New Zealand Certificate in Stonemasonry

Otago Polytechnic Ltd

Subject area

Bricklaying and Stonemasonry


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Entry requirements


About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This qualification is for people working or wishing to work as stonemasons in the stonemasonry industry.

The qualification is designed to provide the stonemasonry industry with trained people who have achieved the practical skills and knowledge required to work unsupervised, to complete stonemasonry work to the level required of a commercially competent stonemason.

The strands in this qualification allow graduates to specialise in different areas of stonemasonry including: Monumental Masonry, Construction Stonemasonry, and Natural Stone Fixtures and Fittings.

The optional strands cover the knowledge and skills involved in Banker Masonry and in Conservation and Preservation work, allowing graduates to specialise in one or more of these areas as related to their chosen specialisation.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Building at this level can earn:


Median earnings one year after study


Median earnings two years after study


Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

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Employment rate two years after study

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Haane Manahi Memorial Scholarships (Forestry, Trades and Farming)

Provided by:

Deloitte - Trust Secretary



Total value of each scholarship will be up to $6,000

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Keystone Trust Student Study Awards

Provided by:

The Keystone New Zealand Property Education Trust - Marketing & Events Coordinator



Up to $5,000 per annum for threeyears

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 762 786
Phone: (03) 477 3014
Fax: (03) 471 6870

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