Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying

This qualification provides a trade outcome in bricklaying and blocklaying.

Occupational titles may include:



The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as two specialist fields of work.

The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context.

Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.


To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

27 units of competency:

21 core units

6 elective units.

The elective units are to be chosen as follows:

from Groups A and B

up to 2 units from Certificate III or IV qualifications in add topic CPC08 or another current Training Package, provided the integrity of the AQF alignment is ensured, and they contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Some units in this qualification may have prerequisite requirements, which must be met when packaging the qualification. Users are referred to the list of add topic CPC08 units with prerequisite unit requirements available in this Training Package for this purpose.

Core units

add topic CPCCCA3002A

Carry out setting out

add topic CPCCCM1012A

Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry

add topic CPCCCM1013A

Plan and organise work

add topic CPCCCM1014A

Conduct workplace communication

add topic CPCCCM1015A

Carry out measurements and calculations

add topic CPCCCM2001A

Read and interpret plans and specifications

add topic CPCCCM2006B

Apply basic levelling procedures

add topic CPCCCM2008B

Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding

add topic CPCCCM2009A

Carry out basic demolition

add topic CPCCOHS2001A

Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

Brick and blocklaying field of work

add topic CPCCBL2001A

Handle and prepare bricklaying and blocklaying materials

add topic CPCCBL2002A

Use bricklaying and blocklaying tools and equipment

add topic CPCCBL3002A

Carry out masonry veneer construction

add topic CPCCBL3003A

Carry out cavity brick construction

add topic CPCCBL3004A

Construct masonry steps and stairs

add topic CPCCBL3005A

Lay masonry walls and corners

add topic CPCCBL3006A

Lay multi-thickness walls and piers

add topic CPCCBL3009A

Install flashings and damp proof course

add topic CPCCBL3010A

Construct masonry arches

add topic CPCCBL3011A

Construct curved walls

add topic CPCCBL3014A

Install fire-rated masonry construction

Elective units

Group A: Advanced brick and blocklaying

add topic CPCCBL3001A

Lay paving

add topic CPCCBL3007A

Install glass blockwork

add topic CPCCBL3012A

Construct fireplaces and chimneys

add topic CPCCBL3013A

Construct masonry structural systems

add topic CPCCBL3015A

Construct decorative brickwork

add topic CPCCBL3016A

Construct battered masonry walls and piers

add topic CPCCBL3017A

Carry out tuck pointing to brickwork

add topic CPCCBL3018A

Install aerated autoclaved concrete products

Group B: General elective units

add topic CPCCCM2007B

Use explosive power tools

add topic CPCCCM2010B

Work safely at heights

add topic CPCCCM3001C

Operate elevated work platforms

add topic CPCCCO2013A

Carry out concreting to simple forms

add topic CPCCSF2004A

Place and fix reinforcement materials

add topic BSBSMB301

Investigate micro business opportunities

add topic BSBSMB406

Manage small business finances

Subject lists

Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying 20e81
Units: CPCCCA3002A, CPCCCM1012A
Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying 20e81


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Entry Requirements

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Licensing Information

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Employability Skills

Employability skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


Communicates with clients, colleagues and others using effective and appropriate communication techniques, including:

Clear and direct communication

Active listening

Verbal and non-verbal language

Questioning to identify and confirm requirements

Language and concepts appropriate to cultural differences

Follows instructions from supervisor and other relevant persons

Understands, interprets and applies information as required from:

Regulatory, legislative, licensing and organisational requirements

Environmental and OHS requirements, including material safety data sheets (MSDS)

Codes and standards

Plans, drawings and specifications


Safety signs and symbols

Organisational policies and procedures

Understands relevant definitions, terminology, symbols, abbreviations and language

Records relevant information using standard workplace documentation

Applies measurements and calculations using appropriate equipment, formulas and records as required

Reports and records hazards and risks


Works as part of a team

Provides assistance and encouragement to other team members

Initiates and encourages improvements in team performance

Identifies and utilises the strengths of other team members

Relates to people from diverse social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and with varying physical and mental abilities

Coordinates and actions tasks

Participates in on-site meetings

Problem solving

Examines tools and equipment prior to use for damage, missing components or other defects

Identifies typical faults and problems and takes remedial action and/or reports to supervisor

Rectifies simple faults with tools and equipment

Initiative and enterprise

Identifies opportunities to improve resource efficiency and makes suggestions as appropriate

Responds to change and workplace challenges

Puts ideas into action

Maximises use of resources by recycling, re-using or using appropriate disposal methods

Planning and organising

Identifies hazards and implements appropriate hazard control measures

Identifies and manages risks

Selects and uses appropriate materials, tools and equipment

Carries out inspections and checks

Determines material quantity requirements and conformity to requirements

Prioritises and sequences tasks

Applies time management skills to ensure work is completed to time requirements

Self management

Evaluates own actions and makes judgements about performance and necessary improvements

Contributes to workplace responsibilities, such as current work site environmental/sustainability frameworks or management systems

Manages own performance to meet workplace standards

Seeks support to improve work performance

Cleans up work area, including tools and equipment


Identifies own learning needs and seeks skill development as required

Is open to learning new ideas and techniques


Uses calculators

Uses and operates a range of tools and equipment correctly and safely

Properly starts up, operates and shuts down equipment

Carries out pre- and post-operational checks on equipment and machines

Performs tool and equipment maintenance as required