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BRICK AND STONE WORK (MASONRY) BSS101

Duration (approx) 100 hours
Qualification Statement of Attainment

Learn to work with brick, stone and concrete

 Trade skills are in demand. People who know how to build and repair buildings or other structures will continue to find work as long as we have a need for buildings, landscapes and interiors.

This is a course which will help you to gain skills for the construction and repair of walls, fences, buildings, driveways or other structures.

Study with ACS and gain the knowhow and capacity to develop these highly desirable skills.

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Understand building from the foundations up

Masonry commonly refers to construction with brick, stone or concrete units joined together with mortar to create structures. Those structures may be buildings, fences, walls, or perhaps something else.

Definitions of masonry vary though. One definition may be the work undertaken by a “mason”.  Some definitions describe masonry as working with clay or concrete bricks and stone. Other definitions may consider masonry as working with a more diverse range of materials including glass bricks, cobbles and ceramic blocks and tiles.

This course is mostly about understanding materials used by bricklayers, stone workers, concreters and masons; and expanding your knowledge of the different ways those materials may be used to both build and repair things. You are encouraged to conduct your own research along the way and to watch videos on the internet to add to your understanding. You will also need a basic set of masonry tools and access to some brick, stone, concrete and cement, as well as basic masonry tools.   

Learn to work with brick, stone and concrete

This course will help you with construction and repair of walls, fences, buildings or other structures.

  • Build your own shed, landscape or home.
  • Conduct repairs and avoid spending so much hiring tradesmen.
  • Develop knowledge and skills to work in construction, contracting or property management.
  • Start a business as a handyman, landscaper or something else and grow your business as you learn. 


COURSE CONTENT

Brick And Stone Work is a 100 hour self paced course comprising 9 lessons as follows.

  1. Scope and Nature of Masonry
  2. Cement and Concrete
  3. Construction Method and Structural Considerations
  4. Working with Brick
  5. Working with Stone
  6. Construction for Fire -Fireplaces, bbq’s, kilns, ovens and fire pits
  7. Landscape Applications & Hybrid construction
  8. Repair and Miscellaneous Work
  9. Building Applications -houses, farm and commercial buildings

 

COURSE AIMS

  • Describe the materials, tools and equipment used for masonry construction, and the nature and scope of work that might be undertaken by those skilled in the use of those tools and materials.

  • Explain how to use cement as a mortar or in concrete appropriate to the circumstances of construction

  • Explain how to construct with brick stone or concrete in a way which is structurally sound and appropriate to the circumstances.

  • Explain how to work with different types of bricks for different construction purposes

  • Explain how to build different things with different types of stone.

  • Explain how to build fireplaces and other structures that will be exposed to fire.

  • Explain the use of masonry in the landscape

  • Explain how stone, brick or concrete should be maintained and repaired when damaged

  • Explain the construction of a house and other type of building with brick, stone and concrete.

 

 

 

 

WHAT IS MASONRY?

Masonry commonly refers to construction with brick, stone or concrete units, joined together to create structures. Those structures may be buildings, fences, walls, or perhaps something else.

Definitions of masonry vary though. One definition may be the work undertaken by a “mason”.  Some definitions describe masonry as working with clay or concrete bricks and stone. Other definitions may consider masonry as working with a more diverse range of materials including glass bricks, cob and ceramic blocks and tiles.

This course is mostly about understanding materials used by bricklayers, stone workers, concreters and masons; and expanding your knowledge of the different ways those materials may be used to both build and repair things.

WHO COULD BENEFIT FROM THIS COURSE?

  • Property owners
  • Handymen
  • Landscape Gardeners
  • Building Contractors
  • Project Managers/Property Developers
  • Garden Designers
  • Property Managers
  • Hardware Store staff

 

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Meet some of our academics

John MasonMr Mason has worked 45+ years in Writing, Education, Horticulture and Recreation. His experience in both public & private sectors is extensive; particularly across Australia and England.
Gavin ColeOver 25 years experience in Publishing, Psychology, Landscaping, Writing and Education. Worked and lived across both the UK and Australia. Gavin has a B.Sc., Psych.Cert., M. Psych. Cert.Garden Design, MACA.


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