CPC30111 Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying

CPC30111 Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying

ComSec Training provides numerous skills assessment services for trade occupations to get home building licences.

We can test anybody who can prove they have current trade level skills due to having worked in the industry. Training is aimed at helping tradesmen to get their skills recognised so they can get the formal Trade Qualification. You can get this qualification quite easily.

For the purpose of licencing, bricklaying is erecting structures by putting together numerous individual masonry units called a block or a brick.

A brick is a perforated or solid masonry unit used for building purposes such as paving or walling. Bricks are generally made in a rectangular prismatic shape in a size that you can pick up with one hand while the other applies mortar with a trowel.

A block is a component made from concrete, gypsum, clay or similar materials for use in making partitions or walls and is usually bigger than a brick. Blocks are usually perforated, have hollow cores or are autoclaved, aerated concrete to decrease the handling weight.

Work under the term “bricklaying” includes, but isn’t limited to:

  • Construction of external and/or internal brick or block walls.
  • Construction of brick or block staircases.
  • Construction of brick or block fireplaces.
  • Construction of brick or block fences.
  • Brickwork pointing.
  • Brickwork cleaning. 
  • Brick piering.
  • Segmented paving (for paving only, it’s minor trade work).
  • Minor non-structural concreting related to bricklaying work.
  • Flashing connected with brick or blockwork.
  • Brick or block retaining walls not needing approval under the Local Government Act 1993 (retaining walls requiring approval are regarded as structural landscaping for the purposes of the Home Building Act 1989).

NOTE- the licencing classes of bricklaying and stonemasonry don’t include concreting works that aren’t minor and related to the performance of stonemasonry work and bricklaying or concreting that’s structural or provides structural support (e.g. concrete slabs, concrete footings, etc.) except when footings are placed for the construction of free standing fences or walls that aren’t subject to loads other than the weight of the components of the wall or fence (e.g. doesn’t include concrete footings for dwelling walls, retaining walls, etc.).

Booking Requirements:

  • Copy of 100 points of ID. (Driver's Licence or Passport, Credit card, Medicare card, etc.) 
  • Copy of Work Cover OHS White Card.
  • Work and education resume.
  • 50+ work photos on-site.
  • 2 or 3 references from tradesmen such as a builder or carpenter.


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