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CPC32320

Certificate III in Stonemasonry

Progress your construction career with this apprenticeship course. Hone your stonemasonry skills to become a recognised tradesperson.

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Course overview

Complete this apprenticeship course with TAFE Queensland to become a trade qualified stonemason. According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, bricklayers and stonemasons are a skill in demand with employers finding it hard to fill vacancies. This large occupation is expected to create around 13,000 job openings over the next five years. 

In this course you will learn to work with marble, granite, and other types of stone and stone products to produce building components. You will use computer numerical control (CNC) machinery and other stonemasonry tools and equipment to cut and shape stone slabs for a range of purposes including kitchen bench tops, fireplaces, decorative mouldings, stairs or tombstones and memorials. Your training plan will align with your workplace requirements with specialisations in fabrication, installation or monumental stonemasonry.

Successful completion of this course as part of your apprenticeship will allow you to be recognised as a trade qualified stonemason and continue to progress your career in the construction industry.

What can I do?

  • Construction Mason and Finisher
  • Stonemason

Course outcome:

CPC32320 Certificate III in Stonemasonry

Latest technology

At TAFE Queensland you'll have access to the latest equipment and technology to ensure you learn industry-current techniques and have the skills most sought after by employers. Our stonemasonry facilities boast computerised signing and plotting equipment, an imported copy lathe, a mobile block saw and five-axis computer numerical control (CNC) saw.

What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 9 elective units from the list below.

Elective units will be selected in consultation with your employer and included on your training plan.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCA3002
    Carry out setting out
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCA3002
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to identify perimeter site boundaries and survey indicators to establish, measure and set up profiled set-outs for buildings and structural components of building work, meeting all relevant requirements of the National Construction Code (NCC), Australian Standards, work health and safety (WHS), and Commonwealth and state or territory legislation.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Carry out setting out

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCM2006
    Apply basic levelling procedures
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCM2006
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to carry out levelling in a single plane for the purpose of establishing correct and accurate set-out of building components. It includes the set-up, testing and use of levelling devices, and establishing and transferring heights using a range of levelling equipment. The unit supports workers in the construction industry who use a variety of common methods and equipment when working with others and as a member of a team. It applies to levelling work on residential and commercial work sites.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001 , CPCCWHS2001 , CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply basic levelling procedures

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCM2008
    Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCM2008
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding to provide work platforms for various occupational applications.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCM2012
    Work safely at heights
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCM2012
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to work safely on construction sites where the worker has the potential to fall from one level to another.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Work safely at heights

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCOM1012
    Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCOM1012
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCOM1013
    Plan and organise work
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCOM1013
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to plan and organise basic work tasks on a construction site.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Plan and organise work

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCOM1014
    Conduct workplace communication
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCOM1014
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to communicate effectively with other workers in a construction workplace environment.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Conduct workplace communication

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCOM1015
    Carry out measurements and calculations
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCOM1015
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to undertake basic measurements and calculations to determine task and material requirements in a construction work environment.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Carry out measurements and calculations

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCOM2001
    Read and interpret plans and specifications
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCOM2001
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to read and interpret plans and specifications relevant to construction operations at a basic level.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Read and interpret plans and specifications

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCST2003
    Finish stone
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCST2003
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to cut and finish both hard and soft stone. It includes determining stone hardness prior to cutting and finishing stone.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Finish stone

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCST2004
    Lay stone
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCST2004
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to use a variety of stones to construct stone structures, such as freestanding and garden walls, load bearing structural walls and veneer facing.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Lay stone

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCST2006
    Identify and use stone products
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCST2006
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to identify, select and cut suitable natural stone for both off-site and in situ installation.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Identify and use stone products

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCST2007
    Use stonemasonry tools, plant and equipment
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCST2007
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to safely and effectively use stonemasonry tools, plant and equipment when assisting with stonemasonry work. It includes the introduction to and the operational and functional features of stonemasonry hand and power assisted tools, plant and equipment.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Use stonemasonry tools, plant and equipment

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCST3001
    Dress and mould stone
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCST3001
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to dress and mould soft and hard stone.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Dress and mould stone

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCST3002
    Shape solid stone
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCST3002
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to shape solid hard and soft stone. It includes using a range of shaping methods to meet required specifications.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Shape solid stone

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCST3003
    Spilt stone manually
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCST3003
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to manually split stone using various methods.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Spilt stone manually

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCST3004
    Dress stone manually
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCST3004
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to dress hard and soft stone manually.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Dress stone manually

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCST3006
    Machine stone
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCST3006
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to machine stone. It includes operating static machines to carry out machining of stone.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Machine stone

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCST3010
    Set out and cut letters in stone
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCST3010
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to set out and cut letters in stone. It includes accurately transferring and cutting types of lettering onto various stone faces.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Set out and cut letters in stone

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCST3022
    Carry out profile work
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCST3022
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to carry out profile work on the edges of soft and hard stone using profiling machinery, equipment and tools. It includes producing templates in various materials and transferring patterns onto stone.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Carry out profile work

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCWHS2001
    Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCWHS2001
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the outcomes required to carry out work health and safety (WHS) requirements through safe work practices in all on- or off-site construction workplaces.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

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Acacia Ridge
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DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
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MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE

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No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

While there are no entry requirements for this course, TAFE Queensland requires you to be indentured as an apprentice with your employer.

Employers need to be able to provide the necessary human and physical resources to qualify for an apprentice.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

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Course Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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