Why Study Bricklaying & Block laying?
Bricklaying/Block laying reflects the trade qualified role of a bricklayer, block layer or paver who may have responsibility for undertaking heritage bricklaying, refractory bricklaying, bricklaying, block laying and paving work in residential, industrial, and commercial contexts, in both existing and new constructions.By studying bricklaying, you will be setting yourself up for a promising career in a growing industry. This occupation would suit someone who likes working outdoors, is physically fit and likes working with their hands. You will learn how to work on job sites for domestic, commercial, and public buildings and work with clay bricks, concrete blocks, and mortar.
Pathway to Australian Permanent Residency
Complete a Certificate/diploma Course
Get your skills assessed positively by TRA (Trade Recognition Australia)
Lodge your EOI at once you acquire sufficient work experience and PR points
Get invited to apply for one of the permanent visa options
Eligible for Temporary Graduate Visa
Graduates of Bricklaying / Block laying, who undertake a minimum of 2 years of study may qualify for Temporary Skilled Graduate Visa. This visa allows the holder 1.5 years of unlimited work rights in Australia, which leads an opportunity to gain relevant local work experience countered towards Permanent Residency.
With the Temporary Graduate Visa, you may also be eligible for the Job Ready Program. This Program runs through TRA and allows graduates in few disciplines to get their skills assessed for skilled migration purpose. Occupations in these sectors are constantly in the MLTSSL list, making them a viable pathway for Permanent Residency in Australia.
- Certificate III in Bricklaying
ANZSCO Codes: 331111
- Bricklayer – 331111
- Lays bricks, pre-cut stone and other types of building blocks in mortar to construct and repair walls, partitions, arches and other structures.
What services do Bricklayer provide?
- studying plans and specifications to determine materials required, dimensions and installation procedures
- erecting and dismantling restricted height scaffolding
- sealing foundations with damp-resistant materials and spreading layers of mortar to serve as base and binder for blocks using trowels
- laying bricks in rows, designs and shapes, and spreading mortar between joints
- embedding blocks in mortar and removing excess mortar
- checking vertical and horizontal alignment
- cutting, shaping and polishing stones and bricks using machines and hand tools, and shaping bricks to fit irregular spaces
- repairing and maintaining bricks, cement blocks and related structures
- designing and cutting monumental masonry and lettering
- constructing walls using stone slabs and large masonry slab blocks
- Chimney Builder
- Refractory Bricklayer
- Retort Setter (Bricklaying)
- Tuck pointer