Tools of the Trade for Women

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This course is aimed at women who would like to learn how to complete basic maintenance and DIY tasks in the home delivered in a safe and welcoming environment.

Enquire now

Please note: the Tools of the Trade course on Monday 2 May is now booked out. Contact us using the 'Enquire now' button above to find out about future courses. 

Description

This course is aimed at women who would like to learn how to complete basic maintenance and DIY tasks in the home delivered in a safe and welcoming environment. Participants will be introduced to a range of tools and techniques, their purpose and how to use them safely to complete home maintenance tasks including plastering a hole in the wall, replacing tap washers, using an electric drill, hanging a picture, preparing surfaces, filling and caulking, building a planter box etc. It is designed  to increase women’s confidence and independence to complete home maintenance tasks and open up the possibility of further study and/or work. 

About the tutor

This course will be run by qualified tradesmen and builders at the Diamond Creek Men's Shed. 

Course dates, hours and location

The next Tools of the Trade course will commence on 2 May 2022.

Dates: Mondays 2 May - 4 July (ten sessions)
Times: 9:30am-12:30pm
Location: Diamond Creek Men's Shed, 53 Challenger Street

This course is now booked out. To express interest in our upcoming Term 3 course, please contact us using the 'Enquire now' button at the top of the page.

What to expect

At the end of the course learners will be able to:
- Understand basic safety practices and procedures around the use of tools
- Be able to recognise tools and describe their purpose
- Demonstrate basic techniques using a range of tools
- Regard themselves as having abilities that may make them employable

Fees

Fully funded - $70 enrolment fee
Concession card holders - $20 enrolment fee
Fee-paying  - $340 

Government-subsidised fee

If you are a permanent Resident and/or Australian Citizen/New Zealand Citizen and not enrolled in mainstream secondary school you are eligible for a government subsidised fee. 

Concession fee
This fee is available to:

  • Commonwealth Health Care Card holders, and their dependant children and dependant spouses
  • Pensioner Concession Card holders, and their dependant children and dependant spouses
  • Veteran's Gold Card holders (but not their dependants).
  • Please note: if under 17 years of age and disengaged from school, participants will need to obtain an official Transition from School Form for us to sight.
    There are no pre-requisites for this course.
    People with a disability are encouraged to apply.

If you are eligible, please select the concession fee when enrolling and click "calculate discount".  You will also need to present your concession card at one of our centres prior to the start of the course in order to be eligible for a concession fee.  

For non-eligible individuals, the full fee will apply.

If you are a concession card holder you will need to present your concession card at one of our centres prior to the start of the course in order to be eligible for the concession fee.  

Withdrawals and refunds

Refer to our Fees, charges and refunds policy for information about withdrawals and refunds in our government-subsidised and Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses.  

 

Prerequisites

There are no specific pre-requisites for this course.

Learning pathways

The Adult Community & Further Education Board subsidises places in this course to support people to return to study, the workforce or volunteer work.  

Ideally, this course may lead to a woman being able to complete more of their home repairs themselves, to up-skill for work purposes or enrolling in specific industry training and qualifications.

How to enrol

Applications for enrolment can be processed using our online system.

Enrol now

If the course you are interested in is not listed, it may be booked out or not yet open for enrolment. Please contact us using the 'Enquire now' button at the top of the page to find out about upcoming courses.

If you are a concession card holder you will need to present your concession card at one of our centres prior to the start of the course in order to be eligible for the concession fee.