Certificate III in Stonemasonry - CPC32320


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

This qualification is designed to meet the needs of stonemasons working with sandstone, limestone, marble and other types of stone and stone products to produce stone monuments, buildings (heritage and new) and building components, such as walls, floors, arches, chimneys, stairs, windows, decorative mouldings, fireplaces and benchtops.Occupational titles may include:Architectural stonemasonMonumental stonemasonHeritage stonemasonFinisherBench-top mason Stonemason.This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway.Completion of the general construction induction training program, specified in the Safe Work Australia modelCode of Practice: Construction Work, is required by anyone carrying out construction work. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001Prepare to work safely in the construction industrymeets this requirement.


  • Use computer-controlled static machinery to produce stone components
  • Set out and cut letters in stone
  • Carry out cemetery monument fixing
  • Work safely at heights
  • Prepare for stonemasonry construction process
  • Apply drawing principles to stonemasonry
  • Prepare drawings for heritage works
  • Prepare subgrade, base and bedding course for segmental paving
  • Construct stone arches
  • Use stonemasonry tools, plant and equipment
  • Package manufactured products for transport
  • Finish stone
  • Cut segmental paving
  • Construct a fire brick wall and arch using refractory materials
  • Prepare report for heritage restoration work
  • Carry out hand excavation
  • Shape solid stone
  • Investigate business opportunities
  • Carry out measurements and calculations
  • Construct battered masonry walls and piers
  • Carry out tuck pointing and repointing to masonry
  • Carry out setting out
  • Plan monument construction
  • Prepare to undertake the heritage restoration process
  • Assemble components
  • Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • Produce reconstituted stone
  • Undertake the heritage restoration process
  • Turn stone
  • Dress stone manually
  • Restore stone work
  • Carry out profile work
  • Lay stone
  • Carry out load slinging of off-site materials
  • Erect and dismantle basic scaffolding
  • Use construction tools and equipment
  • Apply gilding to stone
  • Apply conservation principles and practices to heritage stonework
  • Conduct workplace communication
  • Set and anchor stone facades
  • Plan and organise work
  • Inlay lead to stone
  • Manage finances for new business ventures
  • Build solid stonemasonry walls
  • Build stone veneer walls
  • Dress and mould stone
  • Apply basic levelling procedures
  • Lay segmental paving
  • Carry out concreting to simple forms
  • Lay stonemasonry stairs
  • Undertake preparations for refractory work
  • Carry out basic stonemasonry demolition
  • Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • Identify and use stone products
  • Initiate the heritage works process
  • Machine stone
  • Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
  • Spilt stone manually
  • Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Miller College No

Fee comments

Campuses: Miller College.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources to complete your study:Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Steel capped safety boots, Safety glasses, Dust mask (minimum P2) and hearing protection (Ear muffs)Your teacher will provide you with an equipment list after enrolment.

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