Construction Skill Set

Get Skills Ready for a job with construction safety skills.

Get ready for a safe construction career

Learn the skills to prepare for a career in construction and pick up your White Card along the way.

This skill set will give you an introduction to working in construction, teaching you safety and accuracy in planning for, setting up and beginning a construction project.  You will learn to use tools and equipment safely and the rules and procedures for safe work on site, plus you will work on a construction project, ready to add to your portfolio. 

This course is ideal as a start to a building and construction pathway, building the basic safety skills for wet trades, plumbing, carpentry and joinery.

Gain these skills:

  • Plan and prepare, set up and use levelling device and worksite clean-up
  • Identify and assess risks of work tasks, identify hazardous materials and other hazards on work sites, plan and prepare for safe work practices, apply safe work practice and follow emergency procedures
  • Plan and prepare tools, equipment, signage and barricades, calculate materials and ready them for use, apply environmental requirements
  • Determine component requirements and assembly sequence
  • Operate hand tools and use equipment safely
  • Quality checking construction outcomes against plans
  • Understanding work, health and safety of construction projects, worksites, PPE, communication and first aid procedures, safety symbols
       

Fees:

Please note if you are not eligible for fee free training, the following fees apply.

  • Tuition fees: $394.33 or free for concession
  • Resource fees: $177.25

Next dates for delivery

This course is delivered 5 days a week for 3 weeks and then students will complete a 4th week on work placement, to be arranged by SM TAFE. The next course dates are:

Thornlie: Starts 6 September or 15 November

   

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 This course can help you get ready for your first job, or re-skill quickly for jobs that are available as WA's economy recovers. This course is free for 15 to 24 year olds; or those who are receiving JobSeeker, JobKeeper, Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY payments; or concession cardholders. If you’re not eligible, you can pay the course fee to gain these skills and become highly employable. See the full eligibility list in the important information tab below. Find out more about the initiative

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