Bricklaying Competition

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.

YOU SHOULD PURSUE A CAREER IN BRICKLAYING IF YOU:

  • Have an interest in numeracy, accuracy and project planning
  • Would like to work with tools
  • Enjoy working outdoors
  • Enjoy working in a variety of settings

IT ALL BEGINS AT A REGIONAL COMPETITION

The WorldSkills Australia Bricklaying Competitions begin at a grass roots level in one of 34 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. 2018 and 2020 are the next National Championship years.

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The Bricklaying Competition is supported by:

Training Package Requirements

The WorldSkills Australia Bricklaying Competitions are aligned to the CPC08 Construction, Plumbing and Services National Training Package.

Regional Competition

Training Package Requirements – Regional Level

The WorldSkills Australia Regional Competition in Bricklaying is aligned to the following Units of Competency (Elements of Competency and Performance Criteria) contained in the CPC30111 Certificate 3 in Bricklaying/Blocklaying Qualification:

  • CPCCBL3005 – Lay masonry walls & corners
  • CPCCBL3006 – Lay multi thickness walls & piers

Regional Tasks

  • Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • Handle a wide range of tools, equipment and materials
  • Plan and organise project
  • Lay masonry units to specifications i.e. plumb, level and to gauge
  • Work in a safe manner

Regionals Competition Duration

6 hours

National Competition

Training Package Requirements – National Level

The WorldSkills Australia National Competition in Bricklaying is aligned to the following Units of Competency (Elements of Competency and Performance Criteria) contained in the CPC30111 Certificate 3 in Bricklaying/Blocklaying Qualification.

In addition to the Regional requirements, the National also includes:

  • CPCCBL3015A – Lay decorative brickwork
  • CPCCBL3015A – Lay decorative brickwork
  • CPCCBL3010A – Lay masonry arches

National Tasks

  • Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • Handle a wide range of tools, equipment and materials
  • Plan and organise projects
  • Lay masonry units to specifications i.e. plumb, level and to gauge
  • Work in a safe manner

Nationals Competition Duration

18 hours – 3 days

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