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CERTIFICATE III IN BRICKLAYING

Bricklaying

Brick & block layers are a key element to any construction project and a very in demand job in Australia.

Bricklaying is currently on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)
By studying bricklaying you will be setting yourself up for a promising career in a growing industry. Many people think it is a simple job, however there is so much more to this occupation. This occupation would suit someone who likes working outdoors, is physically fit and likes working with their hands. You will learn how to work on job sites for domestic,commercial and public buildings and work with clay bricks, concrete blocks and mortar.

Throughout the course students will learn how to interpret building plans, perform measurements, masonry blockwork, veneer and solid brick construction, leveling and scaffolding and how to use speciality tools.

The Certificate III in Bricklaying prepares students to perform a wide range of tasks in the building industry. You will be trained in numerous fields in the brick laying such as:

  • Studying plans and specifications to determine materials required, dimensions and installation procedures.
  • How to construct decorative panels, feature walls, arches and columns.
  • Laying bricks in rows, designs and shapes, and spreading mortar between joints.
  • Embedding blocks in mortar and removing excess mortar.
  • Checking vertical and horizontal alignment.
  • Cutting, shaping and polishing stones and bricks using machines and hand tools, and shaping bricks to fit irregular spaces.
  • Must have graduated year 10 in home country.
  • Must have a minimum English score of IELTS 5.5 overall.
  • Full time bricklayers earn an average of $2020 per week.
  • The average hours worked by a bricklayer in Australia are 42 hours per week.
  • Employment for this occupation grew strongly in the past five years and is predicted to remain steady in the long-term (ten years).
  • Bricklayers and stonemasons have a high proportion of full-time jobs (77 per cent).
  • Most bricklayers can work independently as a contractor or for a larger building company.
Course Details

Price

$10,000 - $15,000

Duration

12-24 months

Location

Melbourne, Perth

Intake

January and July

Temporary Graduate Visa

If undertaking study in Australia for a minimum of 2 years you may qualify for the Temporary Skilled Graduate Visa. This visa allows the holder 1.5 years of unlimited work rights in Australia. Many graduates use this time to build up experience in their field or find an employer that is willing to sponsor their visa.

If you have applied for the Temporary Graduate Visa you may also be eligible to apply for the Job Ready Program. The Job Ready Program is run through TRA and allows graduates in certain disciplines to have their skills assessed for skilled migration purposes. It is a way for people with no experience to have their skills assessed. Once the student receives a positive skills assessment they may be eligible to apply for permanent work visas such as State Sponsored and General Skilled Migration Visas.

Note: It is never recommended to engage in studies for the sole purpose of trying to gain a visa to Australia. Speak to us and we can find a course that matches your long-term career goals.

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Graduate Visa

The Graduate Visa (Subclass 485) allows recent university graduates and certain vocational graduates the chance to remain in Australia and work after their studies have finished.

Education Pathways

Bricklayer (331111) – Is currently on the Skilled Occupations List.

The skills assessment for Bricklayers is delivered through – Trade Recognition Australia (TRA).

The qualification required to obtain a positive skills assessment as a Bricklayer is the Certificate III in Bricklaying

If you undertake this course and participate in the job ready program you may even be able to do this without being sponsored by an employer and you may not need to live in a regional area.

Note: It is never recommended to engage in studies for the sole purpose of trying to gain a visa to Australia. Speak to us and we can find a course that matches your long-term career goals.

Step 1: Study a course or package of courses

Study a course or package of courses that goes for at least 2 years and includes the Certificate III in Bricklaying.

Step 2: Receive the Temporary Graduate Visa

By studying for 2 years and undertaking a 360 hours vocational placement during your studies (most education providers will arrange this for you), you may be eligible to apply for and receive the Temporary Graduate Visa. The graduate visa is a work visa that allows the visa holder to live and work in Australia for up to 18 months. For more information on the Graduate Visa, click here.

