Apprenticeships / Trades We Offer / Bricklayer

Construct and repair walls and other structures


As a bricklayer, you lay bricks, pre-cut stone and other types of building blocks in mortar. You construct and repair walls, partitions, arches and other structures.

You may be employed as a subcontractor.

Average Annual Salary


A typical day may involve

  • Studying plans and specifications to determine materials required, dimensions and installation procedures
  • Erecting scaffolding
  • Sealing foundations with damp resistant materials and spreading layers of mortar to serve as base and binder for blocks, using trowels
  • Laying bricks in rows, designs and shapes, and spreading mortar between the joints
  • Embedding blocks in mortar
  • Checking vertical and horizontal alignment
    Cutting, shaping, and polishing stones and bricks using machines and hand tools
  • Repairing bricks, cement blocks and related

It helps to be good at

  • Physical tasks
  • Using tools
  • Working at heights

Qualifications /
pathway options

  • Cert III Bricklaying and Blocklaying
  • Apprenticeship

You may be able to work in

  • Construction
  • Home Improvement

*Average salary taken from ATO on 16/11/2022

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