Job Description

Bricklayers construct the first shell of a building. They generally work in the construction industry. They are knowledgeable in the different types of bricks available and how to construct or repair walls in accordance with industry standards. You will need physical stamina for this type of career.

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Kick start your career by completing an apprenticeship in bricklaying and blocklaying.

Consider completing a Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying at a TAFE or Registered Training Organisation, or as part of an apprenticeship.

You may also need to obtain a White Card through a Registered Training Organisation.

Additional certifications requirements vary in different states. Check with the relevant building authority.


  • Autonomous
  • Cooperative
  • Diligent
  • Energetic
  • Flexible
  • Impressionable
  • Productive
  • Punctual
  • Reliable
  • Self-Motivator
  • Team Player

Key Skills

  • Willingness to learn
  • Workplace Health and Safety
  • Practical
  • Interpret Technical Plans
  • Good level of fitness

Future Prospects

You may like to think about moving on from this career, some transferable skills can be utilised in roles such as;