Training


Is TAFE SA Tonsley the most inspiring Building Trades campus in Australia?

Become a Bricklayer

When Tonsley campus, Clovelly Park, SA opened in January 2014, ABBTF was later invited to inspect the building and bricklayer training facilities and the team was impressed, to say the least. It’s a modern, open bricklaying centre with the space to work.

Tonsley is arguably the best place to train, based on the new $120 million state-of-the-art facility, on the former Mitsubishi Motors site. The original car manufacturing upper structure was retained overlayed by a modern industrial architectural design for the fit out.

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The Art of Gaining a Bricklaying Apprenticeship

The following is advice you may wish to consider when making contact with a bricklayer for the first time, for the purpose of getting a bricklaying apprenticeship or re-engaging to an existing one.

Bricklayers are generally paid on the basis of their productivity and as such have a low tolerance for time wasters or people that do not answer or return calls or turn up late for appointments.

They also set high expectations for employees based on their own work ethic.

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One Good Thing You Did Today …

Training and managing a bricklaying apprentice on the job every day is not easy. The relationship between the employer and the apprentice is built through shared experiences involving trust and commitment.

A bricklayer gave me a tip recently on how to get the best out of the apprentice and build a good relationship.

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Interested in trying Bricklaying? Then please contact us on 1300 66 44 96