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A career built on solid foundations

Learn how to work with clay, concrete masonry and other types of building materials such as mortar on veneer and full brick constructions, partitions, arches and other structures. In this hands-on course you will work from plans and specifications; set out and lay bricks; check vertical and horizontal alignment; construct arches, fireplaces and ornamental brickwork and related structures; and operate brick-cutting machines. You will also learn how to apply basic levelling procedures; carry out measurements and calculations; handle and prepare bricklaying and blocklaying materials; and use bricklaying and blocklaying tools and equipment. Course details

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Gold Coast - Ashmore

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 Joe Lam

Certificate III in Carpentry

I chose TAFE Queensland because it offered the carpentry course I wanted and I had heard a lot of good feedback from past students. My experience at TAFE Queensland has been a positive one. The teachers and staff are very friendly and helpful and the teachers are very knowledgeable. I would recommend TAFE Queensland to other international students as I’ve received a high quality education here.

Joe Lam
Certificate III in Carpentry
TAFE Queensland SkillsTech



Combine study with an amazing lifestyle

Diego, Diploma of Business and Commerce

After visiting Australia in 2012 Diego decided to come back to study business at TAFE Queensland. In the future, he hopes to continue these studies at university. He enjoys living on the Gold Coast and spends his spare time surfing, bike riding, and visiting the regions’ world famous theme parks.

Key dates

Location Workload Delivery Key Date
Ashmore Full Time Classroom 05/02/2018
09/07/2018
04/02/2019
15/07/2019
10/02/2020

Entry requirements

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 10 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.  For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection - Welfare Requirements for Student Visa Applicants under 18.

Location/s

Gold Coast - Ashmore
Corner Heeb Street and Benowa Road
Ashmore QLD 4214

Resources required

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Courses may require different resources, depending on your study location.

The following resources are included in your course fees:

Personal protective equipment:

  • Safety glasses (or clip-ons where prescription glasses are normally worn) (AS 1336 or 1337)
  • Ear protection - ear muffs or ear plugs (AS 1269 or 1270)
  • Protective footwear - steel capped boots (AS 2210)
  • Hair protection - peak cap with a snood capable of fully containing the person's hair
  • Protective clothing - neat casual clothing (shirt & pants)

There are additional costs associated with this course that are not included in your tuition fees. Please refer to Additional Costs for more details

Timetable

Timetables may be available online or may be provided to you at your program orientation.

Your timetable may change every semester and you must be able to manage your commitments to ensure attendance at all your classes.

Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm

Placement

Some qualifications require students to participate in vocational placement to successfully complete and achieve their TAFE Queensland award. If vocational placement is a course requirement it will be organised by your School/Faculty and you will be provided with all the information you need to prepare. Remember you are responsible for ensuring you have met all the requirements to participate in vocational placement.

CPC30111 Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying -  has up to 240 hours per year of work placement mandatory for international students. TAFE Queensland will assist students in finding host employers.

Confidentiality
During these placements, you may become familiar with information that is confidential to that workplace (for example financial or business affairs, personal affairs and family background of staff and clients, technical information, trade secrets, know-how, formulae, processes, ideas, and inventions). You must not divulge any confidential information that you become aware of during a placement. Breaches of confidentiality will be considered to be acts of behavioural misconduct and may result in disciplinary action.

Units

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 28 units:
Core Competencies: 21
Elective Competencies: 6

CPCCWHS1001 must also be completed to allow access on construction sites for vocational placement

Core and Elective Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry Mandatory
CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights Elective
CPCCBL2001A Handle and prepare bricklaying and blocklaying materials Core
CPCCBL2002A Use bricklaying and blocklaying tools and equipment Core
CPCCBL3002A Carry out masonry veneer construction Core
CPCCBL3003A Carry out cavity brick construction Core
CPCCBL3004A Construct masonry steps and stairs Core
CPCCBL3005A Lay masonry walls and corners Core
CPCCBL3006A Lay multi-thickness walls and piers Core
CPCCBL3009A Install flashings and damp proof course Core
CPCCBL3010A Construct masonry arches Core
CPCCBL3011A Construct curved walls Core
CPCCBL3013A Construct masonry structural systems Elective
CPCCBL3014A Install fire-rated masonry construction Core
CPCCCM2009A Carry out basic demolition Core
CPCCCA3002A Carry out setting out Core
CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret plans and specifications Core
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry Core
CPCCSF2004A Place and fix reinforcement materials Elective
CPCCBL3018A Install aerated autoclaved concrete products Elective
CPCCCM1012A Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry Core
CPCCCM1013A Plan and organise work Core
CPCCCM1014A Conduct workplace communication Core
CPCCCM1015A Carry out measurements and calculations Core
CPCCCO2013A Carry out concreting to simple forms Elective
CPCCCM2006B Apply basic levelling procedures Core
CPCCCM2007B Use explosive power tools Elective
CPCCCM2008B Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding Core

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses.

