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Habitat Women

To empower women with a positive learning experience which builds their confidence and skills in a way that leads to employment in maintenance and repairs in the building and construction industry. 

our FAQs

It’s completely free. Participants of the program are contracted on a casual employment basis.

That’s right! As a casual employee, you will be paid on an hourly basis as a fixed hourly rate.

If you identify as a woman and is motivated to pursue a career in the maintenance, repair and / or construction sector, we want to hear from you!

You will need to demonstrate a commitment to completing the course, interest in the sector and have a reasonable fitness level.

As an employee, you will need to be eligible to work in Australia and meet our employment requirements.

This program is runs 3 terms each year. Each term will operate two sessions offered on a Monday/Tuesday or Wednesday/Thursday timetable.

The training program runs for 12 consecutive weeks with a minimum 2 day a week commitment on either Monday and Tuesday, or Wednesday and Thursday.

The day typically starts at 9:00am and finishes at 3:00pm.

We are located on the Meadowbank TAFE campus with easy access from trains, buses and ferry!

There will be work experience opportunities where the work will be undertaken in the Greater Sydney area and may, as agreed on occasions, extend to the Blue Mountains and Southern Highlands.

  • Introduction to the safe handling of tools and basic techniques
  • Carpentry and Woodworking Basics
  • Identifying and managing basic and hidden hazards
  • Painting and Wall Repair
  • Tiling and Grouting
  • Repairing Flyscreens and Screen doors
  • Repairing blinds and curtains
  • Putting up Shelves & Hanging Pictures
  • Hanging doors, door handles and repairing drawers (simple version)
  • Handling locks, bolts and keys
  • Basic Floor and Carpet repairs
  • Trouble shooting common issues with electricals, plumbing and appliances
  • Outdoor Maintenance and Gardening
  • White Card (or general construction induction card)
  • First Aid and CPR certificates
  • Safety boots
  • Basic skills on equipment
  • Careers plan, CV and interview skills
  • Work experience

You can find out more about Habitat for Humanity Australia here: https://habitat.org.au/

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Next course starts first week of June 2024

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