Becoming an Apprentice – SA

Bricklaying Apprenticeships (SA)

If you’re interested in becoming a bricklaying apprentice in SA, an apprenticeship in General Construction (Bricklaying / Blocklaying) is what you need.

Entry requirements may vary but generally you will require a Year 10 education. SA Apprenticeship training is usually both on and off the job. The off-the-job training is provided through Registered Training Organisations (RTO’s) including TAFE SA which are located throughout the state of South Australia. Apprentice bricklayers are able to carry out their SA apprenticeships in the following ways:

  • Traditional apprenticeship (SA)

1. Find a bricklayer employer – refer to a Group Training Organisation or locate a bricklayer employer yourself.

2. Get indentured as an SA apprentice for 4 years plus enrol at TAFE SA or an RTO for training


  • Pre-apprenticeship (SA)

1. Enrol at TAFE SA or FCTA for a full-time pre-apprenticeship training course.

2. Upon completion find an employer (either refer to a Group Training Organisation or find a Bricklayer yourself).

3. Be indentured as a SA apprentice in South Australia for 4 years but with less TAFE/RTO training to complete due to pre-apprenticeship credits


  • Australian School Based New Apprenticeship (ASBA)

Speak to your careers teacher about this or contact ABBTF.

Bricklaying Apprenticeships (SA) – Trade Certificate Qualification

As an apprentice in South Australia you will be enrolled at TAFE/RTO in Certificate III Building & Construction – Bricklaying; which is a 4 year course. This course aims to provide an apprentice in SA with training in both the housing and commercial areas of the Bricklaying trade. During the course, apprentices also acquire the skills necessary for the safe use and maintenance of a wide range of tools and equipment generally used on-the-job such as power tools, automatic and laser levels, nailing guns, compressors, generators, etc.

  • Carry Out Workplace Communication
  • Carry Out OH&S Requirements
  • Plan & Organise Work
  • Read & Interpret Plans
  • Carry Out Measurement & Calculations
  • Use Hand & Power Tools
  • Use Small Plant & Equipment
  • Erect & Dismantle Restricted Height Scaffolding
  • Use Simple Levelling Devices
  • Carry Out Concreting To Simple Forms
  • Handle Construction Materials & Safe Disposal Of Waste
  • Prepare For Construction Process (Brick/Block Laying)
  • Prepare Surfaces
  • Carry Out General Demolition
  • Carry Out Levelling

  • Operate Elevated Work Platforms (EWP)
  • Use Explosive Power Tools
  • Carry Out Basic Setting Out
  • Install Door Frames
  • Install Glass Blockwork
  • Construct Corbels & Decorative Brickwork
  • Construct Battered Masonry Surfaces
  • Construct Fire Places & Chimneys
  • Carry Out Veneer Construction
  • Carry Out Solid Brick Construction
  • Construct Masonry Steps & Stairs
  • Lay Brick & Blocks (Wall & Corner)
  • Lay Multi Thickness Wall & Piers
  • Construct Masonry Arch-semi Circular & Segmental
  • Construct Curved Wall
  • Construct Masonry Blockwork
  • Lay Segmental/Unit Paving


Or to find out where you can receive training for your bricklaying apprenticeship (SA), click apprentice training locations South Australia.For more information on becoming a bricklaying apprentice in SA contact ABBTF.

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