Education Program

Resource Work Cooperative is committed to promoting creative and practical waste minimisation in our community. We provide a range of educational opportunities for young and old, including Tip Shop tours and Reuse Workshops onsite (at our Education Centre) or we can even come to you at your school, event or centre!


Creative Reuse Workshop Package for Tasmanian Schools and Community

Thanks to the financial support of the Hobart City Council, through the Dr Edward Hall Environment Grant Program we now offer an extensive package of Creative Reuse Workshops. The package is tailered to two types of participant:

Schools (early childhood, primary and high) 

Community (eg; events, festivals, shopping centres, aged care facilities and libraries) 

These workshops connect participants of all ages to some of Tasmania's best reuse artists. The community workshops are designed to either be delivered as a walking past, 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 90 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 - open day last Sat of the month 10am-2pm

Arts Parts is a one stop supply shop brimming with cheap, clean and safe materials suitable for a variety of creative projects including art and craft, fashion and jewellery making, party or event decorations and more!

We are sourcing our Arts Parts direct from Southern Tasmanian manufacturers, diverting them away from landfill. They'll be available for purchase direct from our South Hobart Tip Shop or you can order online via our website and we'll post them to you using Australia Post.  By choosing 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.


TIP SHOP tours:

Resource welcomes tour bookings from schools, community groups and curious folk. Take a behind-the-scenes look at what is involved in running the Tip Shop, from receiving drop-offs to the sorting area to scrap and ewaste recycling! Tours are approximately 20 minutes long and can be delivered between Monday to Friday. To cover the cost of our wages tours cost $35 (GST exc) for a group of 25 people. Why not think about ending your tour with a creative reuse workshop? Tour guidelines are available here tipshop_tour_guidelines.pdf/ post tour workshop information and pricing available here post_tip_shop_tours_workshop_offering.pdf

For enquiries and bookings please call (03) 6223 3891 or email Jason, our Education Coordinator


resource Education Centre - now open!

We now have a Reuse Education Centre located onsite at the South Hobart Tip Shop. This space is perfect for creative reuse workshops and we're currently using it to deliver a number of waste minimisation projects. If you wish to come to us for a workshop and Tip Shop tour we'd love to have you! Currently the space has difficult access and no disabled toilet, we aim to address this in the future.

PS: Don't forget we LOVE to support community groups with discounted or donated materials, please contact Kylie our Education Coordinator if there's something you need.