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.

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 VETis Bricklaying Competitions begin at a grass roots level in one of 34 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. 2018 and 2020 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 CPC08 Construction, Plumbing and Services National Training Package.

Regional Competition

Training Package Requirements – Regional Level

The WorldSkills Australia VETiS Regional Competition in Bricklaying is aligned to the following Units of Competency (Elements of Competency and Performance Criteria) contained in the CPP30111 – Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying or 22216VCIV (Vic only) – Certificate II in Building and Construction (Bricklaying) Qualifications:

  • CPCCBL3005A – Lay masonry walls & corners
  • PCCCBL2001A – Handle and prepare bricklaying and blocklaying materials
  • CPCCBL2002A – Use bricklaying and blocklaying tools and equipment
  • CPCCCM2001A – Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • CPCCOHS2001A – Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • VU20970 – Basic environmental sustainability in bricklaying
  • VU20957 – Calculations for the construction industry
  • VU20961 – Levelling
  • VU20955 – Workplace safety and site induction
  • VU20973 – Basic setting out
  • VU20965 – Bricklaying hand tools
  • VU20966 – Bricklaying basic skills
  • VU20967 – Brick veneer construction processes

Regional Tasks

The WorldSkills Australia Regional VETiS Bricklaying Competition project uses clay bricks.

Skills include:

  • Job plan reading
  • Job planning
  • Setting out and measurement
  • Maintaining – plumb, level, alignment
  • Joint finishing
  • Producing quality job finish
  • Soft skills e.g. plan interpretation

Regionals Competition Duration

4 hours – 1 day

National Competition

Training Package Requirements – National Level

The WorldSkills Australia VETiS 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 or 22216VCIV (Vic only) – Certificate II in Building and Construction (Bricklaying) Qualification:

  • CPCCBL3005A – Lay masonry walls & corners
  • PCCCBL2001A – Handle and prepare bricklaying and blocklaying materials
  • CPCCBL2002A – Use bricklaying and blocklaying tools and equipment
  • CPCCCM2001A – Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • CPCCOHS2001A – Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • VU20970 – Basic environmental sustainability in bricklaying
  • VU20957 – Calculations for the construction industry
  • VU20961 – Levelling
  • VU20955 – Workplace safety and site induction
  • VU20973 – Basic setting out
  • VU20965 – Bricklaying hand tools
  • VU20966 – Bricklaying basic skills
  • VU20967 – Brick veneer construction processes

National Tasks

The projects are a mixture of different types of bricks. Features include curved, angle and projected brickwork. Drawings are provided.

Skills include:

  1. Reading job plans
  2. Planning jobs
  3. Setting out and measurement
  4. Maintaining – plumb, level, alignment
  5. Finishing joints
  6. Producing quality job finish
  7. Demonstrating competency with soft skills e.g. plan interpretation

Nationals Competition Duration

12 hours –3 days

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