TIV offers the opportunity to students and their employers to be their Bricklaying/Blocklaying trade school.

We offer flexible training and support, allowing an apprentice to work, earn and learn at their place of employment.

Apprentices will attend TIV’s trade school for two consecutive days each month for 10 months of each year. This will be conducted by our great trainers who have a wealth of knowledge and a high degree of industry experience. They will also support your ‘on the job’ training progress throughout the Apprenticeship by having regular contacts with you and your employer.

All of our trainers keep up to date by being engaged within the industry. So they know how things work in the real world.

What you’ll learn

Increase your job opportunities in the Building and Construction Industry with skills and knowledge in the following areas:

What's Included

Electronic copies of various building codes and standards, manuals, learner guides, plans and specifications

Delivery & Duration

Typically the Bricklaying/Blocklaying Apprenticeship will be conducted over 3 years, however the duration may be reduced if the Apprentice can demonstrate competency within a shorter time frame.

Tuition Dates & Locations

Constant enrolments throughout the year. Available at various locations.

Fees & Government Funding

Concession

$340
The fee if you hold a current Concession Card.

Skills First Funded Program

$1,600

Typical Course Fee

$11,500
The fee if you are not eligible for government funding.

This course is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding for eligible individuals. Call us today to discuss your eligibility.

Units of Delivery
CORE UNITS UNIT TITLE
CPCCCM1012A Work effectively and sustainably in the General Construction Industry
CPCCCM1013A Plan and organise work
CPCCCM1014A Conduct workplace communication
CPCCCM1015A Carry out measurements and calculations
CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCCCM2006B Apply basic levelling procedures
CPCCCM2008B Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCCM2009A Carry out basic demolition
CPCCCA3002A Carry out setting out
CPCCBL2001A Handle and prepare bricklaying and blocklaying materials
CPCCBL2002A Use bricklaying and blocklaying tools and equipment
CPCCBL3002A Carry out masonry veneer construction
CPCCBL3003A Carry out cavity brick construction
CPCCBL3004A Construct masonry steps and stairs
CPCCBL3005A Lay masonry walls and corners
CPCCBL3006A Lay multi-thickness walls and piers
CPCCBL3009A Install flashings and damp proof course
CPCCBL3010A Construct masonry arches
CPCCBL3011A Construct curved walls
CPCCBL3014A Install fire-rated masonry construction
ELECTIVE UNITS
CPCCBL3007A Install glass block work
CPCCCO2013A Carry out concreting to simple forms
CPCCSF2004A Place and fix reinforcement materials
CPCCBL3001A Lay paving
CPCCCA2003A Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground
CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights
Prerequisites
  • You are sixteen (16) years and older
  • Can read, write and speak English competently
  • Have an employer

“The course has been great – really beneficial. Everyone at TIV has been really helpful and super professional.”

Sam Lloyd
Western Bulldogs

Completed CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry and CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I eligible to become an apprentice?

Australian apprenticeships are available to anyone of working age. There is no requirement to hold a secondary school certificate or other qualification. You can undertake an Australian apprenticeship if you’re a school level entrant, are re-entering the workforce or are an adult worker.

How do I apply for an apprenticeship?

By finding prospective employers on Apprenticeship job boards, and on websites such as Seek or Indeed.

How many days am I required to attend Trade School?

As an apprentice connected with TIV, you’ll be required to attend training once a month on 2 consecutive days for 10 months of each year.

What is the duration of an apprenticeship?

The duration of an apprenticeship is up to four years. Progress can depend on the rate at which you can demonstrate competence to the satisfaction of your employer and your trainer.

Will I be paid for the time I spend undertaking supervised training?

Yes.
Supervised training is commonly referred to as off-the-job training delivered by your training organisation. Under the requirements of the training contract, all employers must release their apprentice or trainee from work and pay the appropriate wage to attend any off-the-job training (including assessment) as provided for in the training plan.

What are the benefits of apprenticeships?

As an apprentice you can earn money while you study, gain hands-on experience and get a nationally recognised qualification.