CPC33020 - Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying

CPC33020 - Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying


Sydney and Melbourne

Course Tuition Fee


Mode of Delivery


National Code



104 weeks



Course Overview

This qualification reflects the trade qualified role of a bricklayer, blocklayer or paver who may have responsibility for undertaking heritage bricklaying, refractory bricklaying, bricklaying, blocklaying and paving work in residential, industrial and commercial contexts, in both existing and new constructions.

This qualification applies to job titles such as bricklayer, blocklayer and 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 qualification is aimed at targeting overseas students, who are:

• seeking to pursue or further a career in bricklaying, block laying and paving;
• seeking to enter a new industry sector;
• seeking a pathway to higher level qualifications.

Characteristics of the target group are as follows:

Students will be from a range of countries and may be living in Australia for the first time or may have been here in the recent or more distant past.
Many will speak English as a second language, although an entry level has been set to ensure students are able to complete course work. Students are expected to typically fall into the age range of 18 – 35 as people still establishing or changing careers. Credit and/or RPL can be provided for those with existing skills and
knowledge allowing such students to complete the course in a shorter timeframe.

Mode of Delivery

The mode of delivery for this course is face-to-face.

Delivery Location:

  • Sydney Campus: Level 1, 37 George Street, Parramatta, NSW 2150
  • Melbourne Campus: L8, 1/168 Exhibition Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Course Subjects

Unit Code and Title
CPCCBL2001* – Handle and prepare bricklaying and blocklaying materials
CPCCBL2002* – Use bricklaying and blocklaying tools and equipment
CPCCBL3002* – Carry out masonry veneer construction
CPCCBL3003* – Carry out cavity brick construction
CPCCBL3005* – Lay masonry walls and corners
CPCCBL3006* – Lay multi-thickness walls and piers
CPCCBL3009* – Install flashings and damp-proof course
CPCCBL3010* – Construct masonry arches
CPCCBL3011* – Construct curved walls
CPCCBL3013* – Construct masonry structural systems
CPCCCA3002*  – Carry out setting out
CPCCCM2006 – Apply basic levelling procedures
CPCCCM2008* – Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCCM2012* – Work safely at heights
CPCCOM1012 – Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCOM1013 – Plan and organise work
CPCCOM1014 – Conduct workplace communication
CPCCOM1015 – Carry out measurements and calculations
CPCCOM2001* – Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCWHS2001 – Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCWHS1001 – CPCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry (Imported)
CPCCBL3016* – Construct battered masonry walls and piers (Group A)
CPCCCO2013* – Carry out concreting to simple forms (Group A)
CPCCSF2004* – Place and fix reinforcement materials (Group A)
CPCCPA3002* – Lay segmental paving (Group C)
CPCCPA3003*  – Cut segmental paving (Group C)
CPCCBL3001*   – Lay paving (General)
CPCCCM2009* – Carry out basic demolition (General)


Participants of CPC33020 – Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying course will be advised of the assessment requirements at the beginning of training of each unit. CPC33020 – Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying course assessments are the process of collecting evidence and making judgements about whether competency has been achieved to confirm whether an individual can perform to the standards expected in the workplace, as expressed in the relevant endorsed unit of competency.

Assessments are carried out in accordance with:
• Identified industry benchmarks and available best practice relevant for assessment.
• specific industry requirements.
• specific principles of assessment.
▪ rules of evidence.

Assessments will usually commence in the session following delivery and will require students to manage their workload and schedule assessment tasks accordingly. As this is a competency-based course, assessments continue throughout the course until the participant either achieves competency in their assessment tasks or a further training need is identified and addressed. Formative assessment is provided throughout the course in terms of practice.
This is achieved through using the tasks outlined in the learners’ resources as practice. Those tasks are separate to the summative assessment process that concludes each unit of competency.

