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, this Apprenticeship will take three years to completion; less if you show you are acquiring all the necessary skills and knowledge in a shorter time frame.

The majority of your training will occur in the workplace, overseen by your employer and assessed by TIV’s qualified Assessors. In addition, you will also attend TIV’s Trade School two days per month over ten months of the year to ensure you have a well-rounded experience of bricklaying, particularly in providing opportunities to practice skills that may not be available in your workplace.

Course Dates & Locations

Constant enrolments throughout the year. Please contact us for more information.

Fees and Government Funding


The fee if you hold a current Concession Card.

Skills First Funded Program


Typical Course Fee

The fee if you are not eligible for government funding.

Don’t let financial hurdles get in your way of study. TIV has flexible payment plans available to help you get the education you want.

Please refer to the individual course page for a clear breakdown of fees, or see our Schedule of Fees here.

The student fees are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.  Additional fees may apply such as student services and amenity fees

Units of Delivery
New Unit Code New Unit Name
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
Elective Units
CPCCBL3001 Lay paving
CPCCBL3004 Construct masonry steps and stairs
CPCCBL3007 Install glass blockwork
CPCCBL3014 Install fire-rated masonry construction
CPCCCM2007 Use explosive power tools
CPCCCM2009 Carry out basic demolition
CPCCCO2013 Carry out concreting to simple forms
CPCCSF2004 Place and fix reinforcement materials
  • You are sixteen years and older
  • Can read, write and speak English competently
  • You are employed and are eligible for an apprenticeship

“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.

Is this course Nationally Recognised?

Yes, on completion you will be issued with the Nationally Recognised qualification:

  • (CPC33020) Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying
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 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.

Is there Government funding available for this course?

Government funding is available for eligible applicants. Please discuss eligibility with a TIV representative.