Study Bricklaying

Brick & Block Layers are a key element to any construction project and a very in demand job in Australia. By studying bricklaying you will be setting yourself up for a promising career in a growing industry.

Bricklaying is currently on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL)


What does a Bricklayer do?

The Certificate III in Bricklaying prepares student to perform a wide range of tasks in the Building industry. You will be trained in numerous fields in the brick laying such as:

  • studying plans and specifications to determine materials required, dimensions and installation procedures
  • how to construct decorative panels, feature walls, arches and colums
  • 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


You will also be guided by Qualified Trades People so you know that you are getting the best training available. Pathway To Aus is Partnered with some of the best Trade Schools in Australia so you have the piece of mind knowing that the Education you are getting is the best.

Career Information

  • Full Time Bricklayers earn an average of $860 after tax
  • The Average hours worked by a Carpenter in Australia are 36.4 (per week)
  • Most bricklayers can work independently or  for large companies


Certificate III in Bricklaying

Course Duration: 24 months

Common Course Requirements: 

  1. Must have graduated year 10 in home country
  2. Must have a minimum of IELTS 5.5 in all 4 components
  • This course includes 400 hours of vocational placement

Course Outcome: 

  • Graduates will be able to apply for trade recognition as a qualified bricklayer.

Some of the Key units you will cover in your course are:

  • Handle & prepare Brick and Block Laying Materials
  • Carry out precise measurements & Calculations
  • Apply basic leveling procedures
  • Carry out basic demolition
  • Learn how to safely use explosive power tools
  • Construct decorative brick work
  • Install Glass Block work
  • Install fire rated masonry to the Australian Standard
  • Construct Fire places and Chimneys

 Career Opportunities:

  • Qualified Brick & Block Layer
  • Leading Hand
  • Factory Foreman
  • Site Supervisor of a Block Crew

Education Pathways:

Bricklaying (331111) – is currently on the Skilled Occupations List.

  • Certificate III in Bricklaying
  • 2 years on the job experience

Options for a Temporary Graduate Visa

If undertaking study in Australia for a minimum of 2 years you may qualify for the Temporary Skilled Graduate Visa. This visa allows the holder 1.5 years unlimited work rights in Australia. Many graduates use this time to build up experience in their field or find an employer that is willing to sponsor their visa.

If you have applied for the Temporary Graduate Visa you may also be eligible to apply for the Job Ready Program. The Job Ready Program is run through TRA and allows graduates in certain disciplines to have their skills assessed for skilled migration purposes. It is a way for people to have their skills assessed without having the experience. Once the student receives a positive skills assessment they may be eligible to apply for permanent work visas such as State Sponsored and General Skilled Migration Visas.

Have a read through this article which details how by studying the right course it could greatly increase your prospects of obtaining a permanent visa.

*Note* It is never recommended to undertake study for soul the purpose of trying to gain a visa to Australia.

Job Forecast & Facts

  • Over the five years to November 2018, the number of job openings for Bricklayers and Stonemasons is expected to be average (between 10,001 and 25,000). Job openings can arise from employment growth and people leaving the occupation. Further information about job openings and projected employment growth is available on the Help page.
  • Employment for this occupation fell slightly in the past five years and in the long-term (ten years). Looking forward, employment for Bricklayers and Stonemasons to November 2018 is expected to grow moderately.
  • This is a large occupation (29,000 in November 2013) suggesting that opportunities should be available in many (but not all) regions.
  • Bricklayers and Stonemasons have a high proportion of full-time jobs (90.5 per cent). For Bricklayers and Stonemasons working full-time, average weekly hours are 36.4 (compared to 41.1 for all occupations) and earnings are low – in the second decile. Unemployment for Bricklayers and Stonemasons is above average.
  • The most common level of educational attainment is Certificate III/IV (55.6 per cent).
  • Bricklayers and Stonemasons are mainly employed in Construction, Manufacturing and Retail Trade

If you are interested in studying Bricklaying in Australia contact Pathway to Aus to speak with one of our Education Agents. We can explain to you the course costs, duration and education providers so you better know your options.

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