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What will I learn?

Building and construction is a fast-growing industry in Australia, generating over $350 billion in revenue and producing around 8% of Australia’s Gross Domestic Product. There has never been a better time to be a qualified bricklayer or blocklayer, as these skills are always in demand. If you like working outdoors, have good hand-eye coordination and can work neatly and accurately, Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Bricklaying Blocklaying is the perfect course to cement your construction career and fast-track your way to a job on a commercial or domestic worksite.

Learn in a real-world setting

This is a practical course that covers all the essential skills and knowledge you’ll need as a bricklayer or blocklayer, including laying bricks and blocks, levelling, general demolition, veneer construction, structural masonry, arch design and construction and fireplace construction. Studying at Melbourne Polytechnic’s cutting-edge Heidelberg campus, you’ll work on full-size projects with real world challenges in Victoria’s most technologically advanced building and construction facilities. Melbourne Polytechnic’s instructors are qualified, industry-experienced practitioners, who will support you with in-depth training and self-paced learning resources. You can also choose the apprenticeship stream and get paid while you learn on site with your employer.

From the classroom to the site in no time

This qualification is a widely recognised pathway to a successful career as a bricklayer or blocklayer in Australia’s exciting and fast-growing construction industry. You might work as an employee of a bricklaying subcontractor or building and construction company. Once you’re qualified, you could start your own bricklaying business and set your own schedule working for yourself.

CAREER PATHWAYS

Where will this take me

This qualification is a widely recognized pathway to a successful career as a bricklayer or blocklayer in Australia’s exciting and fast-growing construction industry.

  • Subcontractor
  • Bricklayer
  • Construction Site Tradesperson
  • Labourer

Pathways

Successful completion of this course means you can progress in your career by enrolling in the Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) followed by the Diploma of Building and Construction (Building).

How you learn

Non-apprentices are encouraged to seek work placement when they are not at Melbourne Polytechnic.

  • Blended
  • Onsite
  • Offsite
  • Classroom

Class Schedule

Classes run across Monday to Friday in mornings and afternoons

Assessment Methods

Assessment is delivered throughout the course using a combination of theory and practical-based tasks.

Units of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ.

Which department am I in?

Department of Construction

CRICOS

103834A

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
A$18,452.00 (US$ 12,396) per year
Tuition fees per semester: AUD $9,226

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

6 February 2023, 10 July 2023

Venue

Heidelberg Campus

Cnr Waterdale Road and Bell Street,

HEIDELBERG HEIGHTS,

Victoria,

3081, MELBOURNE, Australia

Online/Distance with attendance (12 months)

Tuition fees
A$18,452.00 (US$ 12,396) per year
Tuition fees per semester: AUD $9,226

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

6 February 2023, 10 July 2023

Venue

Heidelberg Campus

Cnr Waterdale Road and Bell Street,

HEIDELBERG HEIGHTS,

Victoria,

3081, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Academic: Australian Year 12 equivalency
English: Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0, Pearson PTE Academic 42 overall with no individual communicative skill below 36;

Cambridge English Scale (Cambridge: First (FCE), Cambridge: Advanced (CAE), Cambridge: Proficiency (CPE)): 162 overall (Individual bands: minimum 154); Melbourne Polytechnic: ELICOS: 2+ ISLPR overall (individual bands: minimum ISLPR 2).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Melbourne Polytechnic

Melbourne Polytechnic provides a wide range of innovative and practical courses, with personalised pathways through flexible study options.

  • One of the largest providers of education in Victoria
  • Teaches technical, further education and degree programs
  • Awarded for Excellence in International Education
  • Home to international students from over 70 countries

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