Becoming a Stonemason
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Becoming a Stonemason

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Cuts and shapes hard and soft stone blocks and masonry slabs to construct and renovate stone structures and monumental masonry. Registration or licensing may be required.
Training time 1 - 4 years
Average pay $52,974
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 1,100

How do I become a Stonemason in Victoria?

To work as a Stonemason in Victoria, you'll need:
  • A Certificate III in Stonemasonry (Monumental/Installation)
  • Completed apprenticeship
  • Recommended

  • Completion of Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or equivalent
  • Strong understanding of Mathematics and English
  • Relevant pre-apprenticeship: Certificate II in Building and Construction (Stonemason)
  • Construction Induction Card (also known as White Card) is required for access to any construction site in Australia

What does a Stonemason do?

  • Studies plans and specifications to determine materials required, dimensions and installation procedures
  • Erects and dismantles restricted height scaffolding
  • Seals foundations with damp-resistant materials and spreads layers of mortar to serve as a base and binder for blocks using trowels
  • Lays bricks in rows, designs and shapes, and spreads mortar between joints
  • Embeds blocks in mortar and removes excess mortar
  • 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 and memorial masonry and lettering


  • Construction Stonemason
  • Monumental Stonemason

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