Bricklaying License

If you have a wide range of experience as a bricklayer and want to get licensed, your licensing body may require you to complete a nationally recognised VET qualification through a registered training organisation. For many experienced tradies with on the job experience, Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) can be a faster option to achieve a nationally recognised qualification without the need of leaving your work. RPL focuses on assessing workplace evidence collected and skills demonstrated to achieve a certificate in Bricklaying so you can apply for a bricklaying contractor license.

Get your RPL Qualification in

You need to have current and valid industry experience in order to qualify for an RPL program. It’s important to complete an initial skills assessment to determine whether an RPL program is right for you. As a rule of thumb depending on the type of work you hav completed, if you have more than 2 years experience in your field, then you are likely to be eligible.

Evidence may vary, but generally includes:

  • Valid Identification
  • list showing relevant employment history
  • work samples and documents (tender documents, invoices, quotations, plans, sketches etc)
  • letter of employment
  • reference letters from licensed painters you have worked with
  • photos and videos of your work
  • overseas qualifications
  • related licenses, short courses, accreditation, certificates, transcripts or assessments you have attained
  • Apprenticeship papers (if available)
  1. A qualified assessor will assess your skills and knowledge for each unit of competency.
  2. You may be asked by the assessor to perform various tasks for a practical observation at your work site.
  3. Where skills or knowledge gaps are identified, further assessment will be required.

It’s critical that your certificate is nationally recognised and you have completed the units required by your licensing body to be eligible to apply for your license.


Upon the successful completion of an RPL program through a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), the RTO will award you with a nationally recognised qualification as a bricklayer.

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Bricklaying work involves the erection of structures by assembly of a number individual masonry units referred to as either a brick or block.


CPC30111 Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying

Accessed 12/7/16 from: NSW Fair Trading Bricklaying contractor’s licence


Brick or block construction, including surface preparation, build straight masonry steps and stairs with or without landings, laying segmental or unit paving, laying glass blocks, constructing battered masonry surfaces,installing prefabricated window or door frames. Concreting to simple forms, including installation of formwork, reinforcement and concrete



CPC30111 Certificate III in Bricklaying

Plus Approved Managerial Course

Accessed on 12/7/16 from: QBCC Bricklaying contractor’s licence


This component of domestic building work is limited to brickwork and blocklaying for homes and associated class 10 structures. It involves carrying out brick or blockwork associated with the erection, construction, renovation, alteration, extension, improvement or repair of a building. It includes, but is not limited to, the construction of internal/external walls, isolated piers, arches, fireplaces, chimneys, concrete rendering to buildings and masonry fixtures, rammed earth or form cell construction, and mud brick footings to houses.



In addition to the above list of general experience required by a person registered as a Domestic Builder, you must have capacity to carry out, manage or arrange the following activities in a competent manner and to a professional standard: · interpreting plans, drawings and specifications indicating the location and specification for brickwork or blockwork, types or grades of bricks, and mortar composition · setting out and levelling · preparing the surface · ordering materials, including bricks and mortar, according to specifications · undertaking manual and mechanical handling of bricks for construction · preparing, mixing and laying mortar · constructing battered masonry surfaces · repairing and maintaining clay bricks, cement blocks or bricks and related structures · concreting to simple forms, including installing formwork, reinforcement and concrete related to brickwork · completing base brickwork · establishing openings in brickwork, including to pin and prop openings and to place end bearing lintels · installing reinforcement for structural blockwork · applying damp proof courses · installing control joints · installing flashings · installing wall ties.


Certificate III in Bricklaying


Accessed 12/7/16 from: Victoria Building Authority Bricklaying contractor’s licence


The laying of all forms of manufactured brick or blocks with no restriction in height or class of building. Does not include stone masonry. Includes undersetting.



CPC30111 Certificate III in Bricklaying


Accessed on 12/7/16 from: SA CBS Bricklaying contractor’s licence

Not licensed in this jurisdiction.

Accessed 12/7/16 from: Canberra Bricklaying Licence

Not licensed in this jurisdiction.

Accessed 12/7/16 from: WA Bricklaying Licence

Not licensed in this jurisdiction.

Accessed 12/7/16 from: NT Bricklaying Licence

Not licensed in this jurisdiction.

Accessed 12/7/16 from: TAS Bricklaying Licence

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Can I Apply?

The RPL and trade skills recognition programs are available to tradesmen with local experience or  have completed partial studies in Australia. In some cases these programs can also help migrants fast-track their qualifications providing they have relevant experience, qualifications and well aware of the Australian standards and requirements.


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