Intensive Course

An Introduction to Dry Stone Walling is a prerequisite for this course and always directly proceeds it. Exam events always directly follow it, making it possible for determined novices to attain a Craftsman Certificate Level 1: Initial qualification in 8 days.

$ 1200

This 4-day Intensive allows participants to become fully immersed in the ancient techniques required to shape stone, construct strong wall heads and curves and retaining walls. A practical course that will provide participants with wide ranging knowledge and skills to practise and develop.


If you’re interested in the Intensive course but have already completed one or more of the included elements, we can arrange alternative skill development options for you.

Please review our Regular training course pages for more detailed information on included elements.


Stone of Arc provides the following for all course types:

  • An appropriately qualified instructor
  • Tools, safety glasses and sun protection
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • A certificate of completion
  • Course information booklet
  • Access to ongoing project support

Useful information:

  • Course times are 9:30AM-4:30PM daily, unless otherwise stated
  • Please bring a hat, gloves and strong footwear (preferably steel-toed)


Course includes:

  • The fundamental principles and various applied construction techniques
  • Safety, set up, and tool use
  • Stone selection and calculations
  • Stone shaping requirements and techniques
  • Working by eye
  • Practical completion of features


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Accommodation Details

Rustic Onsite Accommodation

A range of rustic onsite accommodation is available from double/triple rooms to camping (all with shared bathroom).

Four rooms are available, 2 double and 2 twin/triple

All rooms come with aircon, heating, linen and amenities.

A basic continental breakfast is included for all overnight guests.

Extended visits welcome

There is much to enjoy in the surrounding area including bush walks, cycle trails, kayak trails, fishing, and cave exploration to name a few.

External Workshops

We can deliver custom training at your venue, contact us to discuss your training needs.



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"Walling to me is wholly engaging. It’s my gym, my art class, my mindfulness session and my trip to the country all rolled into one. It requires time, precision and order, patience, resilience, and attention to detail. It connects the past with the future and delivers a beautiful, sustainable structure and unrivalled sense of pride and satisfaction".
Emma Knowles  - Founder, Stone of Arc

0432 350 125

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