Find out what skills and what tools are required to carry out your own tiling. Different surfaces, tiles, glues and grouts will be discussed. Fee includes the costs of materials so that you can practise basic wall and floor tiling.
Balconies and courtyards are spaces that are often overlooked when people are furnishing and decorating. This workshop will cover design principles of these important indoor/outdoor spaces including choice of furniture, plants and creation of an individual style. Identify common problems such as orientation (too much or too little light exposure) enhancing privacy, sourcing furniture of correct proportion and style, choosing and maintaining feature plants or creating a fully-fledged balcony/courtyard garden.
Learn about the health risks in your home and environmental factors within buildings that affect the occupants' wellbeing. Looking at general trends, well known causes and symptoms, and some lesser known or evolving issues, building design, building materials and products, and our own use of the building. Topics will include mould, moisture, allergies and EMFs.
Covers all essentials of organic garden care. Focusing on design and layout, the use of ecological principles and patterns in nature, water wise gardens, soils, composting and fertilising, plant selection, placement, the use of natives, food gardens, the fundamentals of pruning and garden irrigation.
This session examines the history of the Australian-American relationship from World War Two to Trump. It debunks some common misperceptions on the origins and nature of the alliance. The session looks at the impact on the evolution of the Australian-American relationship of the following: World War Two; the early Cold War years; the Korean War; the ANZUS Treaty; the Vietnam War; the end of the Cold War; the conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria; Chinas assertiveness and the US pivot to Asia. The history of the Australian-American relationship provides some context to concerns about Trumps impact on the future of the alliance. This session will also discuss whether Australia will have to choose between its strategic relationship with the US, or its economic relationship with China.
Can thinking about a natural world enrich the way we see and understand ourselves as living beings and as humans? Being a part of the modern technology civilisation we participate in a massive process of changing the planet (which some cherish while others condemn) and in return - changing ourselves. The latter part is often overlooked, but only when we know who we want to be, we can make decisions on how we want to live. In this lecture we will show how adding the environmental factor to philosophy can broaden the outlook and show us a new, perhaps better, way of being in the world.
Can our emotions be a contradiction to what's morally right or wrong? What is the role of ethics in the way we regulate our moods and feelings? Getting back to the source of ancient wisdom and supporting it with the evidence of modern science, we will explore a connection between our values and the way we feel about ourselves, life and the world. The lecture aims to show how what we stand for can make us happier, and how being happy can make us strong enough to walk the talk and enjoy the ethical life.
Learn how to create wealth through subdivision and development. Learn the steps required, the roles of your support team, undertaking feasibility assessment, avoid costly mistakes and look at the benefits and pitfalls to decide if property subdivision and small property development is for you.
This is an independent approach from a qualified builder to assist you, the owner, in determining the best solutions and opportunities that present themselves when looking at doing a renovation and/or extension to your home or building. Building is a major investment and can become a very stressful time if the right advice is not given. Specially if preparation work is not done at the beginning of the project. Topics covered in the course, include planning stage, Knock Down rebuild option. Sustainable Building Products; Renewable Energy and how to make your home your our personal power plant; Comparing Quotes; Finding a Builder; Being an owner builder dealing with tradies; What building materials to use; Disputes with the builder and handover and building on a tight budget. This advice might save you thousands of dollars and help you take some of the stress out of building.
A one-day workshop for beginners only. Let our tutor show you how to get the very best out of your overlocker. Estimated cost of materials $20. BYO overlocker in good working order and all materials. Materials are not included in the course fee.
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