Qualification details

CPC32313 - Certificate III in Stonemasonry (Monumental/Installation) (Release 1)


ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 17/Jan/2014

Usage recommendation:
Supersedes CPC32311 - Certificate III in Stonemasonry (Monumental/Installation)Replaces superseded non-equivalent CPC32311. 16/Jan/2014

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
BSBSMB301A - Investigate micro business opportunitiesInvestigate micro business opportunities Elective
BSBSMB406A - Manage small business financesManage small business finances Elective
CPCCBL3016A - Construct battered masonry walls and piersConstruct battered masonry walls and piers Elective
CPCCCA3002A - Carry out setting outCarry out setting out Core
CPCCCA3014A - Construct bulkheadsConstruct bulkheads Elective
CPCCCA3023A - Carry out levelling operationsCarry out levelling operations Elective
CPCCCM1012A - Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industryWork effectively and sustainably in the construction industry Core
CPCCCM1013A - Plan and organise workPlan and organise work Core
CPCCCM1014A - Conduct workplace communicationConduct workplace communication Core
CPCCCM1015A - Carry out measurements and calculationsCarry out measurements and calculations Core
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 331112 Stonemason 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4416-13 Stonemason 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0403 Building 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 331112 Stonemason 02/May/2014 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4416-13 Stonemason 02/May/2014 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0403 Building 02/May/2014 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 17/Jan/2014 
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Modification History

Revised qualification deemed not equivalent to CPC32311

Qualification packaging amended:

  • composition of core revised:
  • CPCCCM2005B Use construction tools and equipment added
  • CPCCST2001A Prepare for stonemasonry construction process deleted
  • CPCCST2002A revised resulting in non-equivalent CPCCST2006A Identify and use stone products
  • CPCCST3005A revised resulting in non-equivalent CPCCST3022A Carry out profile work
  • minor change to elective packaging wording, without changing intent
  • elective unit added:
  • CPCCCM2009A Carry out basic demolition
  • 7 new units rewritten and reinstated into elective pool from previous BCF and BCG Training Packages:
  • 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
  • pathways information added


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.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Construction mason
  • Finisher
  • Stonemason.

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

The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context.

Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.

Pathways Information

This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway.

Refer to CPSISC website for further career and pathway information: http://www.cpsisc.com.au/career

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Check with relevant state and territory licensing and regulatory authorities. State and Territory jurisdictions may have different regulatory requirements for work carried out on heritage structures.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Summary

Employability skill 

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification 


  • Communicates with clients, colleagues and others using effective and appropriate communication techniques, including:
  • Clear and direct communication
  • Active listening
  • Verbal and non-verbal language
  • Questioning to identify and confirm requirements
  • Language and concepts appropriate to cultural differences
  • Follows instructions from supervisor and other relevant persons
  • Understands, interprets and applies information as required from:
  • Codes and standards
  • Environmental and work health and safety (WHS) requirements, including safety data sheets (SDS)
  • Organisational policies and procedures
  • Plans and drawings
  • Regulatory, legislative, licensing and organisational requirements
  • Safety signs and symbols
  • Specifications
  • Understands relevant definitions, terminology, symbols, abbreviations and language
  • Records relevant information using standard workplace documentation
  • Applies measurements and calculations using appropriate equipment, formulas and records as required
  • Reports and records hazards and risks


  • Works as part of a team
  • Provides assistance and encouragement to other team members
  • Initiates and encourages improvements in team performance
  • Identifies and uses the strengths of other team members
  • Relates to people from diverse social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and with varying physical and mental abilities
  • Coordinates and actions tasks
  • Participates in on-site meetings

Problem solving 

  • Examines tools and equipment prior to use for damage, missing components or other defects
  • Identifies typical faults and problems and takes necessary remedial action
  • Rectifies simple faults with tools and equipment
  • Performs routine maintenance as required
  • Checks materials and products for conformity to specifications
  • Carries out data input adjustments
  • Manages own performance to meet workplace standards
  • Seeks support to improve work performance
  • Cleans up work area, including tools and equipment

Initiative and enterprise 

  • Identifies opportunities to improve resource efficiency and makes suggestions as appropriate
  • Responds to change and workplace challenges
  • Puts ideas into action
  • Maximises use of resources by recycling, re-using or using appropriate disposal methods

Planning and organising 

  • Identifies hazards and implements appropriate hazard control measures
  • Selects and uses appropriate materials, tools and equipment
  • Determines material quantity requirements
  • Prioritises and sequences tasks
  • Applies time management skills to ensure work is completed to time requirements


  • Evaluates own actions and makes judgements about performance and necessary improvements
  • Contributes to workplace responsibilities, such as current work site environmental/sustainability frameworks or management systems


  • Identifies own learning needs and seeks skill development as required
  • Is open to learning new ideas and techniques


  • Uses calculators
  • Uses and operates a range of tools and equipment correctly and safely

Packaging Rules

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

  • 30 units of competency:
  • 21 core units
  • 9 elective units.

The elective units must ensure the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome and are to be chosen as follows:

  • 9 units from the elective units listed below
  • 2 of the units may be chosen from other Certificate III qualifications in CPC08 or another current Training Package or accredited course.

Some units in this qualification may have prerequisite requirements, which must be met when packaging the qualification. Users are referred to the list of CPC08 units with prerequisite unit requirements available in this Training Package for this purpose.

Core units 


Carry out setting out


Carry out levelling operations


Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry


Plan and organise work


Conduct workplace communication


Carry out measurements and calculations


Read and interpret plans and specifications


Carry out excavation


Use construction tools and equipment


Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding


Carry out concreting to simple forms


Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry


Finish stone


Lay stone


Identify and use stone products


Dress and mould stone


Shape solid stone


Split stone manually


Dress stone manually


Machine stone


Carry out profile work

Elective units 


Investigate micro business opportunities


Manage small business finances


Construct battered masonry walls and piers


Construct bulkheads


Use explosive power tools


Carry out basic demolition


Work safely at heights


Operate elevated work platforms


Assemble components


Package manufactured products for transport


Prepare subgrade, base and bedding course for segmental paving


Lay segmental pavers


Cut segmental pavers


Carry out load slinging of off-site materials


Turn stone


Use computer-controlled static machinery to produce stone components


Set out and cut letters in stone


Plan monument construction


Build stone veneer walls


Carry out cemetery monument fixing


Set and anchor stone facades


Apply gilding to stone


Build solid stonemasonry walls


Construct stone arches


Inlay lead to stone


Lay stonemasonry stairs


Produce reconstituted stone


Renovate and restore stone work

Custom Content Section

Not applicable.

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