Victorian Heritage Services Directory

About

The Victorian Heritage Services Directory is a service provided by the National Trust of Australia (Victoria).

National Trust of Australia (Victoria)

Since 1956 the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) has been the state’s premier community-based heritage advocacy organisation, actively working to protect and conserve places of heritage significance for future generations to enjoy.

The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) opens some of Australia’s most culturally significant places to the public, with regular tours, events and exhibitions at iconic sites, including the Old Melbourne Gaol, Rippon Lea Estate, and Como House and Garden.

The National Trust provides leadership in heritage to the community and industry by displaying best practice in the conservation, activation and management of our places. We aim to build the capacity of the heritage conservation industry and ensure that conservation skills are valued and sustained into the future. Find out more about our Custodianship program here.

To find out more about the National Trust visit www.nationaltrust.org.au/vic

Victorian Heritage Services Directory

The purpose of the directory is to assist the owners and managers of heritage places and objects to search for qualified heritage consultants and contractors across a range of disciplines.

Anyone who wishes to be included in the directory must meet minimum criteria and demonstrate their qualifications and experience. We cannot, however, guarantee the accuracy of all the details provided by consultants and contractors. You should check all the information provided.

If seeking to engage a consultant, you are advised to ensure they have the required expertise to undertake the work you require. Inclusion in the Victorian Heritage Services Directory does not imply that a consultant or contractor is endorsed or approved by National Trust of Australia (Victoria).

Directory Categories

Access Consultant
Work undertaken:

Access Consultants ensure that buildings are designed and constructed in line with the Disability (Access to Premises – Buildings) Standards 2010, Australian Standards related to safety and access, and the Disability Discrimination Act, considering the access needs of all users particularly those with physical and sensory disabilities.

Criteria:

Tertiary qualification in health science, design, building surveying or architecture, Certificate IV or Diploma in Access Consulting, accredited Member of Association of Consultants in Access Australia (ACAA) and not less than three years experience working on heritage projects.

Additional Information:

Association of Consultants in Access Australia (ACAA) is a national membership-based professional association for people working to achieve accessibility in the built environment for all. It is the peak national body for access consultancy in Australia and a major partner in advancing equity of built environmental accessibility for people with a disability www.access.asn.au

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Arborist
Work undertaken:

Heritage garden maintenance, advice and consulting, corrective and formulative pruning, storm damage response, trimming, crown reduction, plant identification and removal and the identification and treatment of pests and plant diseases.

Criteria:

A tertiary or trade qualification in horticulture, forestry or arboriculture and not less than three years experience working on heritage gardens.

Additional Information:

International Society of Arboriculture Australia Chapter (ISA): is the peak industry body for arborists in Australia. ISA certified arborists are identified in the list below as ISA. For more information refer to www.isaac.org.au

Australian Institute of Horticulture: is the industry body for horticulture in Australia. For more information see www.aih.org.au

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Architectural Photography - Artistic
Work undertaken:

Fine art photography of heritage places or objects.

Criteria:

Not less than 3 years experience of photography of heritage places.

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Architectural Photography - Technical
Work undertaken:

Photographic recording of heritage places or objects; using photographic images and remote sensing technology to prepare plans, elevations and 3D drawings of buildings.

Criteria:

Photographic, survey or relevant qualification. Not less than 3 years experience of photographic recording or photogrammetry of heritage places.
Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI) is the national body combining the professional disciplines of surveying; mapping; engineering and mining surveying; remote sensing and photogrammetry; and spatial information.

Additional Information:

Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI) is the national body combining the professional disciplines of surveying; mapping; engineering and mining surveying; remote sensing and photogrammetry; and spatial information.

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Brickwork
Work undertaken:

Undertaking repair and other works to heritage places.

Criteria:

Tertiary or trade qualification in the relevant building trade, registration as a building practitioner under the Building Act (not required for metalworkers, painters, plasterers or tilers) and not less than three years experience working on heritage places.

