How to become a Stonemason

Stonemasons cut and shape hard and soft stone blocks and masonry slabs for the construction and renovation of stone structures and monumental masonry (stonework for cemeteries).

Personal requirements of a Stonemason

  • Enjoy practical work
  • Able to cope with the physical demands of the job
  • Able to work at heights
  • Able to work with your hands
  • Self-motivated
  • Aptitude for technical drawing and working with computers is an advantage

Education & Training for a Stonemason

To become a stonemason you usually have to complete an apprenticeship. Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10.

Additional Information
In some states and territories, stonemasons must either be accredited as or work under the supervision of a registered building practitioner. All those who work in the construction industry must undergo safety induction training and be issued with a Construction Induction Card (CIC).
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