Bricklaying Short Course

This course is for anyone who has to practice self-management principles responsibly and effectively during the installation of refractory brickwork/blockwork materials by applying scientific techniques and solving related problems during refractory installation or maintenance processes.

Start date

Contact Us

Course price from

R8,900.00 incl. VAT

Course duration

11 Days

Course language


On- or off-site training

On- & Off-Site Available

NQF level




Entry level

Grade 12



Completing this course will enable you to

  • Collect information and organise activities for refractory brickwork/blockwork installation and repair.
  • Install refractory bricks/blocks.
  • Remove and re-instate damaged refractory brickwork/blockwork.
  • Perform end of working activities.


This unit will contribute to the full development of the learner within the refractory construction environment by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field of construction. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and progression within the construction and civil engineering contexts.

Course Outcomes

Materials knowledge

  • Types of bricks and their sizes.
  • Chemical compositions of bricks/blocks. Use and functions of refractory bricks/blocks.
  • Identifying defective/non-conforming bricks/blocks.


Technique and equipment knowledge

  • The principles of mixing refractory mortar and concrete.
  • The principles of applying, placing and curing of refractory bricks/blocks.
  • Selection of application method(s) for installing refractory bricks/blocks.
  • The usage and function of equipment and tools.
  • Standard operating procedures and quality control.
  • Different positions and zones of the refractory lining.
  • Brick/block laying principles.


Safety and legislation

  • Relevant safety requirements, hazards and procedures at his/her workplace.
  • Applicable legislation and specification within this sub-field.
  • Hazards associated with laying bricks/blocks.
  • Use and functions of appropriate personal protective equipment.
  • Safe product handling procedures.


Life skills

  • Time management.
  • Teamwork.
  • Solving problems.

Interested in training for your company?

Off-site training available at your business

Contact one of our Business Sales Executives for tailored made training solutions for your business.

+27 13 744 9328

Course Curriculum

Coming soon.

Why choose our courses?

  • Low-pressure lesson environment.
  • Accredited and experienced instructors
  • On- and off-site training available.

Construction & Building Courses

a Call