Get Confident with Tools for the Home Handywoman

Course summary

Doing-It-Yourself is hugely empowering!

Not to mention faster and cheaper, especially for the small stuff. But having the confidence to give it a go starts with knowing which tool you need, and how to use it properly and safely.

That’s what this workshop is about!

Especially catering to women who want to be handy at home, this workshop is best suited to novices and beginners. Come along for a hands-on learning experience over a broad range of both hand tools and power tools across 4 weeks starting with the fundamentals, and progressing through to the more advanced tools.  Understand which tool for which job, learn their functions and uses, and get a solid introduction to home handy tasks so you too can D-I-Y with confidence and know-how.


What you will learn

  • safe & proper use of a range of hand and power tools
  • info and ideas for how to tackle jobs at home
  • tools and materials buying tips

What you will get

  • skills in measuring, fastening, loosening, cutting, sawing & finishing
  • build your confidence
  • take home a workbook and receive digital resources
  • an option to join a local, mini DIY club for women

What you need to bring

  • clothes to get dirty in – no singlets or very loose clothing
  • closed toe shoes
  • PPE kit – safety glasses, hearing protection, dust mask
  • tools you may already own (no need to buy)
  • water bottle(& snacks – optional)

About the tutor

Sam Kurikawa, the Head Banger at She Bangs ToolSchool, started ‘She Bangs’ out of necessity because she couldn’t wait around for someone to get things done for her. When she  looked around she saw a lot of other women keen to D-I-Y too, but they lacked confidence. She decided to help empower us all by sharing know-how and training she learnt along the way. That is the reason she launched a community of women to D-I-Y, together.

Through a combination of self-taught, workshops and courses, a Certificate IV in Building & Construction and a Carpentry pre-apprenticeship, she continues to take her skills & knowledge and apply to her projects and teach others how to D-I-Y too!

Course cost

COST: $295.00

Class availability: 6 PLACES REMAINING

Course dates

Saturday 20 April
1.00pm – 4.00pm (4 sessions)
*Please note this class will be held at our site at 114 Blackwood Street, Yarraville.

Book this course

To enrol in this course, fill out the form below. Remember to add the details of any other students who are part of your booking.

Please note: This class requires a minimum number of students to go ahead. For this reason, we encourage students to book at least 5 days prior to the course/workshop. In the unlikely event that we don't get enough enrolments, we may need to postpone to a later date or cancel the course/workshop. You will be advised via email or text prior to the class commencing.


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Come to YCC at 59 Francis Street, Yarraville during office hours to enquire or enrol and pay in person.