Home DIY Skills Course

Over 2 days learn to fix a leaking tap, hang a shelf, use power tools & much more!

10 hours total (over 2 dates) Class size 1 to 10

label $380 (or 4 payments of $95 Afterpay)

Don’t call the experts; empower yourself to undertake your DIY home projects by unlocking the skills and secrets of DIY with this hands-on workshop.

In this two-day workshop in Redfern, you will learn how to safely and economically undertake a number of small maintenance tasks around the home. Whether it’s an unfinished DIY project or you’re looking to take on some basic, satisfying home fixes yourself, this course is for you.

By the end of this home DIY course, you will have:

  • A solid understanding of general safety measures required when carrying out home DIY
  • An understanding of how to select and use the correct use of drills and drivers
  • The know-how to choose and use the right drill bits and fixings for a variety of applications
  • An understanding of the basic concepts involved in timber-framed wall construction
  • The know-how and skills to hang a shelf and tackle basic plumbing.

This course is suitable for beginners (18 years and over) with no prior workshop experience. Feel free to bring any questions you have for your instructor, as there will be special time set aside on the second day for questions and answers.

The Bower’s instructors are experienced at facilitating courses for individuals living with disability. Please let us know about any special requirements prior to enrollment so that our staff can prepare in advance.

At the end of this two-day, ten-hour workshop, you'll be equipped with tons of helpful new DIY skills, which you can use to elevate your home to the next level!

Knowledge required
None! Beginners welcome!
What you'll get
The Bower will provide tools and materials.
What to bring
  • Please bring any tools from home that you would like to use.
  • We ask that participants ensure that long hair is tied back, and appropriate footwear (closed shoes) is worn.
  • Please bring along the following PPE if possible: Facemask, safety googles/glasses, and earmuffs or earplugs.
Session repeats

After the first session, the next session is: Same time each week or sometimes on consecutive days. Description of each date will specify.


The Bower Reuse & Repair Centre Redfern. - 107 Redfern St, Redfern Street, Redfern NSW. Enter via Turner Street, opposite number

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The Bower is an award-winning environmental charity and a champion of reuse and repair. We are a not-for-profit committed to reducing landfill. Our range of services and programs are all based on the ethos of reuse and repair – this is the principal that guides everything we do.

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Kerry Gallagher Aug 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended

- teacher was knowledgeable, personable and a good communicator.
- enjoyed the Ashfield location, preferred it to Redfern
- materials did the job & the task was a positive application of info taught
- the experience was so positive I booked another course the same day

Woodworking class review by Kerry Gallagher - Sydney

Anonymised ClassBento student Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Adams a fab instructor. Knowledgeable and keen on sharing his tips of the trade. Much appreciated.
Venue was convenient. Small class which was great.

Helen Orr Aug 2023

Materials available and relevant to what I needed to know.
I liked that tools and equipment were explained in detail and instructions and tips on using them. Explanation of materials eg wood and tiles explained.

Diane Anderson Feb 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Fantastic. Nils is a very good teacher/tutor. He is very patient and explained everything to us newbies. The loation in Redfern is excellent. The venue is spacious and everyone had access to a bench and there was plenty of tools for everyone, so no sharing.

Audra Eng Feb 2023

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Good teacher, workshop with all the tools, able to demo and practice the basics and walked away with more confidence on how to use tools for doing some basic DIY home fixing skills. The bower reuse building is pretty warm in the summer, and with no air conditioning and no windows opened - it's a bit stuffy and uncomfortable. Otherwise a good class that I would recommend for beginners with no experience in tools. Those that had some knowledge of the tools were bored quickly and left the class early.

Yu Choy Jan 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

I was very excited to come to the course as I was hoping to learn some basic DIY skills. The course helped me to gain understanding of some basic tools and I finally know how to use them. Unfortunately I am too beginner as I felt I was behind most of the time. Would be good to have an even more beginner course in future.

Claire Chance Jan 2023

Great teacher, authentic environment, tools set out neatly, learnt how to cut a tile- never done that before.

Jasmine Oct 2022

It was a really fun class and Luke and Frank definitely knew what they were talking about.
Everything is provided. I learnt so much in such a small space of time that is going to be helpful with real world applications. Would highly recommend

Ellina Sun Oct 2022

Leant a lot
Liked the in depth explaining it made more sense why we have to do something one way
Open to ideas and teaching skills that people needed in class

Benjamin Mir Oct 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Luke and Frank were amazing mentors to our group. We learnt a variety of skills from plumbing to tiling.

It was a great 2 days and would recommend to friends and family in the future :)

Ai Lo Oct 2022

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews

Everything was great! Rob the teacher was very knowledgeable and happy to answer our random questions. Class over weekend was suitable for those who work Monday-Friday. The class was interactive and fun. Location was easy to get to and from train station/bus stops. I would do a similar course again. Repurposing timber is such a great thing. Made some new friends too.

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