VETis 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.

The VETiS Bricklaying Competition is designed to evaluate the competitor’s ability to follow a job plan and complete projects using a mixture of different types of bricks.

YOU SHOULD PURSUE A CAREER IN BRICKLAYING IF YOU:

  • Have an interest in working with tools and materials
  • Doing physically active work
  • Enjoy working outdoors
  • Enjoy working in a variety of settings

IT ALL BEGINS AT A REGIONAL COMPETITION

The WorldSkills Australia VETis Bricklaying Competitions begin at a grass roots level in one of 35 Australian regions. The VETis 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 VETis Bricklaying Regional Competition rounds are now running across the country. 2023 and 2025 are the next National Championship years.

Register your interest to compete in VETis Bricklaying


Training Package Requirements

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

Regional Competition

Training Package Requirements – Regional Level

The 2022 WorldSkills Australia Regional Competition for VETiS in Bricklaying aligns to the Units of Competency contained in the CPC33020 – Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying,  52893WA  (52824WA)- Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway – Trades) and 22338VIC – Certificate II in Building and Construction Pre-apprenticeship Qualifications.

Regional Competition Tasks

The Regional Competition for VETiS has been designed for Competitors to perform various skills whilst completing a project using clay bricks. Competitors will be required to  refer to the Competition Instructions for project details and specifications.

Competitors are each provided with a work area of 2m x 2m to complete the project. Competitors are also provided with a starting point and a line to indicate the orientation of the project.

Regional Competition Tasks Include:

  • Reading and interpreting job plans
  • Planning
  • Setting out and measurement
  • Maintaining – plumb, level, alignment
  • Joint finishing
  • Producing quality job finish

Regionals Competition Duration

The competition is completed in 5 hours over 1 day not including briefing or breaks.

National Competition

Training Package Requirements – National Level

The 2023 WorldSkills Australia National Competition for VETiS Bricklaying aligns to the Units of Competency contained in the CPC33020 – Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying, 52824WA  Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway – Trades) and 22338VIC  – Certificate II in Building and Construction Pre-apprenticeship Qualifications.

National Competition Tasks

The National Competition for VETiS projects are designed for Competitors to use a mixture of different types of bricks. Features include curved, angle and projected brickwork. Drawings are provided.

National Competition Tasks Include:

  • Reading and interpreting job plans
  • Planning
  • Setting out and measurement
  • Maintaining plumb, level, alignment
  • Finishing joints
  • Producing quality job finish
  • Application of sustainable work practices

Nationals Competition Duration

The competition time is 12 hours over 3 days not including breaks or briefing.

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