Home Renovation

Want to renovate your home? Whether you're looking to build a timber deck, paint, plaster, or just do some basic repairs, we offer a range of short courses to get you up and running, and bring your home development goals to life.

Short Courses available (13)

Basic Home Painting

  • Chadstone Sat 18 Feb
    $250

    Achieve a professional finish every time when painting around the home. Learn to prepare surfaces properly, select the right paint for interior and exterior surfaces and understand various paint types, colour selections, brush and roller types and techniques.

    Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road, Chadstone, Vic Australia

Building Regulations

  • Chadstone Thu 16 Feb
    $120

    Get to know about Victoria’s Building Regulations, Permit and warranty requirements. Learn why they exist and how they affect you and those you may employ to do Building works at your Home. Also applies to Owner Builders, Home Renovators and DIY Owners.

    Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road, Chadstone, Vic Australia

Carport Building

  • Chadstone Sat 4 Feb
    $420

    Gain the knowledge and an insight to the practical skills required to design and construct a carport to your own requirements, single or double. Understand the Building regulations applicable to this type of project and how best to deal with the permit requirements. The carport can be free standing or attached to your home and designed with either a flat or pitched roof.

    Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road, Chadstone, Vic Australia

Fix It Yourself Plastering

  • Chadstone Sat 18 Feb
    $270

    Want to repair and replace plaster in your home, this course will show application techniques to get a professional finish. Repairing holes, preparing surfaces, covering a door way and plasterboard installation will be covered.

    Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road, Chadstone, Vic Australia

  • Chadstone Sat 25 Mar
    $270

    Want to repair and replace plaster in your home, this course will show application techniques to get a professional finish. Repairing holes, preparing surfaces, covering a door way and plasterboard installation will be covered.

    Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road, Chadstone, Vic Australia

Foundations, Footings & Slabs

  • Chadstone Thu 23 Feb
    $120

    This course discusses the various soil classifications found in Victoria and how they can affect the structural performance of your home. We also look at the various types of slabs and footing systems and ways to achieve the best performance results from your particular footing or slab system

    Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road, Chadstone, Vic Australia

Home Insurance

  • Chadstone Thu 2 Mar
    $120

    Do you know what you are covered for should the unexpected happen? This course helps you to understand what your Insurance company covers you for and is designed to assist you to read and understand your PDS (Policy Disclosure Statement). The course does not compare PDS’s directly or make recommendations in relation to any particular Insurance companies.

    Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road, Chadstone, Vic Australia

Home Maintenance

  • Chadstone Sat 25 Feb
    $210

    Tired of seeing that little job that needs to be done, but don't know how to go about it? Aimed specifically at the beginner, this course will provide the confidence to repair cracked tiles and plaster, fix leaking taps, mount pictures and shelving.

    Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road, Chadstone, Vic Australia

  • Chadstone Thu 9 Mar
    $210

    Tired of seeing that little job that needs to be done, but don't know how to go about it? Aimed specifically at the beginner, this course will provide the confidence to repair cracked tiles and plaster, fix leaking taps, mount pictures and shelving.

    Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road, Chadstone, Vic Australia

House Lock Up & Fixing

  • Chadstone Tue 21 Feb
    $600

    Gain knowledge and a general understanding of what’s required to complete the lock up of your home. That is external wall cladding, windows and roofing. Gain knowledge and an insight to the practical skills required for the internal fit out of carpentry elements to your home. This includes flooring, skirtings and architraves and hanging internal doors. Also, gain an understanding of how to deal with wet areas in your home.

    Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road, Chadstone, Vic Australia

Owner Builder

  • Chadstone Sat 18 Mar
    $500

    Owner builders come from all walks of life, some with little or no building experience, but all are seeking the Satisfaction of building or renovating their own home. This intensive face to face course introduces you to the complexities and challenges of becoming an owner builder. Topics include; finance, design, site conditions, planning, materials, costing, site supervision, insurance and permits.

    Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road, Chadstone, Vic Australia

Pergola & Timber Decking

  • Chadstone Sat 25 Feb
    $420

    Gain the knowledge to design and construct your own pergola and timber deck and steps. Learn how to lay timber decking to achieve a professional appearance. The project is based on a design where no building permit is required but we do consider larger projects which may require permits. Please note there is no class on 11/03/2017.

    Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road, Chadstone, Vic Australia

Plasterboard Installation

  • Chadstone Sat 25 Feb
    $420

    Learn the tricks of plasterboard installation. Topics include; preparation, board cutting, fixing to walls and ceilings as well as stopping, finishing and cove cornice installation.

    Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road, Chadstone, Vic Australia

Timber House Framing

  • Chadstone Tue 21 Feb
    $640

    Thinking of extending or renovating? Learn the basic principles required to construct timber frameworks safely and efficiently, including setting out and levelling, sub floor work and wall, ceiling and roof construction.

    Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road, Chadstone, Vic Australia

Tuckpointing

  • Chadstone Fri 10 Feb
    $480

    Restoring or renovating a period home? Learn the skill of Tuckpointing to complete a restoration. Learn to repair and restore brickwork, mixing skills, preparation for colour wash and application to joints using the correct finishing techniques.

    Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road, Chadstone, Vic Australia