Stonemason

Stonemasons cut and shape hard and soft stone blocks and masonry slabs to construct and renovate stone structures and monumental masonry.

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    Overview

    Stonemasons cut and shape hard and soft stone blocks and masonry slabs to construct and renovate stone structures and monumental masonry.

    Day-to-day

    • studies plans and specifications to determine materials required, dimensions and installation procedures
    • erects scaffolding
    • seals foundations with damp resistant materials and spreads layers of mortar to serve as base and binder for blocks, using trowels
    • checks vertical and horizontal alignment
    • cuts, shapes, and polishes stones and bricks using machines and hand tools, and shapes bricks to fit irregular spaces
    • repairs and maintains bricks, cement blocks and related structures
    • designs and cuts monumental masonry including lettering
    • constructs walls using stone slabs and large masonry slab blocks.

    Considerations

    • Physically demanding
    • Requires driving
    • Working outdoors

    To become a Stonemason

    • You can work as a Stonemason without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, a certificate III in stonemasonry is usually required. This course is often completed as part of an apprenticeship.

      Take a Certificate III in Stonemasonry

    • Registration or licencing may be required.

    Skills employers are looking for

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