The course cost indicated is for students on an international student visa. If you are visiting Australia on a non-student visa, (e.g. partner visa, working holiday, employer sponsor etc.) please contact us directly for the price applicable to you.

Costs

Location Cost Duration
Ashmore, Gold Coast $22,000 2 Years

Additional costs

There are additional costs associated with this course that are not included in your tuition feesAll information on resources will be given at Orientation:

  • Text Book: Pearson's Foundation Skills (Painting, Decorating & Mortar trades) ISBN-9781442527706
  • Pens/biro
  • A4 or Foolscap notebook
  • Clean casual clothing for theory and drawing classes

Outcome

CPC30111 Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying 095186K

Job prospects

  • Bricklayer and Blocklayer

University Pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities. That means cutting down the amount of time you need to complete your degree, or even enrolling straight into the second year of your university course.

Our pathway partners include:

 Joe Lam

Certificate III in Carpentry

I chose TAFE Queensland because it offered the carpentry course I wanted and I had heard a lot of good feedback from past students. My experience at TAFE Queensland has been a positive one. The teachers and staff are very friendly and helpful and the teachers are very knowledgeable. I would recommend TAFE Queensland to other international students as I’ve received a high quality education here.

Joe Lam
Certificate III in Carpentry
TAFE Queensland SkillsTech

Application Process

Applying to TAFE Queensland International is easy. You can submit an application at any time, but get in early as positions are limited. Follow the steps below to apply to study at TAFE Queensland.

Before you apply

  1. Check the evidence required to apply for your visa

    Before you apply to study at TAFE Queensland, you should check what documents and evidence you will need to provide to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) to support your visa application.

    How to check what evidence you will need to provide to obtain a visa:

    • Visit the Student Visa (subclass 500) page on the DIBP website
    • Scroll down to the Document Checklist Tool
    • Select the country listed on your passport
    • Enter 03020E in the Education Provider CRICOS code field
    • Answer the final question: I am one of the following
    • Click the Display Evidence button
    • Read through the Documentary Evidence List to find out what you will need to submit with your visa application

  2. Review Admissions criteria and key dates

    Some courses require you to meet additional entry requirements eg. Submit a portfolio or artwork with your application. Please check individual course requirements via the Course page.

  3. Prepare your certified supporting documents

    If you are an international student applying directly to TAFE Queensland, you will need to include certified copies of the following documents to support your application:

    • Copy of passport
    • Educational certificate and academic records
    • English language test results

  4. Applying as a mature aged student

    Mature age students (at least 21years of age and with work experience/other qualifications) may be admitted into a program without meeting the formal academic requirements.
    The following documentation is required to support your application:

    • Current CV
    • References on company letterhead from current or previous employers

    Where previous study/employment was conducted in English, submit a certified letter from the educational institution/employer confirming the language of instruction/employment was English.
  5. Under 18 students

    International student visa applicants under the age of 18 will only be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

  6. Submit your application

    Submit your application and supporting documents through TAFE Queensland's online application portal or through a TAFE Queensland Registered Agent who can guide you through the enrolment process.

    Receive your Letter of Offer

    Accepting your Letter of Offer

    Note the expiry date for acceptance.

    • Meet all conditions as outlined in your Letter of Offer and Acceptance
    • Read and agree to the Terms and Conditions of your Letter of Offer and Acceptance
    • Read the International Student Refund Policy
    • Read the TAFE Queensland student rules
    • Pay the tuition fees as stated in your Letter of Offer
    • Pay for Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) as stated in your Letter of Offer, or arrange your own OSHC for the duration of your visa.

    Next Step

    Receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE -required for visa lodgement). You will use this document to apply for your student visa.

    Apply for your visa

    To apply for your student visa, visit the DIBP website and click Apply Now. Follow the steps to create your ImmiAccount and apply for your visa.

    Travel to Queensland and attend Orientation

    Once you have received your student visa, you can travel to Queensland ready to attend the TAFE Queensland International Orientation.

Orientation

At the beginning of each semester orientation events are hosted across TAFE Queensland locations.

TAFE Queensland recommends you arrive two weeks prior to your course start date to allow time to organise and settle into your accommodation and prepare for your studies.

International Orientation details are emailed to you prior to commencing your studies or they can be accessed via the Orientation Schedule.

Program specific orientations are also conducted one week prior to the start of study. This is an opportunity for you to meet your teachers and classmates, get to know your campus, and familiarise yourself with your study schedule.

Last updated on 24 October 2017

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