Certificate III in Stonemasonry (Monumental/Installation)

CPC32313 Certificate III in Stonemasonry (Monumental/Installation)

Course Description

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 and building components, such as walls, floors, arches, chimneys, stairs, windows, decorative mouldings, fireplaces and benchtops.

The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as a specialist field of work.


There are no formal pre-requisites for this program; however appropriate experience in the building and construction industry as well as a basic knowledge of the BCA and other standards is required.

Assessment via interview and portfolio of evidence is available to participants with relevant workplace experience within building and construction environments.


There is no set duration.  Duration is dependent on applicant knowledge, skills and experience levels.


Participants are required to undertake a number of assessment activities, including:

  • Self-assessment
  • Third-party assessment
  • Competency conversation
  • Completion of a portfolio of evidence.


  • The pathway is:
    • Certificate IV of Building and Construction (Building)
    • Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
    • Diploma of Building and Construction (Management)
    • Advanced Diploma of Building and Construction Management

Student Information

Refer to the student handbook for details, inclusive of course information, student obligations, and services provided.

Career Opportunities

  • Construction mason
  • Finisher

Learning Pathways

After achieving this qualification, candidates may undertake a range of Certificate IV or Diploma level qualifications within the CPC08 Training Package.

Mode of Delivery

Recognition of Prior Learning

Click here to learn more about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Units of Competency

Core units
CPCCCA3002A Carry out setting out
CPCCCA3023A Carry out levelling operations
CPCCCM1012A Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCCM1013A Plan and organise work
CPCCCM1014A Conduct workplace communication
CPCCCM1015A Carry out measurements and calculations
CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCCM2002A Carry out excavation
CPCCCM2005B Use construction tools and equipment
CPCCCM2008B Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCCO2013A Carry out concreting to simple forms
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCCST2003A Finish stone
CPCCST2004A Lay stone
CPCCST2006A Identify and use stone products
CPCCST3001A Dress and mould stone
CPCCST3002A Shape solid stone
CPCCST3003A Split stone manually
CPCCST3004A Dress stone manually
CPCCST3006A Machine stone
CPCCST3022A Carry out profile work

Elective units


BSBSMB301 Investigate micro business opportunities
BSBSMB406 Manage small business finances
CPCCBL3016A Construct battered masonry walls and piers
CPCCCA3014A Construct bulkheads
CPCCCM2007B Use explosive power tools
CPCCCM2009A Carry out basic demolition
CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights
CPCCCM3001C Operate elevated work platforms
CPCCJN2001A Assemble components
CPCCJN2003A Package manufactured products for transport
CPCCPA3001A Prepare subgrade, base and bedding course for segmental paving
CPCCPA3002A Lay segmental pavers
CPCCPA3003A Cut segmental pavers
CPCCST2005A Carry out load slinging of off-site materials
CPCCST3007A Turn stone
CPCCST3009A Use computer-controlled static machinery to produce stone components
CPCCST3010A Set out and cut letters in stone
CPCCST3011A Plan monument construction
CPCCST3012A Build stone veneer walls
CPCCST3013A Carry out cemetery monument fixing
CPCCST3014A Set and anchor stone facades
CPCCST3015A Apply gilding to stone
CPCCST3016A Build solid stonemasonry walls
CPCCST3017A Construct stone arches
CPCCST3018A Inlay lead to stone
CPCCST3019A Lay stonemasonry stairs
CPCCST3020A Produce reconstituted stone
CPCCST3021A Renovate and restore stone work

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