Education Program

Resource Work Cooperative is committed to promoting creative and practical waste minimisation in our community. Our Education Program provides a range of opportunities for all ages, including Tip Shop Tours and Reuse Workshops onsite at our Education Centre, or at your school, event or centre. Our Reuse Education Centre is located onsite at the South Hobart Tip Shop. 

Our Creative Reuse Education Workshops for Tasmanian schools and community groups provide the opportunity to explore issues relating to waste management, recycling, reusing and creativity, in an interesting and fun environment. We provide access to tutors, facilities and materials and can tailor an activity to suit you and your group.

The education packages are tailored to participant needs:

School Students - early childhood, primary, secondary, college and university 

Teachers - familiarising teachers and educators with the recycled materials for teaching

Community - events, festivals and organisational activities

Business - opportunities for team building, recycling education 

These workshops are delivered by our Education Coordinator and Tasmanian artists and makers. The community workshops are designed to either be delivered as a drop-in activity, or more formal set-duration workshop.

The school workshops are aligned to the Australian Curriculum and the Early Years Learning Framework, start at 60 mins in length and are suitable for delivery within a classroom setting. To find out more about our Creative Reuse Education Workshops click here! 








Arts Parts is a one stop supply shop brimming with interesting and unique materials suitable for a variety of creative and practical projects. Shelves full of textiles, paper, vinyl, wool, paints, craft materials, corfluit, cardboard, plastics, metals, glass and more...

We source our Arts Parts direct from Southern Tasmanian manufacturers, diverting them away from landfill. They are available for purchase direct from the Education Centre at the South Hobart Tip Shop. By purchasing Arts Parts you'll be assured that you're reducing your ecological footprint and contributing to a global waste reduction movement.

If you wish to know more about Arts Parts, please email our Education Coordinator and join the Arts Parts Group on Facebook


Resource welcomes tour bookings from schools, community groups, business and organisations. Take a behind-the-scenes look at the Resource Work Cooperative and learn about the many programs including scap metal, ewaste, deconstruction and the Tip Shop. From receiving drop-offs to the sorting area, this is a fascinating look into the operation of our unique social enterprise. 

Tours are approximately 20 minutes long and can be delivered between Monday to Friday. The cost is $40 plus GST, for up to 25 individuals, which is payable on the day of the tour. Why not think about ending your tour with a creative reuse workshop? Tour guidelines are available post tour workshop information and pricing available here. For enquiries and bookings please call (03) 6223 3891 or email Kylie, our Education Coordinator