How it works?
There are two parts to apprenticeship training in bricklaying, the onsite training provided by the employer and offsite training provided by the TAFE or other registered training organisation (RTO). Before commencing apprenticeship training, applicants must first be registered as an apprentice with an employer prepared to employ them for the period of the apprenticeship - three years or in some states, four. Most apprentices find their future employer by visiting work sites or asking around their local community. ABBTF can also assist, so please Contact Us.
The bricklaying course is a Certificate III level. For approximately four to seven weeks a year, spread, apprentices attend a TAFE or RTO in their vicinity. There are many training sites across the country, visit your State (links to your start are in the top menu) on this website, for these locations. If you live in a remote area and cannot travel to undertake off-site training, it is possible to make other arrangements and have an assessor visit the work site. Enquire with your State ABBTF office.
Most TAFE’s also offer Certificate II Pre-Apprenticeship training courses that help students decide which trade is right for them but these are full time and are strictly pre-employment undertaken at the choice of the student . Studies completed in this course provide credits against units in CPC30111 Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying Apprenticeship.