Qualification details

CPC32311 - Certificate III in Stonemasonry (Monumental/Installation) (Release 2)


Usage recommendation:
Supersedes CPC32308 - Certificate III in Stonemasonry (Monumental/Installation) 20/May/2011
Is superseded by CPC32313 - Certificate III in Stonemasonry (Monumental/Installation)Replaces superseded non-equivalent CPC32311. 16/Jan/2014

ReleaseRelease date
2 (this release) 07/Feb/2013
(View details for release 1) 19/May/2011

Units of competency

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CPCCPA3001A - Prepare subgrade, base and bedding course for segmental pavingPrepare subgrade, base and bedding course for segmental pavingSupersededN/A
CPCCCM2008B - Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffoldingErect and dismantle restricted height scaffoldingSupersededCore
CPCCCM1013A - Plan and organise workPlan and organise workSupersededCore
CPCCST3014A - Set and anchor stone facadesSet and anchor stone facadesSupersededN/A
CPCCCO2013A - Carry out concreting to simple formsCarry out concreting to simple formsSupersededCore
CPCCJN2003A - Package manufactured products for transportPackage manufactured products for transportSupersededN/A
CPCCST3004A - Dress stone manuallyDress stone manuallySupersededN/A
CPCCST3002A - Shape solid stoneShape solid stoneSupersededN/A
CPCCCM3001C - Operate elevated work platformsOperate elevated work platformsSupersededN/A
CPCCST2002A - Identify and use stone productsIdentify and use stone productsSupersededCore
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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 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Building Trades 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Stonemason,Monumental Stonemason 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 331112 Stonemason 09/Feb/2012 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4416-13 Stonemason 09/Feb/2012 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0403 Building 09/Feb/2012 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 19/May/2011 
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Modification History

Revised qualification deemed equivalent to CPC32311

Core and elective units revised resulting in a unit identifier change to elective unit


This qualification provides a trade outcome in stonemasonry work for commercial and monumental applications.

Occupational titles may include:

  • 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

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Summary

Employability skill 

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include: 


  • 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:
  • Regulatory, legislative, licensing and organisational requirements
  • Environmental and OHS requirements, including material safety data sheets (MSDS)
  • Codes and standards
  • Plans and drawings
  • Specifications
  • Safety signs and symbols
  • Organisational policies and procedures
  • 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 utilises 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

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

Self management 

  • 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
  • Manages own performance to meet workplace standards
  • Seeks support to improve work performance
  • Cleans up work area, including tools and equipment


  • 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.

A maximum of two of the required nine elective units may be substituted by selecting relevant units of competency from any Certificate III or IV construction qualification or qualification in another endorsed Training Package.

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  


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


Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding


Carry out setting out


Carry out levelling operations


Carry out concreting to simple forms


Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry


Prepare for stonemasonry construction process


Identify and use stone products

Stonemasonry field of work  


Finish stone


Lay stone


Dress and mould stone


Shape solid stone


Split stone manually


Dress stone manually


Carry out profile work


Machine stone

Elective units 


Investigate micro business opportunities


Manage small business finances


Construct battered masonry walls and piers


Construct bulkheads


Use explosive power tools


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


Inlay lead to 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

Custom Content Section

Not applicable.