Stonemason

Stonemasons work with a range of materials such as limestone, sandstone, bluestone, slate, marble and granite. They may be involved in the design and manufacture of kitchen bench-tops and bathroom vanities or specialise in ornamental work such as commercial stone facades for new construction projects, fireplaces, banker masonry and carving.

Qualification

Certificate III in Stonemasonry

Sector

Residential / Commercial

What might a working day look like?

May perform tasks including:

  • Cutting and shaping stone and masonry materials using machines or hand tools
  • Cutt and polish granite and marble for use in construction
  • Estimate the quantity of materials required and interpret drawings
  • Design, cut and carve ornamental masonry using templates for detailed work and a variety of chisels, punches and hammers
  • Constructing walls using stone slabs and large masonry slab blocks
  • Fix stone facades to buildings and lay stone paving, granite or marble floor tiles

Working hours

  • Full-time hours per week

Conditions

  • Working indoors and/or outdoors in most weather conditions
  • Working in workshops

Skills and personal qualities

  • Be able to understand technical drawings and plans
  • Have a careful, methodical and accurate approach to work
  • Good problem solving skills and enjoy practical, manual work
  • Work as a team or independently
  • Have a reasonable level of physical fitness
  • Time management, reading and writing skills

How to get started

Entry to this occupation is by completion of a Certificate III Stonemasonry apprenticeship.

Future Pathways and opportunities

  • Trainer and Assessor
  • Business owner
  • Sub-contractor
  • Supervisor

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