Additional Information:

Master Builders Association: MBA is the peak trade body for the building industry. Members are identified in the list below as MBA. For more information see www.mbav.com.au

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Builder
Work undertaken:

Undertaking repair and other works to heritage places, and managing the work of sub-contractors.

Criteria:

Registration as a building practitioner under the Building Act and not less than three years experience working on heritage places.

Additional Information:

Master Builders Association: MBA is the peak trade body for the building industry.  Members are identified in the list below as MBA.  For more information see www.mbav.com.au

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Building Surveyor
Work undertaken:

A Building Surveyor has the authority to assess building plans to ensure that they comply with the Building Code of Australia, the Australian Standards referenced within it and any other relevant Building Acts or other legislation or requirements of the jurisdiction the building is in. A Building Surveyor can also conduct inspections for a variety of reasons, such as compliance audits for insurance or dilapidation reports.

Criteria:

Tertiary qualification in Building Surveying and registration with the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) and not less than three years experience working on heritage projects.

Additional Information:

Victorian Building Authority (VBA) www.vba.vic.gov.au  is the regulator of the building and plumbing industries, providing domestic building consumer protection and ensures the safety, liveability and sustainability of the built environment.

The Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS) is recognised nationally and internationally as the peak professional body representing Building Surveyors in Australia. www.aibs.com.au

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Collections Management
Work undertaken:

Analyse objects and collections to determine function, condition and authenticity. Identify, catalogue, store and present objects and collections. Assessment of significance.

Criteria:

A relevant tertiary qualification in museum studies, cultural heritage management or a related discipline and not less than three years experience in collections management.

Additional Information:

Museums Australia: MA is a membership organisation for museums and galleries and the people who work in them. For more information see www.museumsaustralia.org.au

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Conservation Architecture
Work undertaken:

Documentation of conservation and restoration of historic buildings, design of new buildings and additions in heritage contexts, advice on appropriate additions, building condition surveys, advice and assistance on grant and funding applications, project management of conservation projects, advice and assistance with heritage permit applications, conservation management plans, Heritage Impact Statements

Criteria:

Tertiary qualification in architecture, registration as an architect with ARBV and not less than three years experience working on heritage projects.

Additional Information:

The Australian Institute of Architects is the peak body for the architecture profession in Australia. They are dedicated to improving our built environment and the communities we call home by promoting quality, responsible, sustainable design www.architecture.com.au

Australia International Council of Monuments and Sites: Australia ICOMOS is the peak professional body for heritage consultants. Members are identified in the list below as MICOMOS. Members of ICOMOS are required to abide by a Code of Ethics and undertake work in accordance with the Burra Charter. For more information refer to www.icomos.org/australia/

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Curator
Work undertaken:

Analyse objects and collections to determine function, condition and authenticity. Identify, catalogue, store and present objects and collections. Assessment of significance.

Criteria:

A relevant tertiary qualification in museum studies, cultural heritage management or a related discipline and not less than three years experience in collections management.

Additional Information:

Museums Australia: MA is a membership organisation for museums and galleries and the people who work in them. For more information see www.museumsaustralia.org.au

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Damp Proofing
Work undertaken:

Undertaking repair and other works to heritage places.

Criteria:

Tertiary or trade qualification in the relevant building trade, registration as a building practitioner under the Building Act (not required for metalworkers, painters, plasterers or tilers) and not less than three years experience working on heritage places.

Additional Information:

Master Builders Association: MBA is the peak trade body for the building industry. Members are identified in the list below as MBA. For more information see www.mbav.com.au

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Environmentally Sustainable Design
Work undertaken:

Design and construction of, or the provision of analysis and advice on environmentally sustainable building (new builds, extensions, fit outs) or services.

Criteria:

ESD specialists included in this directory have a relevant tertiary qualification and not less than three years experience designing or analysing environmentally sustainable solutions for heritage places.

Additional Information:

Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA): is a leading provider of sustainable building education and runs Green Star Accredited Professional courses throughout Australia to expand industry knowledge about Green Star and green building practices. For more information visit www.gbca.org.au

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Glass
Work undertaken:

Undertaking repair and other works to heritage places.

