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Women on the Tools

Women on the Tools is an introductory short course that will teach you to use a variety of hand and power tools so that you can confidently complete basic home maintenance projects.

The course is delivered by experienced Men’s Shed members and is designed to support women to feel confident working with tools.

The course is intended for women with school aged children. Class size will be limited to 5 participants.

Two programs will be offered and each comprises two sessions. Session 1 focusses on basic safety in the shed and when using tools. Session 2 explains the use of tools to create and complete a project. Participants can choose preferred dates from the options below.

The programs are supported by the Cardinia Shire and there will be a special “Tradie Talk” event after completion where professionals will talk about engaging tradespeople, basic home maintenance, and jobs that can be fixed at home. Chisholm Skills and Jobs centre will visit to talk about future learning and employment pathways.

Safety requirement checklist

Note: All participants must comply with the following safety criteria to enter the shed:

  • Wear closed toe, flat, non slip, comfortable shoes
  • No loose, flowing or baggy clothing
  • Hair tied back or in a hair net
  • If wearing a headscarf, use a pin or a buckle to tuck in tight
  • Remove any jewellery
What will be provided to participants
  • A Men’s Shed annual membership which also covers insurance
  • Safety glasses
  • Ear muffs
  • Apron
  • Masks
Participants will be required to complete both of the following
  • Living & Learning Pakenham Lifestyle enrolment form
  • Men’s Shed Voluntary Member Paper Application on the day

Program 1: Tuesday 6 Feb & 13 Feb 2024
Program 2: Friday 9 Feb & 16 Feb 2024
Tuesdays: 1pm – 4pm; Fridays: 9am – 12pm
Living & Learning Pakenham
6B Henry Street, Pakenham
You are welcome to enrol using any of the methods below:
◾ Complete the Lifestyle online enrolment form
Email us at
Phone us on 5941 2389
◾ Drop in during business hours at 6B Henry Street, Pakenham

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