The assessment process for all participants in CPC33020 – Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying course may include theory, projects and practical
assessments. Each unit in CPC33020 – Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying course has an individual assessment tool and mapping document which establishes the details of the assessment methodology including:

  • Outlining the assessment methods.
  • Providing instructions for the Assessor.
  • Providing instructions for the students.
  • Being mapped to the unit of competency through a separate mapping document.
  • Ensuring assessment is summative.

All activities and projects are assessed by the assigned Trainer & Assessor and then returned to the student with feedback. Assessor’s feedback to students allows them to monitor their progress before progressing onto new activities so they may apply lessons learned in their previous assessments.

Entry Requirements

RSB has the following entry requirements where International students must:

• be at least 18 years of age and have completed 12 or equivalent;
• participate in a course entry interview to determine suitability for the course and student needs;
• have an IELTS* score of 5.5 (test results must be no more than 2 years old).


English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:

• educated for 5 years in an English-speaking country; or
• successful completion of an English Placement Test.

*Note that other English language tests such as PTE and TOEFL can be accepted. Students are required to provide their results so that it can be confirmed they are equivalent to IELTS 5.5.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy

The students will also be required to undertake an LLN test to identify if they will require additional learning support and if the identified level of additional support is within RSB capabilities to deliver. Based on the group of students that this course is designed for all are expected to have high- level of LLN capabilities.

Tuition Fees

Enrolment Fee(non-refundable): $250.00

Course Tuition Fee: $34,000.00

Material Fee: $300.00

Late/ Re-Assessment Fee: $50 per unit

Fee Schedule

The course fee is inclusive of the following items;

  • The learning resources.
  • Trainer and assessor support by phone and email.
  • 2 Years (104 weeks, fulltime)
  • Support services listed in Learner Support.
  • Certificate and Record of Results issuance (does not include replacement certificates).

Bank Details

For direct deposit, please contact Student Support for Richmond School of Business bank details.

Once a student has submitted the Enrolment Form, payment for the course must be made immediately.

Learner Support

On the basis of the individual’s LLN test outcomes, the School will arrange appropriate learner support in the following areas:

  • Language
  • Literacy
  • Numeracy

Prospective students who require additional support services to those offered by Richmond School of Business, will need to verify that these support options are available before enrolment by calling the office on +61 2 8844 1000.

Please note that the support services offered above form part of the reasonable adjustment’s options offered by Richmond School of Business. If a student needs access to the support services listed above, no additional fees apply.

Support from Trainers / Assessors

Each enrolled student will have access to trainer / assessor support. Trainers / assessors can be contacted by telephone and email during business hours. There is no additional cost to chat with a trainer or assessor. All of our trainers and assessors are passionate industry experts who are available to guide you through your learning experience.

Student Support Services Department

Richmond School of Business has a dedicated Student Support Services Department which provides administrative support to enrolled students (e.g., how to log into the online learning system, etc.).

Student Welfare

RSB is committed to the academic success and emotional wellbeing of its students. RSB student support staff, Academic Manager and the Principal will offer initial student welfare advice. For students needing professional counselling, RSB has contracted an external qualified Student Welfare Counsellor, Mrs Judith Bowler. RSB Principal may refer students to Mrs Bowler for counselling/welfare advice, if/when required.

RSB will pay for the first consultation. Subsequent consultation charges will be borne by the student.

Unique Student Identifier

Each student must provide their USI (Unique Student Identifier) before they are to commence their studies. If you do not have a USI, you can create one at:


RSB will assist students to create their USI if required. Students must contact admin@rsb.edu.au or the RSB Reception Desk at +61 28844 1000 if they face any challenges with creating their USI.

Learner Resources

Where the student is experiencing any personal difficulties s/he should be referred to the Principal who will arrange appropriate support for the student in need. If the student’s needs exceed the Institute’s support capacity, it will refer the student to an appropriate external agency.

RSB is committed to completing the outlined training and assessment upon students’ commencement of their study and while they are meeting all their student responsibilities.

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