Criteria:

Tertiary or trade qualification in the relevant building trade, registration as a building practitioner under the Building Act (not required for metalworkers, painters, plasterers or tilers) and not less than three years experience working on heritage places.

Additional Information:

Master Builders Association: MBA is the peak trade body for the building industry. Members are identified in the list below as MBA. For more information see www.mbav.com.au

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Heritage Consultant
Work undertaken:

Heritage studies, heritage assessments, heritage impact assessments, conservation management plans, advising on the conservation and management of heritage places, objects and collections.

Criteria:

Tertiary qualification in a heritage related discipline and not less than 3 years experience working on heritage studies, heritage assessments, heritage impact assessments, conservation management plans, or providing advice on the conservation and management of heritage places, objects and collections.

Additional Information:

Australia International Council of Monuments and Sites: Australia ICOMOS is the peak professional body for heritage consultants. Members are identified in the list below as MICOMOS. Members of ICOMOS are required to abide by a Code of Ethics and undertake work in accordance with the Burra Charter. For more information refer to www.icomos.org/australia/

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Heritage Interpretation
Work undertaken:

Planning, documenting and implementation of interpretive experiences including interpretation plans, apps, site-based interpretation, websites, publications, films, exhibitions, signs, heritage trails, multimedia and heritage-themed installations. Interpretive design, experience design, signage and way finding, fabrication and installation of exhibitions and interpretation.

Criteria:

Tertiary qualification in a heritage or Arts related discipline and not less than 3 years experience working on heritage projects.

Additional Information:

Australia International Council of Monuments and Sites: Australia ICOMOS is the peak professional body for heritage consultants. Members are identified in the list below as MICOMOS. Members of ICOMOS are required to abide by a Code of Ethics and undertake work in accordance with the Burra Charter. For more information refer to www.icomos.org/australia/

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Historian
Work undertaken:

Identification, collection and interpretation of research materials, oral history and visual materials. Production of a history in a variety of formats including books, exhibitions, oral history collections, heritage guides and reports, and online and digital histories. Professional historians can also play an integral role when implementing records management and archival practices; for example, in advising on records appraisal and disposal. A historian can undertake specific historical research, write a report, conduct a heritage survey or an individual heritage study, obtain documentary evidence, conduct an oral history project, undertake research on a legal matter and, for a court case, present an evaluation or provide advice on a historical matter. They also play a role in producing heritage booklets, walking trail guides, museum exhibitions, promotional material, film and radio presentations and multimedia productions.

Criteria:

A tertiary qualification in the discipline of history and not less than 3 years experience working on heritage projects.

Additional Information:

Professional Historians Association (PHA) www.historians.org.au Under the auspices of Professional Historians Australia, state and territory associations admit members in accordance with nationally recognised accreditation criteria and standards.

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Historic Archaeology
Work undertaken:

Site survey, analysing and recording features, excavation, conservation, producing and publishing excavation/site reports, assessing archaeological impact of development.

Criteria:

Archaeologists included in this directory have a minimum of an honours degree in archaeology (or equivalent qualification) and not less than three years experience as a historic archaeologist.

Additional Information:

Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists Inc.: AACA is an organisation for professionals working in all fields of contract and public archaeology. Members are identified in the list below as AACA. For more information and access to the AACA Register of Consultants refer to www.aacai.com.au

Australian Society for Historical Archaeology: ASHA is an organisation for professional archaeologists. Members are identified below as ASHA. For more information refer to www.asha.org.au.

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Industrial Archaeology
Work undertaken:

Researching, recording, preserving and presenting industrial heritage.

Criteria:

Tertiary qualification in a heritage related discipline and not less than three years experience working on industrial heritage places.

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Interior Design
Work undertaken:

Space planning, design and selection of furniture, fixtures, furnishings and surface finishes including colours, wallpapers, fabrics and graphics.

Criteria:

Interior Designers included in this directory have a tertiary qualification in interior design and no less than three years experience designing the interiors of heritage places.

