This three day training course is aimed at developing the knowledge of heritage trades amongst people who are working in the construction industry to extend their understanding of stone conservation techniques and materials.

The program is part of the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) Heritage Trades Program, and offers participants subsidised fees if current CITB number is held.

Led by Keith McAllister of Applied Building Conservation Training (ABCT), the training will provide participants with the following theoretical and hands-on experience.

Stone Conservation

* Lime Mortar Technology

* Repointing Techniques

* Stone Construction


Pondanna outstation (Chaff Building), remote outback of the beautiful Gawler Ranges National Park.

Travel (4WD Only)

We ask that all participants travel on Monday 19th April, to attend the meet and greet. A BBQ will be provided on arrival.

Departing Friday 23rd April after breakfast.

The cost of training will be:

CITB Members—$300

Non-CITB Members—$1,500


Camping only on the Pondanna outstation grounds. You will be encouraged to bring along swags or camper vehicles.

Hot showers and power will be available.


All catering will be provided by Chef Gary Farmer who started his career in Europe, where he worked alongside top chefs and mastered culinary skills of the highest level. He is currently Senior Chef at the Intercontinental Hotel, Adelaide.

This is a great opportunity for construction workers (up-skill), apprentices and heritage professionals.

Upon completion of the course, you will receive a certificate of completion in Heritage Trades.

For expressions of interest and further information, please contact Applied Building Conservation Training (ABCT) during business hours on 0403 705 602, or Mark Gosden at CITB on 8172 9500.

Places for this course are limited.

Online Registration

  • Personal Details

  • Emergency Contact Details

  • Employment Details

  • Disability

  • Study Reason

  • Course Fees

  • To qualify for a course which is fully subsidised by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) you must be eligible for a CITB Passport Number, and currently working in the Construction industry (SA Participants only).

  • A course which is partially subsidised by either an organisation such as a local Council, or by the CITB if you hold CITB Passport Number, will require a co-payment as shown.

    You are required to pay the full course fee including GST.

  • Declaration


Posted 31/03/2021