331111 Bricklayer

ANZSCO Occupation Code: 
331111
ANZSCO Occupation Name: 
Bricklayer
Skill Assessing Authority: 
Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List: 
Yes
Short-term Skilled Occupation List: 
No
Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme: 
Yes
LMT Protected Occupation: 
No
ANZSCO Occupation Description: 

331111 BRICKLAYER

Alternative Title:
Blocklayer

Lays bricks, pre-cut stone and other types of building blocks in mortar to construct and repair walls, partitions, arches and other structures. Registration or licensing may be required.
Skill Level: 3
Specialisations:
Chimney Builder
Refractory Bricklayer
Retort Setter (Bricklaying)
Tuckpointer

ANZSCO Skill Level: 
3

3311 Bricklayers and Stonemasons

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
3311
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Bricklayers and Stonemasons
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 

3311 BRICKLAYERS AND STONEMASONS

BRICKLAYERS AND STONEMASONS lay bricks, pre-cut stones and other types of building blocks in mortar to construct and repair walls, partitions, arches and other structures, and cut and shape hard and soft stone blocks and masonry slabs for the construction and renovation of stone structures and monumental masonry.
Indicative Skill Level:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
In Australia:
AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
Registration or licensing may be required.
Tasks Include:

studying plans and specifications to determine materials required, dimensions and installation procedures
erecting and dismantling restricted height 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 joints
embedding blocks in mortar and removing excess mortar
checking vertical and horizontal alignment
cutting, shaping and polishing stones and bricks using machines and hand tools, and shaping bricks to fit irregular spaces
repairing and maintaining bricks, cement blocks and related structures
designing and cutting monumental masonry and lettering
constructing walls using stone slabs and large masonry slab blocks

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
1 180.80
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
0.00
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
1 180.80