Additional Information:

Design Institute of Australia (MDIA): is Australia’s professional membership body for designers and design businesses. A Member must have a minimum of three years of verifiable, relevant professional experience in the discipline of their application. For more information visit www.dia.org.au

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Landscape Architecture
Work undertaken:

Project planning and estimating, documentation and contract administration of landscape work including the restoration of heritage parks and gardens. The preparation of condition surveys, maintenance plans, conservation management plans, heritage impact assessments and other reports for parks, gardens and landscapes.

Criteria:

Degree qualification in landscape architecture and not less than three years experience working on heritage projects.

Additional Information:

Australian Institute of Landscape Architects: AILA is the peak professional body for landscape architects. Members are identified in the list below as AILA. For access to the AILA Directory of Practices and Members and more information refer to www.aila.org.au

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Landscape Design
Work undertaken:

Project planning and estimating, documentation and contract administration of landscape work including the restoration of heritage parks and gardens. The preparation of condition surveys, maintenance plans, conservation management plans, heritage impact assessments and other reports for parks, gardens and landscapes.

Criteria:

Degree qualification in landscape architecture and not less than three years experience working on heritage projects.

Additional Information:

Australian Institute of Landscape Architects: AILA is the peak professional body for landscape architects. Members are identified in the list below as AILA. For access to the AILA Directory of Practices and Members and more information refer to www.aila.org.au

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Maritime Archaeology
Work undertaken:

Maritime heritage site survey, analysing and recording features and artefacts, underwater and inter-tidal excavation, producing and publishing excavation/site reports, assessing archaeological impact of development, assessing significance of maritime sites and artefacts.

Criteria:

Maritime archaeologists included in this directory have a minimum of an honours or other post-graduate degree in Maritime Archaeology or in another area of Archaeology with a major in Maritime Archaeology; or have gained recognition by Australian State, Commonwealth or New Zealand governments as a maritime archaeologist plus a minimum of two and a half years of full time professional experience applying the theories, methods and practices of Maritime Archaeology to the identification, evaluation, documentation or treatment of maritime archaeological sites in Australasia (one year experience in maritime archaeology must be under supervision of a maritime archaeologist); and products and activities that demonstrate the successful application of acquired proficiencies to the practice of maritime archaeological preservation. All archaeologists included in this directory have not less than three years experience as a maritime archaeologist.

Additional Information:

Australasian Institute for Maritime Archaeology: AIMA is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the preservation of underwater cultural heritage, and promotion of maritime archaeology conducted in accordance with internationally accepted ethical standards. For more information and access to the AIMA Code of Ethics refer to www.aima.iinet.net.au

Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists Inc.: AACA is an organisation for professionals working in all fields of contract and public archaeology. Members are identified in the list below as AACA. For more information and access to the AACA Register of Consultants refer to www.aacai.com.au

Australian Society for Historical Archaeology: ASHA is an organisation for professional archaeologists. Members are identified below as ASHA. For more information refer to www.asha.org.au

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Materials Conservation
Work undertaken:

Examine and evaluate the condition of heritage objects and places, report on optimal state of preservation, restore materials, undertake research into deterioration problems, undertake conservation and restoration procedures to correct damage or control deterioration.

Criteria:

A tertiary qualification in the conservation of cultural materials and not less than three years experience working in the relevant materials conservation field.

Additional Information:

Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material Inc.: AICCM is the peak professional body for conservators working in the field of the preservation of cultural material. Members are identified in the list below as AICCM.  For more information refer to www.aiccm.org.au

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Metalwork
Work undertaken:

Undertaking repair and other works to heritage places.

Criteria:

Tertiary or trade qualification in the relevant building trade, registration as a building practitioner under the Building Act (not required for metalworkers, painters, plasterers or tilers) and not less than three years experience working on heritage places.

Additional Information:

Master Builders Association: MBA is the peak trade body for the building industry. Members are identified in the list below as MBA. For more information see www.mbav.com.au

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Other Services
Work undertaken:

Undertaking repair and other works to heritage places.

