Innovation Program

The CITB has a dedicated program focussed on innovation in the building and construction industry. Some initiatives include:


The tradie2trainer program offers qualified tradespeople the opportunity to upskill and achieve the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. This program helps to create a pathway for tradespeople to pass their knowledge, skills, and experience onto the next generation of the construction workforce.

Heritage Trades
  • The Heritage Trades program is designed to preserve rare, heritage and artisan trades.
  • Training is conducted on live sites of architectural and heritage building significance across South Australia.
  • Participants experience hands-on learning in stonemasonry, fibrous and solid plastering, artisan painting, decorative finishing, wrought iron, stained glass and timber conservation.
  • The program has attracted over 300 skilled tradespeople to learn skills, build the pool of labour and train future generations.
  • Training is facilitated through collaboration between CITB and Applied Building Conservation Training.
  • A number of buildings around South Australia have already been restored.
  • Check out the Heritage Trades Facebook page to view our projects.

For an in-depth look at how our Heritage restoration projects work with communities check out the Coulthard House project at Nuriootpa in the Barossa Valley.