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Practical uses for discarded resources

Non-accredited Short Course

Taking trash to treasure whilst introducing sustainable practices to children to enhance their knowledge of environment and nature.

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NEXT INTAKE On campus: Toowoomba Starts anytime
STUDY LOCATIONS Darling Downs and South West
Full Fee

Course overview

Introducing sustainable practices to children at an early age provides them with an understanding of the environment and nature. Children will learn how to respect the natural environment, build essential life skills that support and enrich their environment.

This workshop will provide meaningful ways to engage children in daily practices where they can create a sustainable learning environment and begin to understand how this can impact on the larger community. It will empower children and adults with strategies to change their ways of thinking, being and acting to minimise environmental impacts and enhance sustainable practices.

The goal of this workshop is to empower care providers/educators to guide their children’s learning in the framework and enable them to become responsible for their environment- QA1; QA2; QA3; QA5; QA6.

Outcomes from this session include the ability for you as a care provider/educator to create amazing and inspiring new ways of turning trash into treasure using recycled goods that can then in turn be recycled to promote sustainability within the home, community and environment.

  • how to re-purpose my recyclable goods
  • Reinvent ways to create growth (seedlings) with household items
  • create new and interesting craft projects
  • use time with young minds to create and educate through junk to treasure projects
  • share recipes for making safe paint/dough for use in play
  • how to create playground effects on a small scale using household items

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Practical uses for discarded resources (NONAC09057)

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Resources required

It is recommended that you have access to and bring to class personal stationary items.

Need to know

It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothing suitable for craft work.


University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

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