Criteria:

Tertiary or trade qualification in the relevant building trade, registration as a building practitioner under the Building Act (not required for metalworkers, painters, plasterers or tilers) and not less than three years experience working on heritage places.

Additional Information:

Master Builders Association: MBA is the peak trade body for the building industry. Members are identified in the list below as MBA. For more information see www.mbav.com.au

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Paint Removal
Work undertaken:

Undertaking repair and other works to heritage places.

Criteria:

Tertiary or trade qualification in the relevant building trade, registration as a building practitioner under the Building Act (not required for metalworkers, painters, plasterers or tilers) and not less than three years experience working on heritage places.

Additional Information:

Master Builders Association: MBA is the peak trade body for the building industry. Members are identified in the list below as MBA. For more information see www.mbav.com.au

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Painting
Work undertaken:

Undertaking repair and other works to heritage places.

Criteria:

Tertiary or trade qualification in the relevant building trade, registration as a building practitioner under the Building Act (not required for metalworkers, painters, plasterers or tilers) and not less than three years experience working on heritage places.

Additional Information:

MBA is the peak trade body for the building industry. Members are identified in the list below as MBA. For more information see www.mbav.com.au

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Pest Control
Work undertaken:

Undertaking repair and other works to heritage places.

Criteria:

Tertiary or trade qualification in the relevant building trade, registration as a building practitioner under the Building Act (not required for metalworkers, painters, plasterers or tilers) and not less than three years experience working on heritage places.

Additional Information:

Master Builders Association: MBA is the peak trade body for the building industry. Members are identified in the list below as MBA. For more information see www.mbav.com.au

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Photogrammetry
Work undertaken:

Photographic recording of heritage places or objects; using photographic images and remote sensing technology to prepare plans, elevations and 3D drawings of buildings.

Criteria:

Photographic, survey or relevant qualification. Not less than 3 years experience of photographic recording or photogrammetry of heritage places.

Additional Information:

Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI) is the national body combining the professional disciplines of surveying; mapping; engineering and mining surveying; remote sensing and photogrammetry; and spatial information.

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Pipe Organ Restoration
Work undertaken:

Undertaking repair and other works to heritage places.

Criteria:

Tertiary or trade qualification in the relevant building trade, registration as a building practitioner under the Building Act (not required for metalworkers, painters, plasterers or tilers) and not less than three years experience working on heritage places.

Additional Information:

Master Builders Association: MBA is the peak trade body for the building industry. Members are identified in the list below as MBA. For more information see www.mbav.com.au

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Planning
Work undertaken:

Compiling and analysing information on a range of factors (including heritage) that affect land use planning, including planning scheme amendments, planning policy development and planning for development or redevelopment. Preparation and coordination of economic, social and environmental impact studies, design strategies to guide land and resource use and development in particular locations. Consultants in this category will normally have an understanding of the Victorian planning system, Victoria Planning Provisions and Heritage Overlays.

Criteria:

Tertiary qualification in urban/town and regional planning and not less than three years experience working in the area of heritage planning.

Additional Information:

Planning Institute of Australia: PIA is the peak body for professions involved in town, regional and urban planning. For more information see www.planning.org.au

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Planning and Environmental Law
Work undertaken:

Strategic guidance on legal and regulatory changes to planning and environment regulations, legal advice for development and approval process, Crown land issues and planning permits and schemes. Technical and strategic advice on Heritage Overlay and Planning scheme amendments. Representation at Planning Panels Victoria, Advisory Committees and VCAT.

Criteria:

Tertiary qualification in Law, admitted to practice by the Supreme Court of an Australian state or territory, and a practising certificate, generally issued by the local legal professional body. Not less than three years experience working on heritage projects.

Additional Information:

The Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) www.liv.asn.au is the state’s peak body for lawyers and those who work with them in the legal sector. The LIV supports people who work in the law, championing excellence and promoting the image of the profession in the community.

