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Duration: 
3 years full time or longer for part time
Location: 
Industry
Other
Delivery mode: 
Face to Face
Workplace

Applications due 31 December 2018

Overview

Lay the foundation for your career in building and construction with a Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying at Victoria Polytechnic.

This trade certificate is a practical course which will equip you to work as a bricklayer or blocklayer in both housing and commercial construction. It is suited for those who enjoy working outdoors, have good hand-eye coordination and can work neatly and accurately.

You will gain essential skills and knowledge in:

  • levelling
  • laying bricks and blocks
  • general demolition
  • veneer construction
  • structural masonry
  • arch design and construction
  • fireplace construction.

You will learn how to safely use and maintain of a wide range of tools and equipment used for bricklaying and construction, including:

  • power tools
  • automatic and laser levels
  • cement mixers
  • generators
  • scaffolding
  • conveyor belts.

This is an apprenticeship course but is also available to non-apprentices. 

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[Supp. Desc. Info] CPC30111 - Certificate III in Bricklaying / Blocklaying

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Expand your skills and knowledge and become a qualified bricklayer or blocklayer at Victoria Polytechnic

Careers

  • Bricklayer
  • Blocklayer

Course structure

To be awarded CPC30111 Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying, a student must successfully complete twenty-seven (27) units of competency, consisting of:

  • twenty-one (21) core units, and;
  • six (6) elective units, consisting of:
  • at least four (4) units must be selected from Groups A and B, and;
  • up to two (2) units from Certificate III or IV qualifications in the CPC08 Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package or another current training package, provided the integrity of the AQF alignment is ensured, and they contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome as well as be approved by Victoria Polytechnic.

Some units in this qualification may have prerequisite requirements, which must be met when packaging the qualification.

CORE UNITS

ELECTIVE UNITS

Group A

Group B

Imported

This course provides training and assessment for apprentices in the bricklaying and blocklaying industry.

What's a unit?

A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.

Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take, and optional \'elective\' units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.

Fees & scholarships

Fee type: VET

The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re offered a government subsidised place or a full-fee paying place.

If you enrol in a:

  • Government subsidised place, you’ll pay a VET tuition fee and may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee and course materials contribution.
  • full-fee paying place, you’ll pay the full-fee tuition rate (which includes Student Services and Amenities Fee and any material fees).

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Scholarships & assistance

Apply for a scholarship to help with your study costs.

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Admission & pathways

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course.

Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.

Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.

There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

You may be able to complete your qualification sooner through formal recognition of your existing skills. This is known as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

To receive RPL, we assess your previous work, education and life experiences against recognised qualifications. Applications for RPL can be made prior to enrolling.

Call us on 1300 TAFE VP (1300 823 387) to discuss RPL options with the course manager.

How to apply for this course

Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.

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Direct applications due 31 December 2018.

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