The building industry is booming and there is a lot of construction happening. So if you like hands-on work and enjoy building things, consider a trade such as bricklaying.
Our bricklaying courses include:
- pre-apprenticeship courses off-site at NMIT
- apprenticeship courses combining on-site with off-site work
On-site you will work with a qualified bricklayer. Beginning students will get intensive training while working on full-size projects at NMIT’s specially designed workshops.
These courses are suitable for both local and international students. They also qualify you for more advanced courses at NMIT.
Once qualified as a bricklayer, you can:
- work directly for an employer
- even start your own business
Skills and knowledge you will gain:
- working in teams
- first aid
- levelling and scaffolding
- reading and interpreting plans
- using hand and power tools
- performing measurements and calculations
- masonry blockwork
- veneer and solid brick construction
- using small plants and equipment
- occupational health and safety
The training centre at NMIT’s Heidelberg campus has Victoria’s most technologically advanced facilities for building and construction.
Available Courses (3)
This Certificate III in Bricklaying Blocklaying is offered as an apprenticeship to local students only. Despite the economic downturn the building and construction industry continues to boom in Australia, and every little brick counts. Trainees in this course are employed by bricklayers and train on-site with their employer and off-site with NMIT. Working on full size projects at NMIT’s specially designed facilities, you will learn skills from general demolition to constructing door frames.
The Certificate II in Building and Construction (Bricklaying) is offered as a pre-apprenticeship to local students. NMIT will give you a great preparation for a career in bricklaying. You will learn skills and knowledge such as: reading and interpreting plans; levelling and scaffolding; using hand and power tools; veneer construction; using small plant and equipment; and masonry blockwork.
How to Start Your Own Building Business
This Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) has been designed to show you How to Start Your Own Building Business and prepare you for the Building Practitioners Board registration - an important first step towards allowing you to work in the building industry as a subcontractor. This course is is offered through the Building Structures and Services department. NMIT also offers a Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building), as well as a Builders Registration Course for the MBAV through the Design Drafting and Interior Fittings Department.
Available Short Courses (1)
Designed as a practical course specifically aimed at the beginner who wants to pursue a career as a professional bricklayer.