Certificate III in Stonemasonry



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Certificate III in Stonemasonry


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This qualification is intended for people who would like to be employed as a stonemason. You will learn how to work with stone from excavation to finished, polished objects such as steps, walls, fireplaces, chimneys, kitchen benchtops, monuments, and gravestones. These folks hold a range of well-designed specialized customer and service skills where description and judgment is needed and are accountable for their own work outputs.

Why Study the CPC32320 Certificate III in Stonemasonry?

This program is meticulously crafted to provide you with real-world skills and knowledge, ensuring that you become highly skilled and ready to meet industry benchmarks. By completing this program, you will gain the essential skills necessary for immediate application in the Building Trades field while fostering diverse and creative thinking. Developed by industry specialists and endorsed by sector bodies, the Certificate III in Stonemasonry program guarantees that you possess the practical knowledge required to excel in modest, medium, or large organizations across the industry. With this qualification, you can confidently hit the ground running and make a lasting impact in the Building Trades sector. In today’s competitive job market, relying solely on experience is no longer efficient. Potential employers seek individuals who can demonstrate their professional proficiency through current formal qualifications. By obtaining the CPC32320 Certificate III, you not only showcase your practical skills but also provide tangible evidence of your expertise and dedication to the field.
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. Discover all the techniques and technologies with this course to take your professional skill to the next level.
You should give a scope of proof to help your assessor to settle on a choice about your ability. The sorts of proof you might be approached to give can include:
  • Résumé
  • ID
  • Evidence of overseas qualifications.
  • Transcripts or assessments from related previous qualifications.
  • Apprenticeship papers.
  • Quotes/invoices and stock orders
  • Receipts
  • Payslips/work contract/ABN if self employed
  • Letter of Employment
  • Current employment contracts
  • Videos or photos of your work.
For a student, it is crucial to know the occupation he/she will be eligible for, once finish a qualification successfully. If you complete this qualification, you will be able to work with this role.
  • Architectural stonemason
  • Monumental stonemason
  • Heritage stonemason
  • Finisher
  • Bench-top mason
  • Stonemason.
To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in: 30 units of competency:
  • 21 core units
  • 9 electives
Core units 
CPCCCA3002  Carry out setting out
CPCCCM2006 Apply basic levelling procedures
CPCCCM2008  Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCCM2012  Work safely at heights
CPCCOM1012 Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCOM1013 Plan and organise work
CPCCOM1014 Conduct workplace communication
CPCCOM1015 Carry out measurements and calculations
CPCCOM2001  Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCST2003  Finish stone
CPCCST2004  Lay stone
CPCCST2006  Identify and use stone products
CPCCST2007  Use stonemasonry tools, plant and equipment
CPCCST3001  Dress and mould stone
CPCCST3002  Shape solid stone
CPCCST3003  Split stone manually
CPCCST3004  Dress stone manually
CPCCST3006  Machine stone
CPCCST3010  Set out and cut letters in stone
CPCCST3022  Carry out profile work
CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
Elective units  Group A – Architectural heritage, conservation and restoration stonemasonry 
CPCCBL3016  Construct battered masonry walls and piers
CPCCBL3017  Carry out tuck pointing and repointing to masonry
CPCCST3017  Construct stone arches
CPCCST3019  Lay stonemasonry stairs
CPCCST3021  Restore stone work
CPCCST3023 Apply drawing principles to stonemasonry
CPCCST3024  Apply conservation principles and practices to heritage stonework
CPCCST3025  Carry out basic stonemasonry demolition
Group B – Architectural new and contemporary works 
CPCCBL3016  Construct battered masonry walls and piers
CPCCPA3001  Prepare subgrade, base and bedding course for segmental paving
CPCCST3012  Build stone veneer walls
CPCCST3016  Build solid stonemasonry walls
CPCCST3017  Construct stone arches
CPCCST3019  Lay stonemasonry stairs
CPCCST3020  Produce reconstituted stone 
Group C – Monumental 
CPCCCM2002  Carry out hand excavation
CPCCST3011  Plan monument construction
CPCCST3013  Carry out cemetery monument fixing
CPCCST3015  Apply gilding to stone
CPCCST3018  Inlay lead to stone
Group D Bench-Tops 
CPCCCM2005  Use construction tools and equipment
CPCCJN2001  Assemble components
CPCCJN2003  Package manufactured products for transport
CPCCST3009  Use computer-controlled static machinery to produce stone components
General Elective Units 
BSBESB301 Investigate business opportunities
BSBESB407 Manage finances for new business ventures
CPCCCO2013  Carry out concreting to simple forms
CPCCPA3002  Lay segmental paving
CPCCPA3003  Cut segmental paving
CPCCSC2002  Erect and dismantle basic scaffolding
CPCCST2001  Prepare for stonemasonry construction process
CPCCST2005  Carry out load slinging of off-site materials
CPCCST3007  Turn stone
CPCCST3009  Use computer-controlled static machinery to produce stone components
CPCCST3014  Set and anchor stone facades
CPCCST3016  Build solid stonemasonry walls
CPCCST4001 Prepare to undertake the heritage restoration process
CPCCST4002 Undertake the heritage restoration process
CPCCST4003 Undertake preparations for refractory works
CPCCST4004 Initiate the heritage works process
CPCCST4005 Prepare drawings for heritage works
CPCCST4006 Prepare report for heritage restoration work
CPCCST4007 Construct a fire brick wall and arch using refractory materials
CPCSIL2001  Use and maintain respiratory protective equipment
CPCSIL3001  Work with products and materials containing crystalline silica

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