Bricklaying Skills Assessment Australia

We work closely with TRA Approved RTO’s to deliver the Bricklaying Skills Assessments programme from the Down Under Centre. The Down Under Centre host the technical Skype interview and work with UK and Irish Bricklayers to ensure they are prepared for their Bricklaying Skills Assessment.

The RTO’s we work with are Trade Recognition Australia (TRA) approved to deliver Skills Assessments for the purpose of migration for Bricklayers looking to gain a Visa and work in Australia as a Bricklayer.

The Down Under Centre can assist you in completing your application for a Bricklaying Skills Assessment. Once you have successfully passed your Skills Assessment as a Bricklayer, you will be given your Australian Bricklaying Certificate III which is now your Australian Bricklaying Qualification. Australian employers may ask for this qualification prior to employment in Australia.

If you would like to see if you are eligible for a Skilled Visa, use our free visa points calculator and/or send your CV to and our Migration Consultants will be happy to advise on your options.

The Down Under Centre deliver the Technical Skype interview for Bricklayers daily from our London offices, we also have venues in Scotland and Ireland if this is more convenient for you.

Process for Bricklaying Skills Assessment for Australia

The Skills Assessment process for Bricklayers is divided into three sections. Bricklaying in Australia is not a licensed trade but many Bricklayers in Australia may move onto to be builders or project managers. It’s important to remember that once you have successfully completed your Bricklaying Skills Assessment you will receive your Bricklaying Australian qualification which will be required when you apply for your Builder’s licence.

1. Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ)

An online self-evaluation form to make sure your skill level is at the standard immigration is looking for. Please note the mandatory requirements and how many electives you will need to complete. Please email our office at or call our office on 020 3376 1555 to obtain the Self Assessment Questionnaire. This is a free service. 

2. Documentary Assessment

This part of the Skills Assessment and in fact the Visa is considered the most difficult part by many clients and migration agents. You need to prove you are a qualified or an experienced Bricklayer.

  • If you hold trade related qualifications, you’ll be asked to prove you have a minimum of 3 years’ work experience.

  • If you don’t have trade related qualifications, you’ll be asked to prove you have a minimum of 5 years’ work experience.

You also need to prove that you have been working as a Bricklayer for 12 months out of the last 36 months.

Down Under Centre Agency Service

It is very important to remember that most of your evidence gathering for your Bricklayer Skills Assessment is also required for your visa. The Down Under Centre can provide you with an agency service to assist you with the gathering of your documentation for your Australian qualification, as it is considered to be the most difficult stage of your visa application. The Down Under Centre will also be able to advise how many years of work experience will be required to give you maximum points for your visa. Please call us on 0203 376 1555 to enquire about our agency service and how it can specifically help you.

3. Technical Skype Interview

The final part of your Skills Assessment as a Bricklayer is a Technical Skype interview. The Down Under Centre is based conveniently next to Ealing Broadway underground station Alternatively, you can choose to carry out your Technical Skype interview in other areas of the UK & Ireland.

We will organise an Australian Qualified Bricklayer who is also an Australian qualified trainer and assessor in all Bricklaying components to discuss your application with you as well as your everyday working life as a Bricklayer. . Please note that if the assessor feels that you do not have the necessary skills to work in Australia as a qualified bricklayer they will ask you to provide further information or complete a practical assessment site visit which will be at your cost. The Down Under Centre have never had a Bricklayer that has required a site visit, as we work closely with bricklayers to ensure that this does not need to happen. The assessors understand that you may be nervous, they will discuss your application with you in a calm manner, in a relaxed environment and do all they can to assist you and to put you at ease.


Lee Barnard- ‘Really pleased with the service that The Down Under Centre provided! Very helpful in answering all my quesitions and really friendly! A pleasure to work with!

Stephen Chinnock:  The Down Under Centre turned our experience around to make it more positive. They gave us good information and were able to answer all of our questions.

Duncan Smith: I found the support given very helpful. I am pleased with the service. I received all the information I needed for the process. Perfect!

Free Visa Points Calculator

Please fill in the form below to see if you eligible for a visa to Australia.


Bricklaying in Australia is a very well respected trade. There is a demand for bricklayers as Australia has a growing economy and an ageing population meaning our workforce is drying up. Bricklayers in Australia need to complete a four-year apprenticeship to obtain their certificate 111 in Bricklaying. (ANZSCO; 331111)

Bricklayers complete tasks in domestic, commercial or industrial work places. Most commonly bricklayers in Australia will work on a building site. Bricklayers lay bricks, pre-cut stone, concrete and other types of building blocks in mortar to construct and repair walls, foundations, partitions, arches and other structures.

Bricklayers looking to migrate to Australia would need to be able to complete the following tasks:

Brick and block cutting Cavity brick work. Veneer work. Multi thickness brickwork and blockwork. Paving Curved walls. Retaining walls. Steps. Arches and chimneys. Work from plans and specifications. Check the vertical and horizontal alignment of work. Use various tools and brick-cutting machines to cut and shape bricks. Repair and maintain clay bricks, cement blocks/bricks and related structures. Erect scaffolding (subject to licence requirements in some states). Lay bricks in rows, designs and shapes, and spread mortar between joints. Construct walls using stone slabs and large masonry slab blocks.



Bricklaying in Australia is a very well paid Job. The demand for bricklayers to work in Australia has risen over the years. Don’t forget if you are employed as an Australian bricklayer you are entitled to a pension, which is currently set at 9.5% of your wage.

The DUC Employment Hub is a tool that connects migrants to employers in Australia as well as providing you with a relocation hub to make your journey to Australia smoother. We have many jobs available for Carpenters in Australia and new jobs are being posted every day on the DUC Employment Hub.