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Heritage Trades Program – Pondanna Outstation, Gawler Ranges National Park.

This five day training course is aimed at developing the knowledge of heritage trades amongst people who are working in the construction industry. The program will extend their understanding of traditional roofing, solid rendering, lime washing, timber conservation and lime mortar technology.

Pondanna Outstation

This five day training course is aimed at developing the knowledge of heritage trades amongst people who are working in the construction industry.
The program will extend their understanding of traditional roofing, solid rendering, lime washing, timber conservation and lime mortar technology.

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.

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

  • Timber Conservation
  • Solid Rendering
  • Lime Washing
  • Traditional Roofing
  • Lime Mortar Technology

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

Travel (4WD Only)
We ask that all participants travel on Sunday 24thOctober, to attend the meet and greet. A BBQ will be provided on arrival.
Departing Friday 29th October after breakfast.

The cost of training will be:
CITB Members—$300
Non-CITB Members—$1,500

Accommodation
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.

Catering
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.
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 CITB on 8172 9500.
Places for this course are limited.

Your teacher

  • Keith McAllister

    Trainer/ Assessor

    Keith McAllister has over 30 years of experience in stone conservation and restoration. He has demonstrated a commitment to the restoration and conservation of historic and ecclesiastical buildings in the UK, Europe and Australia, focusing on efficient and professional service. He has provided advice and assistance to government and professional organisations on conservation procedures and methods