Step 3: Participate in the Job Ready Program

The main benefit of the JRP is that on completion you will be provided with a positive skills assessment for general migration purposes. On this program, you must work for at least 12 months as a qualified Bricklayer

Your employer will not need to sponsor your visa, as you will already be on the graduate visa. This will mean that you have a much higher chance of finding employment as it is very easy for the employer to hire you. You may find this video on the Job Ready Program helpful.

Step 4: Apply for a General Skilled Migration Visas

Once you have completed the Job Ready Program as a Bricklayer you will receive a positive skills assessment. Once you have the positive skills assessment you may be able to apply for general skilled migration visas. If eligible, the general skilled migration visas (Skilled Independent Subclass 189, State Nominated Subclass 190 or Regional Nominated Subclass 491) do not require you to have an employer that is willing to sponsor your visa. Please note that you will still be required to pass the points test and health checks to apply for this visa.

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Interviews with Our Students

Feel free to check these interviews with some of our students.

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William is studying Associate Degree of Civil Engineering at TAFE QLD in Brisbane. He's building up his work experience and will apply for a permanent visa to Australia.

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After Chris traveled to Australia on a vacation, he fell in love with the country and decided to pursue his dream to become a bricklayer in Australia.

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Denise came to Australia several times when she was younger and fell in love with the country. She decided to apply for a student visa and started her course at the Southbank campus of TAFE Queensland.

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In late 2017 he decided to study joinery in Australia. He has now finished his course and has just had his temporary graduate work visa approved (subclass 485).

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After finishing high school, Louis decided to Automotive Mechanical at a college on The Gold Coast. After completing this course he obtained the Temporary Graduate Work Visa.

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Frequently Asked Questions

In case you don’t find an answer to your question, feel free to consult with one of our agents.

What do you do as a bricklayer?

Bricklayers lay bricks, pre-cut stone and other types of building blocks in mortar to construct and repair walls, partitions, arches and other structures. A bricklayer also:

  • Studies plans and specifications to determine materials required, dimensions and installation procedures.
  • Erects scaffolding.
  • Seals foundations with damp resistant materials and spreads layers of mortar to serve as base and binder for blocks, using trowels.
  • Lays bricks in rows, designs and shapes, and spreads mortar between the joints.
  • Embeds blocks in mortar and removes excess mortar.
  • Checks vertical and horizontal alignment.
  • Cuts, shapes, and polishes stones and bricks using machines and hand tools, and shapes bricks to fit irregular spaces.
  • Repairs and maintains bricks, cement blocks and related structures.
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Where can I study to be a bricklayer in Australia?

International students can study to be a bricklayer in Perth and the Gold Coast.

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Can foreigners do a bricklaying apprenticeship in Australia?

International students can’t do a bricklaying apprenticeship in Australia. Instead, they can study a 24-month vocational course to become a qualified bricklayer. Click here to read more about apprenticeships and vocational courses for international students

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How much does a bricklayer get paid?

As per Job Outlook, a qualified bricklayer earns $2,070 a week, on average

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What qualifications do I need to be a bricklayer?

To become a qualified bricklayer in Australia you’ll need to complete a Certificate III in Bricklaying

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How much is a bricklaying course?

A Certificate III in Bricklaying costs between $11,000 – $14,500 per year

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How many bricks can a bricklayer lay in a day?

Bricklayers on average lay between 300-500 bricks per day subject to weather conditions and the complexity of the job

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Will these qualifications be recognised in my home country?

These qualifications are part of the Australian Qualification Framework. Most countries specifically European or North American countries accept qualifications issued by Australia. So yes, generally speaking, the qualifications will be accepted and allow you to work in your home country. Please note, we would always advise you check specifically with your home country.

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How long does it take to become a qualified bricklayer?

A Certificate III in Bricklaying takes 24 months to complete

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Is a bricklaying in demand in Australia?

Employment for this occupation grew strongly in the past five years and remained relatively steady in the long-term (ten years). Bricklayers and stonemasons have a high proportion of full-time jobs (90.7%). Bricklaying is also on Australia’s Medium to Long Term Skills Shortage List

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How do I get started?

Complete this questionnaire and we’ll send you some detailed information on the course and explain what documents you’ll need for enrolment

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