Apprentices – Bricklaying, Your Future Freedom!
Bricklaying – Your Future Freedom!
Take on a bricklaying apprenticeship and discover a hands-on satisfaction like no other.
Australian apprenticeships are not all the same and bricklaying is no exception. If you enjoy being outdoors, like working with your hands and love seeing the end results of your work – becoming a qualified bricklayer could be just for you.
Just like other Australian apprenticeships, you’ll earn good apprentice wages while working towards your trade certificate qualification. After that, the sky’s the limit! You can become your own boss, hire other bricklayers as part of your own bricklaying gang – and even progress further, with a successful career in the building and construction industry.
That’s just a glimpse of the possibilities available to you. For more information on Australian apprenticeships in bricklaying, or about becoming a qualified bricklayer, explore our website.
For state specific information on bricklaying apprenticeships use the blue State Apprenticeships menu located at the top of the page.
You’ll recall Col Sommerfeld, brickie from Mackay, who was instrumental in raising a massive $24,000 for The McGrath Foundation which promotes awareness of the importance of diagnosing breast cancer early. He and another Mackay identity James ‘Yogi’ Roger, created an event called ‘Tradies Go Pink’ growing dreadlocks, which they then dyed pink and then publically had shaved off. In the process they raised enormous local awareness and built funds for the organisation.
Latrobe High School is one of many Tasmanian schools that take advantage of the Australian Brick and Blocklaying Training Foundation’s ‘Step Out in Bricks’ Program. It introduces students in years 9 and 10 to bricklaying as a trade.
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Being a bricklayer myself I have found that running a business or even being a sub-contractor isn’t as easy as just getting your quota of bricks in a day.
ABBTF’s Brick and Blocklayers Network (BBN) knows this, so to help out it has sourced the right people to assist with some of the most annoying parts of business development. In this forum there will be access to:
The Try-A-Trade schools program run by ABBTF around the country was the trigger for Tre Lyell-Bevan entering and ultimately winning the 2013 “Shout Your Mates” national competition.
The ‘Become a Bricklayer’ comp, pitched to students, was a game of chance – so Tre’s was the first entry drawn, nationally winning him a mighty $1000 worth of Concert and Sports event gift vouchers of his choosing for 2014. The comp helps ABBTF promote the ‘Become a Bricklayer’ website to students.
Good news for both employers and job seekers 21 to 24 years. ABBTF is introducing a new incentive to support bricklayer employers signing on an apprentice bricklayer aged between 21 and 24. The support provides $2,000 to be paid to the employer on the completion of first year. This payment is in addition to the ABBTF Brickstart subsidy of $3,000, the Federal Government’s support of $4,000 and support from Construction Industry Training Funds in some States.
Following on from the success of the first Pre-Trade bricklaying course at the beginning of this year, ABBTF’s Queensland office has just finished its second, this time on Brisbane’s north side at Brendale.
We all love to test our skills with footy tipping so ABBTF has decided it’s time to have our own industry tipping competition for NRL and AFL. We’ve just announced the Brickies Footy Tipping Comp via email overnight and already over 200 forms have been completed to register for the game. (Do we have your [...]