Civil Engineering (Bricklaying and Plastering)

Become skilled in specific type of materials, and master the art of bricklaying and plastering.

Why Choose the Programme?

A bricklayer builds bricks from raw materials and then uses the final product to build walls, floors, partitions, and other brick structures. Depending on your preference or skill, you may choose to become skilled in a specific type of material, e.g., fire brick or cinder blockwork. The more skilled you become, the more you can take on larger projects like fireplaces, arches, steps, and more complicated structures.

Course Information

You may enter the programme, with any one of the following:
    A Grade 10 Certificate.
  • An introductory programme as determined by a technical college.
  • An equivalent qualification.
Examinations are set and administered by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). Subjects not offered by the DHET will be run internally by Berea Technical College (BTC). All tests and examinations will take place in Durban.
  • Bricklaying – Pay Estimate: +/- R120 000 to R500 000 per year
  • Plastering – Pay Estimate: +/- R90 000 to R250 000 per year
  • Painter – Pay Estimate: +/- R100 000 to R350 000 per year
  • Trades Forman – Pay Estimate: +/- R150 000 to R300 000 per year
1st Year 1st Semester Subjects Mathematics, Engineering Science, Engineering Drawing, Communication
1st Year 2nd Semester Subjects Mathematics, Engineering Science, Building Drawing, Bricklaying and Plastering Theory

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Contact a career consultant on campus or online, who will take you through the affordable Civil Engineering (Bricklaying and Plastering) programme pricing structure and explain our flexible payment options.

Customised study materials which meet the programme outcomes can be accessed from the Learner Management System, Moodle. A prescribed book list is available from the academic manager at the start of the programme, although the study guide available on Moodle will sufficiently cover the exam requirements.

Moodle is an online platform, where registered students receive their study materials and other online support material with zero data costs.
  • Explore engaging online content, crafted by subject matter experts.
  • Access to customised academic repository with assignments, videos, and PowerPoint lessons.
  • 24-hour access.

On successful completion, you will receive a N2 statement of results. You may use this to enter trade school, subject to the entry requirements of the relevant trade school. You may also enter the N4 Diploma Access Programme at Berea Technical College, after fulfilling the entry requirements for the Access Programme.

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