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Plaster/Render
Work undertaken:

Undertaking repair and other works to heritage places.

Criteria:

Tertiary or trade qualification in the relevant building trade, registration as a building practitioner under the Building Act (not required for metalworkers, painters, plasterers or tilers) and not less than three years experience working on heritage places.

Additional Information:

Master Builders Association: MBA is the peak trade body for the building industry. Members are identified in the list below as MBA. For more information see www.mbav.com.au

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Quantity Surveyor
Work undertaken:

Typically a Quantity Surveyor (also known as a Construction Economist or Cost Manager) is one of a team of professional advisers to the construction industry. As advisers they estimate and monitor construction costs, from the feasibility stage of a project through to the completion of the construction period. After construction they may be involved with tax depreciation schedules, replacement cost estimation for insurance purposes and, if necessary, mediation and arbitration.

Criteria:

Tertiary qualification in construction management or construction project management and registration with the Victorian Building Authority. Not less than 3 years experience working on heritage projects.

Additional Information:

Victorian Building Authority (VBA) www.vba.vic.gov.au is the regulator of the building and plumbing industries, providing domestic building consumer protection and ensures the safety, liveability and sustainability of the built environment.

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Roof Plumbing
Work undertaken:

Undertaking repair and other works to heritage places.

Criteria:

Tertiary or trade qualification in the relevant building trade, registration as a building practitioner under the Building Act (not required for metalworkers, painters, plasterers or tilers) and not less than three years experience working on heritage places.

Additional Information:

Master Builders Association: MBA is the peak trade body for the building industry. Members are identified in the list below as MBA. For more information see www.mbav.com.au

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Slating
Work undertaken:

Undertaking repair and other works to heritage places.

Criteria:

Tertiary or trade qualification in the relevant building trade, registration as a building practitioner under the Building Act (not required for metalworkers, painters, plasterers or tilers) and not less than three years experience working on heritage places.

Additional Information:

Master Builders Association: MBA is the peak trade body for the building industry. Members are identified in the list below as MBA. For more information see www.mbav.com.au

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Stonemasonry
Work undertaken:

Undertaking repair and other works to heritage places.

Criteria:

Tertiary or trade qualification in the relevant building trade, registration as a building practitioner under the Building Act (not required for metalworkers, painters, plasterers or tilers) and not less than three years experience working on heritage places.

Additional Information:

Master Builders Association: MBA is the peak trade body for the building industry. Members are identified in the list below as MBA. For more information see www.mbav.com.au

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Structural Engineer
Work undertaken:

Structural assessments, stabilisation remediation, engineering design for restoration and redevelopment of historic buildings and structures.

Criteria:

Tertiary qualification in Engineering and not less than three years experience working on heritage projects.

Additional Information:

Engineers Australia www.engineersaustralia.org.au Engineers Australia is the profession’s peak body. They are the voice of the profession, and exist to advance the science and practice of engineering for the benefit of the community. Engineering Heritage Australia (EHA) is Engineers Australia’s peak heritage body. Its National Committee is comprised of representatives from each of the Division heritage groups. The National Committee develops policy and represents Engineers Australia nationally on engineering and industrial heritage matters.

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Tiling
Work undertaken:

Undertaking repair and other works to heritage places.

Criteria:

Tertiary or trade qualification in the relevant building trade, registration as a building practitioner under the Building Act (not required for metalworkers, painters, plasterers or tilers) and not less than three years experience working on heritage places.

Additional Information:

Master Builders Association: MBA is the peak trade body for the building industry. Members are identified in the list below as MBA. For more information see www.mbav.com.au

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Timber and Joinery
Work undertaken:

Undertaking repair and other works to heritage places.

Criteria:

Tertiary or trade qualification in the relevant building trade, registration as a building practitioner under the Building Act (not required for metalworkers, painters, plasterers or tilers) and not less than three years experience working on heritage places.

Additional Information:

Master Builders Association: MBA is the peak trade body for the building industry. Members are identified in the list below as MBA. For more information see www.mbav.com.au

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