Job Description

Bricklayers work in the construction industry building walls, houses, partitions and other residential and commercial structures. Bricklayers may use bricks and blocks made from various materials such as clay, concrete and stone. The work can be physically demanding.

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To become a Bricklayer you are required to complete some formal training, as well as an apprenticeship. Additional certification requirements may vary between states, so it’s important to check with the relevant authority in the state in which you work.

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

Undertake construction induction training and obtain a White Card through a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

Check with the relevant building authority in your state as to whether there are any additional certifications required to work as a Bricklayer.


  • 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;