• Course Code
  • 22338VIC
  • Course Type
  • Pre-Apprenticeship; Accredited Course
  • Study mode
  • On Campus
  • Duration
  • Full Time: 16 weeks (4 days per week)
  • Starting Date
  • February and July 2019
  • Location
  • Yallourn
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Course Overview

The Certificate II in Building and Construction Pre-apprenticeship provides learners with the basic industry specific skills and knowledge to enable transition into an apprenticeship  in the bricklaying industry. The units include Occupational Health and Safety, safely handle bricklaying plant and equipment and apply bricklaying techniques for basic brickwork construction. It includes using bricks and masonry blocks to complete practical tasks.

Learners will also partake in communication, teamwork, planning and organisational skills and self management in preparation for employment.

This qualification is designed to provide a head start on finding employment or an apprenticeship in bricklaying.


4 days per week Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8.00am to 4.30 pm.

Qualifications and Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate II in Building and Construction (Bricklaying) (Pre-apprenticeship).

Career Opportunities

Typical learners who undertake the Certificate II in Building and Construction Pre-apprenticeship include:

  • school leavers aiming to enter the painting and decorating trades within the construction industry
  • secondary student completing a Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) Victorian Education and Training (VET) VCE VET program which contributes to the VCE or Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) commonly undertaken in years 10, 11 or 12
  • early school leavers working in labouring roles looking for an apprenticeship or opportunity to up skill
  • career changers wanting to experience a trade within the bricklaying industry.

Opportunities for Further Study

Further Information

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum age 15 yrs


Not Applicable

Online requirement

Not Applicable


Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable

Specialist Course Information



Not Applicable

Pathway to Industry Licence

Not Applicable

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Not Applicable

Student Services

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Recognition of Prior Learning

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Course Structure

Course Modules

Unit Code

Unit Description


Work Effectively And Sustainably In The Construction Industry


Conduct Workplace Communication


Carry Out Measurements And Calculations


Apply OHS Requirements, Policies And Procedures In The Construction Industry


Prepare to work safely in the construction industry


Provide basic emergency life support


Apply basic levelling procedures


Prepare for work in the building and construction industry


Erect and safely use working platforms


Identify and handle bricklaying tools and equipment


Apply basic bricklaying techniques


Apply brick veneer construction techniques


Apply cavity brick construction techniques


Apply masonry blockwork techniques


Interpret and apply basic plans and drawings


Assessment is competency based and includes practical demonstrations, problem solving, assignments, short answer tests (written and oral).

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