Certificate II in Building and Construction (Bricklaying) Pre-Apprenticeship (Partial Completion)

Course code: 22338VIC

This program provides students with the knowledge and skills to enhance their employment prospects in the building industry. Students will gain a broad knowledge of building, and bricklaying in particular.

The course involves practical tasks and projects giving students sound bricklaying and building skills. The aim of the Certificate is to provide students with basic industry specific skills and knowledge to enable transition into an apprenticeship within the building and construction industries at the Certificate III level.

Are you suitable?

Consider this course if you:

  • Will enjoy working with bricks to build and create
  • Like using tools
  • Like to make things on a large scale
  • Enjoy working with your hands in and outdoors
  • Are interested in entering an apprenticeship in the building industry

For more information about this course, download the Information Booklet.
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  • Sample competencies covered in Units 1 & 2 include:
    • Bricklaying hand tools
    • Bricklaying basic skills
    • Prepare for work in the construction industry
  • Sample competencies covered in Units 3 & 4 include:
    • Masonry blockwork
    • Brick veneer construction processes
    • Cavity brick construction processes

Holmesglen Institute (Chadstone Campus)

Holmesglen Institute
RTO Number: 0416

Units 1 & 2 | Wednesdays | 9.00am – 3.00pm
Units 3 & 4 | Wednesdays | 9.00am – 3.00pm

Part Time / Face to Face

This is a two year course.

Assessment may be a combination of written and online assignments, tests, examinations and practical application projects.

80 hours of work placement (over two years) is strongly recommended.

Contact the VET Coordinator at your Secondary College for specific information regarding your College’s application process. Your VET Coordinator and/or staff from your Secondary College will assist you with planning for your VCE or VCAL certificate and will advise you where a VET Course fits within this plan. They will also give you information about travel arrangements and any costs associated with VET Courses.

For information on the IMVC Application Process please go to About VET Delivered in Schools.

Contact your school to discuss fees for VET Courses.

VCAL: This program contributes to the Industry Specific Skills Strand and may also contribute to the Work Related Skills Strand.

VCE: Students may be eligible to receive recognition of up to four units at the Units 1 and 2 level and a Units 3 and 4 sequence.

ATAR: This subject does not have a study score and therefore cannot contribute towards the student’s primary four. Students who receive a Units 3 & 4 sequence may be eligible for a 10% increment towards their ATAR (10% of the lowest result of your primary four scaled studies). Please note the student must already have English and three other fully scored VCE/VET subjects to create the primary four.

  • Bricklayer
  • Builder
  • Carpenter
  • Building Inspector
  • Draftsperson
  • Architect
  • Cabinet Maker
  • Civil Engineer

Students are required to provide and wear work shorts/work pants and work boots at all times. An excursion to several work sites may be arranged to put skills and knowledge into context.