Bricklayers work with clay and concrete masonry products to construct brickwork and blockwork. A Bricklayer’s scope of work ranges from residential to commercial, from straight walls to ornamental walls, and from structural to non-load bearing walls. Bricklayers work in various conditions, both inside and outside, and may work as an individual or as a member of a team.
The WorldSkills Australia Bricklaying Competition Projects will be constructed of clay bricks and concrete masonry blocks. Competitors will be provided with drawings for details and specifications.
YOU SHOULD PURSUE A CAREER IN BRICKLAYING IF YOU:
- Have an interest in working with tools and materials
- Prefer physically active work
- Enjoy working outdoors
IT ALL BEGINS AT A REGIONAL COMPETITION
The WorldSkills Australia Bricklaying Competitions begin at a grass roots level in one of 42 Australian regions. The Bricklaying Regional Competitions test the skills and knowledge of 4000+ apprentices, trainees and students, who have the opportunity to win gold, silver and bronze medals and gain the chance to go on to compete at a national level.
WorldSkills Australia competitions operate on a two-year cycle. The next Bricklaying Regional Competition rounds are now running across the country. 2023 and 2025 are the next National Championship years.
Training Package Requirements
The WorldSkills Australia Bricklaying Competitions are aligned to the National Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package.
Training Package Requirements – Regional Level
The 2022 WorldSkills Australia Regional Competition in Bricklaying aligns to the Units of Competency contained in the CPC33020 – Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying Qualification.
The Regional Competition has been designed for Competitors to perform various skills whilst completing a project constructed of clay bricks and concrete masonry blocks. Competitors will be provided with a work area of 3m x 3m and drawings for details and specifications. The competition project is designed to test the Competitors skills in the following areas related to Bricklaying:
- Reading and interpreting plans and specifications
- Setting out and measurement
- Maintaining – plumb, level, alignment
- Joint finishing
- Producing a technical or decorative detail from the plan
- Producing quality job finish
- Work in a safe manner
Regionals Competition Duration
The competition is completed in 6 hours over 1 day not including briefing or breaks.
Training Package Requirements – National Level
The 2023 WorldSkills Australia National Competition in Bricklaying aligns to the Units of Competency contained in the CPC33020 – Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying Qualification.
The National Competition projects are designed for Competitors to use a mixture of different types of bricks. Features include curved, angle and projected brickwork. Drawings are provided. The Competition project is designed to test the Competitors skills in the following areas related to Bricklaying.
- Reading and interpreting job plans
- Setting out and measurement
- Maintaining plumb, level, alignment
- Finishing joints
- Producing quality job finish within time limits
- Application of safe work practices
Nationals Competition Duration
The competition is completed in 18 hours over 3 days not including briefing or breaks.
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Learn more about this course by following this link Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying.