Brick & Stone Mason
Certificate of Qualification 401A
“My work will be here for generations to admire. You can’t beat that.”
A Brick & Stone Mason builds and repairs walls, floors, arches, pavings, partitions, fireplaces, chimneys, smokestacks and other structures. A Brick & Stone Mason often works on industrial, commercial, institutional and residential buildings. Specifically, a Brick & Stone Mason: Erects, installs, maintains, repairs and alters walls, floors, arches, pavings, partitions, fireplaces, chimneys, smokestacks, and much more.
Key Skills & Attributes
Good reading, numeracy and communication skills
Strong spatial perception and hand-eye coordination
Artistic flair with a good eye for colour, line and proportion
Ability to work outdoors in all types of weather
Ability to work at heights
5600 hours of on-the-job training, supplemented by three 8-week blocks of in-class technical training.
Read drawings and blueprints to calculate required materials
Prepare and lay bricks, concrete blocks, structural tiles or other masonry units
Measure, cut and trim bricks & concrete blocks to specification using hand & power tools
Spread mortar and lay the bricks into position
Build patios, garden walls and other decorative installations
Lay or install fire bricks to line industrial chimneys and smokestacks
Grade 12 Diploma preferred (Grade 10 minimum)
Journeyperson Wage Rate:
New home building and construction
Institutional and commercial construction
Heavy and civil engineering construction
Did you know?
Many of the world’s greatest structures are masonry creations - including the Egyptian Pyramids, Roman Coliseum, Taj Mahal and Great Wall of China.