Our courses

Basic Home Maintenance 101

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What's included

  • Introduction and safety in the home
  • How to fix a leaking tap
  • How to use a battery operated drill safely
  • Using a battery operated drill to construct and item of use
  • How to repair a broken tile
  • How to repair a hole in the wall (part 1)
  • How to repair a hole in the wall (part 2)
  • Preparing and painting

Course details

The course involves eight, two hour 'Basic Home Maintenance' sessions facilitated by volunteers. All the sessions will be hands-on. 

What you'll receive

A sense of confidence that you can complete basic home maintenance tasks yourself plus gain friendships and networks with participants who may be in the same situation as yourself.

Cost

We charge a small $20 refundable booking fee upon confirmation of enrolment.  This will be refunded to the participant at the conclusion of the program. Terms and conditions apply, please see below. 

2020 Course commencement dates and venues

  • Tuesday 14 January, 6pm-8pm, Hadfield Community Hall, 88 Middle Street, Hadfield
  • Thursday 20 February, 6pm-8pm, Kensington Neighbourhood Centre, 18 Anthony Street Kensington
  • Tuesday 14 April,  6pm-8pm, Glenroy Neighbourhood Learning Centre, 5B Cromwell Street, Glenroy
  • TBC Thursday 28 May, 6pm-8pm, Broadmeadows Library,  1093 Pascoe Vale Rd, Broadmeadow 
  • Friday 3 July,  2pm-4pm, Sussex Neighbourhood House, 7 Prospect Street, Pascoe Vale
  • TBC Thursday 20 August,  6pm-8pm, Pascoe Vale North Primary School, Corner of Kent and Derby Street Pascoe Vale
  • TBC Monday 28 September, 6pm-8pm
  • TBC Wednesday 21 October 2020, Dallas Neighbourhood House,  180 Widford St, Broadmeadows 

Basic Car Maintenance

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What's included

  • Safe practices when maintaining your car
  • Understanding your Manufacturers Handbook
  • Basic Engine Maintenance - checking fluids and topping up 
  • Basic Chassis and Exterior Maintenance - changing bulbs & wiper blades
  • Tyre Maintenance
  • Changing a Tyre

Course details

This six hour, one day 'hands on' course is facilitated by a volunteer

Cost

$20 payable upon confirmation of enrolment. Terms and conditions apply, please see below 

Dates

  • Sunday 19 January 2020, 10am - 4pm
  • Sunday 16 February 2020, 10am - 4pm
  • Sunday 15 March 2020, 10am - 4pm
  • Sunday 19 April 2020, 10am - 4pm
  • Sunday 16 August 2020, 10am - 4pm
  • Sunday 20 September 2020, 10am - 4pm
  • Sunday 18 October 2020, 10am - 4pm
  • Sunday 15 November 2020, 10am - 4pm


Venue

Pascoe Vale North Primary School, Corner of Kent Street and Derby Street, Pascoe Vale North

Cooking for one

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What's included

  • Learn basic cooking skills to help you prepare tasty, affordable and healthy meals for one
  • Hear from a qualified dietician who will teach you about healthy eating
  • Sit down with your fellow participants and enjoy the meals you have prepared
  • Learn about safety in the kitchen
  • Learn about using different cooking utensils and equipment

Course details

 The course involves six, two-hour cooking sessions facilitated by volunteers. All the sessions will be hands-on.   

What you'll receive

 A sense of confidence that you can cook basic and delicious meals for yourself plus gain friendships and networks with participants who may be in the same situation as yourself. 

Cost

We charge a small $20 refundable booking fee upon confirmation of enrolment.  This will be refunded to the participant at the conclusion of the program. Terms and conditions apply, please see below. 

Dates

  • Wednesday 15 January 2020 6pm-8pm
  • Wednesday 25 March 2020 6pm-8pm



Venue to be confirmed